At the constituency office for Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk, residents touched based with their representative in Ottawa. Falk’s open house brought a variety of constituents, each with their own concerns, to share over coffee and conversation.
Ahead of the October election, Falk’s meet and greet in the Border City is the first of four scheduled throughout her riding. The chance to meet with the local Saskatchewan voice in the House of Commons wasn’t passed up by many, including Loretta Mitchell and her granddaughter.
As a small business owner and concerned grandparent, Mitchell expressed her dismay over the state of Canada’s energy sector. While Mitchell voiced her despair and hopes in the current political climate, she also found the event a useful opportunity to connect better with Falk in the flesh.
“I just wanted to meet Rosemarie to get a feel for who we have representing us in our constituency, and also just a feeling for our future and how hopeful we can be,” sats Mitchell.”
Mitchell took the time to introduce her grandchild to federal politics and wasn’t the only constituent sharing their thoughts. Bob Bullock, a local farmer, took the time to share his concerns over the country’s agriculture sector. He stressed his feelings that Ottawa isn’t doing enough to help the situation, and the importance of Falk winning her seat this fall.
“I wanted to assure her that she’s got support here, but she needed to do lots of work on the ground. Because we need to win this constituency in the next election,” says Bullock.
Falk was pleased to touch base with her constituents and hear some of their thoughts. She holds that many expressed dismay over the Liberal Government’s dispute with China, it’s handling of irregular border crossers and overall dissatisfaction. To Falk, fielding voices within her own riding is all part of a day’s work.
“It’s my job, right? I’m elected by the constituents of Battlefords-Lloydminster, and here ultimately to serve them, and to make sure I have the opportunity to hear what their concerns are. Because that’s how I best advocate or them,” says Falk.
Falk also visited constituents at a similar open house at the New Horizons Association in Unity. Other meet and greets are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. at her constituency office in North Battleford on Friday, August 23, and at Kerrobert’s Golden Prairie Recreation Centre on Saturday, August 24.