Dear Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to read my September community newsletter!
Parliament is back in session and it has been a busy start already. Small business tax changes and senior's issues have been hot topics. 

Did you know October 1 is National Seniors Day? I hope you'll consider sending back my mail survey on senior's issues hitting your mail boxes this month. If you are in Cranbrook at the end of the month be sure to swing by my booth at the Senior's Expo at the Heritage Hotel.

You can find updates about all my work on my
website, and by following me on Facebook and Twitter. My website also includes a list of upcoming events, so be sure to check back regularly to find out where else I'll be!


YOU'RE INVITED: Celebrate our Water by Paddling the Columbia 
Hey Columbia Valley!

Join me and Wildsight as we celebrate the protection of the Columbia Wetlands and
BC Rivers Day for on Saturday, September 23 by paddling the Columbia!

Please meet at 10am at the Athalmer Bridge. Canoes, kayaks and SUPs welcome.

Call 250-417-2250 with questions or for more information.
IN THE HOUSE: Small Business, GIS Benefits and Border Services
After meeting with local Chambers in the riding earlier this month, I returned to Ottawa and delivered a statement on the government's proposed changes to small business tax reform.

I was disappointed by the Minister of National Revenue's answers
when my colleague and I asked questions about recent changes to GIS benefit harming couples when they are forced to involuntarily live apart due to health reasons.

The government is refusing to negotiate a new contract with the CBSA and in a recent public service job survey CBSA ranked dead last in employee satisfaction. I am proud to speak in favour of the CBSA and its workers' rights.

Last March, I hosted a telephone town hall to discuss the proposed Cannabis Act. I received a wide range of questions on the topic. I submitted those questions to all three different departments in charge of drafting the new bill and I've prepared a roundup of the most common questions and answers here.

IN THE MEDIA: Wayne in the News

"Why are the Liberals Going After Small Businesses and Doctors?", Revelstoke Mountaineer, 9 Sept 2017
"Proposed Business Tax Changes: Why you should CareE-know, 19 Sep 2017

"Local Youth Present Climate Change Petition to Local MPsNelson Daily, 14 Sep 2017
"Stetski Brings Tax Concerns to OttawaCranbrook Townsman, 20 Sep 2017
COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Find MP Wayne Stetski at these upcoming KootenayColumbia events
Celebrate our Water
Invermere BC
Sept 23, 2017

Forever Young Seniors Expo
Cranbrook BC
Sept 30, 2017

Revelstoke Pop up Office
Revelstoke Library
Oct 11, 2017

Cranbrook Office
Suite B--111 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2J3
Phone: 250-417-2250
Fax: 250-417-2253

Nelson Office
Suite 501--310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4
Phone: 250-354-2610
Fax: 250-354-2613

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