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A collection of newsletter stories, community news, federal government information and personal thoughts.


The Fair Elections Act

April 4, 2014

The integrity of Canada’s voting system is paramount to our democracy. The integrity of the system ensures that everyday Canadians remain in charge.  The Government made a commitment in the Speech from the Throne to introduce new legislation to help…


Victim Surcharge

April 4, 2014

Recently Parliament approved requiring victim surcharges to be paid by everyone convicted of a crime. As with many issues in a highly partisan political environment, this simple proposition has attracted controversy. The point is made that some people convicted of…

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Honouring Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool

January 17, 2014

One of the ways I’ve found to serve our community is by using the office of Member of Parliament to encourage those who are doing good work for the rest of us. Official recognition can add just a little bit…