New Cowichan MP settles into familiar offices in Duncan

The doors to Cowichan-Malahat-Langford NDP MP Alistair MacGregor's constituency office have officially opened.

The doors to Cowichan-Malahat-Langford NDP MP Alistair MacGregor’s constituency office were officially opened Tuesday Dec. 15 and to help him settle in, he invited the community to a holiday open house on Dec. 17.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MacGregor and Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley were on hand to meet with members of the community.

MacGregor’s Duncan headquarters are located in the same space as former MP Jean Crowder: 101-126 Ingram St. downtown.

The office will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

An office in Langford is expected to open in early 2016 as well, for those living closer to that area.

MacGregor has been hard at work in his new role as the community’s representative in Ottawa. Having already been there and back since his election in October, MacGregor is hoping to spend some time connecting with the community over the holiday break.

“I am truly humbled by the trust the voters of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford have placed in me, and I intend to work hard in the months and years ahead to keep earning this trust by effectively representing our riding in Ottawa,” MacGregor said in a press release.

It didn’t take the rookie MP long to get involved in the goings on in the House of Commons either.

According to his outreach coordinator Jennifer Hermary, on Dec. 9 MacGregor, the NDP’s Seniors Critic, took the opportunity to ask a question in the House.

“He questioned the Liberal government on their promise to immediately boost the guaranteed income supplement by 10 per cent to help low income seniors struggling on fixed incomes,” she said.

“Immediate needs require immediate attention,” MacGregor noted. He remains hopeful that Trudeau’s Liberals will place a high priority on seniors and their needs.

He is optimistic about the future and is committed to helping to create positive change not just Canada in the broader sense but for residents of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford specifically as well.

MacGregor intends to hold the Liberal government’s feet to the fire when it comes to living up to their campaign promises.

To chat with the MP and his team, visit MacGregor’s new Duncan headquarters during office hours.