When you contact the constituency office, my staff and I will do everything we can to assist. Your confidentiality is respected at all times. To give you a better idea of how we can help, please review the following information.
What my Constituency Office can help you with:
- Provide information on locating government services and contact information.
- Assist in understanding government policies and services.
- Assist in navigating through government bureaucracy.
- Ensure due process is being followed.
- Attend community events.
- Accept petitions to present at the legislature. See here for petition guidelines.
- Provide congratulatory and greeting messages.
- Provide government documents, legislation discussion papers and other web-based forms if you don’t have internet access.
- Work through issues you may be having with provincial ministries or agencies. However, by law, there are some things we cannot help you with.
We can help you if:
- You are a resident of the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding; and,
- Your matter is with the provincial government.
Unfortunately, we cannot help you if:
- You have, or need, to retain a lawyer to represent you pertaining to your case;
- Your matter is pending before the courts.
- The police are involved. We cannot make inquiries about police investigations. If you have a complaint about police conduct , please direct them to the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner.
We are unable to:
- Offer legal advice or assist with legal action.
- Overturn the decision of any provincial government ministry or body.
- Influence processes set up in law to be independent of the Legislature –such as Ombudsman, Police Complaints Commissioner, Representative for Child and Youth, and others.
- Change the time limits for filing appeals.
- Take on casework that is federal or municipal in nature.
- Interfere with federal or municipal issues.
- Settle disputes between businesses or neighbours.
- Find constituents housing.
- Find constituents employment.