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VOLUME 2 ISSUE 17     
Another very successful BBQ last evening in Briarwood, with a super turnout!   Thank you all for coming out and chatting with me.

I have heard a lot of concern over the Liberal’s so called Fair Tax plan.  This would potentially unfairly impact small businesses, farmers, fishermen and many others.  What is even more unfair is the way they launched this information, in early summer with only a 75 day consultation process.  I invite you to visit to learn more. 
On Monday, I hosted a round table with my colleagues Cathay Wagantall, Deputy Critic Veterans Affairs and Robert Kitchen, Vice Chair Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs with Saskatoon-Grasswood Veterans at the Nutana Legion.  We heard many concerns expressed by the Veterans and their families. 

Bruce Gordon is our next Saskatoon-Grasswood Canada 150 award recipient.  

As always, if you need assistance with a federal issue, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

Kevin Waugh, MP

Bruce Gordon served and protected our community for 28.5 years with the Saskatoon Police Service.  Upon his retirement with the SPS, Bruce attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and recently received his law degree.  Bruce is an outstanding volunteer and has given much of his time and dedication to many organizations including; Saskatoon Sexual Assault Center, John Lake Home and School Council, PRIDE Saskatoon, Saskatoon Road Runners Club and others.  Bruce is a former Saskatoon Blade captain and has also spent many years coaching minor hockey in Saskatoon.  Bruce is also an ironman and involved in the CrossFit community.  Just days after Bruce officially became a lawyer he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Recently hundreds of people filled the city's Avalon Park to take part in an event named 'Be Like Bruce!' which was organized by the CrossFit community.  To 'Be Like Bruce!' means to be able to persevere through anything - to never let life take you down.  The motto at Bruce's gym is 'community above all else'.  Bruce certainly exemplifies that!  Thank you Bruce for everything you do for our community!  You are an inspiration to many!

On July 18, the Minister of Finance announced his intention to close some tax loopholes that allow wealthy Canadians to avoid higher tax rates. The proposed measures include closing the loophole of business owners “sprinkling” their total income among family members who sit in lower income tax brackets but don’t actually work for the company, taxpayers using private corporations as a substitute for a regular savings account and taxpayers converting a private corporation’s regular income into capital gains. The government is launching a 75-day public consultation on the proposed measures.  

Conservatives agree that Canada’s tax system should be fair; however we are concerned that the proposed changes may negatively impact hardworking small and medium-sized business owners who play by the rules and create jobs in their communities.

  • We fully agree that the tax system should be fair and equitable for all.
  • Conservatives support policies that reduce the tax burden for small and medium-sized businesses, reduce government red tape and allow entrepreneurs to create jobs in their communities.
  • We will be participating in the consultation process to ensure that the voices of hardworking small and medium-sized business owners are heard.
  • We know that Liberal tax hikes (higher small business tax rates, increased payroll taxes and a new carbon tax) are making it more difficult for entrepreneurs to maintain and grow their businesses.
  • We know Justin Trudeau’s position on small and medium-sized businesses. During the election campaign, Trudeau stated that a “significant proportion” of small businesses serve as a screen for wealthy Canadians who want to avoid paying taxes.
Canadians concerned about the fairness of Canada's income tax system—are encouraged to share their views and ideas about the proposals to address the tax planning strategies discussed in this paper.

I ask that you tell Finance Minister Morneau and Prime Minister Trudeau that you oppose these changes.  Written comments should be sent to:  The closing date for submission is October 2, 2017.  For more information please visit:

