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.

Just Posted

Robert Barron column: Hats off to humanitarian workers

Saurazas didn’t seem to be fazed very much by the peril she was exposed to

Cowichan Valley jazz graduate wins prestigious scholarship

Bassist Brock Meades and drummer Graham Villette get $2,000 Fraser MacPherson Scholarship

Sarah Simpson Column: Getting antsy at the Duncan Days Parade

This story isn’t about bugs although there is totally a bug component.… Continue reading

Red Arrow Tigers stymied by Sox in pitchers’ duel

Parksville takes top spot in regular-season by a single point

Duncan Grande Parade draws a crowd

Entries old and new enjoyed by a big audience

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

Most Read