Dan Albas

OTTAWA REPORT: Contemplating the future of the senate

One of the most frequently raised concerns I hear pertains to the Canadian senate, and by extension senators.

Senate expenses and important bills

The senate and expenses of individual senators continues to be the single most discussed topic I have heard from local citizens.

Bill expands and clarifies citizen’s arrests

On March 11, Bill C-26 came into force that expands and better clarifies the ability to make a citizen’s arrest.

Considering Canada’s cellular rates

Recently it was widely reported in the media that Canadians currently face some of the highest wireless cellular rates in the world.

Government bills up for examination

Several important bills will be considered in the House of Commons.

Responding to misleading information

There is one overarching issue that continues to concern me and that is the lack of accountability in information that is presented online.

Resource development benefits all

A lot has been said around the discussion of natural resource development over the past several weeks.

Examining the costs of an MP

This week I would like to submit my annual accountability report.

Canada is not for sale

MP Dan Albas addresses statements about the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

Working together with First Nations

Once elected, government leaders quickly learn that there is always more to most issues than what first meets the eye.

Robo-calls and Old Age Security changes

Last fall I heard from constituents who concerned over allegations regarding automated phone calls during the last federal election.

Canada Day a favourite time of year

Noteworthy events illustrate Canadian values for Member of Parliament.

Support for bill will disappoint some

MP's support for Bill C-38 will disappoint some constituents.

Looking back at a year in Ottawa

MP Dan Albas looks back on the 12 months he has spent as the Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla.

Wine export bill goes to review

On Tuesday, MP Dan Albas's private member's bill will reach committee stage as review begins.

Wireless changes in the plans for Okanagan-Coquihalla

The communications industry is rapidly growing one as more than 98 per cent of Canadians now have access to wireless services.

Preventing future robocalls incidents

Although I have not had a significant amount of local inquiries on the robocalls issue I believe it is an important subject.

Considering the future of Old Age Security

In my previous two MP reports I have discussed the Old Age Security in context with the changes occurring in Canadian demographics.

Too soon after election for thick skin

New MP Dan Albas gets an earful about his last column discussing old age pensions.

Need to act today on pension future

MP talks about present and future of Canadian pensions.