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March 22, 2021 | No Comments

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Canadians still don’t have all the answers about the WE Scandal.

At every step of the way Liberals have obstructed the investigation.

They’ve prorogued Parliament, filibustered committees, they’ve even threated to call an election, all in an attempt to shutter the investigation.

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March 17, 2021 | No Comments

Tell me the top 3 things you want me to tell Trudeau

We’d all like to tell Justin Trudeau a thing or two.

As Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach I’ve got a chance to do just that.

So, what do you think I should tell him?

I’ve got some helpful suggestions. 

Take my 30-second survey. Tell me the Top 3 things you want me to tell Trudeau.

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March 15, 2021 | No Comments

I voted against the Liberals’ medical assistance in dying legislation, Bill C-7

 

I’ve been hearing from scores of people in our community worried about the lack of safeguards in the Liberals euthanasia bill.

Advocates for disabled people have been incredibly vocal about their fears that this bill doesn’t adequately protect the most vulnerable in our society.

The Liberal government’s rushed approach is also unacceptable. At the final stage before becoming law, the legislation has been dramatically expanded to include mental illness, without Members of Parliament having the opportunity to hear from a single Canadian in a parliamentary committee. 

Canadians deserve better, especially when considering just how serious this bill is. 

I voted against Bill C-7 on March 11, 2021.

 

 

 

A petition by Canadians against the Liberals’ gun laws sets a record

There IS a value to signing petitions. This shows you how out of touch Justin Trudeau and his Liberals are with average Canadians and law-abiding firearms owners. 

More than 230,000 people signed this petition! Kudos to every one of you for speaking up by signing it. Kudos to independent media outlet True North for doing a story on this. You don’t see much coverage of this in the mainstream media.  

As a Conservative MP I will continue to fight for the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Liberals crackdown on them while not doing a thing to stop the real problem —  gun-smuggling and gangs. Please share this post:

 

 

 

I voted to increase Old Age Security benefits for our seniors

An opposition party motion in the House of Commons passed (183-147) on March 8 demanding the Liberal government, in the next budget, increase the Old Age Security benefit by $110 a month for those aged 65 and up.

Despite how the Liberals love to spend money I’m actually amazed how many of them voted AGAINST this motion to give a little more money to our seniors.

Just FYI, I voted for the motion as did my Conservative colleagues.

New online voting system for the House of Commons passes early test

Here’s what voting looks like in the Canadian Parliament these days with most MPs using a new voting app due to COVID rules around how many people can be in the House of Commons.

Obviously, we’d all rather be “live” in the House but the app has been doing its job.

I need your feedback for this survey

Have your say. Tell me what you want Justin Trudeau to do for you. (Keep it clean, folks!)

Take my two-minute survey. Feel free to share the link. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

We must oppose massacres and other grave human rights abuses in Ethiopia

Recently I presented a petition in the House of Commons about the humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and the need for Canada to help spur some international action to stop it.

There are reports of war crimes happening in the region including a large-scale massacre.

Human rights organizations are gravely concerned.

We need to push for an immediate end to this horrific situation.

Beware of Tech Support Scams 

Edmonton Police Services are warning Edmontonians about a tech scam where scammers claim that your computer has a serious virus problem.

Please be on the lookout. 

 

 

 

In the news

  • Accepting responsibility is not in Harjit Sajjan’s vocabulary. Link
  • 73% of Canadian arts professors are leftists: new report. Link
  • Alberta private member’s bill would increase some highway speed limits to 120 km/h. Link
  • Liberal spending priorities focus on consuming today and shortchanging the future. Link
  • ‘It was political’: China actively blocked development of CanSino vaccine, MPs learn. Link
  • The Kielburgers have conditions for Parliament? Who the hell do they think they are? Link

You said it

  • “Kindly tell Justin to stop meddling in the affairs of average Canadians. We want to be left alone. His job should be solely focused now on new jobs and sorting out the economy instead of hitting us with new taxes or taking away our property.” —  Cameron C. 
  • “You need to help end the gun ban Trudeau is putting forth on legal gun owners. You should know since its pretty obvious banning guns will not stop CRIMINALS from getting them they don’t care about laws its very obvious. You need to stand up for Canada and stop letting China have their influence over us. You need to help put an end to this ridiculous cancel culture that is happening.” —  Corey S. 
  • “I am a newcomer to Canada therefore I am not too familiar with most of the politics except that I think repeat crime offender needs to be punished more if they cannot be reformed.” —  Horace W.

Have your say

A provincial MLA is proposing raising the speed limit on highways here in Alberta. 

