Mel Arnold

Arnold starts work as MP

Arnold was sworn in as Conservative Member of Parliament for North Okanagan-Shuswap during a ceremony in Ottawa Monday

  • Nov. 19, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Mel Arnold is now on the job.

Arnold was sworn in as Conservative Member of Parliament for North Okanagan-Shuswap during a ceremony in Ottawa Monday.

“I am looking forward to getting down to the serious work of representing the constituents of the North Okanagan-Shuswap,” he said.

“I am happy to report that my constituency office staff has already been able to assist with calls regarding seniors’ access to a Old Age Security payments, permanent resident status and training visas,” he said in a release. “Other priorities include forwarding the many concerns of local constituents regarding the diligent screening of all Canadian-bound refugees to ensure the security of all Canadians.”

The newly minted MP was accompanied by his wife, Linda, his daughter Tracey, and friend Brian Smith.  Returning MP Dan Albas and new MP Todd Doherty stood by their new colleague during the swearing in ceremony.

Arnold has yet to secure a permanent riding office in Vernon.

 

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