Above:  It was a wonderful night for my BBQ in Briarwood Park last night.  Over 500 people came out to enjoy a hotdog and polish sausage with their families!  It was nice chatting with everyone and good to hear the concerns of my constituents.  I will continue to work hard to be your 'Strong Voice in Ottawa'.  Thank you everyone for taking the time to come out and enjoy the beautiful night!
I would like to say a BIG thank you to all of the volunteers that helped me with the BBQ at Briarwood Park.  Many of you came out to drop flyers into Rosewood and Briarwood neighborhoods as well as helping with the set-up, clean-up, and the barbecuing.  Also, thanks to George and his staff at the Cave Restaurant for their kindness and generousity.  They are a great group of people!  Volunteers are seldom paid.  I couldn't do it without you.  Your time and effort is priceless. Thank you!
Above:  Thank you to my collegues Cathay Wagantall Deputy Critic Veterans Affairs and Robert Kitchen, Vice Chair Standing Committee for Veterans Affairs for joining me at Royal Canadian Legion Nutana Branch for a Veterans round table discussion.  We had good discussions with our Veterans listening to their issues and concerns.  
Above:  Speaking with Ammar Zahid as he was proud to become a Canadian Citizen at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Broadway Theatre. 
Above:  It was an honour to welcome 75 new Canadians at the ceremony!
Above Left:  Having some Irish 'craic' at Folkfest!  'Craic' is a term used to express good times, connection and conversation with people.  Toe-tapping entertainment was provided by the Irish dancers and of course pints of Guiness!
Above Right:  I'm pointing out to Mayor Charlie Clark that although the Nutana Curling Club was the home of the Irish Pavillion this past weekend it is my "Home Ice" throughout the year with my sign displaying my contact information so my constituents can reach out to me with any concerns.
Above:  'Community of Heroes' was held in Friendship Park.  This event teaches the public how to do hands-only CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Resuscitation experts from the Heart & Stroke Foundation and MD Ambulance were on site giving lessons on what to do when cardiac arrest occurs.  Thank you Heart & Stroke and MD Ambulance for this valuable lesson that can save a life!
Above Left:  Dwayne Eagle, Whitecap Development Corporation, Hon. Don Morgan, Deputy Premier, Deborah Apps, President & CEO Trans Canada Trail, Carman Joynt, Chair Board of Directors Royal Canadian Mint.  The Royal Canadian Mint launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin celebrating 25th anniversary of 24,000 km long Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail).
Above Right:  It was very nice to see Hon. Carol Skelton, Board of Directors of The Royal Canadian Mint.
Above Left:  I enjoyed my meeting with Des Nedhe Development Jamie Dickson's, VP Legal, Sean Willy, President and CEO and Rob Stanger, VP Construction and Mining.  Des Nedhe Development was established by English River First Nation in 1991 to create sustainable employment and business opportunities for English River members.  Des Nedhe is exploring new opportunities across the province, in multiple sectors, and is positioned to play an important role in the province’s economic future.
Above Right:  I was pleased to be part of the celebration of 60 years of the German Cultural Centre.  I presented Darrell Dick, President German Cultural Centre with a certificate celebrating this milestone.
Above Left:  I met with Shaun and Katarina Nechvatal, parents of two young boys with Cystic Fibrosis.  Orkambi, a long awaited medication that works on the primary problem CF causes, has been approved in Canada for children over the age of six.  While the medication is approved in Canada, they are still waiting for it to be included on the Canadian Drug formulary as well as coverage by the provinces.  To learn more about cystic fibrosis please visit:  You can also learn about their family's fight by visiting
Above Right:  It was my pleasure to meet with Sara Wingerak and Chanel Hudson who are Research Assistants and Connie Andersen, Executive Director Saskatoon Association for Community Living.  Sara and Chanel were hired under the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  Some of their research included;
  • develop the beginning stages of a feasibility plan for a community-based interdisciplinary mental health support team for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  
  • identifying all existing programs and supports currently operating for individuals with intellectual disabilities in northern Saskatchewan.
  • compile a directory that will be distributed to individuals, families, and organizations across the program to better assist them in accessing existing resources.
I would like to thank Premier Brad Wall for 13 years of service as Saskatchewan Party Leader and 10 years as our Premier. Brad Wall has been a great Leader and a great Premier of our province. He led the Saskatchewan Party to their first ever election victory and followed that up by winning two more overwhelming majority governments, with the two highest popular vote percentages in Saskatchewan history. More importantly, as Premier, he led our province through a decade of growth, after decades of decline and stagnation. During Brad Wall’s time as Premier, Saskatchewan has enjoyed a period of growth not seen since the earliest days of our province, and his leadership has helped ensure the benefits of that growth have been enjoyed by all Saskatchewan people. Thank you Premier Wall!
Need a Passport?
If you need a new passport or would like to renew your expired or about-to-expire passport, please plan to attend my passport clinic.
Staff and volunteers will be on site to answer your questions and review your completed application for submission to Passport Canada.
Please note, first time applicants must provide one passport picture and application signed by a guarantor before you come to the passport clinic.
There will also be a photographer on-site for photos at a cost to the applicant.
If you have any questions please contact my constituency office at (306) 975-6472.
Date:  September 14, 2017
Place:  Nutana Curling Club
Time:  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the Ukrainian spirit at Saskatoon's Outdoor Ukrainian Festival!
Ukrainian Day in the Park is a free outdoor event that has been running for 13 years!  For more information please click here 
The Men's Canadian Fast Pitch championships will be held in Saskatoon August 30th to September 3rd.  All games will be played at Bob Van Impe Stadium, Joe Gallagher Field & Glen Reeve Fields. The event will have the top athletes in both the Men’s Category and Master Men’s Category from across Canada.  For more information please visit:  

