The House of Commons winter break is now over and local MP Kevin Sorenson says they'll be pressing the government on a number of issues.
"The Carbon Tax is affecting economies, the rise in payroll taxes with CPP is going to affect the economy," stated Sorenson. "We see south of the border where the President down there has said 'we're going to lower taxes, we're going to bring business back to America, we're going to create jobs down here' (and) if that happens down there, it can have detrimental effects up here."
Sorenson adds he wants to see lower taxes here, job creation and to see businesses stay in Canada. He and the Conservatives are not only going to be watching the Liberals quite closely, but will also be monitoring the actions of new U.S. President Donald Trump.
"I think there's some very good things that are happening in the States. The announcement that he's (Trump) opening the Keystone talks and he's willing to see Keystone go ahead. That's good news for Alberta as long as we don't have politicians up here that slow down that type of advance," noted Sorenson.
He added it's vital that both the Prime Minister and the President get along because over two billion dollars a day worth of business is done with the United States.
"It's in both countries best interests to have a very good, very close relationship," he said.
Overall Sorenson says he and the opposition will have their work cut out in this session of Parliament.
"We'll be there to oppose when we need to and to support when we need to. We want to see policies brought forward that are going to make a stronger Alberta and stronger Canada," stated Sorenson.
(Pictured: MP Kevin Sorenson. Photo submitted)