House to House E-Newsletter
November is here and Parliament will finally resume on November 22nd. It is a little disappointing that it has taken the Liberal government two months to recall Parliament after the ‘urgent’ election back in September. However, the Conservative opposition is ready to go to work holding the government to account just like we did in the last Parliament. I will have more updates on the government’s Speech From the Throne in next month’s newsletter and mailing.
One development that I think all Albertans are watching very closely in this new cabinet is the appointment of Jonathan Wilkinson as Minister of Natural Resources Minister and Steven Guilbeault as Minister of the Environment. Minister Wilkinson is an MP from Vancouver and the former Environment Minister. Minister Guilbeault is well known to many Albertans for hanging Greenpeace signs on the CN Tower and for raiding Ralph Klein’s house. From the early indications of the COP Glasgow conference, we have a lot of work to do in defending our province’s interests.
November is also the time of year when we reflect upon the sacrifices of our veterans. November 11, 2021 also marks the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance.
Inspired by McCrae’s “In Flander’s Fields” poem, Madame Anna Guérin who became known as the “Poppy Lady from France, came up with the idea to use the poppy during the First World War to recognize fallen soldiers on Armistice Day but also to raise funds to support veterans. A wonderful tradition to raise money for veterans who live here in Calgary.
You can also choose to create a Digital Poppy, add a customized commemoration, share it on social media or make an online donation go to MyPoppy.ca.
My office will also be collecting donations throughout the month of November for the Veterans Association Food Bank. This worthwhile charity is located in Calgary Forest Lawn on 28th St NE and does great work for local veterans. I hope that you’ll join me in supporting their work.
In your service,
Jasraj Singh Hallan
Member of Parliament
Calgary Forest Lawn
Below is a list of suggested non-perishable foods from the Veterans Assoc Food Bank:
• crackers • salad dressing • bbq sauce • apple sauce • salmon • coffee • condiments • pears • soda crackers • cookies • honey cream corn • cranberries • pie filling • kraft dinner • hamburger helper • quick oats • pancake mix • sardines & oysters • instant rice • mandarin oranges • mixed veggies
Thank you for your help
From the Mailbox
Here is a list of issues that I have heard about from constituents over the last month (in no particular order):
Oil and Gas and the Just Transition, Stand up for Alberta’s Industry, Environmental rights, immigration delays, funding for Canada summer jobs program and values test, Inflation, interest rates, vaccine rates and passports, censorship, affordable housing, euthanasia (both sides of the issue), COVID-related benefits, tax evasion, airline refunds, firearms laws, vaping regulations and Canada-China relations.
Learn more about Remembrance Day
There are many benefits available to veterans and their families. To find out more about these benefits and your possible eligibility, please visit www.veterans.gc.ca.
WHICH BENEFITS ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR?
The Benefits Finder tool allows you to determine what benefits you may be entitled to by answering a few easy questions. After completing the quick multiple-choice questions, your possible benefits are short-listed and additional information is provided. Many federal-provincial programs are also incorporated into the search results. Link here.
Canada Job Bank
If you need help getting back to work, try accessing the jobs being listed on the government website, visit www.jobbank.gc.ca to see the latest opportunities. Hundreds of jobs are listed that are in our community and they offer Canadians with a wide variety of work experiences. The Canada Summer Job Bank listings are also put up here.
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