The hub of activity for the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival is Saskatoon's spectacular River Landing, along the South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon.

Live shows take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Amphitheatre at River Landing. Both evenings are topped off with a fantastic fireworks display set to music.

The PotashCorp Fireworks Festival is truly a community celebration. Aside from the terrific entertainment and amazing fireworks displays, the Festival features: food, fun for kids and adults, demonstrations and games, and a bike valet service.

Join the Saskatoon SPCA on Saturday, September 9th! Singles, couples, families and four-legged furry friends are invited to participate in their Night to Howl 5K. Walk, run, or jog to benefit the animals at the Saskatoon SPCA for one of our most important fundraisers of the year. 

5Ks not your thing? Prairie Sun Brewery will be hosting a beer tent for the 5K Pug Chug! Collect pledges to enjoy delicious food and refreshing pints. Sit, relax and have a beverage with your pet knowing that proceeds will be helping other animals at the Saskatoon SPCA!  For more information click here

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Held in over 35 communities nationwide, it is the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards overcoming ovarian cancer.  Held annually during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, this family-friendly event raises vital funds to provide support, raise awareness and fund much-needed research into prevention, improved treatments and ultimately, a cure.
Why walk?
Walk because the women in your life are important to you. Walk for those who have been touched by ovarian cancer and those who need to know more about the disease.
Walk Date:  September 10, 2017 at 10:00AM
Location:  Windy Acres
Route Distance:  2.5 km or 5 km

Event Day Schedule:
10:00am - 12:00pm: Pancake breakfast, Morning coffee and Entertainment 
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Registration 
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Walk/Fun Run 
2:00pm:  Free post Walk refreshments, Team & Participant recognition and Children’s fun area!
For more information please click here.


The Schrader House is a large three storey building with many distinctive architectural features.  Located in the city’s downtown, the Schrader House was built in 1908.  The streetscape where the Schrader House is located has changed significantly since first constructed.  Today the building is largely surrounded by multi-storey condominiums and apartment buildings.

The Schrader House is representative of an affluent time that occurred in Saskatoon in the early 20th century.  It was the original home of Udo Schrader, a livestock farmer and land speculator.  Schrader, who was born in Germany in 1882, moved to Saskatoon from Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1903. Schrader was originally a farmer, having obtained a degree in agriculture from the University of Minnesota, but soon became active in real estate development in the Saskatoon area.  He formed the Borden Farm Company and became a very successful land speculator.  Schrader’s wife, Helen, was very active in church, patriotic and educational organizations in the City.  She received a Masters Degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota.   

The Schrader’s entertained frequently in their home on 6th Avenue, welcoming many European visitors, as well as staging concert recitals and other cultural and political events and meetings.  Eventually, the house became the property of Udo and Helen Schrader’s daughter, Leonora, and her husband Philip McMeans, who was the first City Prosecutor in Saskatoon.

The heritage value of the Schrader House also lies in its unique architectural features. The house was designed in a style which was common to the American Midwest and the Upper Mississippi Valley in the late 19th and early 20th Century.  The house itself is quite standard in design and is not overly endowed with decorative elements.  Its uniqueness lies in its stylistic features which include a front porch and balcony that feature classical elements.  Original notable interior features of the home include window benches for the bay-window, a bevelled piano window, glassed door with brass fittings, and the exposed beam construction on the dining room.

The Schrader House was converted from a residence to an office in 1986, and continues to be used for office purposes today.  Through the City’s Heritage Awards Program, the Schrader House received an award for renovation of a commercial building in 1987.

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