Would you like to see speed limits raised on some Alberta highways to as high as 120 km/h?

 

 

 

 

 

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 at 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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March 15, 2021 | No Comments

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Canadians are concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

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March 8, 2021 | No Comments

What should I tell Justin Trudeau for you?

As your Member of Parliament, I need and value your feedback. 

If you could tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau something, what would it be?

Seriously.

Tell me what key issues are most important to you. Tell me your priorities so I can fight for them on your behalf in Ottawa.

Take this quick two-minutes survey at the link below.

Hearing from you is vital so I can focus on issues that truly matter for our community. 

Thanks for taking the time to do this. 

Send your friends the link to do the survey too! 

 

 

 

 

The Liberals will fight hard for Line 5. Where was their fight for Keystone?  

The headline of a recent Canadian Press column paraphrases Liberal Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan and reads “Line 5 ‘very different’ from Keystone XL and Canada will fight hard for it.”

Now it’s great to hear that the Liberal government is finally willing to defend a major energy project. The Line 5 pipeline is important and we should fight for it.  

It’s the main oil supply for Ontario and Quebec and moving oil via a pipeline is the safest and most economical way to do it. 

Yet, where was this determination when the American’s axed Keystone XL? 

When that important project was cancelled all the federal government did was say they were ‘disappointed.’ Beyond that there was nothing but crickets.

We now know that it wasn’t that the Liberal government can’t fight hard, they deliberately choose not to — to the detriment of Canadians across the country but especially here in the West.

Minister O’Regan has one thing right though. Line 5 is very different than Keystone XL. That difference is how he and the Liberal government is treating them. 

Expect to see this very valuable tax guide for you in your mailbox

If you live in my federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach look for this tax guide arriving in your mailbox. It contains a lot of tips to save you money this tax season.

 

Let’s celebrate strong women

Let’s all celebrate the achievements of women and girls all around the world.

We’re all sad to hear of the death of Walter Gretzky. I wanted to share this great Malcom Mayes cartoon from The Edmonton Journal.

Edmonton child predator released back in our community for the third time

By LISA MACGREGOR
Global News

“Michael Cooper, MP for St. Albert-Edmonton, thinks we need to look at ways to strengthen criminal laws and mandatory jail time to keep repeat offenders like Larsen in prison.

“It keeps happening because, unfortunately, our laws are not keeping dangerous criminals behind bars — that’s really the bottom line. It is a revolving door,” Cooper said.

“Unless you’re designated a dangerous offender or subject to a long-term supervision order, the fact is far too many individuals who are dangerous are let out onto the street.”

Cooper said being designated a dangerous offender has a high threshold.

“Fewer than 1,000 offenders have been designated as a dangerous offender since 1978, even though 90 per cent of dangerous offenders are sex offenders. Right now, it is a Criminal Code offence if you, for example, breach a term of bail but it is not a Criminal Code offence if you breach a term of your parole. That needs to change.” Cooper said.

“I am hearing a lot of frustration from the public who see this as a revolving door, and rightfully so. Any offender who targets a child is a threat to all children in our community, and it speaks to the need to strengthen our criminal justice system to hold these types of offenders accountable.”

(Read the whole article by Lisa MacGregor, Global News at the link below)

 

 

 

I’m working to support human rights for all people around the world 

I was pleased to meet with members of the Oromo community from Edmonton and across Canada to discuss their ongoing concerns with the treatment of the Oromo in Ethiopia.

Small-scale concerts at Northlands are a possibility this summer 

I had an excellent discussion with Trixstar president Mike Anderson regarding his company’s desire to hold small-scale concerts this summer at the former Northlands Park while paying close attention to COVID health measure protocols.

In the news

      • MPs unanimously vote to issue summons for Craig and Marc Kielburger to testify at ethics committee. Link
      • Erin O’Toole: Canada needs to deepen ties with the world’s largest democracy, India. Link
      • Sajjan knew about Vance allegations since 2018: former military ombudsman. Link
      • Is the Trudeau Government “the worst Canadian government ever?” Link
      • Canada is not a racist country, nor are its institutions. Link
      • Trudeau’s carbon taxes — big costs and broken promises. Link
      • Feds spent quarter-billion dollars on ventilators that didn’t work. Link
      • Why are the Liberals standing up for Line 5 but not Keystone XL? Link
      • New definition of hate to be included in Liberal bill that might also revive contentious hate speech law. Link
      • The cult of the woke and its illiberal dogma. Link

 

You said it

  • “I feel that Trudeau will not want a spring election because he has an excellent chance of losing. Canadians are aware of the scandals that he caused, and the poor decisions he made for Canada.” —  Mary P.
  • “Hosting an election during this pandemic is not a healthy exercise. Anyone who pushes for this result will be penalized at the voting station.” —  Don G.
  • “Time to overhaul the laws for violent crimes.” —  Dan B.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked folks if they thought the Liberals were going to call a spring election. 

