Tag Archives: Kootenay-Columbia MP

Government fulfilling promise to balance federal budget

View from the Hill By David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP As Canadians, we know that February brings two things: cold weather and tax season. While the groundhogs are still debating spring’s arrival, I can guarantee that tax season will be a … > Read More

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Canadian flag is viewed as symbol of pride

Letter to the Editor In response to the letter ‘Missing Canada’ by Wayne Stetski: Mr. Stetski you would also like to return to a Canada of the past; this is 2015 and we as Canadians live a world of global … > Read More

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Families First

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Our government is focused on helping hard-working Canadian families make ends meet, by making important priorities like child care and after-school sports more affordable. Under this plan, every family with children will have more money … > Read More

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Statements that are concerning to Canadians

By David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP Our Conservative Government has committed to our promises that we made in 2011. We promised that we would get rid of the Gun Registry and we did. We introduced Bill C42, which will continue to modernize … > Read More

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AtBC gets $1.8 million in senior government support

Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced yesterday that the Harper Government is assisting Aboriginal tourism companies in British Columbia capitalize on increased visitor demand for authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences. Strahl made the … > Read More

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Regional MP addresses RCMP tragedy

David Wilks (Kootenay—Columbia MP, CPC) rose in Parliament this morning to make a statement about the three slain Moncton RCMP officers. The following is a transcript of what Sparwood resident Wilks said. “Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, police officers from across North … > Read More

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Public should know when someone could be a threat to children

By David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP Our government recently introduced Bill C-26, which will bring tougher sanctions against those who prey on our most vulnerable, our children. Below is a snapshot of what this legislation will do. I know there are … > Read More

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Work hard, play hard attitude brings much vitality to region

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Between February 15 to the 22, Members of Parliament were back in their ridings to travel their constituencies.  For me it was a busy week. On Saturday, Feb. 15, I was in Creston and met … > Read More

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Budget unbelievably good news for Kootenay-Columbia

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Canada’s recovery from the recent global recession has been among the strongest in the world with over one million more Canadians now working than at the worst of the recession – the best job creation … > Read More

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Apartments converted into affordable housing in Invermere

An 18-unit apartment complex in Invermere was purchased and converted into affordable housing for low-income families through funding provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia with contributions from Columbia Basin Trust. “Our government’s investment in affordable housing here … > Read More

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