Lunney heads back to House with plan

Nanaimo-Alberni MP wants to push for special vitamin day

  • Sep. 25, 2012 10:00 a.m.

When government MPs headed back to Ottawa after their summer break this week, they went with the intention of keeping Canada’s economy on track.

However, Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney has a couple of projects of his own he wants to see approved in the House of Commons.

Speaking from the lobby of the House on Wednesday, Lunney said he has had a busy summer in the constituency, but he’s pleased to be back in the nation’s capital to push his private political agenda.

“I’m glad to be back,” he said. “It’s been a busy summer of getting out and about in the riding. I attended the Crabfest that almost happened in Parksville, as well as Canada Day and a literacy fundraising ball hockey game in Port Alberni, a fundraiser for an airport employee fighting cancer and other events in the riding.”

Lunney said he plans to work with his Conservative colleagues to push their economic agenda over the next few months, but he has a few plans of his own.


“We’re back on the agenda of trying to keep Canada competitive, keep taxes low and work to create jobs and stimulate the economy,” Lunney said. “On a personal level, I’m working on the Coast Guard issue in Tofino, because I want to see that maintained for the future, along with my own private member’s bill for a national Vitamin B Day.”