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  • Stephen Kay
    commented 2019-10-17 22:09:22 -0400
    Somebody stole our Elect sign from our front lawn! Would like a replacement please.
  • Craig Erickson
    commented 2019-10-17 11:57:51 -0400
    To the honorable Mr Arnold Viersen MP


    As a constituent of your riding, I have been watching this federal election very closely and the attention that the party leaders are spending in Quebec is troubling to say the least. As our MP I beg you to introduce a electoral reform bill to give each province and territory equal say in our government instead of electoral boundaries drawn by population. This will give each province an equal opportunity to ensure our elected officials and Prime Minister are representing the country equally. Time and Time again we watch the political battles happen in Ontario and Quebec. The only reason the Bloc is relevant is because of their population. Our National political parties only have to be accountable to the 2 provinces that have the biggest population. This is what divides Canada as a country because each province and territory are not treated equally. I really feel for the people that live in the Territories as there not given any attention during an election campaign.


    Please do what you can about making election reform.


    regards


    Craig Erickson
  • Gary Robertson
    commented 2019-10-08 14:00:20 -0400
    Why was Rebel reporter David Menzies arrested for trying to cover a speech Mr. Scheer was giving? Don’t we have freedom of speech or freedom of press anymore? I don’t see any campaign promises for senior citizens who made this country what it is today. Why has Mr. Scheer sided with Trudeau on letting 350,000 immigrants a year into this country? These so called refugees get 3 times more in our taxpayers money every month than Canadian senior citizens who paid taxes for 50 years or more. Soon Canada will be a third world country under Corporate Dictatorship. I was always a Progressive Conservative supporter until rebel media reporter was arrested and put in handcuffs.
  • philip wiebe
    commented 2019-09-28 16:54:48 -0400
    Hello,


    I just saw the empty promise of tree planting given by Justin Trudea. Can you guess what the # of trees that canada plants over 4 yrs on average years? Well industry stats state that about 2 billion.?. How amazing that he would like to claim credit for this on going effort.
  • Bruce Vogel
    commented 2019-09-20 17:44:52 -0400
    At what time are you attending to GRimshaw, AB on 2019-09-21 and at what specific address. I would like to attend to hear you speak but there are no particulars on this event.
  • Renee Vaugeois
    commented 2019-09-04 01:04:42 -0400
    Dear Federal Candidate,


    The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC), Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education (AWARE) and Migrante Alberta were proud to release the Shift 2019 People’s Agenda on September 2, 2019. Please check out the agenda here.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cRjN-DjNcqpPmV1dqoFPhD727znPD6TH/view


    Shift 2019 brought together excluded and marginalized communities to learn from each other and speak together for an equitable and just future. Connecting with 80 Albertans in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary and Lethbridge, Shift 2019 worked collaboratively to build a shared agenda that addresses critical issues in lead up to the federal elections in 2019.


    The Shift 2019 People’s Agenda includes calls to various levels of government on critical issues for Albertans and many others across the country. With hopes, this will contribute to a positive and constructive narrative in lead up to the federal election; one that explores the complexity and beauty of Alberta and the people that call this land home.


    We invite you to review the Agenda to provide you insight on issues in lead up to the election. Talk to your constituents about the agenda and ask questions as well!


    We are also hosting three online town hall gatherings which we would like to invite you to participate. During these town halls, we will have a slate of federal candidates engage in a discussion about one of three key areas identified in the Peoples’ Agenda:

    Living Wage and Just Labour on September 13th

    Environment and Foreign Policy on September 27th

    Housing on October 4


    If you are willing to participate in one of these town halls, please let us know as soon as possible to secure your spot.


    Regards,

    Shift 2019 Team

    Follow Us on Social Media

    Over the course of the federal campaign, we will be actively promoting relevant calls to action over social media. Follow us and reshare and post! Share your thoughts on the agenda with us as well!
    @AgendaShift2019 agendashift2019
  • Benjamin Friesen
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  • Benjamin Friesen
    commented 2019-09-04 00:37:17 -0400
    Please stand up for basic human rights (for unborn children) and completely ban abortions in Canada.
  • Troy Cummings
    commented 2019-09-02 08:05:36 -0400
    To the honorable Mr Arnold Viersen MP,


    I’m writing to inform you of the unfathomable cruelty of the dog-meat trade that happens throughout Asia – mostly China, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia, countries who Canada has bilateral relationships with.


    To begin, here is a link showing an already beaten dog being thrown into boiling water in the Henan province of China. Caution, distressing images: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b4e_1483372953


    Horribly, it is also not uncommon for live dogs to be boiled alive, suffering unfathomable and excruciating pain before a slow death. Just think of the times when you run your hand under hot water and how quickly you move your hands because of the instant discomfort – now imagine that feeling but without being able to move, it’s a horrible thought.


    Unfortunately many will be tortured in the most sadistic ways as the killers believe the longer an animal is in pain, the better the meat will taste, and/or the greater the ‘health’ benefits will be – this is OUTRAGEOUS animal cruelty.


    In many cases dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified caged dogs and full view of the public.


