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Petition to the Minister of Democratic Institutions

Petition to the Minister of Democratic Institutions Whereas: Since the 1950s Canadian governments have consulted their people in a referendum when trying to alter their electoral system; In peer countries New Zealand (1992, 1993, and 2011) and the United Kingdom (2011), the people were ... Full Article

Universal Child Care Benefit

I was pleased to celebrate the first installment of our Government’s enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) with my colleague Minister Tim S. Uppal on Monday. Approximately $392 million in UCCB payments were sent to about 480,000 families in the province of Alberta. Read more here: and ... Full Article

Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group

Today, I had the pleasure of announcing the creation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Working Group. Our Government is committed to supporting partnerships that will help Canadians with autism and their families.The experience and expertise of the working group members and their dedication ... Full Article

AED | DEA

Yesterday, my colleague MP Devinder Shory and I announced that our government has exceeded the goal for AED installations in recreational and hockey arenas across the country, and we are well ahead of schedule! The National AED Initiative, is a partnership between the Public Health Agency of ... Full Article

Nutrition Labelling Announcement

Today I announced proposed new nutrition labels and tools to promote healthier food choices. The proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Table will include more information on the sugars contained food. Nowhere else in the world will consumers have the kind of information Canadians will have ... Full Article

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week provides Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about sarcoma cancers and to reflect on the prevention, detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. Today I had the pleasure of celebrating this week with my colleagues, including MP David Kramp, and ... Full Article

Constable Daniel Woodall

Dear Constituents, Today it is with a heavy heart that I, along with the entire Edmonton community, mourn the tragic loss of one of our own, Constable Daniel Woodall. Last night, Constable Woodall was tragically shot while demonstrating bravery and courage in executing an arrest warrant for ... Full Article

Dementia Friends Canada Launch

Today I officially launched Dementia Friends Canada with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to support the growing number of Canadians living with dementia. Join me in becoming a Dementia Friend! Together we can help make life better for the growing number of Canadians who are living with ... Full Article