COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold. 

Symptoms of human coronaviruses may be very mild or more serious, such as: Fever, Cough, Dificulty Breathing

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. Coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person through: 

· Respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze. 

· Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands. 

· Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands. 

More March 16th, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Dear Constituents,

During this COVID-19 pandemic, my staff and myself will continue to serve the constituents of Niagara West. In order to maintain safety for everyone, we are available by appointment only. We will also continue to deliver all services over the telephone or via email.

I cannot stress the importance of reminding people not to panic, and to keep watch for our most vulnerable citizens. Please check on your elderly neighbours, and ensure that you leave supplies of essentials for those in need. You should continue to follow the recommendations from Health Canada and Niagara Health authorities. Canada has successfully made it through situations like this before and we will do so again.

More March 16th, 2020

The Integrity of our Immigration System

Opinion Editorial

Like many Canadians from across the country, Conservatives have questioned Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government’s ability to preserve the integrity of our immigration system.

When asked to explain their mistakes, Trudeau and his Liberals respond the way they always do when confronted with criticism: with more rhetoric and personal attacks.

In four years, the Liberals have not only undone the progress the previous Conservative government made to strengthen our immigration system, but they have also managed to undermine the long-standing consensus that immigration is indeed a positive thing for this country.

As many of you know,

More June 6th, 2019

Justin Trudeau: Potentially Criminal Involvement?

Opinion Editorial

For the last month, Canadians have been deeply disturbed by reports of attempted political interference by Justin Trudeau and senior members of his staff – interference relating to the prosecution of Quebec construction company SNC-Lavalin on bribery and corruption charges. The inappropriate pressure by Trudeau and his senior staff was revealed by former Attorney General (AG), Jody Wilson-Raybould, in front of the Justice Committee on February 27th.

Since then, Justin Trudeau and his former Principal Advisor Gerry Butts, along with the head of the Public Service Michael Wernick, seem to be doing their best to mislead the public and misrepresent Ms.

More March 25th, 2019

Raising Taxes: a Liberal Go-to

Opinion Editorial

People in Niagara West are concerned about affordability, getting ahead, and a Liberal government that seems to be out of touch with their needs.

In Parliament, I frequently point to the importance of keeping taxes low and the negative impact of raising taxes on middle class families and small businesses.

These are more than just slogans. Conservatives are the defenders of the middle class, and in 2019 we will be fighting to stop Justin Trudeau from imposing massive tax hikes that will cost you a fortune.

What has it cost you so far since Trudeau and the Liberals got elected in 2015?

More February 26th, 2019

The Year in Review – A look back at 2018

Opinion Editorial

Welcome to 2019! 

At this time of year most people often take the time to reflect on the past year and look to the year ahead with anticipation. As politicians, we do the same albeit from a specific viewpoint.

When looking back at 2018 there were quite a few significant happenings. Some of these brought us together as a nation, like the outstanding performance of our athletes at the winter Olympics in PyeongChang bringing home 29 medals or the sad story of the of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. There were definitely highs and lows and hopefully there were more of the latter.

More January 7th, 2019