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Independent MP for Edmonton—St. Albert (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 63.50% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for October 1st is up! http://t.co/NFmXdt3zUx

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Posted on Twitter Do you support changes to the rules of the HoC to enhance the Speaker’s role and power during Question Period? Vote @ http://t.co/KkdxcGVIf2

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for September 30th (featuring @acoyne, @AaronWherry, @kady, and @JimBronskill) is up! http://t.co/VfMyiKPQzr

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, all Alberta MPs are hearing from their constituents regarding our unique labour shortages. In fact, the new Alberta premier, our former colleague, Jim Prentice, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. minister for a great speech. I really enjoyed it. I agree with her that it is up to the members ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted No on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter CBC releases details of employee compensation http://t.co/mJwbEy3YPI C-461 would have allowed for specific salary disclosure above $160k

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for September 29th is up! http://t.co/3APcx0brYf

Posted on Twitter I was pleased to speak to Tom Clark last week. The full interview can be found here: http://t.co/Ju7QyTzh0R

This week

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act promised that more grain would be moved and that backlogs would be eliminated. However, CN has been ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada The Prime Minister: The Americanization of Canadian Politics The following is an excerpt from MP Brent Rathgeber's book, "Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada." ... Of course, we do not; each of us elect a member of parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Spoke in the House on Government Contracts Mr. Speaker, the government has spent more than $20 million on media monitoring contracts since December 2012, notwithstanding maintaining any army of 3,300 communications staff across ...

Spoke in the House on Question Period Mr. Speaker, all members of Parliament need to take greater ownership regarding the operation of this, the people's House of Commons. On Tuesday, an important question ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

A week ago

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Rathgeber's book a worthwhile read for the politically-inclined It might surprise some to learn that Brent Rathgeber's book on what is subtitled “the decline of parliamentary democracy in Canada” isn't particularly personal. That the St. Albert's MP is frustrated with the Canadian political system probably shouldn't come as a ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Rathgeber's book a worthwhile read for the politically-inclined It might surprise some to learn that Brent Rathgeber's book on what is subtitled “the decline of parliamentary democracy in Canada” isn't particularly personal. That the St. Albert's MP is frustrated with the Canadian political system probably shouldn't come as a ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Brent Rathgeber's book launch at Ottawa ByWard Market's Eighteen, photos by ... Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, NDP MP Murray Rankin, CBC's Laura Payton, pictured on Sept. 18, at Eighteen in Ottawa's ByWard Market for Mr. Rathgeber's book, Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada.

Spoke in the House on Government Spending Mr. Speaker, the government established Shared Services Canada in 2011 to provide centralized technology infrastructure services. Its mandate includes providing better value for money. However, in ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Michael Chong's Reform Act 'Very Disappointing' Says Brent Rathgeber OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong's watered-down bill — originally introduced to to re-empower members of Parliament — is a big disappointment, says former colleague Brent Rathgeber. Rathgeber, the Conservative turned independent MP for ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Ex-Tory 'a good example to the rest of us,' Conservative MP says ... wave and a man who largely led the push to abolish the gun registry. On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Member of Parliament stood out on another issue: he was the lone Conservative MP to attend a book launch of former caucus colleague Brent Rathgeber ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Distinguished Principal of the Year Mr. Speaker, I rise to honour a very special constituent, Fernando Runco of Edmonton, who last month was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Principal of the Year ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the government claims that Bill C-36 would keep sex workers immune from prosecution except at or near where children are present. However, when it ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Mr. Chair, my two amendments to Bill C-23 I think logically have to be considered together. IND-2 is on page 86 of the package and IND-1 ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the committee for that indulgence. Mr. Casey, first let me say how much I appreciate your advocacy on ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Yale First Nation Final Agreement Act Thank you, Chair, and thank you to all the witnesses for your very interesting testimony. I find the whole issue quite confusing. My first question is ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Statutory Review of the Conflict of Interest Act and Bill C-461, An ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and honourable members. I am pleased to reappear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all of our witnesses for your interesting perspectives. I want to zero in on the issue of liability. To ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First ... And my friend Ms. Ambler, I think, referred to the letter, where the minister indicated unequivocally that Bill S-8 would not affect the municipality's ability to ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'd like to assure the members that if they don't have sufficient time to question me on this important piece of legislation, ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First ... I appreciate that. I understand at one point Treaty 7 nations, and Tsuu T'ina specifically, were supportive of the federal government's framework to regulate safe water ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-461 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (disclosure of information)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-637 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transit operators)