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January 23, 2023 | No Comments

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All signs point to Justin Trudeau triggering a federal election as early as this spring.

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March 25, 2022 | No Comments

Let’s oust Team Justin/Jagmeet from Edmonton Griesbach

By KERRY DIOTTE

Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh are out to destroy this country.

And the recent backroom deal between them shows they’re in lockstep to do just that.

These two are truly Toxic Twins whose out-of-control spending policies and far-left agenda will leave all Canadians poorer at a time when the country is already reeling after enduring the worst of the COVID pandemic.

They’re toxic to our pocket books. Toxic to our lifeblood energy industry. Toxic to our children’s future.

Remember. This past September the Liberals didn’t win enough seats to form a majority government.

Canadians didn’t give them that because we don’t trust Trudeau’s Liberals or Singh’s NDP.

So these two had to resort to a slimy, behind-closed-doors backroom deal to essentially achieve a majority government Canadians didn’t want.

My friend and former colleague Pierre Poilievre summarized it well, by saying this devious Justin-Jagmeet pact means we now essentially have Canada’s first NDP federal government.

We’re already deep in the hole with runaway federal spending.

Right now the national debt is almost $1.2 trillion dollars and it’s increasing by $400 million a day and a head-spinning $4,500 per second! That’s what’s fuelling inflation we see at the pumps and at the grocery store checkouts.

Now the Justin-Jagmeet juggernaut want to spend even more money that we don’t have.

You know new and increased taxes are coming down the pipe soon.

They’ll make everything we have to purchase even more expensive than things are already.

Have you seen the price of groceries? Building materials? Gas?

The Toxic Twins of runaway spending say they’re going to support one another until 2025 — three long years.

But anything can happen in politics. So we have to be ready in a heart-beat just in case the deal between this terrible twosome crumbles.

Canadians want a common-sense, fiscally accountable government that cares about you and your family — that works to bolster the economy (let’s get some pipelines built) while reining in runaway spending so you’ll have more money in your pocket.

I’m committed to running again in Edmonton Griesbach, so we can win back that seat from Singh’s NDP. People in the riding didn’t vote for a majority NDP government and I know the majority aren’t  pleased with this despicable Justin-Jagmeet pact.

You know our national Conservative party is holding a leadership race and that alone will help grow our membership and reinvigorate people. It will also help highlight that Conservatives are ready to defeat this terrible coalition and form government.

I’m on Pierre Poilievre’s team. He’s already shown he’s a leader. He’s intelligent, hard-working and he strikes fear into the heart of Justin Trudeau and his Liberals.

Together we can defeat these Toxic Twins — and return Canada to prosperity.

Want to help us win back Griesbach? Want to help in other ridings?

There’s no better time to get involved with federal Conservative politics.

Reach out to me anytime. 

(E-mail kerry@kerrydiotte.com)

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July 12, 2021 | No Comments

Fighting for Alberta’s place in Canada

This past year has been tough.

We’ve been locked down, businesses have closed and we’ve lost loved ones. It’s been a year of headache and heartache.

But as we begin to return to normal we need to make sure that leadership takes us in the right direction.

We need a government in Ottawa to support our interests and our future prosperity.

Under Trudeau’s leadership, Ottawa has failed to support Alberta. We need better from Ottawa!

Alberta has long been the fiscal engine that has powered Canada.

Since 1967 Albertans have contributed more than $600 billion to the rest of Canada.

But now we’re in hard times (made worse by Ottawa). At every step of the way, the Trudeau Liberals have hamstrung our economic development.

They’ve gone out of their way to prevent us from exporting our largest resource. Even former NDP Premier Rachel Notley called these Trudeau policies “a stampede of stupid.”

We need a government in Ottawa that’s committed to Alberta’s recovery and future prosperity.

Canada is made of 10 provinces and three territories, too often Trudeau forgets that.

I’m proposing meaningful action to improve national unity and ensure equalization fairness, such as:

1. Removing the per person payout cap.

2. Lowering the revenue decline threshold so that it’s triggered at 3% rather than the current 5%.

3. Lowering the resource revenue decline threshold so that it’s triggered at 40% rather than the current 50%.

4. Making these changes retroactive to 2015.

The equalization rebate will mean provinces that have given more than their fair share during difficult times are compensated.

Albertans deserve to be treated fairly.

What’s not to understand (and abhor) about ‘burn it all down’?

By: REX MURPHY
National Post

“Burn it all down.”

