June Community News

Happy Canada Day!

Summer is officially here and we are (occasionally) enjoying some nice weather as our province slowly gets back to normal. The past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all, and Canada’s Conservatives continue to stand up for you in Ottawa. We are working for you to try and hold Prime Minister Trudeau to account for his government’s response.

Unfortunately, the NDP conspired with the Liberal government to shut down the House of Commons in favour of a COVID-19 special committee. It is a much more limited form of accountability which is deliberate on the part of the government.

My colleagues and I continue to ask tough questions on behalf of families, seniors, small businesses, workers and all Canadians during these sessions. When it comes to federal support, we are continuing to press the government to fix their programs to ensure no one falls through the cracks.

If you need any assistance with any federal government programs, please don’t hesitate to call or email my office.

Jasraj Singh Hallan, MP

Calgary Forest Lawn


As with all the other special occasions of the last few months, Canada Day will be a little different this year with no big celebrations or fireworks displays. There will be virtual celebrations (including fireworks) and the province has lifted some limits on numbers of people allowed at gatherings.

Click here for City of Calgary Canada Day info

Click here for ideas for updates on City of Calgary re-opening and ideas of things to do around town.

Click here for ideas on travel around Alberta.


Monthly Poll Question

The results from this poll will be published in the next issue of the newsletter.

Do you think face masks should be made mandatory in public places where physical distancing is not always possible?

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We will publish the results in future newsletters.

COVID-19 Benefits

Have questions about receiving benefits from the federal government related to COVID-19? Click here.


Summer Jobs Now Available

To access the jobs being funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, please visit www.jobbank.gc.ca to see the latest opportunities.  Hundreds of jobs are being funded in our community and they offer young Canadians with a wide variety of work experiences.


From the Mailbox

Here is a list of issues that I have heard about from constituents over the last month: Economy, energy sector, federal debt, universal basic income, pipelines, long-term care, Israel-Palestine relations, climate change, judicial system, support for seniors, mental health, addictions, Alberta Bill 1, healthcare, 5G, policing practices, medical assistance in dying, Alberta parks, parliament sittings, racism, environmental protection, homelessness, COVID-19 economic recovery, pharmacare, journalism industry, public sector bargaining, foreign aid, animal abuse, cystic fibrosis, party leadership race, old growth forests, drug legislation, federal programming gaps, federal programming administration, federal programming integrity, reopening of the economy, support for people with disabilities, duration of CERB, small business support, support for chiropractors, livestock farm operations, support for the live performance sector, support for tourism, support for food services and hospitality, support for essential workers, employment insurance, vaccines, family reunification, CPP disability benefit, repatriation flights and National Indigenous Peoples Day

Visit Parliament From Calgary

Canadians can now tour the iconic Centre Block through a new virtual reality experience.  Those with VR viewers can also take the experience to the next level.  In the future, there will be a teacher resource service that will bring the VR experience into the classroom.  MORE>


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