Riding Update – Week of October 9, 2017
Parliament was down this week, allowing me to spend time in the riding. I had the opportunity to meet with many constituents, attend events, and address important riding issues.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I enjoyed some quality time with my family in Edson.
On Tuesday, I visited grades 6, 7, and 8 students at Pine Grove Middle School in Edson. We discussed the importance of voting, and how politics impact the community.
On Wednesday morning, I stopped in at Niton Junction and held a community discussion on the Liberal’s proposed tax changes for corporations.
I was in Drayton Valley for the rest of Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon, I met with more local small businesses leaders regarding the tax changes. Later, I enjoyed an open house at the Breton fire hall that included tours, Fire Safety Awareness, and fire extinguisher demonstrations. I also attended the debate by Brazeau County’s Zone Six candidates for the upcoming municipal election.
On Thursday, I took part in an event in recognition of Alberta Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week (October 15-21) at Drayton Valley’s Town Office. In Canada, 83,000 children are living without their biological or adoptive parents. I was happy to help recognize our local foster and kinship caregivers, who play a critical role in providing our vulnerable children a safe and nurturing environment.
On Friday, I attended the Small Business Awards Ceremony in Edson. The event coincides with Small Business Week, which is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy.
This weekend, I will be attending the 32nd annual Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast at Wildwood Community Hall. I will also attend Edson’s Red Brick Harvest Bazaar and Tea before returning to Ottawa on Sunday.
Parliament will resume on Monday for the next four weeks. Look for my updates on my time in Canada’s capital.