Just to set the stage: Two Catholic churches had been burned down, when the executive director and long-time member of the BC Civil Liberties Association blasted “Burn it all down” over her Twitter feed. Burn it all down, hardly a placatory, peace-seeking message to the province or its people from the BCCLA.

What responsible body, what person leading a responsible body, would think or utter such a thing; an urging, a provocation to the arson of holy buildings, a total arson of all churches, during a time of civil sorrow and anger?

Does “burn it all down” sound like a reasonable call to action from any group or organization? Anytime? From a civil rights organization, it is immensely discordant. And during an extremely tense and deeply emotional time it is dangerously irresponsible. Many more churches indeed, have burned down since.

(Read the full article online at the link below)

 

 

 

Win a lunch with your MP

Talking with you and hearing your feedback is the most important part of my job as your Member of Parliament.

I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch. 

We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to  you.  

To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter. 

I’ll be drawing the winner in late July.  

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A new playground has been built at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School

Thanks to all the volunteers — including teachers and school trustees from Edmonton Catholic School Division — building the amazing playground at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in our federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach. Thanks also to all who donated to make it happen. Enjoy this video showcasing everyone’s hard work.

I’m proud to support Sport Central

I was glad to attend the Sport Central Volunteer and Supporter BBQ. Lots of people support this amazing organization including Sportsnet journalist Mark Spector. If you’ve got sporting goods — especially bicycles — Sport Central will recycle them for people in need. Thanks for all the good work your organization does. Golfers might want to support their upcoming golf tournament.

In the news

— Finance Department defies precedent, says it can delay law that eases tax burden for small businesses. Link

— Judge slaps down Trudeau government for denying summer job grants to Christian university. Link

— What ‘burn it all down’ church-hating extremists need to hear. Link

— American commentator concerned about church burnings in Canada. Link

— Ontario’s grade 9 math curriculum will include “decolonial” and “anti-racist” approach. Link

— Discrimination Approved for Conservatives on Campus. Link

— For Canadian Jews, the history of hatred repeats itself. Link

— Trudeau’s inability to stand against China is a stain on Canada. Link

 

You said it

—  [On church fires] “Arson is arson.” — Duncan H.  

— “If a retail place of business requires that I wear a mask, I will. I carry one with me, but I do not automatically put it on to enter a business.” — Pat S.

—  “I will wear a mask if the shop owner is uncomfortable with me mask less.” — Irene A.

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they’ll voluntarily wear masks in retail outlets after the mandatory masking rule has ended.

The majority said they wouldn’t. 

Whatever you choose to do, please keep safety in mind.    

A big thanks to everyone who took part. 

 

Have your say

Are you planning on travelling outside of Edmonton this summer?

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Health Services or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Health Services can also be reached by phone at 811. 

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family during this COVID pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

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I want to hear from you 

I’m always eager to hear from you. Do you have beefs? Bouquets? Suggestions?

Drop me a note to my e-mail address.

Please note our local Edmonton constituency office is currently still open to serve you but it’s by appointment only. We simply ask that you call ahead to book an appointment.

Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to serve you.

Thanks so much. Stay healthy!

E-mail:
Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca

Phone:
(780) 495-3261

Mail (postage free): 
Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

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July 12, 2021 | No Comments

Have your say

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July 9, 2021 | No Comments

Summer Survey

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July 9, 2021 | No Comments

Let’s do lunch

I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch.
We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to you.
To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter.
Please share this contest and link with a friend or family member. They can subscribe at: kerrydiotte.com/newsletter-subscription/

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July 7, 2021 | No Comments

The Liberals are going after free speech

The hallmark of a free society is the ability to freely speak your mind.

It doesn’t matter whether your views are popular or not.

You have the right to speak, write and express yourself.

French philosopher Voltaire’s view on freedom of speech is famously described as:

“I don’t approve of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Justin Trudeau and his Liberals don’t share that sentiment.

Instead, they are pursuing a campaign to severely limit the ways Canadians can express themselves.

First, there is Bill C-10. This legislation would give the government the ability to regulate your content on the internet.

Now, the Liberals have drafted more legislation to drastically curtail free expression.

Concerns have been raised that their latest legislation, Bill C-36, will put a chill on free speech and be open to abuse.

The problem is the legislation is based on poorly defined subjective terms.

This won’t solve the problem of hate speech, it will just infringe on the rights of Canadians.

