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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June 1, 2018

Statement on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion announcement

I’ve been actively pushing the government for months to assert their authority to get this pipeline built. If all goes according to plan – which so far it has not – this deal will get unemployed oil workers back to work. However, this deal has the potential of becoming mired in bureaucracy and will likely cost Canadians much more than …

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April 10, 2018

Federal government introduces new gun legislation

The federal government recently tabled Bill C-71, An Act to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms. The new legislation will change current gun laws to include more comprehensive background checks and record keeping. Under C-71, the RCMP will be required to conduct a background check on a person’s entire life before authorizing a person for a Possession …

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April 9, 2018

Statement regarding Trans Mountain Expansion Project

I am deeply disappointed by Kinder Morgan Canada’s announcement that it will suspend all non-essential activities on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This is devastating news for Canada’s energy sector, particularly in Alberta, where tens of thousands of energy workers have lost their jobs in the past two years. The suspension of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project comes six months …

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February 1, 2018

Net Neutrality Analysis

In recent weeks, an impassioned debate about Net Neutrality amongst our southern neighbours has triggered similar discussions here at home. As the Shadow Minister for Science, I am keenly interested in research, innovation and technology. As such, I wanted to take this opportunity to lay out some of my thoughts on the pertinent issue of Net Neutrality. The exact definition …

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