Lisa Raitt will be in Vernon May 21 at a Conservative event and also meeting with healthcare professionals. (Morning Star file photo)

Conservatives host deputy opposition leader in Vernon

Lisa Raitt will be meeting with area healthcare professionals and speaking at a dinner

Canada’s deputy opposition leader is taking a critical look at healthcare in the North Okanagan next week.

Honourable Lisa Raitt will be in the area Tuesday, May 21 and will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser dinner event hosted by the North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative Association, after spending the day co-hosting meetings with area healthcare professionals with local Member of Parliament Mel Arnold.

See: LETTER: Rait puts Conservative Andrew Scheer to shame

“Over her years of strong service, Raitt’s depth of knowledge and political instinct has earned the respect of political opponents and allies alike,” said Linda Hawes, president of the NOSCA. “In the House of Commons, Raitt is a formidable force for the Conservatives including her leading roles exposing Trudeau government scandals.

“The local Conservative association is excited to host Ms. Raitt in Vernon next Tuesday and is inviting everyone with an interest in federal politics and the future of Canada to attend this event. “

The dinner takes place at the Schubert Centre in Vernon with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available at www.nosca.ca.

See: Conservative brings bid to town

Raitt was raised is Sydney, Nova Scotia and studied at St. Francis Xavier University, the University of Guelph then Osgoode Hall Law School before being called to the Ontario bar in 1998. First elected to the House of Commons in 2008, Raitt is the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and has also served as the Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour and Minister of Transport over the past 11 years.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon crash claims father

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Vernon tattoo fundraiser draws record support

Lineup around the block for start and beginning of Five Fathoms Tattoo event for Children’s Hospital

Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap

The South Okanagan is the hottest spot to be in the province for Victoria Day

Vernon chamber members do not want overdose prevention site downtown

Chamber reps meet with Interior Health to discuss proposed site for Vernon

Vernon Winter Carnival names board

Carnival set for milestone 60th annual event - Carnival Remembers teh 60s – in February 2020

VIDEO: It’s warming up across the Okanagan Valley

Grey skies are expected to fade and the sun looks like it’s here to stay

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Kamloops

A Kamloops Mountie had stopped the driver for speeding, but they raced off from the 0fficer

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Letter: More cell towers, more radiation

The ever increasing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is creating a hell-on-earth situation for… Continue reading

Okanagan Regional Library hosts famous author

Author of The Woo Woo, Lindsay Wong will be in Kelowna Tuesday

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Most Read