May 27, 2020

Firearms Ban: Myths & Facts

I will be co-hosting a Virtual Town Hall, with my colleague MP Gerald Soroka on June 4th at 6:30pm MT. We will do a presentation on the Facts and Myths of the Liberal Firearms Ban followed by a time for questions and answers. Please join us. You can RSVP and send in your questions for the meeting by emailing my office at dane.lloyd@parl.gc.ca

April 14, 2020

Emergency Measures and Wage Subsidy

Governments at all levels are taking this threat to public health very seriously, but we recognize that this places a significant financial burden on families.

On March 25 a deal in Parliament was reached after overnight negotiations from representatives of all Parties. The original Emergency Aid Bill contained measures that would’ve given extraordinary powers to the Liberals until December 2021.  After tough negotiations the offending sections the emergency aid bill that the Liberals drafted were removed and it received Royal Assent. I believe this is Parliament at its best, parties holding each other accountable and acting expediently in a crisis.

On April 11, I along with a handful of MPs sat in the House of Commons to debate legislation regarding the Governments proposed wage subsidy. This was a special Committee of the Whole meeting so MPs could ask questions and hold the Government accountable. It was an honour and a privilege to represent my riding, my province, my party and my country in the House today. It’s a good day for democracy when we sit in Parliament to attend to our nation’s business. You can watch my questions here.

A great thank you to our Conservative leadership team for not backing down and standing up for our Parliamentary Democracy. We are going to get through this crisis and if we learn the lessons it has taught us, we will be stronger than ever. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support. God Bless you all, and God Bless Canada.

April 14, 2020

Text 4 Hope Campaign For Mental Health

Alberta’s Chief Physician, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, encouraged anyone who needs support during these uncertain times to reach out. "Talk to a family member, friend, or someone they can be honest with to talk through concerns," said Hinshaw. As a part of the message, Alberta Health Services launched a text-based program to help provide encouragement and hope to Albertans.  I know many of you don’t feel like you need help, or don’t want to admit it, but anyone can suffer from diminished mental health, especially during these times. 

Text 4 Hope aims to ease feelings of stress or anxiety during these recent challenges associated with COVID-19. Albertans can text COVID19Hope to 393939 to subscribe and they'll receive daily text messages on healthy thinking or actions to help manage their mood. This is free, thanks to the support of the Mental Health Foundation, the University Hospital Foundation, the Calgary Health Trust, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Additionally, anyone struggling with their mental health can contact the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus and support for you and your Family

We are living in an unprecedented time; our country has not seen a pandemic outbreak of this magnitude since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. The House of Commons has been suspended and many provinces, including Alberta, have declared a state of emergency.

According to Health Canada, the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, do not leave your home unless necessary, practice social distancing when you must leave your home, quarantine yourself if you start to feel ill. 

We have seen in China, Europe, and the United States how quickly this virus can spread and the thousands of lives it is claiming. Canadian governments at all levels are taking this threat to public health very seriously and we know that the actions that are being taken are necessary. We understand that it may be inconvenient, but it is the only proven way to stop the spread of this illness. 

These are trying times but we are going to get through them together. If you can give, our food banks and other charities need all the support we can give them at this time. Consider supporting local businesses whether it be through ordering online or delivery. Finally, check in with your neighbors. As a nation, we must stay focused on staying healthy and taking care of our families and those who are in need. This crisis will end soon and after it is all done we will want to reflect with pride on how we handled ourselves.  I am tremendously proud of all my constituents who are making sacrifices and doing what they can to help and protect others. 

If you require financial support please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-planl for the most up-to-date financial support from the federal government for Canadians and their families. Please check these links frequently, as this situation is constantly developing.

Some specific actions the federal government has taken include:

  • Waving the one week waiting period for EI claims for people who have been laid off or have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The federal government has also created a specific line for individuals to call regarding their COVID-19 EI claims: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free) or call our office at 780-823-2050 if you need guidance.
  • Creating the Canada Emergency Response Benefit of $2,000 / mo for up to 4 months for workers sick, quarantined or caring for someone with COVID019, contract or self-employed workers not eligible for EI, and workers not currently being paid due to insufficient work from employers.
  • Help for small business, with 75% wage subsidy for up to 3 months, deferred GST payments until June, and $25 billion interest-free loans for small businesses.
  • For Canadians abroad, and who are unable to return to the country due to COVID-19, they may be eligible for up to $5,000 to help cover expenses incurred.
  • Freezing payments and interests on Student Loans

If you have any specific questions regarding these federal government programs or a claim that you have filed please do not hesitate to contact my office at dane.lloyd@parl.gc.ca or (780)823-2050. My staff are more than happy to help you in any way they can. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_coronavirus

The Government of Alberta has also implemented programs to help families and businesses. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx for information on financial aid for Albertans, and visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx for information regarding support for Alberta employers. If you have any questions regarding these provincial programs please contact your MLA.

April 14, 2020

Keystone XL Pipeline

We have been getting a lot of bad news lately, but it was pleasant to hear some good news for Alberta and Canada as TC Energy agreed to proceed with the Keystone XL Pipeline. With the support of the Alberta Government this new pipeline into the US will transport an additional 830,000 barrels a day of Alberta’s oil to the United States. The estimated completion date is June 2023. Pipelines in all directions are critical for the long-term growth of the Canadian energy sector. Diverse market access & energy infrastructure is necessary to ensure we get value for our resources. We need this Pipeline and (others) to alleviate our price differentials and contribute to our prosperity for decades to come!

