Economy, Peacekeeping Top of Mind for Doherty as Parliament Resumes
Ottawa, ON – MP’s are back in Ottawa for the fall session of Parliament starting this week.
Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP Todd Doherty says one of his biggest priorities revolves around the economy.
“We’re seeing unprecedented job losses right now and it’s even impacting us in our riding,” he says. “Oil and gas and forestry. We need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to get Canadians back to work to build our economy.”
Doherty says the federal government could help by approving pipelines and signing a new Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States.
He notes the situation is becoming dire for some of his constituents.
“Overwhelming the calls to our office and the emails to us is really about ‘I’m not sure what I’m going to do to put food on my table. I need to get back to work.’ And that’s near and dear to my heart.”
Doherty says his party also plans to question the government on its plan to send peacekeepers into harms way.
He notes this shouldn’t be done to help appease the United Nations as a way to gain a security spot on the UN Council.
“We need to make sure we’re not putting our brave men and women in harms way, or if we’re going down that path, that parliamentarians and Canadians have a say.”