Hate speech is already a crime in Canada and cases of it should be directed to the courts.

Burning down religious institutions is unacceptable

Over the last several weeks, scores of religious institutions have been vandalized and several have even been burnt down.

This is an unacceptable hate crime.

Freedom of religion is a fundamental right that all Canadians enjoy.

Whether it’s a mosque, synagogue, temple or church they’re sacred spaces that one can never justify destroying.

Yet, far too many on the radical left are doing just that.

For example, Harsha Walia the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, recently tweeted to “burn it all down.”

Yet, Walia wasn’t alone. Scores of left-wing activists from across Canada are advocating for the destruction of churches.

More needs to be done to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The residential school system was wrong.

We need to seriously work on improving our relationship and the living standards for Indigenous Canadians.

However, burning down churches isn’t and can’t be part of that process of reconciliation.

As the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde has said:

“To burn things down is not our way…our way is to build relationships and come together.”

Let’s all do that.

I handed out water to beat the heat

With temperatures soaring and officials issuing health warnings, I headed to Edmonton’s inner city to hand out ice-cold water.

Thanks to our constituency office staffer Josh Hui for the video.

Win a lunch with your MP

Talking with you and hearing your feedback is the most important part of my job as your Member of Parliament.

I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch.

We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to  you.

To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter.

I’ll be drawing the winner in late July.

If you’re reading this, you’re likely already a subscriber. But please share this contest and link with a friend or family member. They can subscribe at: kerrydiotte.com/newsletter-subscription/

In the news

— Canada’s Bill C-10 ‘Orwellian:’ Senator. Link

— Bill C-10 was just the tip of the iceberg. Link

— Canadian Voices: Un-woke and Un-heard. Link

— Trudeau silence on police killing questioned. Link

— Vandals target Calgary churches. Link

— Columnist blasts church burnings as sacrilege. Link

— Politicians seem afraid to condemn arsonists. Link

— Alberta premier promises security funding for churches. Link

— Vandals boast about their crime. Link

— NDP MP offended by Happy Canada Day email. Link

— Chinese vaccine documents embarrass Trudeau. Link

— Facebook plays Big Brother (really). Link

— Trudeau Liberals play at journalism. Link

— Conrad Black gives a history lesson. Link

— Columnist says feds sowing confusion over COVID. Link

— Left-wing activist under fire for ‘burn it all down’ tweet. Link

 

You said it

—  “We really need something to celebrate. It has been a terrible year and a half. We have been locked down, not able to hug our grandchildren
not able to celebrate weddings or hold funerals. Not able to mingle with our friends and family. I’m praying we win the cup.” — Ellen G.

— “Please please please…in the next election can we focus on building Canada up, not tearing it down.” — Irene A.

—  [on burning down churches] “Seems to me vandalizing or destroying ANY structure for protest is unacceptable and criminal.” —  Preston B.

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they were supporting the Habs for a Canadian team victory.

The vast majority some 83% said they were supporting the Montreal Canadians.

It’s been a tough first three games. However, it’s not over yet.

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

 

Have your say

Alberta lifted all COVID restrictions on July 1. Will you continue to wear a mask in retail outlets?

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Health Services or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Health Services can also be reached by phone at 811.

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family during this COVID pandemic.

 

 

 

Share this valuable e-newsletter with a friend or post it on social media

You can share it here.

If you’re not subscribed to this regular e-newsletter, sign up below.

Members of Parliament get the most current, accurate and comprehensive updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Want regular highlights of these? Sign up for my e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up here.

I want to hear from you 

I’m always eager to hear from you. Do you have beefs? Bouquets? Suggestions?

Drop me a note to my e-mail address.

Please note our local Edmonton constituency office is currently still open to serve you but it’s by appointment only. We simply ask that you call ahead to book an appointment.

Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to serve you.

Thanks so much. Stay healthy!

E-mail:
Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca

Phone:
(780) 495-3261

Mail (postage free):
Kerry Diotte, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

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July 7, 2021 | No Comments

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June 30, 2021 | No Comments

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is a time to reflect on and celebrate the true north strong and free. I sincerely wish you a happy Canada Day. Enjoy this video produced by our local constituency office staffer Josh Hui.

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June 29, 2021 | No Comments

Handing out Water to Beat the Heat

With temperatures soaring and officials issuing health warnings, I headed to Edmonton’s inner city to hand out ice-cold water. Thanks to our constituency office staffer Josh Hui for the video.

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