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  • His favourite word is war.

Conservative MP for Wetaskiwin (Alberta)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter A Book of Condolences is available in my constituency office for those wishing to send messages to the family of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

Posted on Twitter #ThankYouSmytty for entertaining and inspiring us hockey fans for years. @EdmontonOilers , please #retire94 for his unwavering loyalty.

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Ryan Smyth of the @EdmontonOilers for a remarkable career. Your stats are impressive, but it's the loyalty I will remember most.

Posted on Twitter Very moving tribute by my friend @KellieLeitch in the #HoC today. Time will reveal the breadth and depth of the legacy of Jim Flaherty.

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, would my hon. colleague over here say that his words were “every member of Parliament should have an opportunity to speak”? The Parliament of ...

Posted on Twitter My deepest condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. His passing is a great loss for his family, friends, our country and the world.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Kraft Hockeyville 2014 Mr. Speaker, There are great things done under Albertan sun When people stand together In support of a town whose arena came down in the worst ...

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Posted on Twitter My latest offering, I stumbled a bit, might be fun to watch, but hardly a hit. https://t.co/eWeXYoYGQe

Spoke in the House on Employees' Voting Rights Act Mr. Speaker, this is my last opportunity to speak to my bill. I want to acknowledge all the support I have received for my bill, not ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries I am going to start with Mr. Mallay. I want to ask you some questions. I'll give you the context. I represent the riding of Wetaskiwin, ...

Spoke in the House on Firearms Mr. Speaker, we all know where the Liberal Party stands on firearms. After all, it was former Liberal attorney general Allan Rock who said that he ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his great speech. I would like to thank our previous finance minister, the Hon. Jim Flaherty, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you, Chair. I appreciate all the testimony that's been brought forward here. I've been trying to keep up with it. Ms. Annesley, you had a ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries —and about the according seating arrangements on the aircraft. If I were 5 foot 7 and 149 pounds, I could fly comfortably. All kidding aside, I ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thanks, Mr. Chair. I know you will be more generous with me. I want to introduce myself. I'm Blaine Calkins. I'm a member of Parliament from ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you, Chair. I'm going to try to get my questions out before the stampede of Albertans leaving for Angola happens. I just want to talk ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague, the hon. Chief Government Whip, for his excellent presentation in the House of Commons today. I would ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thanks, Chair. I want to go back to that line of questioning I had and I think I was discussing things with Mr. Burt insofar as ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, there was some great news today from Statistics Canada. It released its survey of financial security, which confirmed that Canadian families are better off ...

Mentioned by The Lacombe Globe “From my cold dead hands”: Calkins Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins, shown here riding in a parade in Lacombe, recently spoke in opposition to a resolution to be discussed at the Liberal Party's convention later this month, which would look to the Australian firearms buyback program as a way to ...

Mentioned by Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Calkins remarks akin to Duck Dynasty Edmonton-Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins is being vilified by some and praised by his federal colleagues for his Feb.10 impression of former U.S. National Rifle Association president and actor Charlton Heston in the House of Commons. Heston, the ...

Mentioned by Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Calkins causes stir with pro-gun speech It's a quote often associated with actor and famed gun lobbyist, the late Charlton Heston, but it was Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins who created a stir on Feb. 10, borrowing the line while speaking in the House of Commons. Calkins spoke on opposition to a ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Rare Earths Industry in Canada Okay. We also talked about the competitiveness. I think today we're talking about a market window to potentially get into the game. Canada has to get ...

Spoke in the House on Firearms Mr. Speaker, earlier this week I rose in this House to point out the shameful scheme that the Liberal leader was cooking up to confiscate rifles ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network Liberals want to resurrect gun registry: Tory MP OTTAWA – A Tory MP says the federal Liberals are concealing plans to re-instate a version of the abolished long-gun registry. However, the new rules would be even more strict than the ones Conservatives abolished in 2012, Alberta MP Blaine Calkins said.

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Tory MP: Trudeau Can Pry Guns From My 'Cold, Dead Hands' Conservative MP Blaine Calkins believes the Trudeau Liberals want to take away his firearms. And to that, the Alberta native says they must pry them from his "cold, dead hands." Calkins rose in the House during members' statements on Monday to highlight ...

Mentioned by National Post Wetaskiwin outbreak is a reminder of the need for anti-Bozo vigilance Stephen Harper needs to clamp down again on the Bozo eruptions. Alberta MP Blaine Calkins would be a good place to start. Calkins, who lives in Ponoka and represents Wetaskiwin, did his best he-man imitation in Parliament on Monday, apparently under ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Tuesday, February 11th Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, colleagues, for being on time. I apologize in advance to the interpreters because I'm now going to condense 10 minutes ...

More than three months ago

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)