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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Mayor of Ortona #Italy70 thanking a Canadian Veteran who fought to liberate Ortona 70 years ago. http://t.co/bGLGyh6kg3

Posted on Twitter Beautiful displays at Roccasecca of Canadian paraphernalia as we tour #Italy70 with Veterans. http://t.co/xi8iREvYfv

Posted on Twitter Honored to lay a wreath today at Roccasecca as part of #Italy70 with WWII Italian campaign veterans. http://t.co/vjUXkrscVu

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #284 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter I am honoured to be in Italy with our heroic Veterans and pay my respects to the fallen. #Italy70 http://t.co/BspWXoPVf7

Posted on Twitter Toured the Abbey at Montecassino this morning with veterans of the Italian campaign. #Italy70 http://t.co/xgYwrCYh1B

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Landed in Rome with 28 WWII veterans from the Italian Campaign. Warm welcome from Ambassador McGovern. #Italy70 http://t.co/0rxNG0IXIV

Three days ago

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 ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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, ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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?

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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)