May 7th, 2012
It helps to explain things to Members of Parliament. You may ask: Why do MPs need issues explained to them?
MPs receive a large amount of correspondence; most of it by e-mail. We are increasingly receiving short remarks, complaints and one-line questions or demands.
To do an effective job representing their constituents, MPs need to be able to understand your issue of concern, and get as much information as possible.
Members of Parliament don`t always have detailed knowledge of every piece of new legislation. We`ve never heard of certain news stories. Sometimes the information that you pass along to us may not be accurate.
That`s why we need your help. By providing detailed, accurate, and well organized information, you will help us to respond faster and make better decisions.
If you want your MP to change his vote or point of view, it can happen. But you need to do your part when communicating with your Member of Parliament or his/her staff.
I’m Brad Trost, your Member of Parliament in Saskatoon-Humboldt. You can reach my office in Saskatoon at 975-6133. Feel free to drop by my two offices for a visit: Saskatoon (Monday to Friday) or Humboldt (Tuesday and Wednesday). I always appreciate your feedback.