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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 Congrats to CPC for hyping fear over promoting tourism. More Sask. schools drop out of Alta. cheerleading event http://t.co/ON1CQWjsbU

Posted on Twitter Rath's Reads for March 5th is up! http://t.co/MYC9gFTp7z

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Rath’s Reads for March 4th is up! http://t.co/orgi1SKCNh

Posted on Twitter Beyond Parliament, a debate about C-51 http://t.co/4wxm7wZD28 via @macleansmag

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter My new toy #staycation #midlifecrisis #SandyBeachAb https://t.co/8t4ecuNRkh

Posted on Twitter “@katblack300: http://t.co/8SceVRE9YB” New friends at Sandy Beach, Alberta #staycation #allwelcome

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Defence says that Bill C-51 would protect civil liberties by ensuring that the powers of oversight are vested in the courts. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Maria Venancio was a Filipino temporary foreign worker who worked at a McDonald's Restaurant in Edmonton. In 2011, Ms. Venancio was biking to work ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the government claims to be cracking down on terrorists, and through Bill C-51, our security agencies are about to assume broad new powers. However, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply the vote, and vote yea.

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Cabinet interference undermining House committees, say NDP and Rathgeber Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet has far too much influence over House committees, through Parliamentary secretaries and ministers' offices, says former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber who quit the party because of Cabinet interference, and the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 ...

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.

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)