Elected to represent

Well, I am back in Ottawa where you elected me to be. I say this because there seemed to be some misunderstanding of the role of a Member of Parliament during the election campaign. Some candidates said that if elected they would spend more time in the constituency; strange as you are electing a representative to represent you in Ottawa.

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to represent you during the 41st session of Parliament.  No matter how you voted during the election, I now represent all those that reside in the Okanagan -Shuswap constituency and my office door is open to you. On June 2 Parliament reconvened. On the first day MPs elected a new Speaker of the House of Commons. On Friday June 3, the Governor General, H.E. The Right Honourable David Johnson, presented our Conservative Government’s “Speech from the Throne” setting out our priorities for the next four years.

The week of June 6-10, we will be tabling the budget, debating the budget and hopefully passing the budget before Parliament is adjourned for the summer.

Summer is my time in the constituency for some personal time with the family as well as meeting constituents on the BBQ circuit.  The constituency office is open during the summer and I also go to the office during the summer to meet constituents on a more formal basis.

My focus as I serve is to hear your voice in the constituency and to be your voice in Ottawa. Please feel that what you want to say is important to me and my staff.

If you are planning a trip to Ottawa please let me know. I would be honoured to meet you and if your time permits, provide you with passes to Question Period.

Please feel free to email me and myself or one of my staff will get back to you. My email address is colin.mayes.c1b@parl.gc.ca