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Independent MP for Edmonton—St. Albert (Alberta)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Saw "Dumb and Dumber To", last night; was surprised when I discovered it was not a documentary about the House of Commons and the Senate!!

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter 2 above in downtown St. Albert, as we light the big Christmas Tree to kick off the Snowflake Festival #stalbert!

Posted on Twitter My blog on how ad hoc parliamentary process serves neither the victims nor those accused of harassment @ http://t.co/CKHfFiSkvS

Posted on Twitter Gasoline in NW Edmonton and St. Albert 98.4/lit. Great for consumers; not so much for Alberta economy/Treasury! #yeg #stalbert

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for November 21st is up! http://t.co/qhhO2tNGCI

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Paul Wells in conversation with Brent Rathgeber http://t.co/4CbeuqAz6h via @macleansmag #yeg #stalbert #poty14 #cdnpoli

This week

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 ...

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 No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted No on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Paul Wells in conversation with Brent Rathgeber There might not be anyone in the House of Commons more interesting to watch right now than Brent Rathgeber. Ideologically he remains a conservative, but since splitting with the Tory caucus in 2013 he has become an independent MP. His interventions ...

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. ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Must-see QP: Brent Rathgeber wants a simpler tax code When a Canadian pays less tax, usually that means some government has just made a tax code somewhere more complex. Brent Rathgeber, an independent MP from Edmonton who used to be a Conservative, lamented for simpler times in question period.

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, ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Epoch Times Edmonton Man Wants PM to Ask for Release of Sister on China Trip Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert and chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a rally organized ahead of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Nov. 4, 2014. The rally was held ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Independent MP Brent Rathgeber Dresses As Mike Duffy For Halloween On Friday, Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber took to Twitter to wish followers a Happy Halloween and show that he dressed up as a former colleague — suspended Senator Mike Duffy. Rathgeber is shown holding a giant government cheque for $90,000. That's the ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Independent MP Brent Rathgeber Dresses As Mike Duffy For Halloween On Friday, Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber took to Twitter to wish followers a Happy Halloween and show that he dressed up as a former colleague — suspended Senator Mike Duffy. Rathegeber is shown holding a giant government cheque for $90,000.

Spoke in the House on Finance Mr. Speaker, over year ago, in its throne speech, the government promised taxpayers balanced budget legislation. However, with oil trading at under $81 a barrel, with ...

A month ago

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette St. Albert MP okay, reports on situation in Ottawa On Wednesday morning, shots rang out at the memorial and in Parliament, shaking the nation, leaving MPs and staff in lockdown and the country wondering what's happened. Brent Rathgeber lives about 10 minutes away from Parliament and was walking to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by 1,671 residents of Edmonton—St. Albert. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to recognize the plight of ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, I support the Canada-Europe free trade agreement, but what I do not support is expensive photo ops, especially for trade agreements in danger of ...

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, ...

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)