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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 is pleased that the House of Commons will sit as scheduled at 10 am tomorrow. It takes more than one gunman to halt Canadian democracy.

Posted on Twitter Watching Game 2 of the World Series is a much needed diversion following a stressful and tragic day in Ottawa. 2-2 mid 6th.

Mentioned by St. Albert Leader Rathgeber safe, but fears Parliament Hill won't be the same Independent Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber was walking from his apartment in Ottawa to his office on Parliament Hill when he got word that a gunman had shot and killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial and made his way into ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you to everyone who has called and emailed my office, I am fine and safe.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for October 21st is up! http://t.co/oUcvDQ4Wqi

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for October 20th is up! http://t.co/SQYyqlOaBU

Posted on Twitter If at first an idea does not seem completely absurd, it is not worth pursuing. --Albert Einstein

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by 640 Toronto News Canada Joins The War Against ISIS: Agree Or Disagree With The Decision? The Harper government motion to take part in airstrikes in Iraq has passed in the House of Commons. After debating the mission against ISIL for two days, 155 Tory MP's voted in favour. Independent MP Brent Rathgeber and Green MP Bruce Hyer also voted ...

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 ...

Didn't vote on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Mentioned by 640 Toronto News MP's Approve Iraq Airstrikes The Harper government motion to take part in airstrikes in Iraq has passed in the House of Commons. After debating the mission against ISIL for two days, 155 Tory MP's voted in favour. Independent MP Brent Rathgeber and Green MP Bruce Hyer also voted ...

Mentioned by News1130 Motion to join war against ISIS approved in House of Commons OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – Conservative MPs in the House of Commons have approved a motion to join the war against ISIS in Iraq. After two days of debate, 155 Conservatives voted in favour of the motion, with the help of Independent MP Brent Rathgeber ...

Mentioned by MSN Canada An MP wrestling with his vote on Iraq In a post last evening, Independent MP Brent Rathgeber explains that he hasn't yet decided how he'll vote on the Iraq mission. For the first time since I became an Independent Member of Parliament with a free vote, I am uncertain as to how I am going to use it ...

Mentioned by MSN Canada An MP wrestling with his vote on Iraq In a post last evening, Independent MP Brent Rathgeber explains that he hasn't yet decided how he'll vote on the Iraq mission. For the first time since I became an Independent Member of Parliament with a free vote, I am uncertain as to how I am going to use it ...

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted No on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

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 ...

Three weeks 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 ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 ...

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)