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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.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter My heart goes out to the families that lost their homes in Lacombe this morning. https://t.co/HtdlKOgHQJ

Posted on Twitter Thoughts and prayers to the families who lost their homes today in a fire in Henners Point in Lacombe this morning.

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Nice to see so many Canadians enjoying all that is great about our country, and showing their pride on #CanadaDay2014 http://t.co/xtACIU1mW2

Posted on Twitter Hundreds out last night for the fireworks @CityofLacombe for #CanadaDay2014. Couldn't ask for a better day! http://t.co/T0YYWs4AUN

Posted on Twitter Awesome crowd at @TOWNOFROCKY @ParksCanada historic site, for #CanadaDay2014. Gorgeous day, lots of attractions! http://t.co/CY1YMXmXt2

Posted on Twitter Honoured to be at @ParksCanada #RMH to commemorate Charlotte Small, wife of David Thompson, both great Canadians. http://t.co/qH8wBoPP9j

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Two months ago

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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, G7 energy ministers held a special security meeting in Rome to discuss action on energy security. The global demand for energy ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

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.

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)