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Conservative MP for Wetaskiwin (Alberta)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy, you lived well, and prospered. #STARTREK

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Senate passes Bill C-22 increasing the protection of our oceans and waterways with some of those most rigorous legislation in the world.

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter Bullying is never okay. Join the anti-bullying campaign. #PinkShirtDay

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I listened intently to my hon. colleague's comments. One of the things I have learned from being here as long as I have, is ...

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Posted on Twitter A great morning meeting with council and staff at Ma-Me-O Beach.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ruben Deogracias, Blessie Capule Orbigo and Napoleon Orbigo Mr. Speaker, in December of last year, the town of Rocky Mountain House was rocked by the sudden and tragic loss of Ruben Deogracias, Blessie Capule ...

Spoke in the House on Intern Protection Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to address Bill C-636, proposed by the member for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles regarding unpaid internships. Let me be very clear ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Thank you, Chair. As I listen to some of the testimony today, I'm reminded of conversations I've had with Sheldon Kennedy, and I'm reminded of the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada. That is why Canada is not sitting on the sidelines, as the Liberals would have ...

Posted on Twitter @Baird bittersweet news today my friend. Your talent and dedication will be missed in Parliament but appreciated at your new endeavour.

Posted on Twitter Happy to support the sealing industry today in Ottawa #sealfie http://t.co/CfFWwYYKNS

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... My questions will be primarily for the members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I have some questions of a bit of a technical nature. I ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present three petitions. The first petition is signed by a great number of constituents from Central Alberta ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) 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 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 ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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)