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Here’s my answer to a popular question

One question I’m often asked is, “What have you accomplished as an MP?” This video examines some of the ways I serve Edmonton Griesbach constituents as a Member of Parliament. Thanks to our constituency office intern Josh Hui for producing this video.

Let’s remember D-Day

One of the best trips of my life was accompanying Canadian and American D-Day veterans returning to the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I filed a daily column to Sun Media on their stories. Hearing their first-hand accounts of history was eye-opening and emotional. It hammered this home to me: We must never forget our history. We must never attempt to wipe it out. We must learn from it. These veterans knew what real sacrifice was all about.

Why is Justin Trudeau refusing to stay at a mandatory quarantine hotel?

Fight the censorship bill, defend free speech

My friend and fellow MP Pierre Poilievre contributes this interesting video on the controversial Liberal censorship bill. One former CRTC commissioner says the bill is a “hammer” to “intimidate freedom of expression.”

I oppose the Liberals’ plan to censor the internet

Bill C-10 is the Liberals’ latest legislation designed to censor the internet and determine what you are able to see online.  

I’ll be writing a letter to Minister Steven Guilbeault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shortly on your behalf demanding they stop this insidious legislation. I’ll be sure not to share your e-mail address or name.

So if you have not yet had the chance to sign this important petition please do so. With your support, we can overcome this bad Liberal bill.

 

 

 

Memorial for the 215 Indigenous children found in Kamloops

 

I visited this location in Ottawa of a moving makeshift memorial at the Centennial Flame in front of Centre Block on Canada’s Parliament Hill. The memorial comes in the wake of the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia. I felt compelled to share widely on social media this photo I took of the memorial. I hope you’ll do the same.

In the news

— Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Kamloops residential school discovery. Link

— Release the residential schools documents. Link

— Mark Carney, man of destiny, arises to revolutionize society. It won’t be pleasant. Link

— Liberal policies are pricing Canada out of the pharma market. Link

— Canada lost 68,000 jobs in May, mostly in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Link

— Protecting our security isn’t racist. Link

— Babylon Bee Demands New York Times Retract Statement Declaring Satire Site ‘Far-Right Misinformation.’ Link

— Trudeau to check into quarantine hotel – just not the one regular people are forced to use. Link

— Liberals asking Canadians their views on decriminalizing hard drugs. Link

— Are Chinese communist operatives still prowling around sensitive Canadian labs? Link

— Ethics commish says he never bothered to talk to Trudeau in WE scandal investigation. Link

— Liberals declare ‘state of electoral urgency’, will urgently seek new candidates in empty ridings. Link

You said it

— [Trudeau’s COVID-19 accountability] “He takes no accountability for anything, so why should this be any different.” —  Tom E.  

— “Vote no to C-10” — Brendan V.

—  “We need a true all-of-government effort to establish a comprehensive program to combat Jew-hatred — the world’s oldest and most enduring form of hate.” —  Lana B.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked what people thought about lifting travel restrictions for NHL players.

It was a split decision, but a clear majority didn’t support giving NHL players an exception. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

Are you noticing you’re paying more for things at the grocery store?   

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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June 3, 2021 | No Comments

“What have you done as an MP?”

One question I am often asked is, “What have you accomplished as an MP?” This video examines some of the ways I serve Edmonton Griesbach constituents as a Member of Parliament. Thanks to our constituency office intern Josh Hui for producing this video.

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May 31, 2021 | No Comments

I oppose the Liberals’ plan to censor the internet

 

Over the last few weeks, several hundred constituents have signed my petition calling on the Liberal government to scrap Bill C-10.

Bill C-10 is the Liberals’ latest legislation designed to censor the internet and determine what you are able to see online.  

I’ll be writing a letter to Minister Steven Guilbeault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shortly on your behalf demanding they stop this insidious legislation. I’ll be sure not to share your e-mail address or name.

So if you have not yet had the chance to sign this important petition please do so. With your support, we can overcome this bad Liberal bill.

 

 

 

Liberals and NDP vote down Tory plan to protect user content from Bill C-10

By ROBERTO WAKERELL-CRUZ
Post Millennial 

All members of the Liberal Party, the New Democrats, and the Bloc Quebecois voted against a Conservative amendment to Bill C-10 that would have created clearer stipulations that would count user-generated content as an exception from Bill C-19’s sweeping powers.

The moment came during a Heritage Committee meeting on Monday, with the Conservatives now focused on ensuring that the bill does not pass without the exception for user generated content.

The Bloc and the NDP have both expressed interest at voting “yea” for the controversial bill.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

 

 

The Liberals have failed to end the gay blood ban, we can and must do better 

BY RACHEL AIELLO
CTV News

Years after first promising to do so, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during Pride month last June that he hoped to “very soon” announce the elimination of the blood donation ban for gay men as well as some other folks in the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

It’s nearly a year later and the policy remains unchanged, with the government now arguing in federal court, that while they want to see the blood ban eliminated, it’s not within their powers to unilaterally change the policy.

Opposition parties have begun increasing the political pressure to see the Liberals do more to make good on their two-time election commitment, as LGBTQ2S+ advocates and those who are prohibited from donating continue to voice their frustration, saying the policy is discriminatory and not based in science.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

In the news

— Why so many children died at Indian Residential Schools. Link

— Mass grave at Kamloops residential school the reality of odious system. Link

— A country run by amateurs who hire more amateurs. Link

— Justice minister accidentally tweets that one of his campaign donors will become a judge. Link

— How Canada’s media dismissed COVID-19 lab leak theory without evidence. Link

— Conservative MPs condemn Trudeau for anti-Asian racism accusations. Link

— One bad morning walk shows just how serious Edmonton’s drug crisis has become. Link

— Questioning government policy on China is not fomenting racism, Prime Minister. Link

— ‘Fact-checking’ takes another beating. Link

You said it

— “The only path forward for this country is to remove this Liberal government from office.” — Patrick M.  

