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November 24, 2017

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Dear Friends,   During the Conservative Leadership Campaign last spring, Leader Andrew Scheer spoke of a “troubling trend” toward the stifling of free speech on Canada’s university campuses.   “Campuses are no longer the bastions of free speech that they once were,” said Scheer.   In a visceral manner, we...

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November 17, 2017

Protecting Freedom of Worship: Amending C-51

Dear Friends,   Last Wednesday marked a victory for religious freedom in Canada.   The Liberals had introduced Bill C-51, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code in June of this year. The act was meant to modernize certain aspects of our criminal justice system.   When the Conservative Shadow...

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August 18, 2017

MP Report on Illegal Border Crossings

Dear Friends,   Illegal border crossings into Canada are increasing as asylum claimants continue to cross into Canada.  The focal point of the crisis has now moved to the Quebec border, near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle.    As reported by The Associated Press, the majority of illegal border crossers (roughly 90 percent) come...

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August 11, 2017

MP Report on Brad Wall's Retirement

Dear Friends,   Yesterday, Brad Wall announced that he would retire from politics once the Saskatchewan Party elects a new leader.   Whether you liked Premier Wall or not, he has left his mark on Saskatchewan history and in Saskatchewan politics.   His retirement will bring to an end an...

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Kelly Block

Meet Your MP

Kelly Block was first elected to the House of Commons representing the riding of Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar on October 14, 2008 and was re-elected on May 2, 2011. Kelly was elected as the MP for the newly created riding of Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek on October 19, 2015.

Kelly has served on several standing Committees, over the past seven years, as well as Special Committees including  the Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women and the Special Subcommittee on a Code of Conduct for Members.

In 2010, ‎she was voted the ‘Rising Star’ by her colleagues in the Maclean’s annual Parliamentarian of the Year Awards.

In 2010, Kelly introduced Bill C-575, The First Nations Financial Transparency Act which was later re-introduced as Bill C-27 and received Royal Assent on March 27th, 2013. As a result of this legislation, all First Nations governments must now make audited financial statements publicly available, which include remuneration for Chiefs and Band Council Members.

Kelly served as the Chair of the Saskatchewan Conservative Caucus between 2011 and 2013.

In September of 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Kelly to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources. As Parliamentary Secretary, Kelly played an important legislative role in overseeing the passing of the Offshore Health and Safety Act, the Energy Safety and Security Act, and the Pipeline Safety Act.

In November of 2015, Interim Conservative Leader, Rona Ambrose appointed Kelly as the Conservative Caucus’ lead critic for Transport.

Prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, Kelly served on the town council of Waldheim, Saskatchewan for three terms, serving two of those terms as Mayor.  At the same time she was a member of the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority and the Director of Administration at Forest Grove Community Church.

Kelly and her husband Milton have four adult children, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

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