A Written View

An Open Letter to the PM and Cabinet

I’m sending an Open Letter to the PM and Cabinet.

The last several months we’ve seen our government spend money by throwing it at big corporations that don’t need help. Why don’t they help the people and the small businesses that keep the economy rolling I’ll never know.

We need to act.

At the bottom of the letter I’ll include the information on the email addresses for the members as well as an easy to use link for your email program. If you want to also voice your concerns to Parliament, please do so. Together we can make a difference.

Here’s the letter:

Honourable Members of Parliament/Elected Officials,

Our country is drowning in debt. Money is being thrown at companies in good financial health while the people are paying more in tax than ever before. When will this end?

From the latest big money give-a-way to Mastercard which has angered so many Canadians, we now hear the Federal Government is looking at sending taxpayer money to Alberta in the form of a bailout. Why? Instead, how about approving the Tech Frontier oilsands project which will not only inject approximately $20-billion into the economy but also generate 7,000 needed jobs?

Our Prime Minister has used the defense of protecting Canadian jobs in the past, so why not help create them as well? Does it not make sense to approve something that will employ Canadians for years than to hand out money? As a tax payer I’m poleaxed at the lack of vision being demonstrated. Is it the wrath of a lonely 18-year-old little girl from another country that is holding you back? Instead of worrying about a child being taken advantage of by media, how about listening to the people of the country you work for, real Canadians who vote.

I’m reminded of an old parable that is very apt at this time:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Giving Alberta a bailout will only delay the problem. Approving the Teck Frontier project will help raise Alberta out of despair and supply much needed energy to the country we call home.

Please, stop delaying and vote in favour of the project. Stop increasing our debt based on the wrong choices. Approve a job creating project and show Canadians you are there to help, not pick the pockets of those working diligently to make a living.


Douglas (Doug) Owen

What will happen?

I’m not sure what good the open letter will do, but at least it is out there. Some people ask me why I do this, and the answer is simple. If I don’t do it, who will? If you look at the world today, and I strongly suggest it, more and more of the people protest and make change than anything. By grumbling and staying silent we are not heard. It is time for the sane voice to be the loudest.

Let’s understand what is at stake here – We as a country.

If the Federal Government keeps spending by giving money to profitable companies and taxing us to death, we will not survive. Our future is our children, and the more debt we have the less they will have growing up.

Think of it this way, when you are older you’ll want to retire and enjoy life. If you are unable to afford little pleasures at that stage of your life, what will you do? Get a credit card and spend? Take out a loan and drown in debt?

Not, we don’t need more debt in our country. Time to make our elected officials responsible for the financial mess they put us in. Speak out and let them know. Send an open letter.

Contact Information

Here’s the list. You can copy the open letter if you wish or send your own voicing your concerns. Either one, please let your voice be heard, it’s that important.

Prime MinisterJustinTrudeauJustin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Public ServicesAnitaAnandAnita.Anand@parl.gc.ca
Minister of InnovationNavdeepBainsNavdeep.Bains@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Crown-Indigenous RelationsCarolynBennettCarolyn.Bennett@parl.gc.ca
Minister of AgricultureMarie-ClaudeBibeauMarie-Claude.Bibeau@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Public SafetyBillBlairBill.Blair@parl.gc.ca
Minister of DiversityBardishChaggerBardish.Chagger@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Foreign AffairsFrançois-PhilippeChampagneFrancois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca
President of the Treasury BoardJean-YvesDuclosJean-Yves.Duclos@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Middle Class ProsperityMonaFortierMona.Fortier@parl.gc.ca
Deputy Prime MinisterChrystiaFreelandChrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca
Minister of TransportMarcGarneauMarc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca
Minister of International DevelopmentKarinaGouldKarina.Gould@parl.gc.ca
Minister of HeritageStevenGuilbeaultSteven.Guilbeault@parl.gc.ca
Minister of HealthPattyHajduPatty.Hajdu@parl.gc.ca
Minister of FamiliesAhmedHussenAhmed.Hussen@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Economic DevelopmentMélanieJolyMelanie.Joly@parl.gc.ca
Minister of FisheriesBernadetteJordanBernadette.Jordan@parl.gc.ca
Minister of JusticeDavidLamettiDavid.Lametti@parl.gc.ca
President of the Privy CouncilDominicLeBlancDominic.LeBlanc@parl.gc.ca
Minister of National RevenueDianeLebouthillierDiane.Lebouthillier@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Veterans AffairsLawrenceMacAulayLawrence.MacAulay@parl.gc.ca
Minister of InfrastructureCatherineMcKennaCatherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca
Minister of ImmigrationMarcoMendicinoMarco.Mendicino@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Indigenous ServicesMarcMillerMarc.Miller@parl.gc.ca
Minister for WomenMaryamMonsefMaryam.Monsef@parl.gc.ca
Minister of FinanceBillMorneauBill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Digital GovernmentJoyceMurrayJoyce.Murray@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Small BusinessMaryNgMary.Ng@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Natural ResourcesSeamusO’ReganSeamus.ORegan@parl.gc.ca
Minister of EmploymentCarlaQualtroughCarla.Qualtrough@parl.gc.ca
House LeaderPabloRodriguezPablo.Rodriguez@parl.gc.ca
Minister of National DefenceHarjit S.SajjanHarjit.Sajjan@parl.gc.ca
Minister of SeniorsDebSchulteDeb.Schulte@parl.gc.ca
Minister of LabourFilomenaTassiFilomena.Tassi@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Northern AffairsDanVandalDan.Vandal@parl.gc.ca
Minister of EnvironmentJonathanWilkinsonJonathan.Wilkinson@parl.gc.ca

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Together we are strong.

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