How satisfied are you with government services in your community?
Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola. This constituency includes the communities of Kelowna (precise boundaries), West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Keremeos, Princeton, Merritt and Logan Lake.
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Since I was first elected, I have used the summer months, generally spending speaking opportunities and undertaking a listening tour — riding-wide — to hear the concerns of local citizens .
One of the greatest things about this riding is the great diversity of people who live in our various communities. Some in more densely populated urban areas – others in smaller towns and there are some in unincorporated rural areas.
In turn, each fall, when the House resumes its activities, I share the concerns raised in Ottawa.
This year, unlike any other, there is a different tone to what I am hearing.
Affordability, given record inflation and the direction of our governments at all levels, has been a concern in many communities.
Health care, such as the inability to get a doctor or having to travel long distances for health care-related services, are ongoing challenges.
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