Report from Ottawa

MP McLeod talks about new website, office location and parliamentary session

OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo invites constituents to visit her updated website, drop in at her re-located constituency office in Kamloops and “Have Your Say” on policy decisions facing our country.

“The first week of Parliament covered a variety of issues from the official opposition calling on the prime minister to commit to speaking with President Obama about the expiration of the Canada-US Softwood Lumber Agreement, to a motion calling on the government to recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy,” said McLeod.

“The announcement to lift sanctions against Iran was disturbing given the country’s continued support for terrorism as a state policy. As for the new mechanisms in the pipeline review process, it has become apparent that the process will likely create delays and not change support levels,” stated McLeod.

The Special Joint Commons Committee on physician-assisted dying convened on Jan. 25, and is holding a series of public consultations to hear from experts and stakeholders with the goal of reporting back with legislative suggestions by Feb. 26.

As the week came to a close, the new government announced that it is considering whether to cancel Friday sittings of Parliament and move that day’s workload to earlier in the week. This was within a package of ‘family friendly’ measures which includes scheduling votes at 3 p.m.

“I would like to invite all constituents to give me their feedback on my website poll on a Private Member’s Bill that Parliament will be voting on in the near future,” said McLeod. “The bill calls for changing a line in our National Anthem from ‘in all thy sons command’ to ‘in all of us command’.

 

“I welcome everyone to stop by my new Kamloops office at 6-275 Seymour Street in Kamloops, or 118-475 Birch Ave, in 100 Mile House,” said McLeod.

 

 

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