ECONOMIC INPUT ... MP Pierre
Poilievre, Shadow Minister for Finance, and I met with members of the Kamloops
business community Monday to hear their concerns.
From left, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Acacia Pangilinan, MP Poilievre, MP McLeod and chamber president Tyson Andrykew.
leader, new session, and new role:
So much has changed since my last newsletter! We have a new leader, Parliament was prorogued and will return for a Speech from the Throne next Wednesday, and I have a new critic role as the Official Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations.
I couldn’t be more pleased with Erin O’Toole being chosen as leader of the Conservative Party, having supported him twice in his bid for leadership.
A three-term MP, he served in the military, is a lawyer, father and husband. He is ethical, resourceful, thoughtful, and willing to do what it takes to rebuild our economy and country.
He appointed a strong and diverse group of MPs to his shadow cabinet and we plan to hold the Liberal Government to task.
As Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, my second time to hold this position, we plan to focus on Indigenous economic potential along with collaboration and partnership with communities.
SERVICE CANADA RE-OPENS:
Service Canada in Kamloops has resumed in-person appointments after being shut down for several months due to the pandemic.
But space is limited for physical distancing requirements so they are asking people to book an appointment in advance by filling out a service request form.
Many are familiar with Service Canada’s online portal to request help. Just paste the link in your browser (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/), check the box appropriate to your issue, and fill in a short description. Near the bottom of the page, a box has been added to request an in-person appointment.
The portal can also be used to request a callback from a Service Canada agent within two business days.
Canada staff can help with EI, pensions (CPP, OAS, GIS), SINs and passports.
Staff can assist with applications and answer questions about programs.
Official Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations.