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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.

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

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, ...

Posted on Twitter The #HoC is buzzing right now, anticipating the entry of the Speaker, and the Sargent at Arms, carrying the mace. #cdnpoli

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter I've shaken the Prime Minister's hand many times, but I've never been more proud to do so than just now. Canada is in great hands! #cdnpoli

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter A beautiful sunny day at Rundle's Mission. New Horizons for Seniors funding provides access to the Lakeshore Lookout http://t.co/cQeusgXNjB

Posted on Twitter Full house in @sylvan100 today for the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. http://t.co/6YvGGmCjYb

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to @rebelshockey for being selected to host the 2016 Memorial Cup. #RedDeer

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Posted on Twitter New #commonsense Firearms Act provides licensees with a six-month extension period beyond the expiry date on the licence in which to renew.

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 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?

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Canadians know the importance of our natural resources in providing jobs and economic prosperity. Canada is a secure and responsible supplier of energy and ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting ... Chair, I just wanted to point out that I believe the exemption that this bill would be removing was for those particular facilities which would be ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting ... But it doesn't really matter to you where it exists. I would imagine that the government wants it in the regulations because the regulations are more ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, may I just say thank you very much for your intervention earlier today while you were in the chair, explaining the process for voting ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED, Vote ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here today. Congratulations on your recent appointment as Minister of Natural Resources. I think it's absolutely fantastic to ...

Mentioned by Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Calkins to run half marathon for diabetes research Since first meeting Tyson Fiveland in 2007, Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins has become a staunch supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada. On June 21, Calkins will continue that support when he laces up to participate in the Barrie ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak in support of our government's proposed new legislation to increase accountability in Canada's nuclear and offshore ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Opportunities for Canada to contribute to energy security in Ukraine and the ... I'm just going to ask all of my questions of all of the various witnesses right up front and hopefully there will be enough time during ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Opportunities for Canada to contribute to energy security in Ukraine and the ... No problem. I'm going to switch, then, and start asking some questions of our Polish colleagues, our witnesses who are at the table here. I know ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries If it comes from those reports or if it comes from StatsCan, I would imagine that we can probably get that information. We can ask our ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thanks, Chair, and I'd like to thank our witnesses today. Just to let you know who I am, I'm a central Alberta member of Parliament. I've ...

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, ...

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 ...

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)