Keeping up with life hasn’t kept Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk from representing her constituents. Falk recently welcomed a daughter into her family but has continued her work of connecting with folks in her riding. As a local leader, Falk says that the work never stops, adding that the campaign for the next election begins the day after the last one.
“That’s how it should be if you have somebody really willing to serve and represent constituents,” says Falk.
Falk recently gave birth to her daughter Victoria earlier this summer. At only two weeks old, she accompanied her mom to a number of different events to connect with her constituents. Unity, Luseland and Macklin are among communities she’s recently visited in her ongoing work connecting with people she represents.
Many constituents have told her some of their biggest priorities heading into the next election cycle this fall. Top issues for local voters she’s spoken with include relations with China and how they impact our local agriculture sector, bringing investment back to the economy, unemployment, the oil and gas sector, and of course, the federal carbon tax.
“That will be the first thing an Andrew Scheer Conservative government will do, will be to scrap the carbon tax, and allow provinces to do what they want to do with greenhouse gas emissions, and the climate, and respect that provincial jurisdiction.”
Falk has brought her newborn daughter with her around the communities she represents, and sometimes her husband brings her other kids along too. Falk admits that who joins in from her family all depends on how much patience she had in a day and that most people she meets are accommodating and excited for her and her family.
“People are very appreciative that I’m doing life at the same time as they’re doing life, if that makes sense. We experience the same things and the same struggles of day to day life. A lot of people just like that I’m relatable.”
Falk says she looks forward to opening her campaign office once the writ drops. Anyone looking to support her can lend their time to volunteer for her campaign by contacting the riding’s electoral district association. Otherwise, Falk has meet and greet events scheduled in Lloydminster and Unity on August 16 and 17, and in North Battleford and Kerrobert on August 26 and 27.