For over three months, Rosemarie Falk has been waiting for this day.
After winning the Conservative Party nomination on Nov. 11 to represent the riding of Battlefords Lloydminster then easily capturing the seat in the federal by-election on month later, the 29-year-old former social worker realized her dream when she was sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.
Joined by her husband Adam, children and parents, Falk took the oath and made it official taking her place alongside of 96 other members of the Tory Party of Canada that make up the official opposition.
“This is a privilege for me,” Falk said in an earlier interview with battlefordsNOW. “Having the support of almost 70 per cent of the people who voted in the byelection is humbling and I won’t let them down.”
Falk replaces Gerry Ritz as the MP for the riding after Ritz announced in August that he was stepping down after 20 years on the job.
She said she expects it to get quite hectic when the House of Commons returns from its Christmas break on Jan. 29 and she said she will be wasting no time getting to work.
“I’ve got some issues I plan to address that are affecting our riding,” she added. ”The Trudeau Liberals are failing the people of the country and especially here in the West so it’s time to hold them accountable.”
She cites the affects the carbon tax will have on the agriculture industry along with the small business tax measures and marijuana legislation as key issues that she will pressing the government on.
Earlier this week Falk also opened her official Battleford office, one of two she will have in the riding. She will take over the location formerly occupied by Gerry Ritz at 1322, 100 St. in North Battleford.
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