Dear Constituents, an update from my office:
In the House
In recent weeks, I have joined two new committees in the House: 1) the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU); and 2) the Standing Committee on Official Languages (LANG). I look forward to working on these committees and bringing forward a strong British Columbian voice.
You can watch one of my last interventions at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) here. During our study on hybrid Parliament, I highlighted the Liberal practice of allowing just two MPs to speak in the House on a regular basis.
Below, I have included links to my other recent interventions in the House of Commons.
Speech on Bill C-22: Canada Disability Benefit Act.
Statement congratulating Abbotsford Rugby Football Club on their 50th anniversary.
Calling for a Royal Commission on pandemic spending.
Speech on Bill C-31: Cost of Living Relief Act No. 2 (Targeted Support for Households)
Fighting for Small Business
On October 12, 2022, the new leader of the Official Opposition, Pierre Poilievre, announced our new shadow cabinet. I am thrilled to take on my new role as Shadow Minister for Small Business Recovery and Growth. Here in Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon, we know just how important small businesses are to our communities and our economy.
Last week, I asked the government a simple question: will they cancel their planned payroll tax increases? You can watch that here.
Hearing From You
While I did not receive many responses to my recent survey on changes to EI qualifications, I want to thank those of you who did provide feedback. Those who responded indicated their preference that EI qualifications return to their pre-pandemic rules.
As I take on my new role as Shadow Minister for Small Business Recovery and Growth, I want to hear from you. Click here to share your thoughts on small business in our riding.
I have been asked by many of you why I am not more partisan in these emails. If you’d like to hear my more partisan takes on current issues, I strongly encourage you to sign up for my political email list here. Under the Parliament of Canada Act, I am bound by certain guidelines on the use of my Parliamentary resources, such as this email list, in my communications.
Send Me Your Photos of Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon!
In the coming weeks, my office will be producing a 2023 calendar filled with the most beautiful sights from across Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon. If you have a photo you would like to see included, send it to me by email at [email protected]. All photos chosen will be credited!
My family and I had a great time at the Diwali celebration in Mission on Saturday. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an annual celebration of light conquering darkness and good overcoming evil. It was amazing to see so many friends and neighbours out celebrating. Thanks to the Mission Mid-day Rotary Club for hosting!
You’re My Boss
Your feedback is valued. Please do not hesitate to contact my office to voice your concerns or seek assistance with any federal government programs at 604-814-5710 or [email protected]. I also encourage you to follow me on Facebook where I post more frequent updates on my work as your MP.
Brad Vis, MP