People were divided on the issue but a slim majority said yes. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

 

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 

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 at 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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March 8, 2021 | No Comments

Today is International Women’s Day

Let’s all celebrate the achievements of women and girls all around the world.

 

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March 8, 2021 | No Comments

I need your feedback for this important survey

As your Member of Parliament, I need and value your feedback. What issues are most important to
you? What priorities would you like me to fight for in Ottawa on your behalf?

Hearing from you is vital so I can focus on issues that truly matter for our community.

Additionally, I have surveys in my weekly newsletters. You can subscribe to them at www.kerrydiotte.com/newsletter-subscription/ 

 

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March 1, 2021 | No Comments

Erin talks carbon tax and Liberal COVID blunders in CTV interview

Great interview of Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole on CTV’s Question Period. Click on the link above to watch the full video on CTV. Be patient. There are three short commercials before the interview.

I presented petitions against Liberal gun laws and the carbon tax

I presented petitions signed by constituents rightly concerned with the Liberals new firearms regulations and their carbon tax.The U.K. is short-changing thousands of British-Canadian pensioners 

 

I was glad to join a group on a virtual meeting fighting for fair pensions for British-Canadians. These so-called frozen pensions aren’t indexed to the cost of living. Thousands of British-Canadians — including some of my constituents — are short-changed a great deal of money and some are living in poverty. Britain refuses to “uprate” pensions for many of citizens living abroad even if those people have paid National Insurance contributions all of their lives. The meeting included Parliamentarians from the U.K. and Canada and was chaired by British Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale. There’s still no solution to correct this but I’m glad to continue fighting for fairness for these folks.

I met with Credit Union officials to hear their thoughts on the financial economy

Excellent virtual meeting with reps of the Canadian Credit Union Association. Credit unions have been front and centre helping clients through these trying COVID times. 

Canada trails dozens of other nations on vaccinations

As much as Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government boast about all the vaccines they’ve ordered for Canada the truth is their record of actually getting vaccines to people is abysmal. On the most recent list, dozens of other countries big and small have vaccinated more people than Canada thus saving lives. 

Janice Sarich death is a loss for our community

I’m very sad to hear the shocking news of the untimely death by cancer of my friend, former provincial Conservative MLA Janice Sarich who was just 62 years old. 

She was just diagnosed with and aggressive form of cancer just three weeks ago.

My deepest condolences to her husband Steve and to all who loved her. 

She was always willing to support me in my political endeavours and we enjoyed getting together at numerous events in and around my federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach, especially functions with the vibrant Ukrainian community of which she was an integral part. 

Indeed this photo with Janice, Coun. Jon Dziadyk, me and former premier Ed Stelmach was taken at the 2018 Ukrainian Festival (U-Fest) at Borden Park.

I’ll miss her, as will many others.

In the news

  • Jordan Peterson: Become the Fool to overcome the most meagre of circumstances. Link
  • Trudeau makes Canada ‘vaccine pirate,’ stealing from poor nations. Link
  • Air travellers are a convenient scapegoat for Trudeau. Link
  • Turmoil in the toy patch – Mr. Potato Head ‘brand’ no more. Link
  • Vaccine ‘passports’ in the works in Quebec, says minister, despite concerns globally and from Trudeau. Link
  • Liberal MP introduces private member’s bill to study universal basic income in Canada. Link
  • Small businesses in Prairies taking on $180K in debt on average, new report says. Link
  • Limited exemptions granted to some B.C. religious groups for in-person worship. Link

You said it

  • “We should not only push for relocation of the games from Beijing but if that doesn’t pass than there should be a total boycott of the games by all western nations…” —  LaVerne K.
  • “The “genocide” statement should be extended to include the widespread persecution of Chinese Christians.” —  Daniel D.
  • “I am loyal to the NDP, but I do appreciate your hard work in the community.” —  D. K.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked folks if they thought Canada should push to move the 2022 Olympics from China due to its gross human rights abuses. 

The vast majority voted to move the Olympics. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

Do you think the Liberals are going to call a spring election? 

Have your say in my new unofficial poll. I’ll publish 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 

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 at 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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March 1, 2021 | No Comments

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