MPs urge people to speak up on controversial planned Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding

This summer, the proposed maps revealed that Langley-Aldergrove would expand to the east, representing much more of western Abbotsford.

The riding of Cloverdale-Langley City, represented by MP John Aldag, would also change its shape somewhat.

But the new proposed riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley has attracted most of the attention.

It would include all of Langley north of Highway One, along with a chunk of northeastern Surrey, Barnston Island, parts of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and a slice of Port Coquitlam.

It divides people who live and work and shop nearby one another in Langley, while lumping them in with people across the Fraser and Pitt Rivers, both MPs said.

“No one is happy with using the freeway as a dividing line,” Van Popta said. Read more here.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Award goes to local worthy recipients

The awards were presented to people for their contributions and achievements to the community and country. The recipients include local politicians, members of Kwantlen First Nation who have been active in the community, longtime volunteers with various organizations, supporters of local health care, and representatives of the Langley Hospice Society and Langley Meals on Wheels.

“I was honoured to have the opportunity to give the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award to very worthy recipients in our community,” said Langley MP Tako van Popta. Read more here.

At Your Service - MPs on whether 2 billion trees will be planted

"On partisan issues like this one, it’s best to go beyond political talking points to impartial, expert voices.

The Parliamentary Budget Office released an independent cost estimate for this plan in January 2022, and they approximate the total cost to be above $5 billion. Why the enormous disparity between theirs and the Liberals’ estimates?"

Read the full answers given by myself and MP John Aldag here.


The Boundaries Commission for BC will host meeting to discuss proposed border changes

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C. has presented proposals for riding revisions, and they are proposing that the northern portion of our riding be altered to create a new riding, named Pitt Meadows—Fort Langley. You can see what these changes look like here:


The Commission is required to take public opinion into account, so each riding proposal will be discussed at a meeting within travelling distance of the riding it concerns.

The meeting to discuss the changes in our riding is scheduled for September 22, 2022, at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley City. If you would like to offer your perspective at this meeting, register to attend by filling out a Public Hearing Notice form.

On Sunday, June 4, the annual free tree seedlings giveaway will return to Langley

“Together, we have given away thousands of native species of tree seedlings and shrubs to residents who in turn plant them to help keep Langley beautiful and our environment healthy” says Van Popta.

Expect a line-up!

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New riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley a ‘dog’s breakfast’ says MP

Van Popta comments on federal riding re-distribution proposal.

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Langley-Aldergrove MP on list of politicians banned from Russia

Tako van Popta said his concern is the devastation being caused by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

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New Unifying Leader Needed

The Conservative MP for the Langley-Aldergrove riding said he’s looking for a new unifying leader in the wake of the ouster Wednesday morning of former leader Erin O’Toole.

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Statement on Conservative Skytrain Funding Announcement

"I am excited that Langley’s residents will finally have a choice in affordable, and green transportation to get around. It will also help bring more housing choices to downtown Langley and surrounding neighbourhoods, which is exactly what our communities need."

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At Your Service - MP on Affordable Housing

Q&A: Langley’s MPs given chance to address the community on a key local issue.

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