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Conservative MP for Wild Rose (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 74.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, this weekend the Liberal leader put his foot in his mouth once again, admitting that if given the chance he would hike taxes on ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Only the #LPC could believe putting more money in the pockets of hard working Canadian families is somehow wrong: http://t.co/zJoocYfoc6

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Because he doesn't think saving $3,400/yr is a big deal. Well @JustinTrudeau I can tell you to most Canadian families it is a very big deal.

Posted on Twitter Apparently Mr. Budgets Balance Themselves, @justintrudeau is opposed to giving "people a little money back" through tax cuts ....1/2

Mentioned by The Daily Courier (subscription) MP meets with local tourism operators in search for ways to stretch out season When asked why tourism debates on the floor of the House of Commons are seldom publicized in the media, Blake Richards smiles. “One of the good things about tourism,” said the member of Parliament from Airdrie, Alta., “is not a lot of people are opposed ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks and congratulations to Olds Elks Lodge on 90 years of service to the community. Was a pleasure to celebrate with you tonight #Olds

Posted on Twitter Day 5 driving my new wheels and already put on over 1500km. Putting on a #lottamiles getting around #godscountry

Posted on Twitter What a beautiful day for doorknocking! Great visiting friends and supporters in #Cochrane. Thanks to our volunteer team for all your help

A week ago

Mentioned by Airdrie Echo MP appointed to trade committee Member of Parliament Blake Richards was recently appointed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade. The committee will review the two major trade deals, the Korean Free Trade Agreement (KFTA) and the Canada-Europe ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... That probably underscores very well, then, the next question and point I wanted to make. I fully believe that you do a very good job of ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Bill C-41, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada ... Mr. Chair, I appreciate your authority, but I want to respond very briefly. I will confess to agreeing with much of the preamble that Mr. Davies ...

Mentioned by Cochrane Eagle Richards addresses his expenditures A Sept. 25 article published in Maclean's magazine, “Who Earns What: Canada's five top-expensing MPs”, lists Wild Rose Conservative MP Blake Richards as the third highest expensing MP at $547,510.07. These figures are based on the previous year's ...

Mentioned by Cochrane Eagle Richards addresses his expenditures A Sept. 25 article published in Maclean's magazine, “Who Earns What: Canada's five top-expensing MPs”, lists Wild Rose Conservative MP Blake Richards as the third highest expensing MP at $547,510.07. These figures are based on the previous year's ...

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

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Bill C-41, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I appreciate you all being here today. I will focus my questions mostly on you, Mr. Lindsay. I was intrigued by some ...

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

Voted No on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Positive Effects for Canada of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and Bill ... Thank you very much. To begin with, I'll direct my questions to the Canadian Pork Council, partly because that is my background. I would ask whichever ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Okay, fair enough. Was there any analysis done of the ballots to determine the problem you believe exists? I certainly think that it would exist. With ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, it is pleasure to rise on this debate today. Our Conservative government is focused on creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Television Broadcasting Mr. Speaker, as the saying goes, if a company is successful, Liberals want to tax it; if it is still successful, they want to regulate it; ...

Mentioned by Airdrie Echo Local MP joins minister's discussions Member of Parliament Blake Richards, who chairs the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus, participated in the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers' meetings, Sept. 8-9 in Charlottetown, PEI. The meetings included federal, provincial, and territorial tourism and ...

Mentioned by Cochrane Times Record-breaking Hockey Night fundraiser From left, Calgary Flame Mason Raymond, M.P. Blake Richards, and Victims' Advocate Sheldon Kennedy unveil the record fundraising total from Rocky Mountain Hockey Night, held in Airdrie, Sept. 7. Proceeds from the event support RCMP Victims' Services ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, due to the efforts of our government and based on our tremendous respect for their service to our country, Canada's injured veterans may receive ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business and Meeting Requested by Three Members of the Committee to ... Thanks, Mr. Chair. I find it interesting to listen to Mr. Julian speak on behalf of the NDP and to indicate that they want to avoid ...

Spoke in the House on Tourism Week Mr. Speaker, this being tourism week, we celebrate the continued success of this key industry, which brings jobs and economic growth to every single region of ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Okay. Certainly, from what I've heard through the course of this study and otherwise, I'm personally of the view that there are a number of reasons ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour today to present petitions that contain about 3,600 signatures collected by Kim Thomas, who is from the town of Cochrane ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada As much as I think what you have just said provided a fine wrap-up and was certainly one of the questions I wanted to ask as ...

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this opportunity tonight to speak to the proposal by the member for Winnipeg Centre to oppose Vote No. 1—Parliament, ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the Toronto Star has wrongly reported that the fair elections act will allow people to vote by having someone vouch for who they are. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-309 An Act to amend the Criminal code (concealment of identity)