    I have been shocked and disturbed by the images and footage I have seen of dogs, and cats enduring such horrific treatment. This callous and sickening behaviour needs to STOP as soon as possible!


    Please watch with caution this undercover video by animal rights activists in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDK1OSjlMEc


    Please watch with caution this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU


    Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in Vietnam, caution the video contains graphic images:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS0n0Tz7wK4


    Please watch this undercover video of a dog-meat market in Indonesia, caution the video contains distressing images.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbUkGJJw-Io


    Mr Viersen, respectfully I ask that you use your position and leadership to immediately address this horrendous practice and be part of the movement fighting to help bring an end to the dog meat trade throughout Asia.


    Please urge your Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Vietnamese equivalents/counterparts, to end the brutal dog-meat trade; by adopting progressive and popular animal welfare laws that forbid dog-meat consumption and ALL animal torture forever.


    Consider politely writing a formal letter expressing your concern and objection; let them know that not only Canadian’s, but the world’s citizens vigorously oppose the cruel and sadistic behavior of the dog-meat trade as well as cruelty to ALL animals.


    As an example, please follow this link to a recent letter from the mayor of Pompeii, Italy, who admirably responded to the cause and sent through a letter of disapproval to his Korean sister city counterpart: http://koreandogs.org/pompei-responds-2/


    This is not out of your scope, please do not dismiss or turn a blind eye to this situation. You CAN be the small bit of difference who initiates conversation, which will create awareness that will one day soon mark the beginning of the end of the cruel dog-meat trade.


    The time to end their pain and suffering is now, please do not ignore because of fear, and remember the actions you take today will ultimately forever define your legacy.


    The favour of your reply with your signature is requested. I sincerely thank you for your attention to this matter.


    Respectfully


    Troy Cummings


    PS


    “Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”


    Dr. Martin Luther King


    PPS


    I am not affiliated with any organisation/s, I am someone who has been saddened and appalled by the situation with man’s best friend throughout Asia, and it needs to end.


    http://www.stopdogmeat.com/ (some graphic images)

    http://www.animalhopeandwellness.org/ (non-profit organisation)

    www.facebook.com/animalhopeandwellness/

    http://www.duoduoproject.org/ (non-profit organisation)

    www.facebook.com/duoduoproject

    http://koreandogs.org (some graphic images)

    http://www.vietnamanimalscruelty.com/en (non graphic)

    http://www.soidog.org/en/dogmeat/ (non graphic, non profit organisation)
  • Renee Vaugeois
    commented 2019-08-30 02:06:18 -0400
    Dear Federal Candidate,


    The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC), Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education (AWARE) and Migrante Alberta will launch the Shift 2019 People’s Agenda as part of the Annual Labor Day BBQ at Giovanni Caboto Park.


    September 02, 2019

    Giovanni Caboto Park (95 st and 108 A ave)

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM


    Shift 2019 has brought together excluded and marginalized communities to learn from each other and speak together for an equitable and just future. Connecting with 80 Albertans in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary and Lethbridge, Shift 2019 worked collaboratively to build a shared agenda that addresses critical issues in lead up to the federal elections in 2019.


    The Shift 2019 People’s Agenda includes calls to various levels of government on critical issues for Albertans and many others across the country. Our goal is to share our perspective with those running for office and promote an awareness and dialogue on the deep and challenging issues in our communities. With hopes, this will contribute to a positive and constructive narrative in lead up to the federal election; one that explores the complexity and beauty of Alberta and the people that call this land home.


    We thus would like to humbly invite you to engage in conversation with those that are present at this event. We’d love to hear your perspective on these issues and build relationships with candidates who care about having constructive conversations about issues that matter to Albertans. We will not provide a mic space but we will acknowledge you publicly if you are present.


    Following the launch, we will host three online candidate town hall discussions. During these town halls, we will invite a slate of federal candidates to engage in a discussion about one of three key areas identified in the Peoples’ Agenda:

    Living Wage and Just Labour on September 13th

    Environment and Foreign Policy on September 27th

    Housing on October 4


    We would also like to invite you to participate in one of these online town halls. These sessions will be hosted on zoom and will be recorded and posted for viewing on youtube. This will provide you and opportunity to get your and your party’s perspective forward on these issues. Each candidate will be provided 5 minutes to share their perspective on the issue from the Agenda. We will host a maximum of five candidates per town hall.


    Please do let us know if you would like to participate in one of these sessions and we will send the agenda to you after release on Monday. Thank you for your time and for your commitment to our province and country.


    Regards,


    Alberta Workers Awareness Resource Centre

    John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

    Migrante Alberta
  • Bev Anuszewski
    commented 2019-08-28 22:37:13 -0400
    Hi Arnold, I was wondering if you get in could your party please help the seniors. I recently lost my Dad last year and now we are paying for a line of credit and a mortgage. He couldn’t live off of his pension because it was to little. Our Seniors fought for our country and got this country going. They should be looked after.
  • Netty VanAssen
    commented 2019-08-12 13:35:12 -0400
    Wishing you strength, health, courage and God’s Blessings on your work in Ottawa, Arnold.

