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Fighting Rural Crime
Many Albertans have felt the impact of rural crime, an issue that has been top of mind since I was elected. My Conservative colleagues and I have been working tirelessly to ensure greater resources for law enforcement to do their jobs, tougher laws to deter those would-be criminals, and reduce the number of recidivists on our streets. This contrasts with the Liberals’ approach to public safety which is characterized by numerous miscues, poorly crafted and misguided legislation such as C-21 (gun buyback), C-22 (eliminating mandatory minimums), and C-71 (a backdoor gun registry passed by the Liberals in 2018).
C-10, Social Media, and Censorship
Many Canadians would not normally take interest in a federal bill that would amend aspects of the Broadcasting Act to better reflect the fast-changing nature of the internet and social media and the impact they have had on our society. However, I have heard from many constituents expressing concerns about Bill C-10 in recent weeks. Conservatives raised concerns last year with this Bill when it was first introduced as its empowered the CRTC to take greater control over Canadian Content on the internet. The concerns we raised were about censorship to free expression, burdensome regulations that could suppress certain content, and concerns about the centralization of power in Ottawa. The Bill, at the time, did have some clear exemptions that the Government pointed to and said our concerns were “unfounded.”
Another Liberal Cover-Up
Canada’s Liberal Government is yet again being rocked by another scandal as sexual harassment allegations have been brought against former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Jonathan Vance. Once again, it seems that the most connected and powerful people within the Liberal Party are attempting to cover up, minimize, and dismiss serious allegations as they work to filibuster proceedings, delay investigations, and restrict key witnesses.