Blake Richards MP talks pipelines, budget and hot springs

In the first ever tele-townhall for the Wild Rose constituency, member of Parliament Blake Richards answered questions from residents on Monday (Jan. 21) concerning a variety of issues such as natural resources, privatization of local hot springs and the federal government’s commitment to achieving a balanced budget. Using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology, the… Continue reading Blake Richards MP talks pipelines, budget and hot springs

MP responds to Idle No More protest in Banff

Since forming at a general educational session in Saskatoon this past November, Idle No More protests by members and non-members of First Nations across the country have been both peaceful and, at times, disruptive. The protest that occurred near Cascade Mall in Banff last weekend was peaceful, however, another in Calgary led to the closure… Continue reading MP responds to Idle No More protest in Banff

MP’s bill to curb masked rioters at events

A bill sponsored by Wild Rose MP Blake Richards has passed third reading in the House of Commons and, if approved by the senate, could implement stiff penalties for those who conceal their identity while participating in a riot or unlawful assembly. Bill C-309, otherwise known as the Concealment of Identity Act, is Richards’ private… Continue reading MP’s bill to curb masked rioters at events

New House of Commons committees ‘good mix’ for MP

Wild Rose member of Parliament Blake Richards has been appointed to two House of Commons committees that he says will help him address issues affecting the riding at the national level. Since the fall sitting of Parliament resumed last month, Richards has been appointed to the standing committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) as well… Continue reading New House of Commons committees ‘good mix’ for MP

Proposed Wild Rose boundary changes good for Tories, NDP

Proposed boundary changes to the Wild Rose federal constituency, which would be renamed Banff-Airdrie, could be beneficial to both the governing Conservatives and the opposing New Democrats, say local representatives. Earlier this month, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Alberta submitted a proposal to change the boundaries of the current Wild Rose constituency. The changes… Continue reading Proposed Wild Rose boundary changes good for Tories, NDP

Wounded soldiers to climb mountain near Everest in the fall

For wounded Canadian soldier Dave Macdonald, events over the next four months may be the proudest of his life. Having arrived in Canmore on July 15, Macdonald is part of a 14-person team of retired and reserve Canadian Forces members participating in a training program that will eventually see them tackle the 6,189-metre summit of… Continue reading Wounded soldiers to climb mountain near Everest in the fall

Bill C-38 important in moving forward, MP says

The federal government has passed its 425-page budget implementation bill, one that Westlock – St. Paul MP Brian Storseth says is an important piece of legislation for Canadians moving forward. Now awaiting approval in the Senate, federal MPs voted 157-135 on June 18 to adopt the legislation, known as Bill C-38, at third reading. According… Continue reading Bill C-38 important in moving forward, MP says

$25 billion in pension liabilities on the books, according to MP

A report released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) a few weeks ago has asked Members of Parliament to shut down the current pension scheme that has been creating hoopla in Ottawa. Last week, local MP Brian Storseth said the pensions are only part of a much bigger issue. Read the full story at The… Continue reading $25 billion in pension liabilities on the books, according to MP