Kamloops, BC (December 18th, 2020) – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, says that in spite of the challenges 2020 presented, she is proud of how constituents, her team, and the Conservative Party stepped up to serve those in need.

“This year both my team and party were united and focused on helping Canadians with the COVID crisis,” said McLeod. “With the closure of Service Canada at the height of the pandemic, my team stepped up and worked around the clock to get answers on programs available, how to access much needed funding and helped many return home from overseas.”

“The Conservative Party also worked hard to fix the gaps in the Liberals’ emergency programs. What we learned from their efforts is that it is entirely possible to spend billions of dollars and still leave millions of Canadians behind,” stated McLeod. “Canada’s unemployment rate is 8.5%, among the highest in the G-7, despite spending more than any other country in the OECD.”

In Parliament, we fought hard for accountability and were successful in passing motions to force the Federal Government to do a health study into its pandemic response; called for an end of punishing audits on small businesses during the pandemic; pushed the Liberals to establish a 30-day timeline to make a decision about banning Huawei, and demanded a plan to combat Chinese intimidation of Canadians; and called for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan, so Canadians will know when they can expect each vaccine type to be available and how many will be available per month.

“For me personally, I was most proud of the constituents of this great riding. They never fail when times get tough and we tried hard to capture that with our bi-monthly e-newsletter featuring those who have gone above and beyond during this tumultuous time. There are too many to name, but their determination, grit and kind-heartedness makes me proud to call Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo my home,” concluded McLeod.