Before entering public life, Dan was the owner of Kick City Martial Arts, responsible for training hundreds of men, women and youth to bring out their best.
Dan has been a member of the federal Conservative Party of Canada since 2006, where he volunteered as director and later President of the Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative Association. Locally Dan supported and saw firsthand how one can make a difference by the work and example of the Hon. Stockwell Day.
Dan Albas is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top ten most active MPs on twitter and also continues to write a weekly column published in many local newspapers.
On June 28 of 2012 Dan became one of the first MP’s in recent history to have a Private Members Bill (Bill 311) to become law with the unanimous all party support of both the House of Commons and the Canadian Senate. Bill C-311 “An Act to amend the Importation of intoxicating liquors Act” amended a prohibition era law to prevent the free trade of wine over provincial borders. June 28 of each year is now celebrated by wine producers and lovers as `Canadian Wine Day`. Dan has championed the new Aquatic Invasive Species regulations coming into force that will help better protect British Columbia fresh water lakes from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Dan’s Parliamentary record includes being recognized by the Ottawa Citizen in 2015 as one of only five MPs in Canada with a 100% voting attendance record.
Locally in British Columbia Dan has also consistently been one of the lowest spending MPs in BC on office and administration related costs despite operating two offices to better serve local constituents.
In October of 2015 Dan Albas was re-elected to Parliament representing the new riding of Central Okanagan Similkameen Nicola. As a member of the official opposition Dan was proud to be named as the Shadow Minister for Small Business, in addition to his role on the Standing Committee on Finance.
MP Dan Albas welcomes comments, questions and concerns from citizens and is often available to speak to groups and organizations on matters of Federal concern.
He can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 1-800-665-8711.