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  • His favourite word is union.

Conservative MP for Wetaskiwin (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 81.40% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, under the strong leadership of our Prime Minister, our government is on track to balance Canada's budget. We are now in a position to ...

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted No on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Mentioned by Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Will Calkins stand up for transparency? Local Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins couldn't have been clearer when he said: “I have heard from Canadians the concerns they have about transparency and accountability with our crown corporations. Being transparent and accountable to votersis ...

Posted on Twitter NHL’s Taylor Hall got his start at the Boys & Girls Club. Thanks for creating #GreatFutures @bgccan @ClearwaterBGC http://t.co/35sn5YPcIw

Posted on Twitter #GreatFutures begin at Boys & Girls Club. Thanks for all you do @bgccan @ClearwaterBGC http://t.co/wD3d4beakb

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to ... I appreciate that. I want to make sure that we actually understand what we're talking about at the table because this is actually something that's outside ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to ... It's a tough question, I know. These things are quite complicated. Given that the current practice that the Government of Canada uses is an ad hoc ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Well, thank you, Chair. First of all, let me just say I'm a temporary on this committee today. I find the conversation absolutely amazing. The concern ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... I'm going to ask all of my questions and hope that there's time for everybody to answer. My first question is for the chief and Mr. ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My personal journey of #Italy70 is now complete. Uncle Bob, your family and country are proud of you. Rest in Peace. http://t.co/1iKqnPYMtF

Posted on Twitter The Gothic Line, Rimini. This was the battle that felled my great uncle. Going to see him next. #Italy70 http://t.co/fGAf27axCg

Posted on Twitter @julianFantno taking pictures of of local police with our @RCMP officers in Rimini, #Italy70 http://t.co/VEwGWHYdcs

Posted on Twitter 28 Canadian Veterans of the Italian Campaign being honored at Villanova today. I am so proud of them. #Italy70 http://t.co/bDKXNKTJiL

Mentioned by NEWS.GNOM.ES Canadian delegation departs for Italy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Italian ... OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, Alberta, today leads an official Government of Canada delegation to Italy to mark the 70th ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Canadian delegation departs for Italy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Italian ... - SYS OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, Alberta, today leads an official Government of Canada delegation to Italy to mark the 70th ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Okay. Fantastic. My next question is for you, Greg. You're a pretty sophisticated victim, and I say that with the greatest of respect. A lot of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Some of the things I'd like to see, through my limited knowledge of this process from my background in law enforcement, concern obviously how victims have ...

Spoke in the House on Mom of the Year Community Champion Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay tribute to Marlene Pannenbecker from my hometown of Lacombe, Alberta, who was recently named 2014 Walmart ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, this Remembrance Day, who will you remember? I for one will remember my great uncles, Robert and James Calkins, who are buried respectively in ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... No, I know. I appreciate that. My last question is for the Grand Chief. Maybe I was just a little bit confused when I was listening ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Let me start by saying something that's on my mind, given the time of year that we're approaching and the ...

Mentioned by The Lacombe Globe Local leaders release statements on Ottawa attack Editor's note: Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins released a statement today (Oct. 23) in relation to the tragic attack and shooting in Ottawa Oct. 22 on Parliament Hill. the following is Calkins statement in its entirety. October 22nd will forever be etched in our hearts, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise in the House today to speak to this issue and set the record straight on a ...

Spoke in the House on Bill Nielsen Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Bill Nielsen, a community leader who dedicated many tireless hours building running and walking trails in my ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Conservative Party of Canada Mr. Speaker, Canadians have known for years that the NDP bows to the will of their big union bosses and their illegal political sponsorships. Earlier this ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, I hope you had a great summer. It is nice to be back and to see all my colleagues here in the House. I ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Charlotte Small Celebrated as a National Historic Person Rocky Mountain House, AB, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today paid tribute to Charlotte Small for her contribution to the fur trade and exploration in Canada. A special ceremony was held at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site where MP Calkins unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorative plaque. Small was born ...

Mentioned by Virtual Press Office (press release) Charlotte Small Celebrated as a National Historic Person Rocky Mountain House, AB, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today paid tribute to Charlotte Small for her contribution to the fur trade and exploration in Canada. A special ceremony was held at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site where MP Calkins unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorative plaque. Small was born ...

Spoke in the House on Respect For Communities Act Is it a good idea?

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-525 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act (certification and revocation — bargaining agent)