March 18, 2016 – Castanet
When I was running to be the Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, I welcomed the opportunity to share ideas and points of view on what makes a good government.
Since election day, the willingness of constituents to continue to reach out to share opinions has been invaluable to learning the job. To date, more than 1,000 constituents and organizations have made contact on everything from the resettlement of Syrian refugees,physician-assisted dying, and the combat mission to fight ISIS, to the need for more funding for multiple sclerosis, and a health caresystem that addresses the needs of an aging population.
How the government spends taxpayers’ dollars is also important to constituents.
In the leadup to the our government’s first federal budget to be tabled March 22, many of you participated in the prebudget consultation process and provided me with suggestions which found their way into our Kelowna-Lake Country budget priorities submission to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.