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April 13, 2017 | No Comments

Do you want an exciting summer job? An opportunity to exercise your creative muscles?

Position Title: Creative summer intern
Language Requirements: English, other languages considered an asset
Effective Date: June 5, 2017-September 2, 2017
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Essential Qualifications
• Good skills at photography and videography
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, outgoing personality
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to attend events with the Member of Parliament
• Effective interpersonal skills, good judgment, discretion, initiative, professionalism and team spirit

General Responsibility
The office of Kerry Diotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, is looking for a summer intern to help develop and carry out creative projects and to also assist in the day-to-day tasks of a political office.  This paid internship is a unique opportunity to learn about politics and develop your creative skills.   

Interested candidates may apply before May 26, 2017 by sending their resume and creative work sample to Sally Harris at Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca. Creative work could include writing samples, photos or videos etc.

Please feel free to forward this opportunity to interested individuals.

All applications will be held in confidence and only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

 

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February 23, 2017 | No Comments

Passing Wynn’s law should be a no-brainer

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak in the House during the debate on Wynn’s law.

This legislation will require that prosecutors disclose a bail applicant’s criminal history at a bail hearing.

By closing this loophole in the Criminal Code, this legislation could save lives and increase public safety.

But the Liberals have vowed to vote against this common-sense piece of legislation.

Sign this petition today to tell the Liberal government to support Wynn’s law: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-712

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February 17, 2017 | No Comments

Sign this e-petition today urging the Liberals to pass Wynn’s Law

Constable David Wynn was murdered by a career criminal out on bail, whose criminal history wasn’t disclosed at the bail hearing.

Currently, Canada’s Criminal Code doesn’t require the disclosure of a bail applicant’s criminal history.

Wynn’s law would close this loophole.

I’ve already received feedback from hundreds of you that think Wynn’s law is common-sense legislation.

Shamefully, the Liberal government has vowed to defeat this legislation.

If you want to see Wynn’s law passed, send the Liberals a message and sign this e-petition today: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-712

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February 9, 2017 | No Comments

Why hasn’t the construction started?

Edmonton’s Liberal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi talks a good game but he’s failing to deliver the goods on his promised projects.

Only one of 127 infrastructure projects announced by the Liberals has started construction.

Nothing has started in Edmonton.

In the House of Commons, I demanded to know why. Sohi evaded the question.

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February 9, 2017 | No Comments

Nominate a deserving student

The MP Youth Award is an opportunity to recognize students who have shown outstanding leadership in their school or community.

The award is open to outstanding young leaders from schools in our riding of Edmonton Griesbach. Students can be nominated in the following three categories: Grades K-6, Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12.

To nominate an outstanding young leader, please complete this nomination form or contact my office for more information.

Nominations will be accepted until May 15, 2017.

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January 19, 2017 | No Comments

Apply today for the Canada Summer Jobs program

Don’t forget the extended deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs program is February 3, 2017.

This initiative supports local employers, while also providing valuable work experience for students across Canada.

Visit here for more information.

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December 8, 2016 | No Comments

Continuing the debate on my private member’s bill, Bill C-306 at Second Reading

I had the pleasure of continuing the debate on my private member’s bill, Bill C-306 at Second Reading.

The history of 1944 is clear. Josef Stalin signed an order that sent the Crimean Tatars into exile in Central Asia. The Soviet Union tore innocent people from their homes, packed them into cattle cars, and sent them to perish. They were erased from history, denied their language, culture and faith. These events constitute genocide.

After officially declaring the deportations of 1944 a genocide, Ukraine has issued a call to rest of the world to respond.

As close friend, Canada needs to respond to that call. I urge all Members of Parliament to support Bill c-306.

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December 8, 2016 | No Comments

STATEMENT FROM KERRY DIOTTE ON THE CRIMEAN TATAR GENOCIDE

Dec. 8, 2016

“Yesterday, the House of Commons debated my Bill, C-306, at second reading.

I was pleased to hear statements of support from all corners of the House.

However, during the debate, we learned that Justin Trudeau’s government has caved to pressure from Vladimir Putin’s regime, and embraced denial of the Crimean Tatar genocide.

Trudeau’s Liberal government opposes passing Bill C-306, and is against recognizing the deportations of 1944 as genocide.

Not only does the Liberal government believe that Canada should not recognize historical acts of genocide unless the United Nations permits them to, which is a break with Canada’s traditional position in support of the victims of genocide, but they have also denied that there is a historical consensus on the nature of the events of 1944.

The history of 1944 is clear. Josef Stalin signed an order that sent the Crimean Tatars into exile in Central Asia. The Soviet Union tore innocent people from their homes, packed them into cattle cars, and sent them to perish. They were erased from history, denied their language, culture and faith. That constitutes genocide.

Today, the Crimean Tatars face renewed peril at the hands of Vladimir Putin. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government does not want to stand up for them.

I urge them to abandon this shameful position.

Below is a link to a short video detailing the Soviet atrocity to the Crimean Tatars.”

https://kerrydiotte.com/2016/12/watch-this-poignant-video-on-the-1944-deportation-of-crimean-tatars/

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Kerry Diotte, MP

Edmonton Griesbach

613-992-3821

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December 7, 2016 | No Comments

Watch this poignant video on the 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars

This heartrending video on the 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars was created by survivors and their descendants in Ukraine.

Today in the House of Commons, my Private Member’s Bill, C-306, the Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day Act will be debated. Visit here to see the full text of my bill.

Canada’s formal recognition of this genocidal act will bring Canadians, Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars closer together, and in this spirit I am hoping to have the support of all Members of Parliament.

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November 25, 2016 | No Comments

More support for Bill C-306

I’m pleased to receive the support of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress for my Bill, C-306.

support-letter-from-ukrainian-canadian-congress

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