Democracy and People

Things have been busy in the capital over the last couple of weeks. I have been encouraged by Parliament’s ability to get back to work. This has affirmed my position that it has been a travesty that, over the last eight months, the current government seemed to do everything they could to reduce Parliament’s ability to fulfill its essential role in our nation.

In this column, I wanted to share a submission that I made to the Provincial Select Special Democratic Accountability Committ

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On Wed., September 30, Jennifer Koiptoski, Branch Manager at Servus Credit Union, Three Hills, presented a $1,000 donation from the Servus Feel Good Movement program for the Gifts for Grandparents Program of Seniors Outreach to Dennis Punter, Seniors Outreach Board Chair and Terry Schlinker, Administrator of Seniors Outreach. The funds will go towards purchase of items and material for the gift bags which will be delivered in the Kneehill area communities around Christmas time.

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MP Shields comments on Throne Speech

After a lengthy prorogation, Parliament finally resumed with a new Speech from the Throne on September 23rd.

This Throne Speech came just ten months after the last one. The government promised the speech would reset their agenda, which was supposedly what justified the prorogation of Parliament. Instead, the speech largely rehashed old promises. This seems to confirm what many people, myself included, believe the reason for prorogation really was: to shut down committees that were investigating

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Innisfail man faces multiple charges

On September 24th 2020 at approximately 1530, Three Hills RCMP were alerted to a stolen vehicle at the Circle K Gas station located across from the detachment.

Members arrived and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle to apprehend the lone male occupant. The driver ignored Members commands and reversed into a police vehicle causing damage. The driver then put the vehicle into drive, dragging a Member and slamming into another police vehicle before fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.

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