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COLUMN: Local MLA Nate Horner provides a fiscal update

COLUMN: Local MLA Nate Horner provides a fiscal update

‘Our approach to that recovery must ensure we are delivering the most efficient government services possible.’

  • Sep 4, 2020
COLUMN: Local MLA Nate Horner provides a fiscal update
COLUMN: Local MP Damien Kurek chats with new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole

COLUMN: Local MP Damien Kurek chats with new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole

‘This past week I had a productive conversation with Mr. O’Toole, and I can say he is already exceeding my expectations.’

  • Aug 28, 2020
COLUMN: Local MP Damien Kurek chats with new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole
Rediscoveries of life’s good gifts in the challenging seasons

Rediscoveries of life’s good gifts in the challenging seasons

The pain and loneliness of grief can provide a transformative season - if you allow it to

Rediscoveries of life’s good gifts in the challenging seasons
Local MP Damien Kurek responds to Liberals’ decision to prorogue Parliament

Local MP Damien Kurek responds to Liberals’ decision to prorogue Parliament

‘At a time when our nation needed leadership, this Prime Minister and Government have failed.’

  • Aug 18, 2020
Local MP Damien Kurek responds to Liberals’ decision to prorogue Parliament
A mid-summer update from MP Damien Kurek

A mid-summer update from MP Damien Kurek

‘Programs like CERB need a real plan with in-depth detail that would get Canadians back to work’

  • Aug 15, 2020
A mid-summer update from MP Damien Kurek
MP’s column: Reflections on what it means to be a Canadian

MP’s column: Reflections on what it means to be a Canadian

Throughout our history we have seen that time and time again Canadians are up to the task, no matter the odds.

  • Jul 3, 2020
MP’s column: Reflections on what it means to be a Canadian
The continued journey of dealing with profound loss

The continued journey of dealing with profound loss

‘My mother wasn’t just ‘my mom’ - she was a foundational part of who I am.’

The continued journey of dealing with profound loss
The Official Opposition will continue stand up to the Liberal Government and their lack of transparency

The Official Opposition will continue stand up to the Liberal Government and their lack of transparency

Democracy cannot take a back seat because there is a pandemic

  • Jun 19, 2020
The Official Opposition will continue stand up to the Liberal Government and their lack of transparency
MP’s COLUMN: Seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

MP’s COLUMN: Seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

‘COVID-19 has disproportionately affected seniors and has exposed the gaps in the care and supports that seniors need’

  • Jun 5, 2020
MP’s COLUMN: Seniors during COVID-19 and beyond
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Ending systemic racism is on everyone

Privilege in society cannot come at the expense of of our neighbours

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
COLUMN: Firearms and avoiding accountability

COLUMN: Firearms and avoiding accountability

‘Instead of targeting law-abiding Canadians, the Government should be prioritizing law enforcement’

  • May 8, 2020
COLUMN: Firearms and avoiding accountability
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Local MP Damien Kurek on accountability and COVID-19

Local MP Damien Kurek on accountability and COVID-19

‘Technology can be a great asset, but the importance of in-person Parliamentary sittings and the accountability it instills is essential’

  • Apr 24, 2020
Local MP Damien Kurek on accountability and COVID-19
Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge

Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge

Creamery business boomed with the completion of the bridge

  • Apr 8, 2020
Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge
CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises
COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 - Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)

COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 – Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)

‘A crisis is not a time for partisanship; however, a crisis does not mean there should not be accountability’

  • Mar 27, 2020
COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 - Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)
COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts

COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts

‘Prevention is most effective when it’s proactive’

  • Mar 18, 2020
COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts
A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek

COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek

‘It is important to flatten the curve or simply put, slow down the spread of the virus’

  • Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek
More observations from my journey of grief

More observations from my journey of grief

As a writer, I find journaling a helpful process in the wake of losing my mom

More observations from my journey of grief