Author - Martin Shields

Martin ShieldsMartin Shields is the Member of Parliament for the Bow River riding, Alberta. Martin has been living in Brooks with his family for 38 years and is committed to the success and quality of the community. Martin serves as Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party’s Alberta Caucus, and as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development.

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2020 wrap up

The year 2020 is FINALLY coming to a close. For many people in our riding, it’s been a very tough, unusual, and stressful year. The pandemic and the lockdown...

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We’ve had a number of tumultuous events in Canadian politics recently. As your Member of Parliament for Bow River and a member of Her Majesty’s Official...

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WE Charity scandal

You’ve likely heard by now about the Prime Minister’s latest ethics scandal – the WE charity debacle.  In case you missed it, here are the facts we know...

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Economic and Fiscal snapshot

Last week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the government’s Economic and Fiscal ‘Snapshot’. Morneau confirmed that the Liberals are running a deficit of...

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Deeply challenging summer for all

We are finally into the full swing of summer, and I know things are going to be very different this year. The pandemic and government lock down measures have...

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COVID 19 update April 2.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, and I wanted to provide a brief update on some recent events in Ottawa and in our riding. Before getting into all...

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