Week of October 10, 2016

Riding Update – Week of October 10, 2016

Parliament was down for the week, allowing me the opportunity, while in the riding, to participate in several community events.

I spent the Thanksgiving long weekend with my family, enjoying turkey and great conversation.

On Tuesday, I was in Hinton, meeting with constituents. Later that day and in the spirit of Fire Prevention Week, I stopped by the Edson Fire Hall Open House. It is always great to see our community’s first responders interacting with and educating the kids, as well as the broader public.

On Wednesday, I attended the Pembina Resources Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Drayton Valley office.

Later that day, I took part in the Mountain Pine Beetle information session in Hinton. The open house meeting was held by Hinton, Yellowhead County, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and West Fraser. I am glad to see the conversation around this issue continuing as we battle these destructive pests.

I spent Thursday and Friday in the office working and meeting with constituents. Also on Friday, I held a conference call with the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister regarding the Softwood Lumber Agreement. On Saturday, I attended a meeting in Edson.

I look forward to returning to Ottawa on Sunday where I will spend the next three weeks. My next update will be next Friday on my week in Ottawa.

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