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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As you all know, our country is currently in an unprecedented situation. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in massive disruptions to our usual way of life...

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End the Blockades

Over the past few weeks in Canada, one issue has been front and center – the Wet’suwet’en blockades that plunged our country into a national crisis. We watched...

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New session of parliament

The House of Commons is back in session, and as a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition I can guarantee that there will be no free ride for the Trudeau...

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Start of the 43rd parliament

The 43rd parliament is underway, and I wanted to fill everyone in on some of the recent events in Ottawa. First, I want to acknowledge that our Conservative...

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A Real Plan for the Environment

Parliament has risen for the summer, and the 2019 election campaign will soon be in full swing. It’s an exciting time in Canadian politics – and our...

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One month left in the 42nd parliament

We have reached the final month of the 42nd Parliament that began with the Liberals’ election in 2015. The 2019 election is fast-approaching, and the...

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Canola crisis solutions

I think most of you would agree that the Prime Minister’s approach to our resource sector has wreaked havoc in our region. His plan to “phase...

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