Lately we’re hearing a lot of chatter about a snap federal general election late this winter or in early spring — potentially as soon as mid-March or April.
In mid-January, Prime Minister Trudeau refused to rule out calling an election during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — just as Oshawa residents of all ages, but particularly our front-line health care workers, Seniors and most at-risk groups continue to wait for long-delayed vaccine deliveries.
Yet, the Prime Minister and senior Liberal ministers continue to press Elections Canada to prepare for a snap vote during the pandemic, going so far as to introduce new legislation to amend the Canada Elections Act to provide more ways (and more days) to vote during the pandemic while also ramping up to distribute record quantities of mail-in ballots.
What's your view?
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What's your view on recent media speculation and calls from health professionals for new or additional federal-level restrictions — or even a potential ban on personal international travel out of or into Canada?
Your input ensures that I'm fighting for the policies, programs, supports and funding to assist Oshawa's residents, businesses and community organizations during the challenging weeks and months ahead.
Please take just 1-2 minutes to share your views. I'm very grateful for your time and comments.
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I've received your response. Your views are important to me -- here at home and in Parliament.
I'm grateful for your time and your contribution to this discussion.
What's your view on our federal government potentially allowing Chinese telecomms giant Huawei to help build out of Canada's 5G networks?
So far, several countries -- including Canada's 'Five Eyes' security partners (US, New Zealand, Australia and the UK) -- have effectively banned Huawei from their domestic 5G networks given concerns about privacy, cyber-crime and national security.
Yet, the Trudeau government has been slow to rule Huawei in or out.
More generally, how do you feel about the Canada-China relationship in the near term?
Please take just 1-2 minutes to share your views with me. In turn, I'll relay your concerns to federal Ministers, the government and my colleagues in the House of Commons.
I'm so grateful to receive your views.Take the survey
Problems with dangerous driving or speeding on your street or within your neighbourhood?
We may be able to help.
Once again, my office has produced a limited number of "Slow Down" signs which are available free of charge to Oshawa constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. You may place a sign on the lawn of your home, apartment or place of business.
Simply submit this form to make your request, ensuring that you include your street address.
Contact-free pick up is available during regular business hours at my Constituency Office (52 Simcoe St S, Suite 2B in Lord Simcoe Place). If you're disabled or have special circumstances that might prevent from picking up a sign, let us know. My staff or a volunteer may be able to provide contact-free delivery, usually within a day or two.
If you have any questions, please call my office at 905.440.4868 or send me a note at [email protected].
Please note: In the event that a federal general election is called while this sign is displayed on your lawn, you may be required to remove it in accordance with Elections Canada's regulations.
I've just announced two new October dates in my series of Virtual Coffee with Colin events.
These Zoom-based online meetings are a great opportunity to get together with constituents and discuss their concerns with federal issues, programs, policies -- and politics in general.Read more
In place of my usual in-person meetings with Oshawa constituents, I'll be hosting another Virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
We'll discuss the current COVID-19 situation, Canada's economic recovery and all of the federal or local issues on your mind.
This meeting will be hosted using the Zoom meeting platform (video and dial-in available). Simply enter your contact information here and I'll send you the log-in/dial-in details a few days ahead of the event.
I'm looking forward to speaking with you and truly appreciate your participation.
Best wishes, Colin
Out of an abundance of caution the House of Commons recently adopted a motion (based on a recommendation from the Board of Internal Economy) that the House remain suspended until April 20, 2020.Read more