Suggestion Box

Got a great idea for Arnold to hear? Want to complain about government waste? Or do you just have some constructive criticism for Arnold? Either way, the suggestion box is the place for you to leave your thoughts, concerns, questions and comments for Arnold to see.

  • 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.
  • 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,

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    780 831 1091
  • 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
  • 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 .
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