Month of July 2018
I enjoy being in the riding during the summer where I can reconnect with my constituents. After Parliament adjourned for the summer, I began my travels throughout the region.
Over the last week of June, I spent some time meeting with constituents in my Edson office. I also met with colleagues regarding the mountain pine beetle issue, spent an afternoon in Hinton to attend the grand opening of their food bank, and participated in the Cherhill Family Fun Days.
On July 1st, along with my wife Nancy, I attended events celebrating Canada`s 151st birthday at Centennial Park in Edson. Also in the first week, I spent time in my Edson office, dropped in to the Edson Fire Hall, as well as the Yellowhead County Fire Hall, to visit our firefighters and thank them for their efforts as the fire season is now well underway.
I spent most of the following week in my office. I also attended a luncheon in Edmonton with my Conservative colleagues to support candidate Tim Uppal in his bid to win back the riding of Edmonton—Sherwood Park in next year’s election.
In the third week of July, I was kept very busy on the road. On the Monday, I attended the Pembina River District Zone meeting, which is one of five Districts belonging to the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, where I presented an update on issues relative to rural Alberta.
On the Tuesday, I attended a meeting concerning Cannabis in the Workplace at Drayton Valley’s Clean Energy Technology Centre. The next day, I joined the Wildwood Fire Hall for their Grand opening and BBQ.
On the Thursday, I was back in Edmonton to attend a convention with Conservative colleagues. While there, I met up with UCP Leader Jason Kenney at the Northern Alberta Conservative Leaders BBQ. The next day, I participated in the Klondike Days Parade with my colleagues, including Andrew Scheer.
On the Saturday, I was back in the riding to celebrate the Carvel Community General Store’s 100th anniversary.
After such a busy week, I took the last week of July off to spend time with my family. I look forward to returning to the riding refreshed and ready to hit the road once more!