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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 Congratulations to the Honourable Stephen Khan on being appointed Minister of Service Alberta #stalbert #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Jim Prentice on being sworn in as Alberta Premier and on appointing a much smaller cabinet (20) #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for September 15th is up! http://t.co/J98qcsF95L

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter will be running 10k today in the St. Albert Terry Fox Run--great cause and Terry was a true hero and great Canadian! #stalbert #TerryFox

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter is at St. Albert Farmers' Market selling/signing "Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada". #stalbert

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Local MP predicts foreign affairs, Reform Act and prostitution bill to take centre ... I think that last fall was bad, this spring was worse and I'm not hopeful that it'll be anything but more hot when we get back,” said Brent Rathgeber on Friday. A federal election is expected in fall 2015, and Rathgeber, who sits as an independent, said as the ...

Posted on Twitter Esks beat Alouettes 33-16 on a chilly night at Commonwealth Stadium #cfl #esks

This week

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Questioning question period Before we do, we'd like to have a frank talk about the work and worth of an MP. This week, some questions about question period: Is it an important exercise in accountability? A national embarrassment? Or both? MP Brent Rathgeber, an ex-Conservative MP, ...

A week ago

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Harper's caucus control described in book by MP, a former Tory Upset with the Conservative government's handling of the F-35 jet purchase, Brent Rathgeber wrote a blog entry critiquing it. It was an innocuous act, save for one detail: He was a Conservative MP himself. Soon after, the phone rang, with Prime Minister ...

Mentioned by National Post From an ex-Tory MP, confessions of a former trained seal Condemning the increasing control un-elected staffers in the Prime Minister's office have to lord over Members of Parliament, Brent Rathgeber — who resigned from the Conservative caucus on Wednesday night — spoke against his former party's lack of ... “It's difficult as a lawyer and as a member of parliament to find my role and to be subservient to masters half my age who work in the prime ministers office who are telling me how to vote on matters and are telling me what questions to ask,” Rathgeber said as he ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Ex-MP's book offers a glimpse into the tightly controlled Conservative caucus Upset with the Conservative government's handling of the F-35 jet purchase, Brent Rathgeber wrote a blog entry critiquing it. It was an innocuous act, save for one detail: He was a Conservative MP himself. Soon after, the phone ... I came to grips with that, then I decided well, then, my role is to do what a backbench member of Parliament is supposed to do, and that's hold the government to account,” he said in an interview. The 248-page book, published by Toronto-based Dundurn, outlines how Tory MPs are tightly ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Ex-MP's book offers a glimpse into the tightly controlled Conservative caucus Upset with the Conservative government's handling of the F-35 jet purchase, Brent Rathgeber wrote a blog entry critiquing it. It was an innocuous act, save for one detail: He was a Conservative MP himself. Soon after, the phone ... I came to grips with that, then I decided well, then, my role is to do what a backbench member of Parliament is supposed to do, and that's hold the government to account,” he said in an interview. The 248-page book, published by Toronto-based Dundurn, outlines how Tory MPs are tightly ...

Three months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

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 in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, economists from the Bank of Montreal this week reported that the Alberta economy is in a league of its own and that more, not ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition signed by 112 citizens of Edmonton, St. Albert, and surrounding communities. They are calling on the Government of ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I vote no.

Spoke in the House on Supplementary Estimates (A), 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I agree to the motion and vote yea.

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and I vote yea.

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, when will the Minister of Employment lift the blanket moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the fast food industry?

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)