    Hope you will encourage Sheer to keep his earlier promise to allow tax deductions for private school supporters!
  • Terry Larkin
    commented 2018-12-22 14:28:44 -0500
    Young Adults are a mighty force in favour of a better world. Recruit them for service.
  • Kyle Schroeder
    commented 2018-03-21 17:05:41 -0400
    Hi Arnold,


    I am a resident of High Prairie, AB and I just wanted to let you know that I am vehemently opposed to the new gun legislation, Bill C-71. It is utterly useless and only further encumbers law abiding gun owners. Not only do I believe that the current 5 year background check before issuing a gun license is a decent amount of time, but I believe putting it to a lifetime check is ridiculous. I hope you feel the same way and will fight for what your constituents want. Thank you for your time.
  • Bert Van Niejenhuis
    commented 2018-01-20 19:52:18 -0500
    Hey Arnold,


    I believe the biggest reason we are experiencing a rise in rural crime is the proliferance of illicit drugs. Users are desperate for cash to buy their drugs. By fighting the drug culture we will reduce property theft. Your rural crime survey does not allow for this answer as part of the solution to the problem.


    P.S. Please change the spelling of my last name to Van Niejenhuis. Thanks,


    Bert
  • Jennifer Harrison
    commented 2017-12-03 19:18:22 -0500
    Hi There – I was forwarded this newsletter by a community member who wanted me to see what Mr. Viersen had to say about what was being done to address the damage that pornography can do to young people; the damage that porn can play in hindering the development of healthy sexuality and healthy sexual relationships with others. As someone who has worked with youth in and out of the school setting and youth struggling with a wide range of barriers to healthy growth, I strongly encourage you to invite young people to be a part, from the beginning, of any effort you start intending to educate them or to shield them from pornography. Having 15 years working in youth engagement, not matter what the subject, when youth are at the forefront of their own education development, they do better overall and the likelihood they will hear the message increases exponentially.
  • Bruce Vogel
    commented 2017-09-15 13:35:35 -0400
    Keep your Website current.

    In regards to your “Free the Beer” campaign impact as Provincial Trade Barriers is more about Government controlling than steering our economy. Less Government is better. Take down the Tax Barriers, or eliminate the Transfer Payments.
  • Mieke de Groot
    commented 2017-09-07 13:30:13 -0400
    Hello Mr Viersen,


    I’ve sent a few invitations to you regarding concerns relevant specifically to persons with physical disabilities/low mobility and to accessible built environments. Typically, my invitations have been grouped with those to MLAs and to Chris Warkentin. I do not recall receiving replies, so possibly my invitations have been screened out as a SCAM email address.


    I would love to meet with you and have a discussion about what Spinal Cord Injury Alberta does in the Peace River-Westlock Region, and to hope that one day we can enhance your profile as someone who is keen to developing an Accessible Canada.


    While my office is located in Grande Prairie, my region is roughly Grande Cache to High Level, High Prairie to the BC border. I have clients scattered throughout the intersection of our mutual areas.


    I look forward to hearing from you in regards to potential meeting dates and locations.


    Mieke de Groot, RSW

    Regional Program Coordinator

    Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

    mieke.de.groot@sci-ab.ca

    780 831 1091
  • Brian Rosche
    commented 2017-07-04 16:51:28 -0400
    Good Afternoon MP Viersen,

    This morning I read this breaking news story in the Globe and Mail ;


    Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, compensation package:


    The federal government will offer an official apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. military prison for suspected and captured terrorists. Sources tell The Globe and Mail that the announcement is expected later this week.


    Funding terrorists is a violation of Canadian and International law.

    I am outraged at the prospect of the Trudeau Liberal government paying the confessed killer of U.S. military medic Christopher Speer $10 million dollars in tax payer’s money.

    I expect the family of Chris Speer, the U.S. people and the families of Canadian soldiers killed fighting Omar Khadr’s comrades would be outraged as well.

    I do not dispute the alleged mistreatment of Mr. Khadr by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay Cuba but that is an issue with the U.S. military not the Government of Canada.

    The fact is he killed one of their people.

    We were all 15 years old and I believe at that age we all knew grenades kill people.

    I believe Omar Khadr intended to Kill Chris Speer when he pulled the pin and threw the grenade in his tent.

    If the Government of Canada pays Khadr 10 million dollars terrorists around the world will be celebrating and likely contacting their comrade with their wish lists.

    Please do what you can to stop this travesty from happening.

    Best regards,

    Brian Rosche

    Deputy Reeve

    M.D. of Lesser Slave River
  • Markus Saufferer
    commented 2017-03-14 16:26:52 -0400
    Hello Mr. Viersen, Although I am not a constituent (Vancouver Island) I support your stance on M-47. Actually, I was directed to you by CPC HQ. I have done quite a bit of study on the negative effects of pornography (not just “violent” and “sexually degrading” varieties) on all aspects of our society. There are a number of good resources and interviews with experts on this topic over at the bridgehead.com .
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