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Damien Kurek

COLUMN: Local MP Damien Kurek on ensuring that there is a plan for recovery

‘Canadians deserve answers, and the Official Opposition has been there trying to get them.’

  • Oct 23, 2020

Early intervention in a mental health crisis is critical

‘With mental health matters, just like any physical health matter, early intervention is so beneficial and important’

  • Oct 5, 2020

COLUMN: The importance of treating yourself gently

‘Six months into this pandemic and I am starting to struggle. I am starting to be weary’

  • Sep 23, 2020

DANSEREAU: A statue is not history

Opinion: A statue is not history

COLUMN: Local MP Damien Kurek chats with new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole

‘This past week I had a productive conversation with Mr. O’Toole, and I can say he is already exceeding my expectations.’

  • Aug 29, 2020
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Taking time to reflect on the last year

‘It’s only by stopping and reflecting that I realize how far I’ve come.’

  • Aug 25, 2020

COLUMN: A reflection on the first half of this year

We have passed the halfway mark of the roller-coaster year known as 2020

  • Jul 6, 2020

The Official Opposition will continue stand up to the Liberal Government and their lack of transparency

Democracy cannot take a back seat because there is a pandemic

  • Jun 19, 2020

COLUMN: Hearing the voice of God – the key is in the trusting

The middle verses of chapter 19 in First Kings describes a time when the prophet Elijah meets God

  • Jun 19, 2020

MP’s COLUMN: Seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

‘COVID-19 has disproportionately affected seniors and has exposed the gaps in the care and supports that seniors need’

  • Jun 7, 2020

VAUGHAN: Ending systemic racism is on everyone

Privilege in society cannot come at the expense of of our neighbours

COLUMN: Firearms and avoiding accountability

‘Instead of targeting law-abiding Canadians, the Government should be prioritizing law enforcement’

  • May 8, 2020

VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

COLUMN: Mental health awareness has never been more highly visible, rapidly eroding stigma in our society

May 4th to 10th is Mental Health Week through the Canadian Mental Health Association

  • May 4, 2020

COLUMN: We will make it through

It will take time and patience, but one day we will realize that the anxiety is gone because we made it

  • Apr 17, 2020

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators

COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 – Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)

‘A crisis is not a time for partisanship; however, a crisis does not mean there should not be accountability’

  • Mar 27, 2020

COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts

‘Prevention is most effective when it’s proactive’

  • Mar 18, 2020