Statement: Throne Speech

For Immediate Release November 24, 2021 Ottawa, ON: Mel Arnold, Member of Parliament for the North Okanagan-Shuswap, released the following statement today in response to the Throne Speech that opened the 44th Parliament of Canada yesterday: “The Trudeau government’s Throne Speech should ... Full Article

Housing- A Need for All

October 2021 Editorial – Vernon Morning Star Housing is an essential need that we all have but persisting shortages of housing stock and other challenges contribute to housing insecurity for many Canadians. Across Canada, including right here in the North Okanagan-Shuswap, housing ... Full Article

I would like to thank the voters of the North Okanagan-Shuswap.

September 20, 2021 – Vernon Morning Star I would like to thank the voters of the North Okanagan-Shuswap who entrusted me to continue serving as Member of Parliament. Election campaigns require much work and commitment and I thank the many grassroots volunteers who helped drive our ... Full Article

Thank You Voters of the North Okanagan-Shuswap

September 2021 Editorial – Vernon Morning Star I would like to thank the voters of the North Okanagan-Shuswap who entrusted me to continue serving as Member of Parliament. Election campaigns require much work and commitment and I thank the many grassroots volunteers who helped drive our ... Full Article

MP Report August 10, 2021

Setting Priorities – What is top of mind for the Prime Minister may not be top of mind for other Canadians. Wildfires raging across much of BC have triggered a provincial state of emergency and communities of the Okanagan – Shuswap and beyond are living with various levels of alert or ... Full Article

MP Report July 9, 2021

Bill C-10 Status:  Late in the night of June 21st, Bill C-10 moved forward in the legislative process when the Trudeau Liberals took extraordinary steps to gag their MPs from defending freedom of speech and steamrolled the bill forward without proper debate. When the Trudeau government ... Full Article

MP Report June 22,  2021

MP Update  June 22,  2021 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Documents Canada’s Parliamentary democracy was designed with checks and balances intended to ensure transparency and accountability of the federal government, but the Trudeau government is preventing these essential ... Full Article