Alex Atamanenko

Atamanenko – Elections Act unfair

Column from Alex Atamanenko, Southern Interior MP, from May 7 Gazette.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT JULY 31: Shark finning a disgusting practice

As witnessed in the documentary Sharkwater, shark finning is repulsive, immoral and largely driven by organized crime.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT JULY 10: An example of a green energy company

I had the pleasure of visiting Princeton Co-Generation along with Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director Brad Hope.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT JUNE 12: First Nations’ issues in a historical context II

In some parts of the country, Aboriginal rights were recognized and affirmed under historic treaties.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT MAY 15: First Nations’ issues in a historical context

MP Alex Atamanenko's multi-part column on the First Nations begins with First Nations' issues in a historical context.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT APRIL 3: Dissecting the 2013 federal budget

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced his budget recently and MP Alex Atamanenko says it leaves a lot to be desired.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT FEB. 13: Demanding more for your health care

The federal NDP is organizing consultations on the future of health care in our country.

JAN. 2 IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Making Waves – Sinking the Harper Agenda Conference Part II

In my previous column, I mentioned I attended a conference entitled, “Making Waves – Sinking the Harper Agenda.”

DEC. 12 IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Following the example of the Nordic countries

The Council of Canadians' October AGM had a panel that discussed the "high tax and high spend" policies of places like Sweden.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Small tenures anything but small in reality

Community forests are commonly referred to as a “small tenure”, but their hopes and aspirations are anything but small.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Talking about community forests part I

B.C.’s forest-based communities are facing dramatic changes due to a range of ecological and economic factors.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Shopping local is a two-way street

Consumers and business owners alike make choices that impact the strength of our economy, including whether to shop local.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Post Afghanistan, what’s next for Canadian military?

As Canada prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, it is time to reflect on the future role of our military in the world.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Equitable government or corporate influence?

Officials elected should drive policies that address the diversity of our communities’ economic, social and environmental needs.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Giving peace a chance

Although there is a divide between French and English Canada, the differences are often celebrated.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PM Harper transforming Canada, not for the good

The federal gov't and PM Harper have transformed Canada to something closely aligned with the "corporate business agenda."

Tax tips for students filing returns

MP Alex Atamanenko, for B.C. Southern Interior, provides tips for students filing tax returns.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A federal year in review part II

As expressed in my last column, it has been difficult over the past year to work with the current federal Conservative majority government.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 2011 – A federal year in review part I

B.C. Southern Interior MP, the federal NDP's Alex Atamanenko discusses the year that was 2011 on the federal government level.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Retirement roulette

The reality is that 12 million Canadians lack a workplace pension plan. Only one in four Canadians can afford to purchase RRSPs each year.