November is always a special month, as we pay our respects to those who have and continue to courageously serve our country. I was honoured to lay a wreath at the Unionville cenotaph and commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
A lot has happened both at home and in Ottawa.
The Liberal government announced that it would be “re-integrating” ISIS fighters. Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer called out this heinous proposal. “These are people who got on a plane to fight for ISIS and watched as our allied soldiers were burned to death in a cage. These are people who got on a plane to go to fight for an organization that sells women and girls into slavery”. Canada should be focused on prosecuting these monsters to the fullest extent of the law and not worrying about what support services they would like to receive.
As the opioid drug epidemic rages on, the Liberals are looking at allowing doctors to prescribe heroin. The Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said “we have no plans of decriminalizing drugs at this time”. This obscure answer leaves the possibility of future changes. Just months ago, Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith floated the idea in an op-ed. With the regulations for opening new injection sites gutted, prescription heroin on the way for drug addicts and marijuana dispensaries opening across Ontario, where does the Liberal drug agenda end?
We have learned that Bill Morneau’s father sold 200K shares in the family company just days before the capital gains tax boost was announced. The Liberal Finance Minister was fined for failing to disclose his directorship in a corporation that owned his French villa and for not providing an estimate of its value. The Liberal government voted against a motion that would have required this embattled Minister to reveal all the assets he bought, sold or held in his companies since taking office. According to a Nanos poll, 40% of Canadians think this Minister should go. This is the Liberals sunny ways plan.
I celebrated Hindu Heritage Month with Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer and Dr. Doobay at Vishnu Mandir.
I took park in a discussion with Markham seniors about the resources available to them through the federal government.
The Opposition House Leader Candice Bergen and I toured Johnson & Johnson. It was incredible to see the widely recognized brands that have ties to our community. We also spoke to students about how government works, talked about immigration and women’s issues and answered their questions.
My office assists Markham-Unionville residents with various government services including: Citizenship and Immigration, Passport Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Employment Insurance Benefits (EI), Canada Student Loans (CSL), Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and Veteran Affairs.
If you ever require assistance please do not hesitate in reaching out. I return every phone call and e-mail. My office hours are 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday, with extended hours by appointment.
Member of Parliament for Markham-Unionville
但同样在这个月，自由黨政府宣布他們要幫助伊斯蘭國的武裝分子“重新融入社會”。反對黨領袖Andrew Scheer將此稱作可恥的提議。“這是那些踏上飛機加入伊斯蘭國，並眼睜睜看著我們盟國的士兵在鐵籠中被燒死的人。這是那些踏上飛機加入伊斯蘭國，為這個將婦女和少女販作奴隸的機構而戰鬥的人。” Scheer 在國會中慷慨陳詞。加拿大應當把力量集中在用法律所允許的最重刑罰來懲罰這些怙惡不悛的人，而不是先去考慮這些人應當得到何種服務。
就在類鴉片危機在全國肆虐的今天，自由黨居然在考慮允許醫生開出處方海洛因。聯邦衛生部長Ginette Petitpas Taylor表態說“我們現在還沒有將毒品無罪化的打算”。這樣含混的表態就給未來的改變留下了可能性。而就在幾個月前，自由黨國會議員Nathaniel Erskine-Smith已在一篇專欄文章中表達過了這一想法。 先是給毒品註射站的建立大開綠燈，然後是準備要讓醫生可以給癮君子開海洛因處方，還有安省的大麻店的開張，自由黨的毒品策略何時有個盡頭？
反對黨國會領袖Candice Bergen女士和我共同參觀了Johnson & Johnson公司。這個為民眾所熟知的品牌與我們的社區有著密切的聯系。我們也一同和學生對話，就政府的運作、移民問題以及女性話題展開了對話，並回答了他們的問題。