MP John Weston (West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country) stood in the House of Commons last week to proclaim National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, to be held formally for the first time last Saturday, May 11th.
National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is part of Weston’s overarching goal to promote a healthier lifestyle. Relentless advocate for an active and drug-free environment for all Canadians to prosper in; he established a Private Member’s Bill to fight Crystal Meth labs, is in the process of promoting a second one for National Health and Fitness Day, and initiated this project on prescription drugs. Weston’s latest step was a mail-out entirely dedicated to health and fitness received this week by the constituents of his riding.
John Weston, M.P. (West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country) was acclaimed May 1st to a second term as Chairman of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, at a meeting that attracted over 30 MP's and Senators in Ottawa.
Weston was recently invited to Taiwan with a delegation of fellow MPs to help the process of creating the equivalent parliamentary friendship group in Taiwan. He was also invited to attend the inauguration of the current President of Taiwan Ma Ying-Jeou.
"Given the great momentum in relations between Canada and Taiwan, I am honored to have the opportunity to continue leading this Group," Weston said. "Many Parliamentarians of all parties have expressed the priority they put on the Taiwan relationship. I look forward to helping our Government make progress on the issues that MPs in our Association have highlighted, in Canada and in Taiwan: peace in the Taiwan Straits; the signing of an Anti-Double Taxation Agreement; broadening of access to the Taiwan Market for Canadian beef; and the rejuvenation of a Terry Fox Run in Taiwan."
Other officers elected were:
For additional information or comment from MP Weston, please contact:
Josh HemondDirector of CommunicationsOffice of John Weston, MPMember of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky CountryPhone: 604-981-1790
DO YOU NEED CHILDCARE?
The Village of Lions Bay is working with Lions Bay Playschool, Lions Bay School PAC and the West Van School District 45 to assess the childcare needs of the community.
If you need childcare before school, after school or daycare, please contact Councillor Ando at
Smithrite have advised us today that recycling at a significant number of properties was placed curbside after their collection was complete.
Please may we remind residents that recycling must be put out before 7.30am to ensure pickup.
(Ottawa, May 7, 2013) Collaboration was the theme and leverage was the message at the second annual National Life Jacket & Swim Day on the Hill in Ottawa yesterday. "By working together, we can make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth" according to John Weston, MP for West Vancouver - Sea to Sky - Sunshine Coast. An array of organizations and Parliamentarians combined on Monday, May 7th to promote swimming as an accessible life skill and superb approach to health and fitness juxtaposed with a safety theme.
Statement on the Day of the Walk for Bostonians, Ottawa, Apr 22, 2013
Thank you, Phil Marsh. Few people have done more than Coach Phil to foster unity on Parliament Hill. Each Tuesday at 6:45am when the House is in session, Phil is in this very place to encourage MP's and Senators to walk or run together to encourage health and fitness for all Canadians.
C’est notre ami Phil qui a lance l’idee de creer unde journee nationale de la santé au Canada. Avec d’autres parlementaires de tous les parties et moi-meme, il encourage toutes les villes et villages du Canada a ourvrir, chaque annee le premier samedi de juin leurs complexes recreationnels et sportifs.
Thank you also, people of Ottawa. In a way, you represent all Canadians today, people of all parties, all walks of life, all ages, and backgrounds.
I invite you to take a closer look at what happened Friday, April 19th, in the House of Commons. MP John Weston (West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country) stood up for his right, and the right of all Members of Parliament, to represent constituents, on any topic, regardless of the Whip’s or Party's stance. He stood in the House, along with the other 9 (of 308) MPs who had in recent days done the same thing.
These actions resulted in the Speaker ruling in favor of democracy, deciding that the Speaker of the House, not the Whip, has the power to allocate statements in the House. This ruling has potentially broad consequence, for the Canadian and other Parliaments, for many years to come. In sum, the ruling allows legislators more freely and effectively to represent their constituents.
Weston's speech and the Speaker's decision and videos are attached.
Josh HemondDirector of CommunicationsOffice of John Weston, MPMember of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky CountryPhone: 604-981-1791
Dear Residents of Lions Bay - You have been at the forefront of engagement in a discussion which I would entitle generally “The Environment IS the Economy”, to encompass many of the interrelated environmental and economic issues which we have been discussing, in public and private forums. I am pleased to provide for your attention a video interview I recently did involving the Minister responsible for the China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China, in which I put questions to him arising from discussions I have had with you and other Canadians. The Minister is Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Asian Pacific Gateway. With best regards, John Weston
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Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website