Riding Update – Week of February 19, 2018
I spent most of the week travelling through the south and east end of the riding. I had meetings with students, business leaders, and members of municipal and provincial governments. I also attended another rural crime town hall.
On Monday, I spent the day at my Rocky Mountain House office.
On Tuesday, I drove to Olds where I attended MP Earl Dreeshen’s town hall meeting on rural crime in the area. This is an issue that affects rural properties throughout Alberta, which is why I have been active as a member of the Rural Crime Task Force. I have held public meetings across our own riding (i.e. Breton, Peers, Caroline) with residents, community leaders, and local RCMP. I will continue to work towards identifying the underlying issues and bridging the gaps to ensure the safety of our rural residents.
I spent Wednesday and Thursday in Drayton Valley where I met with MLA Mark Smith, Mayor Michael Doerksen, and Mr. Manny Deol of the community’s Clean Energy Technology Centre.
On Thursday afternoon, I visited St. Anthony Catholic School in Drayton Valley. There, I met with grade six students to talk about the role of an MP and answer their questions on how the federal government works.
On Friday, I enjoyed a tour of the University of Alberta’s Health Sciences Education and Research Commons where they are developing creative and integrated technologies for delivering health care services. While there, I also attended Alberta Congress meetings over the weekend.
On Saturday, I attended an Alberta Caucus meeting before flying back to Ottawa on Sunday. The upcoming week is expected to be busy as the Liberal Government will be tabling their 2018 Budget on Tuesday. Look for my weekly update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.