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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 Although I am in Saskatchewan for Easter, I encourage everyone to attend the Save Our Space Camp Fundraiser and Auction tonight at O'Malleys

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Local MP keeping busy in Ottawa The MP for Edmonton-St. Albert has been keeping himself busy since making history in February by effectively killing his own bill. Brent Rathgeber, St. Albert's independent representative in the House of Commons, has been tackling topics like democratic ...

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter My speech on the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide @ http://t.co/pnkBTuhmPO

Posted on Twitter New poll: Would you support Canada contributing to a NATO Support Mission for Ukraine? Vote @ http://t.co/ZIQLmy82Fr

Posted on Twitter is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan en route to Melville for the Easter Weekend.

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for April 17th is up! http://t.co/cuMKiDxHB4

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to the St. Albert Save Our Space Camp on raising 133k enough to send all 71 kids to camp! #StAlbert http://t.co/YcxRyiA76H

This week

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca Independent MP may launch legal fight for election law fairness Independent MP Brent Rathgeber says he is considering a legal challenge to declare Canada's election laws unconstitutional. At least one government MP agrees with him, and Elections Canada has referred to the system as “draconian.” Independent ...

A week ago

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 in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a very important point of order. On Tuesday morning, during routine proceedings, the chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee ...

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Edmonton Sun New Edmonton ridings could shake election up First posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 08:40 PM MDT | Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014 08:55 PM MDT. brent MP Brent Rathgeber speaks to the media in his office in St. Albert last June. Rathberger quit Stephen Harper's caucus to be an independent MP.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Investment Mr. Speaker, Industry Canada has been warned for some time that a lack of clarity in the Investment Canada Act is going to threaten foreign investment ...

Spoke in the House on Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honour for me to add a few comments in the debate on Bill C-30, the fair rail for grain farmers ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker the trans-Pacific partnership is a comprehensive 21st century free trade agreement with the objective of resolving trade disputes and promoting regional economic growth. Both ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Harper abusing taxpayer's money with Challenger jets: Rathgeber Prime Minister Stephen Harper is abusing taxpayer's money by using the government's Challenger jets for Conservative party business and repaying only a fraction of the cost, says former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber. “I think it's an abuse of taxpayers ...

A month ago

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette MP Rathgeber promotes value of independence In the nine months since he resigned from the Conservative caucus, Brent Rathgeber has made it his mantra to explain to Canadians that the current government suffers from overreliance on talking points and party discipline. But there's no room for cheerleading in responsible governance, he said. Rathgeber reviewed the nature of his new role as an independent member of Parliament before members of the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. “The difference between being a member of a ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette MP Rathgeber promotes value of independence MP Rathgeber promotes value of independence ... In the nine months since he resigned from the Conservative caucus, Brent Rathgeber has made it his mantra to explain to Canadians that the current government suffers from overreliance on talking points and party discipline. But there's no room for cheerleading in responsible ... Rathgeber reviewed the nature of his new role as an independent member of Parliament before members of the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. “The difference ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, last week, the RCMP made the unilateral decision to reclassify the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine rifle as prohibited, extinguishing the liberties of thousands ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, last fall's Speech from the Throne made a vague reference to the government's commitment to balanced budget legislation. On October 22, the Minister of ...

Spoke in the House on Government Advertising Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the government, specifically Employment and Social Development Canada on winning yet another prestigious Teddy Waste Award yesterday. The Canadian ...

Spoke in the House on CBC and Public Service Disclosure and Transparency Act Mr. Speaker, as Motions Nos. 1 to 8 have all failed, the bill in its current form bears no resemblance to the original Bill C-461 and ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses for your appearance here this morning. Chief Louie, I was listening carefully to your opening comments ...

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)