February 01, 2016

The first week of Parliament for 2016 is in the books. While we are no longer in Government, the Conservative Party has formed a strong 99 member Official Opposition that will continue to be your voice in Ottawa. Since resuming Parliament, our caucus has focused on the things that matter most to Canadians, jobs and the economy.

Motion to Support Energy East

That, given this time of economic uncertainty, the House: (a) recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy and support its development in an environmentally sustainable way; (b) agree that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil; (c) acknowledge the desire for the Energy East pipeline expressed by the provincial governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick; and (d) express its support for the Energy East pipeline currently under consideration.

My colleagues and I will continue to fight for the resource sector and the many benefits it brings to Canada from coast to coast to coast.

Asia Pacific Partnership Forum

The week of January 18th I was honoured to attend the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum as a member of the Canadian Delegation. While there, I was Canada’s first speaker at the initial plenary titled “Political and Security Matters: Building the Tools of Democracy and Citizen Engagement.”

I was also involved by chairing the working group dealing with a variety of resolutions from numerous countries regarding: strengthening peace and security in the Asia-Pacific regions, addressing transnational crime and human trafficking and combatting terrorism.

As result of the APPF, I believe we have enhanced cooperation among our Pacific neighbors and the three billion people living in the region. I am proud to have had the opportunity to play a role in that.

Mobile Office Update

A reminder that mobile office will be in at Olds Council Chambers on Wednesday, February 3 and at the Innisfail Legion on Wednesday, February 17. Hours are from 10-2 on both days. Either myself or my staff will be on location to gather thoughts, comments and concerns from the community on my behalf. The next mobile office will be in Sundre at the Greenwood Neighborhood Place on March 2.

Sincerely your Member of Parliament,

Earl Dreeshen