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Life has been very busy since the House started sitting this fall and with a lot going on, I have been here as your strong voice in Ottawa. Last week the Liberal government announced their plan to implement a carbon tax.  As a Member of Parliament, it is my job to hold the government accountable and last week I stood up in the House to represent my constituents.

"We need a fair and effective approach to international efforts on climate change, and this must, as we know in the House include all of the world's major emitters of greenhouse gases." Imposing a carbon tax on provinces such as Saskatchewan, which is looking for alternatives in reducing greenhouse gases, is unfair to the Saskatchewan taxpayer. The Saskatchewan environment minister said, "This carbon pricing will cost each Saskatchewan family an extra $1250 a year".  As we continue to discuss this issue, I will continue to represent my constituents and taxpayers across Canada.

Next week, on Monday October 17th, my Private Member's Bill, C-241 goes up for its second hour of debate. This bill seeks to have the GST rebate for school authorities increase from the current 62% to 100%. As a trustee for many years, I have seen the impact of funding on school divisions. Please visit my website here, to see all of the letters of support I have gathered from across Canada. The vote takes place on October 19th.

As always, feel free to call or stop by my office if you have any questions.

Kevin Waugh, MP
Please view the video of my statement I made in the House of Commons on the Carbon Tax.
The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) recently announced the launch of "Electoral Reboot: Changing the Vote," a special section of the website exploring the timely issue of electoral reform.  The new section serves as a gateway for the national discussion on Canada's voting system and the work of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.

The new section has valuable information aimed at helping Canadians get a better grasp on voting reform in Canada, including:
  • A history on the electoral reform debate and how we got to this point
  • Backgrounders on the current voting system and some possible alternatives
  • More on the Special Committee, its mandate and its meetings
  • Video from hearings held to date, plus other key videos
  • Information on the politics and process of a possible referendum and previous provincial experience
  • Access to more detailed research and reports on electoral reform
Please visit to find out more.
October is Women's History Month in Canada.  During Women's History Month 2016, The Status of Women Canada is recognizing the outstanding women and girls who have shaped Canada's history, built our society and contributed to our prosperity and growth.  They are retelling women's stories and inspiring the next generation of Canadians to carry on the important work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality.  Check out for the profiles of influential Canadian women and share their stories on social media with the hashtag #BecauseOfHer. 

October 18th is Persons Day - The Government of Canada celebrates Persons Day.  This day recognizes the historic decision to include women in the definition of "persons" under the law, which was handed down on October 18, 1929.  Persons Day is a day to recognize the countless remarkable women whose actions have changed the course of Canada's democracy.
The Government of Canada has introduced a new electronic system to ensure all travellers have proper documentation when traveling to or in transit through Canada. Starting September 30, 2016 Canadian citizens with dual citizenship will be required to show a valid Canadian passport in order to fly into Canada.
Current regulations allow Canadian citizens with dual citizenship to use either passport and proof of residency in Canada with either a driver’s license or Canadian citizenship card.
For more information please click here

Recruitment for the 2017-2018 Page Program in the House of Commons is now open! The Page Program selects 40 high school and CEGEP students from across the country, every year to work in the House of Commons. Those that are hired as pages work part-time for one year while completing their first year of school at one of the universities in the National Capital Region.

Apply online by December 5th.

For more information please click here: House of Commons Page Program

Above Left:  Kevin receiving a signed copy of Red Kelly's book that has recently hit the book shelves.  The "Red" Kelly Story is a biography of the 8 time Stanley Cup Champion and Hockey Hall of Famer.  "Red" also served as a Liberal MP from 1962-1965.
Above Right:  Kevin showing his support for Children of Residential Schools.   It is hoped Orange Shirt Day can inspire a movement across the country.  It was created by Phyllis Webstad. She was forced into a residential school when she was just six years old. She remembered the first day she arrived, proudly wearing a bright orange shirt. She was stripped of her clothing and was forbidden to speak her language.
Above: MP's Arnold Chan, Garnett Genuis, Gary Anandasangaree, Bardish Chagger and Kevin at the Tamil Reception following the bipartisan vote on Wednesday declaring the month of January as Tamil Heritage month.
Above:  The Saskatchewan Roughriders held a practice on the lawn of Parliament Hill on Tuesday, October 11th. 
Above Left:  Informative meeting with Craig Eling (Saskatoon-Grasswood constituent) and Cynthia Musonda on Sickle Cell Disease.
Above Right:  Kevin met with Teresa Gerner and Arlen Keen in Ottawa to discuss how we can improve Mental Health for all Canadians.   
Above:   Diefenbunker is a four-story, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. During the Cold War it was intended to house 535 Canadian government officials and military officers in the event of a nuclear war. It served as Canadian Forces Station Carp until 1994.
Above Left:  Netha Dyck, Byron Froese (Toronto Maple Leaf) and Henry Dyck.  A pre-season game was held at SaskTel Centre between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators.  It was a 3-2 victory for the Senators.  Byron Froese, the nephew of Saskatoon-Grasswood constituents Netha and Henry Dyck received 2nd Star with one goal and an assist.  13,094 were in attendance with a pro-Leafs vibe.
Above Right:  Kevin with Mike Richter, Executive Director of the ALS Society of Saskatchewan.  Walk for ALS took place on Oct. 1st raising money and awareness.  Presently, ALS is terminal. It’s their mission to help change the reality of this disease and support the 2,500-3,000 Canadians living with ALS. 
For more information, please visit:
Above:  Kevin with members of the Saskatoon Fire Department.  Fire Engine 12 has been wrapped in pink for the month of October.  Saskatoon residents can sign the pink fire truck in exchange for a $10 donation to breast cancer research.  For more information visit:
Above:  Kevin being interviewed by Global morning host Lisa Dutton on the state of the media in Canada and the public's concern about the potential loss of traditional media.  This is part of the Canadian Heritage Committee studying the state of local media.
Above:  Kevin with Kelly Block, MP Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek cutting the cake at a special Canadian Citizenship Ceremony marking the celebration of Citizenship week in Canada.
Above Left:  Parminder Singh, Anshuman Ghotra, Gurman Singh Ghotra, Karamjit Kaur with Kevin as they celebrate becoming new Canadians.  Congratulations!
Above Left:  Kevin addressing the crowd at the Saskatoon RCMP Veterans Association banquet.
Above Right:  Scott Knechtel with the Saskatoon RCMP Veterans Association and Kevin.  Kevin presented a Challenge Coin on behalf of Saskatoon-Grasswood.
On October 26, 2016, Saskatoon's voters will be going to the polls to elect a mayor, city councillors and separate and public school board trustees. 

The polls will be open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on election day.

Advance polling is available prior to the election.  To view the advance polling location and times please click here.
Seager Wheeler's Maple Grove Farm
Seager Wheeler's Maple Grove Farm is a 42 acre farmstead east of Rosthern, established by farmer, agronomist and pioneering seed breeder Seager Wheeler on the prairies in 1898 and operated by him until 1947.  The farm includes various buildings, archaeological resources, and landscape features that represent a model farm of the Wheat Boom era from 1898-1940.   It was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1994.  Although most of the 140 acres farm continues to be owned and operated by the Wheeler family, 42 acres constituting the original farmstead has been severed for operation by the Seager Wheeler Historical Farm Society as an agricultural tourism site.
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