After spending the past few days in our nation’s capital city, I am happy to be back in Edmonton (and happy to have no shortage of political intrigue to write about!).
A big thanks to Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont Member of Parliament Mike Lake for taking some time yesterday to show me around the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. It was very interesting to learn about how the Parliament building works from someone who has actually been elected to work there.
While there, I also had the opportunity to be introduced to a number of other MPs, including Edmonton-Sherwood Park MP Tim Uppall and Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson, Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor, and Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty (who were, of course, hard at work).
As someone who spends most of his political watching at the provincial and municipal level, it was fascinating to see some of the differences and many similarities about politics in Ottawa.