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It has been a hectic but rewarding couple of weeks since my last newsletter.  I have had several meetings with a variety of groups in Ottawa, see below, including the Ambassador of Hungary and the Ambassador of Taiwan.
I spoke in the House on S-211 which seeks to bring awareness to a little known disease by declaring June 19th every year Sickle Cell Awareness Day.  My second speech was on C-308 which seeks to privatize the CBC.  There were quite a few surprised viewers when I came out in support of our public broadcaster.  You can watch the speech below or on my website to see my reasoning.
There has been a lot attention given to Motion 103 that is currently being debated.  M-103 is a motion, not a bill.  If passed, it will not change any of the country’s laws nor will it affect freedom of speech. It simply expresses an opinion of Members of Parliament.   Having said that, M-103 does have some faults that I cannot support.  Although it condemns all forms of religious discrimination, the motion only mentions specifically one religion, Islam and the term "islamophobia" is not defined in the motion.  I condemn, in the strongest of terms, any hateful acts committed against religious communities, including places of worship.  There are already laws against this which makes this motion redundant. 
My Conservative colleagues are preparing an alternate motion in response to this that will be inclusive and not point out any one religion.
Finally, I am pleased to tell you that Daryl Hyland of the Saskatoon Fire Department is the 4th recipient of the Canada 150 award.  See full details below.  Congratulations Daryl.
As always, please feel free to call or stop by the office if there is anything I can do to help.

Kevin Waugh
MP, Saskatoon-Grasswood

Daryl Hyland enjoys a career with the Saskatoon Fire Department in the Finance Department.  While this role is demanding, Daryl manages to give generously of his time to many organizations and causes in Saskatoon.  Some of those include, Curl Saskatoon, Cheshire Homes, Leadership Saskatoon, The Saskatoon Horticulture Society, local rodeos and past recipient of the Saskatoon United Way 2010 Community Spirit Award.
Thank you Daryl for being a great leader in our community!
Please watch the video of me speaking in the House of Commons this past Friday regarding Bill C-308, CBC Privatization Act.  These points should be taken into consideration when we are looking at Bill C-308.
Above:  Lisa and Moy-Moy
In December 2015 I joined Team Waugh as Kevin’s Executive Assistant working from his Parliament Hill office in Ottawa.  I have worked on the Hill since 2001 and I am very fortunate to have landed amongst such a supportive, positive and hardworking group of colleagues.   Together we take great pride in serving the constituents of Saskatoon – Grasswood . 

My role in Ottawa revolves around supporting Kevin in his Parliamentary duties:  speaking in the House, committee meetings, meeting constituents and stakeholders, managing the budget, calendar and travel as well as special opportunities such as helping shepherd Kevin’s private members bill through Parliament or working recently on testimony Kevin gave before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Like my fellow Team Waugh colleagues, I am grateful to be of service to the constituents of Saskatoon – Grasswood.  If you find yourself in Ottawa I would be pleased to assist you in your visit to the Hill. 
Above Left:  Had a great chat talking about our milk industry with Ryan Enns, Director and Brad Kornelius, Vice Chair of Saskmilk.
Above Right:  It was nice to meet with Jesse Todd, Kent Pederson, Darla Deguire and D-Jay Krozser with the Canadian Labour Congress.  
Above Left:  Great meeting with Susan Whitfield and Liana White of The Canadian Federation of Musicians.  CFM helps thousands of musicians who need assistance with any number of issues related to the recording and performing of their craft.
Above Right:  U of S medical students Thea Hedemann, Jacqueline Carverhill and Hyesun Lee met with me in Ottawa to discuss the opiod crisis.
Above Left:  Nice to meet with Anne-Marie Roy, Heather O'Watch and Jermain McKenzie of the Canadian Federation of Students discussing what is required to ensure Canada’s post-secondary education system is accessible to students and their families.
Above Right:  Trying out my gaming skills at the Video Game Industry Showcase.
Above:  Had a great meeting with the Ambassador of Hungary, Balint Odor aiming to deepen ties between Hungary and Saskatchewan.  I look forward to his visit this May to Saskatchewan!
The 25th Annual Bridges Awards were held February 11th.  Congratulations to Don Atchison, Ambassador Award for Non-Contractor (above left), Ron Olson (Boychuk Homes-above right), Building Ambassador of the year and North Ridge Development, Home Builder of the year and all the other category winners!
Above:  I visited with Mrs. Jean Fells.  Jean will travel to Ottawa this May to attend the Canadian War Brides & Families Reunion to celebrate the 71st anniversary of British war brides’ passage to Canada.  Imagine a young woman walking up a gangplank alone in 1946 to embark upon a one-way passage. For tens of thousands of war brides, a leap of faith meant not only a new husband, but a new country.
In 2018, the WCB will adopt changes to its Rate Model.  The WCB will be hosting industry-specific sessions in Regina and Saskatoon from February 27 to March 8.  Learn the potential impact to industry rate codes.  The sessions provide an opportunity for employers to give input on the transition to the enhanced Rate Model. (Webinars available for all sessions. See registration page.)  Visit for more information.
Check out over 40 vendor booths, German Food and Free Admission!  For more information please go to:

The Saskatoon Blues Festival: always a party! The Saskatoon Blues Festival, presented by Cherry Insurance, will open your eyes to the diversity and scope of that multi-faceted music genre known as "The Blues". The Saskatoon Blues Festival features some of Canada's best musical talent, along with International artists. During Festival week enjoy "The Blues" at various clubs, bars and coffee shops around the city. Presentations prior to the Festival in various schools educate students about the history and styles of blues.  For more information, please check out

MARCH 2 - 5
The Saskatoon Sports & Leisure Show is one of Saskatchewan's premier trade shows with all of the products and destinations for your outdoor lifestyle. Show and sale of boats and RVs.   For more information please check out
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MARCH 9 - 12TH
Looking to Build?  Decorate?  Renovate?  Hoping to find an expert to get you started or help you along the way?  Interested in local businesses selling local products?  Maybe you’re after that unique-only-at-trade-shows-household-helper item that you just must have.  For more information check out
The Drinkle3 building was built by J.C. Drinkle in 1913. Today his portrait can be seen 72 feet high downtown on the building that bears his name.  He arrived in 1903 at age 25 with less than $500, when Saskatoon was a dirt street town of barely 500 people. Only ten years later it had a population of 28,000 and was described as “the fastest growing city in the world.” By then, Drinkle was a multi-millionaire and probably the richest man in town.
Drinkle loved technology and was one of Saskatoon’s most innovative early leaders. He developed Saskatoon’s first automatic telephone system in 1907, likely the first in the Canada.  He started Saskatoon’s first modern steam laundry, and oversaw the “largest and finest furniture store West of Winnipeg.” Drinkle has been credited with bringing the first car to Saskatoon.  He built the “first substantial business block fit for a large metropolis, "complete with the first elevator, and built for himself a modern house described as “one of the most beautiful homes in the entire province.”  His company was one of the first to buy vast tracts of land on speculation for resale to farmers, and this was the early base of his fortune.
When the boom was in full stride, all eyes were on 3rd Avenue. It was described as the site of “probably the greatest development ever seen at one time on any street in Canada.” The city founders envisioned 3rd Avenue as Saskatoon’s greatest metropolitan street. Drinkle envisioned his building, then named Drinkle No. 3, as his greatest achievement and the tallest, finest building in the City. Ultimately, both visions were only half fulfilled. In 1913 the money supply tightened, causing the bust, which brought building in Saskatoon nearly to a halt. While many of the grand 3rd Avenue buildings from that time were completed, and several still stand today, many more plans were left on the drawing board.  The construction of Drinkle No. 3 was stopped half-way and Drinkle’s vision of a ten-storey office tower was cut to five, without its grand cornice, marble corridors, or rooftop garden. It stands today as an example of the half-filled promise of Saskatoon’s first boom period.  Drinkle was bankrupted in 1917 and the building stood empty for its first six years.  Over the years it has been the home to hundreds of Saskatoon families, and many businesses.  It currently comprises 60 modern apartments, D3 CoWorking Offices, the Drinkle Mall, Spicy Bite Restaurant and Chandeliers Restaurant. 
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