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Independent MP for Edmonton—St. Albert (Alberta)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Terrorism bill worries MP Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber, interviewed in his constituency as Canada's prime minister introduced the new bill in Richmond Hill, Ont., said he thinks much of the content of the bill – like sharing information between federal agencies, or the ...

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter New Poll: Do you support giving CSIS enhanced powers to combat terrorism? vote @ http://t.co/fSRBPL5RKU

Posted on Twitter updated my "Waste Report" where I round up articles uncovering blatant disregard of taxpayer dollars @ http://t.co/EftzcAoRvB

Posted on Twitter Rath’s Reads for January 30th is up! http://t.co/88bk4Y5aoe

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Canada-EU summit reception costs keep rising - to $162K http://t.co/ZBoMPmJwUP #taxdollarsatwork

This week

Spoke in the House on David Wynn Mr. Speaker, on Monday, St. Albert said goodbye to one of its finest heroes. RCMP Constable David Wynn was laid to rest following a full regimental ...

Voted No on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Posted on Twitter My Members' Statement today honouring Constable David Wynn and Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond at http://t.co/ac2cODa2bO

Posted on Twitter In the Ottawa office, recording a New Years greeting that will air on Chinese networks in Canada and… http://t.co/j7vKUNU6aN

Two months ago

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Ten things we learned from #POTY14 ... parliamentarians of the year: Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, the year's big winner; Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, the hardest-working MP; NDP MP Peter Stoffer, the most collegial; and Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, the best constituency representative.

Spoke in the House on Consumer Protection Mr. Speaker, like most actual conservatives who believe in markets, I was amused by the Minister of Industry's staged photo op in a toy store on ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Parties gear up for vote While incumbent MP Brent Rathgeber has announced his intention to run as an independent and the Conservatives have picked Michael Cooper to be their standard-bearer in a November nomination vote, other parties aren't as far along in the preparation ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Human Rights Commission Mr. Speaker, taxpayers want to know why the acting commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission has been allowed to rack up nearly $760,000 in travel ...

Spoke in the House on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I vote yea.

Mentioned by St. Albert Leader Editorial: Now the real fun begins But with Cooper flying the Conservative banner while former Tory and current independent MP Brent Rathgeber is still in the picture, it should make for a very interesting race when the next federal writ is dropped, likely for sometime in 2015. When it all boils ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Michael Cooper wins nomination race in St. Albert-Edmonton His nomination campaign started last fall and drew endorsements from several well-known politicians. Cooper will compete for the conservative vote with independent MP Brent Rathgeber. Rathgeber left the Conservative Party in June 2013 and plans to run ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Michael Cooper wins nomination race in St. Albert-Edmonton His nomination campaign started last fall and drew endorsements from several well-known politicians. Cooper will compete for the conservative vote with independent MP Brent Rathgeber. Rathgeber left the Conservative Party in June 2013 and plans to run ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling a petition signed by over 3,500 residents of Edmonton—St. Albert calling on this House to pass a resolution ...

Spoke in the House on St. Albert Small Business Week Mr. Speaker, last month the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce held its annual Small Business Week highlighting and celebrating the nearly 1,000 small and ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the House is currently debating government legislation that would increase the mandate of Canada's spy agency, giving CSIS broader powers of surveillance over Canadians. ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, unlike other members of the opposition, I actually support the government's intention to introduce income splitting, because I support income tax relief generally. However, ...

More than three months ago

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)