August 3, 2018

Appointed Innovation Experts are Liberal-friendly, records show

OTTAWA – MP Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development is questioning the method used by the federal Liberal government to select its six “innovation experts” who will lead a series of consultations on digital and data transformation. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced Friday that it selected the six people to …

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August 1, 2018

Canada needs to better champion its innovative industries

Note: This opinion piece originally appeared in the Hill Times’ online edition on August 1, 2018. Canada is home to a highly innovative and reputable aerospace industry. This is an industry that developed the Canadarm, develops aircraft used around the world, and designs innovative technologies that are used worldwide. There are more than 400 aerospace firms in Canada, which employ …

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July 11, 2018

Petition: Terwillegar Drive upgrade

Terwillegar Drive, one of Edmonton’s busiest roads, is in need of upgrades to make it a freeway. The road is consistently clogged with commuter traffic. There have been many attempts over the past two decades to develop solutions to the growing traffic problem, but nothing beyond reports has materialized. The federal government recently pledged almost $40 million to expand the …

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July 3, 2018

MP Jeneroux’s letter to Minister Bains – driving investment out of Canada

Dear Minister Bains, I am writing to you on behalf of Canadians who want a vibrant, strong and burgeoning innovation sector in our country. In your mandate letter, the Prime Minister wrote: “your overarching goal will be to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.” As the Shadow …

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June 20, 2018

Analysis: Federal Liberal Marijuana Legislation impact on Edmonton Riverbend

On June 19, Canada’s Senate voted in favour of the government’s cannabis legalization bill. This legalizes the production, sale and consumption of cannabis as of October 17. The legalization of marijuana has been a topic of great conversation around the country and in our community. Residents of our community are curious about the role the government will play in the …

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June 18, 2018

About the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

The Trans Mountain pipeline first began shipping oil from Edmonton to Burnaby, British Columbia in 1953. 1 In 2012, the American parent company of the pipeline, Kinder Morgan, announced it would try to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline and began public consultations. In 2013, Kinder Morgan applied to the National Energy Board to expand the pipeline; anti-pipeline activists began protesting …

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June 15, 2018

MP Jeneroux given additional Shadow Cabinet role

On top of my role as Shadow Minister of Science, our Leader Andrew Scheer appointed me as interim Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and I will also now serve as Vice-Chair on the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. With these new roles, I’m looking forward to continuing to meet with stakeholders and innovators in Canada’s …

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June 12, 2018

MP Jeneroux’s letter to Minister Bains – Canadian space strategy

Dear Minister Bains, I am writing to you with respect to the long-awaited Canadian space strategy. It was back in December 2016 that your government first committed to producing a long-term Canadian space strategy. At the time, you committed to a June 2017 release date, as well as to renew and make new appointments to the Space Advisory Board to …

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June 10, 2018

Father’s Day on the Hill: Raising awareness of mental health in young men and father’s during men’s mental health week in Canada

  On June 13, 2018, I will be hosting my Father’s Day on the Hill in Ottawa. This event focuses on men’s mental health, with a particular emphasis on the mental health of young men and new fathers. While we’ve been progressing well in talking about mental health as a society, men’s mental health is an area that still needs …

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