Posted by Pieter Taljaard
The MP for Banff and Airdrie, Blake Richards, spoke to the members at the Rotary Club of Airdrie’s regular Tuesday lunch-time meeting on the economic issues affecting Alberta and the current key activities of Parliament.
He highlighted the complexities of approvals for mega capital investments, and the lack of certainty surrounding the pipeline projects, including the government taking over the Kinder-Morgan pipelines. Blake is the Conservative representative for tourism, which interfaces strongly with the sustainability of small businesses, as well as for the file on the democratic processes in Canada. He has repeatedly taken up the interest of small businesses when it is threatened by tax and other regulatory changes affecting the viability of this sector.
Ending on a positive note, Blake celebrated the success of passing a motion in the House of Commons to study what Canada can do to help parents grieving over the loss of an infant.