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
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Thanks so much. Stay healthy!
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Kerry Diotte, MP
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