June 20, 2019

Canada Day BBQ 2019

Join me weekend for a BBQ in Morinville. Drop by Putnam and Lawson this Wednesday (June 26) from 11:30am – 1:30pm to grab a burger and celebrate the birth of our great country. See you there!

Join me on Friday (June 28) for a BBQ in Stony Plain from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Drop by the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce and help us celebrate the birth of our great country. See you there!

May 16, 2019

Passport Clinic

Summer vacation season is just around the corner and many of you need to renew your passports. If you need a passport renewal for yourself or family members, my office will be hosting a passport clinic to assist you in the process. Join us May 23rd at the Stony Plain Legion (4902 44 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB) from 4:00pm-6:00 pm. See guide below for the list of what you will need to bring.

Things to BRING to the Passport Clinic:

  1. Two NEW unaltered identical passport PHOTOS taken within the last six (6 months)
  2. IDENTIFICATION: Original birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card
  3. SECONDARY ID:
  • At least one piece of government-issued ID with the name, sex, date of birth, signature and photo of the applicant (i.e. driver’s license).
  • If applicable, a government-issued copy of any legal documents that support a change in name (Marriage certificate, adoption order, etc.)
  1. Your previous Passport, if you have one (even if it is expired)
  2. REFERENCES:  Names, full mailing addresses, and phone numbers of two people NOT RELATED TO YOU who have known you for at least two (2) years.
  3. GUARANTOR: A Guarantor is a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older in possession of a valid Canadian passport who has known you at least two (2) years.  A family member or person residing at the same address as you may be your Guarantor provided he or she meets the above requirements.

Guarantor MUST bring their Canadian Passport with them.  Their passport number, issue date and expiration date are required.

NOTE:  We are unable to provide a Guarantor.  Your Guarantor will need to be in attendance with you when you complete your application (if required).

  1. PAYMENT: Credit Card, money order, or certified cheque (payable to the Receiver General for Canada).

**NO DEBIT OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT for a passport**

Adult (Over 16 years of age)    5 year - $120.00

Adult (Over 16 years of age ) 10 year - $160.00

Child (0 15 years of Age)                  - $57.00

 

Child passports (under 16 years of age)

 

  1. Two NEW identical passport PHOTOS (taken within last six months)
  2. IDENTIFICATION:  Original birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card
  3. SECONDARY ID:
  • Acceptable proof of parentage (detailed birth certificate or order of adoption)
  • If applicable, all documents (including divorce judgement) that refer to custody of, mobility of, or access to the child
  1. Any previous Canadian travel document (passport) issued to the child, even if it is expired.
  2. REFERENCES: Names, full mailing addresses, and phone numbers of two people NOT RELATED TO YOU who have known you for at least two (2) years.
  3. GUARANTOR: A Guarantor is a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older in possession of a valid Canadian passport who has known you at least two (2) years.  A family member or person residing at the same address as you may be your Guarantor provided he or she meets the requirements.

 

NOTE:  We are unable to provide a Guarantor.  Your Guarantor will need to be in attendance with you when you complete your application (if required).

We will have forms for you to fill out at the Clinic.

 

May 14, 2019

Spring Open House

I will be hosting an Open House in Gibbons on May 22, 2019. So bring a friend, and drop by the Legion (5027 50 Street, Gibbons, AB) between 4:00 pm-6:00 pm. My staff and I will be happy to assist you with any challenges you are facing with the Federal Government.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


March 02, 2019

MP DANE LLOYD INTRODUCES MCCANNS’ LAW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON, March 1st, 2019 - Dane Lloyd, MP for Sturgeon River - Parkland introduced McCanns’ Law in the House of Commons.

Bill C-437, introduced today, will support the families of homicide victims. This Bill creates consequences for those convicted of an offence related to the death of a person(s) who refuse to provide information regarding the location of the body or remains of the victim—consequences at sentencing, in parole eligibility determination, and for conditional release applications.

In 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann of St. Albert, Alberta, were senselessly murdered by Travis Vader. Vader was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 and received a life sentence. He will be eligible for parole in 2021. To this day the bodies of Lyle and Marie have not been located and Vader continues to refuse to give the victims’ family peace by revealing the location of their remains. Unfortunately, this is not the only case in Canada where a killer has concealed the bodies of their victims.

The McCanns’ son, Bret McCann, had this to say, “…by withholding where he left their bodies, Vader is able to continuously revictimize our family. And without a proper funeral and memorial, our family is unable to fully grieve and reach a measure of closure.”

There are no current requirements for sentencing judges or parole boards to consider ongoing refusal by offenders to share relevant information relating to the location of the remains of homicide victims. This Bill changes that and ensures that authorities have the tools necessary to get justice and closure for victims’ families.

“This isn’t about being vindictive and punishing criminals. This is about giving the tools to our justice system to help families find the remains of their loved ones,” said Dane Lloyd.

The Bill was seconded by Louis-Saint-Laurent MP, Gérard Deltell.

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For more information and media availability for both Dane Lloyd and Bret McCann, contact:
Dane Lloyd, MP
(613) 996-0704
Dane.lloyd@parl.gc.ca<mailto:Dane.lloyd@parl.gc.ca>

 

December 14, 2018

Christmas Open House - 2018

This Monday, I hope you can make it to my Christmas Open House at the Stony Plain Legion. Come and help us celebrate the Christmas Season. Light refreshments will be provided!