Speaking on KCR’s Kootenay Morning for the first time, MP Rob Morrison touched on issues including gun control and climate change, federal government scandals, the decriminalization of drug possession and the Canuck’s Stanley Cup fortunes.

Morrison also defended his decision to hold off on opening a constituency office in the West Kootenay, despite the fact the new MP has an office in the East Kootenay, in Cranbrook.

Morrison noted that his office has dealt with more than 2,500 calls regarding issues including the COVID pandemic, federal government assistance programs and immigration.

“And over 1,000 of those calls were from Nelson, and we had 100 percent success,” he said.

Speaking to KCR from his home in Cranbrook Morrison said social media has changed people’s expectations in regards to responses to inquiries they make to their MP’s office and argued that brick and mortar constituency offices may not be as relevant as they once were.

Instead, he says, pop-up offices — temporary offices in all Kootenay-Columbia communities that are publicized before hand — along with social media, may be just as effective.

Morrison spoke on a variety of issues, including gun control and climate change, federal government scandals, community-specific disclosures of confirmed Covid-19 cases positives, drug possession decriminalization and Canada’s future dealings with China.

You can hear the entire interview here: