INSPIRED BY OUR COMMUNITY TO ACCELERATE NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS BILL

September 30, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014 Yesterday was a crowning moment for the effort to promote health and fitness in Canada. MP’s of all parties joined together to commit themselves and their parties to appoint the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day. The mover of the Bill in the Senate, Senator Nancy Greene Raine, ...



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NHFD Bill will go through Second Reading on Monday!

September 26, 2014

    September 26, 2014 Dear Friends,   I write today to highlight the fact that the National Health and Fitness Day Bill (S 211) is coming to the House on Monday.  I expect it will help to curb the tide of physical inactivity in Canada and work to address the more than $7 billion ...



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Minister of Fisheries “Serving” Constituents in our Riding

September 26, 2014

  In September 2014, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries learned firsthand about the enthusiasm of British Columbians for events relating to Pacific Salmon.  Among other things, she attended the 35th Annual Coho Festival, in West Vancouver, where she flipped salmon burgers; addressed the crowd; acknowledged the contribution of the late James MacCarthy a.k.a ...



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“The Environment IS the Economy” – In response to Rafe Mair

September 23, 2014

“The Environment IS the Economy” – In response to Rafe Mair In his usual way, Rafe Mair can at least claim to draw attention with his powerful words expounded Sept 15th in The Tyee (“Mulroney Knocks Harper”).  However, he consistently makes two mistakes.  He diminishes the role of process in all that we do and, ...



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E. Coli in West Vancouver – My response

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 Dear Friends, Thank to those who brought this issue to my attention. My staff and I have been working on this issue since early August, including communicating with Mayor Michael Smith’s office, and the office of the Federal Minister of Transport. Matters relating to E. Coli testing are complicated, spanning multiple levels ...



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