Riding Update – Week of May 20, 2019
As mentioned in my Parliament Update for the week of May 13, I returned to the riding the evening of May 16th. The next morning, I drove to Rocky Mountain House where I met with constituents.
On Saturday, I attended the Big Horn Rodeo Parade in Caroline and later the Thorsby Parade where I attended a fundraising BBQ with graduates. Had fun in Caroline and Jasper even though it was very cold, -5. OUCH!
On Monday, May 20th, being Victoria Day, I enjoyed my time with friends and family.
On Tuesday, I met with Social 9 classes at Holy Redeemer High School. Our discussions were about current issues such as climate change, the economy, and the proposed pipeline, while other questions focused on my current role as an MP. The students also wished me well as I prepare to retire from federal politics in the next few months. If my calendar permits, I would be honoured to speak at your school. Call my Edson office to arrange a day and time.
On Wednesday, I flew back to Ottawa to attend the Annual Commemoration to Remember those who Served Canada and their families at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery on Thursday morning. At the commemoration, Senator Vernon White and I laid a wreath on behalf of the Government of Canada. I was proud to be there. Later that evening, I flew back to the riding. Upon arriving in Edmonton that evening, I noticed I had a flat tire. Not happy.
On Saturday, I will be in Hinton attending the EDA Directors’ Meeting and then on to Drayton Valley for the Air Cadets Annual Ceremonial Review dinner.
On Sunday, I will be returning to Ottawa as Parliament will be re-convening for the next four weeks. Lot to be done!
Look for my next update for the week of May 27th on the happenings of Parliament.