Mr. Speaker, on May 2 the voters of Burnaby—Douglas elected me to represent them in the House. I am honoured to serve as their MP and to have been appointed by the late Jack Layton as critic for western economic diversification.
My main goal as MP is to make Burnaby an even better place to live within a more prosperous Canada.
To begin this work, I am meeting with local residents, elected representatives, businesses, unions and NGOs. I am also consulting the public to help set policy directions on two critical local issues.
The first consultation concerns TransLink's proposal to add a gondola to our local public transit network and includes phoning and surveying every affected household.
The second concerns Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and includes surveying local residents and voters across the province.
I am pleased to announce that the results will be reported to residents as well as the House.