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Fort St. John
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bob’s Weekly Report Like many of you I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic bus accident that has taken the lives of 16 hockey players, coaches, and staff of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club. It...
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Seven mayors from Northern B.C. have written an open letter emphasizing their assertion that B.C.'s economic future should include the development of a liquified natural gas export industry. The letter reads as follows: Two weeks...
Bob’s Weekly Report It was news we all were hoping wouldn’t come, but unfortunately on April 8, Kinder Morgan announced that it was suspending work on the Trans Mountain Expansion project. The company also set a deadline of May 31...
Bob’s Weekly Report “If he laughs well, he is a good man.” – one of the many ‘Peckisms’ by Prince George resident Wilf Peckham Wilf Peckham was not like most people. As many in the Prince George community know, Wilf Peckham...
Bob’s Weekly Report After a few weeks in our ridings meeting with constituents, Members of Parliament returned to Ottawa and with great fanfare Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale introduced the Liberals’ new firearms legislation. As I have said before, I support...
Bob’s Weekly Report Recently, LNG Canada reaffirmed its commitment to build the proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal with plans to start construction in 2018. Not only is this great news for British Columbia and Canada, it also highlights what many...
Bob’s Weekly Report In recent weeks I have heard from many local farmers with concerns about the lack of rail car service in our region. One farmer who visited my office in Fort St. John told me that CN hadn’t...
Bob’s Weekly Report Last year, I received an overwhelming number of letters from people across Northern BC who were very concerned about proposed changes to our tax system. Usually on a major issue I might receive a few dozen letters,...
Bob’s Weekly Report Here in Northern B.C., we understand the importance of the responsible development of our natural resources to our local and national economy. That is why it has been so unfortunate to watch the escalating dispute between British Columbia and...
Bob’s Weekly Report The Olympics are a time for the country to come together to cheer on our athletes as they compete on the world’s biggest stage. This year in PyeongChang, South Korea, we have already seen some amazing performances and Canadians...
Bob’s Weekly Report Last week, as Chair of Canada’s National Prayer Breakfast, I was honoured to travel to Washington with two of my MP colleagues, Kelly Block from Saskatchewan and Kevin Sorenson from Alberta, for the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast. The...
The Senate of Canada recently held an emergency debate on the recent development in the ongoing saga over the $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project which, essentially, twins an existing pipeline between Alberta and B.C. In my view,...
Bob’s Weekly Report As I am sure many of you have heard, my friend and colleague Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, recently suffered a health scare that for a time left his family unsure if he was...
Bob’s Weekly Report One of the most rewarding aspects of being your Member of Parliament is being able to meet residents who are making a difference for the people of our region.  Sadly, Northern British Columbia recently lost one of our...
MP Bob Zimmer's Weekly Report While summer may be months away, every year organizations throughout our region use this time to get their annual applications ready for federal funding under the Canada Summer Jobs Program. This program provides funding to...
MP Bob Zimmers Weekly Report I want to start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I hope that you were able to take some time to be with your family and enjoy each other’s company over the Christmas...
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