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    In Touch with MP Earl Dreeshen Last week in Ottawa saw continued discussion over physician assisted dying legislation, the Supreme Court decision on Metis and non-status Indians and continued scrutiny over the impacts of the budget. This week I am looking forward to spending time in the riding where I will be meeting with several town and city councils, the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and many other constituents. One of the highlights of the past weekend for me was being in Markerville for the celebration of three important community anniversaries. First, it was the 125th anniversary of the Icelandic Ladies Aid Vonin who have been instrumental in establishing the community of Markerville and growing it over many generations. It was also the 10th anniversary of the Fensala Hall renovation and the 30th season of the Markerville Creamery. I would like to thank the community for inviting me to be a part of all of these celebrations and thank all the volunteers who keep that community so vibrant. It was a great honour to have the Icelandic Ambassador come out for the evening as well. Cost of Paris Last week Prime Minister Trudeau went to New York to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement and also last week the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) issued a report outlining the economic and environmental results of the agreement. According to the PBO, on average, Canadian incomes will decline between 1-3%. These findings are in addition to the tax-hikes the Liberals introduced for Canadian families and small businesses. Fighting climate change is serious business and Canadians need to be prepared to have a frank discussion about who pays for it. The Conservative Party is the only party that can be trusted to grow the Canadian economy and protect the environment. Mobile Office Update The next mobile office will be in Carstairs on May 3rd, from 10-2 at Carstairs Family Chiropractic. I would like to thank Dr. Dean for hosting the office. If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in and bring any questions or concerns. Sincerely your Member of Parliament, Earl Dreeshen
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    Thank you to my colleague Blaine Calkins, Mayor Tara Veer and the Red Deer City Council for a very informative meeting today.
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    I am in Ottawa today but staff will be in Delburne for mobile office. If you are in the area between 10-2 and have any questions or concerns stop by at the Village office.
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    In Touch with MP Earl Dreeshen I have used this space the past few weeks to speak about the deeply concerning Federal Budget. Last week I rose to bring forward those thoughts and the thoughts I have heard from the community in the House of Commons. If you are interested in watching the video, you can do so at my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Earl-Dreeshen-10400775935/ This week I would like to turn my attention to some criminal justice issues that have been in the news lately. Assisted Dying Last week the Liberal’s tabled their legislation to deal with assisted dying. This issue is highly complex and deeply sensitive. Of course, this discussion has come about more recently because the Supreme Court struck down existing legislation and has rendered a decision that Parliament must pass legislation that allows physician assisted dying for those who are suffering to the highest degree. That said, our party’s priority has been to ensure any legislation developed to conform with the Supreme Court decision includes safeguards for the most vulnerable in our society, as well as for the conscience rights of physicians and allied health professionals. The dissenting report from the Special Joint Committee that studied this subject included recommendations to exclude minors; include stringent safeguards to protect those with underlying mental health challenges; and recognize the risks involved with advanced directives. We worked hard to ensure that these recommendations were included in the bill. I believe that a focus on improving palliative care is also in integral part of end of life care. There was unanimous agreement from the Special Joint Committee, and stakeholders, including the CMA, of the need for a pan-Canadian strategy on palliative care with dedicated funding. The Liberals agreed during the election and promised to invest $3-billion in long-term care – as we have found with many of their election promises, they broke it once they actually formed government. Supreme Court Strikes Down Truth in Sentencing Act Canadians are concerned about crime, which is why our government introduced and passed over 30 measures aimed at strengthening our justice system, standing up for victims and keeping our streets safe. Last week, two more of these measures were struck down by the Supreme Court including our Truth in Sentencing Act which eliminated enhanced credits for convicted offenders who are denied bail because of a prior conviction Canadians lose faith in the criminal justice system when they feel that the punishment does not fit the crime. Elected representatives can and should provide guidance on sentencing, to reflect the views of all Canadians. This is precisely why we moved to put an end to the practice of judges giving 2 for 1 and sometimes 3 for 1 credit to convicted offenders for the time they served during the course of their trial. Conservatives make no apologies for strengthening penalties for crimes. The Liberal government must ensure that their response to these rulings still reflects Canadians' desire to get tough on drug dealers and other criminals. Mobile Office Update The next mobile office is in Delburne at the Municipal Building on April 20th from 10-2. If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in and bring any questions or concerns. Sincerely your Member of Parliament, Earl Dreeshen
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    This morning I took part in the debate on the 2016 Budget. Here is the video of my speech as well as a short question and answer with some of my colleagues from the Liberal Party and NDP.
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