— [Priorities they support] “Transgender rights and transgender normalization in the community.” — James W.

—  “I support ending the gun grab laws that will do nothing to fight crime.” — Kyle F.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked if people if they thought Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should resign for the cover-up of allegations of sexual harassment at the top levels of the Canadian Armed Forces.   

The results were unanimous, everyone thought Minister Sajjan should resign. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

There’s been talk about allowing NHL players travel exceptions for the NHL playoffs. Do you support allowing exceptions for NHL teams?  

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

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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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May 28, 2021 | No Comments

Canada Day Quiz Answers

  1. When did British Columbia become part of Canada?
    A) 1871 B) 1869 C) 1876
  2. What is Canada’s national summer sport?
    A) basketball B) lacrosse C) football
  3. Of these Canadians who has won the most Grammy awards?
    A) Celine Dion B) Shania Twain C) David Foster
  4. What was the name of the famous Indigenous leader who helped save Canada in the War of 1812?
    A) Tecumseh B) Thayendanegea/Joseph Brant C) Tommy Prince
  5. Which famous Canadian led the Canadian Corps during the First World War?
    A) Sir Douglas Haig B) Harry Crerar C) Sir Arthur Currie
  6. The name Canada comes from the Indigenous Huron-Iroquois word Kanata. What does it mean?
    A) a village or settlement B) home C) beaver dam
  7. Which city is home to Canada’s first mosque?
    A) Edmonton B) Toronto C) Montreal
  8. What year did Lord Stanley commission the Stanley Cup?
    A) 1901 B) 1892 C) 1874
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May 25, 2021 | No Comments

All Canadians can come together in support of natural resource sector

Canadians have been blessed with ample natural resources.

Resources like the oil sands, mines and the forestry sector contribute tens of thousands of good jobs and help pay for the essential government services that Canadians depend on.

That’s why it’s with increasing frustration that Canadians watch these important projects disappear because of red tape and obstructionism. 

We need a regulatory system, that ensures essential environmental reviews and consultations take place, but doesn’t drive away investment or make building things here in Canada impossible. 

Please watch the video below where my colleague MP Pierre Poilievre talks with Dale Swampy, president of the National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC) about how these important projects can help end poverty in First Nation communities and help further the important goal of reconciliation. 

We need a three-digit national suicide prevention hotline

Suicide takes the lives of hundreds of Canadians every year. This is a huge problem and we need to act.

Creating a national suicide prevention hotline is a common sense solution to this serious problem.

It’s something we Conservatives have been calling for and it needs to be a national priority.

This may be the very last Victoria Day long weekend

By CANDICE MALCOLM
True North News

I hope readers of this column enjoy the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend. After 15 gruelling months of complying with ever-changing public health orders, half-baked shelter-in-place guidelines and a failed COVID-19 strategy from our clueless politicians, Lord knows we all need the holiday.

Aside from all that, this may be the very last Victoria Day long weekend.

If the Woke left has its way, it will continue on its destructive trajectory of erasing our history, tearing down our institutions and cancelling anything or anyone that doesn’t meet its evolving dictates.

Surely, Queen Victoria will not stand the test of time — according to the totalitarian standards of our progressive betters, that is.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

Are you concerned about the Liberals’ plan to censor the internet?

If you have not yet had the chance to sign this important petition please do so. I’ll be writing to the prime minister and the minister of Canadian heritage in the next e-newsletter demanding they shutter this bill on your behalf.

 

 

 

 

In the news

— O’Toole closes gap with Trudeau amid discontent among centrist voters. Link

— Justin Trudeau takes a knee to the ‘nation’ of Quebec. Link

— B.C. First Nation at odds with anti-logging protesters. Link

— The U.S.A. is a country divided. Link

— Iran intentionally shot down Flight PS752 in ‘an act of terrorism,’ Ontario court rules. Link

— Rapid testing’s slow rollout just another tragic pandemic failure. Link

— Media reports on Israel rife with thousands of errors. Link

— Muslim world must recognize its hypocrisy over Israel. Link

— Dismissing anti-lockdown protesters as racists is just virtue signalling. Link

— Toronto school launches Charter challenge arguing public health order to close schools breaches freedom of religion. Link

—Chris Rock Is Right: Cancel Culture Is Unfair To Audiences. Link

— Seven scientists at top virus lab in Canada collaborated with China. Link

— Colonial pipeline attack shows Canada must get serious about cybersecurity. Link

— Queen Victoria’s name could be stripped from Toronto school looking to rebrand. Link

— New details: Wuhan lab staff taken to hospital a month before China first reported COVID-19. Link

— Liberals sneak in amendment allowing media to double-dip into taxpayer funds. Link

— What is Bill C-10 and why are the Liberals planning to regulate the internet? Link

You said it

— “It perplexes me how Trudeau can get away with continual violations of the ethics code.” —  Cheryl M.  

—  “Not only (are) tougher (ethics) laws (needed), but much stronger penalties too if convicted. Right now a $500 fine is laughable. Not a deterrent at all!” — Lyle O.

—  “The Trudeau Liberal government made several unethical decisions, therefore I can’t understand why the NDP support it.” —  Mary P.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked if people think Canada needs stronger ethic laws in the aftermath of the Liberals’ WE Charity scandal. 

The results were unanimous, everyone supported the need for stronger ethic laws.   

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

In light of the Liberals covering-up high profile sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces do you think the Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should resign?

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.

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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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May 20, 2021 | No Comments

Vyshyvanka Day

Today is Vyshyvanka Day, a time to celebrate Ukraine’s special embroidered shirt and rich culture.

 

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