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Conservative MP for Peace River (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 75.80% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter Today we said goodbye to our friend and Colleague Jim Flaherty. His commitment to his family, friends and our country is an inspiration.

A week ago

Mentioned by Peace River Record Gazette MP brings investment dollars Member of Parliament for Peace River, Chris Warkentin, was in town to tout the new funding announcements and meet with various community groups. “This money will go to improving the quality of life for our seniors,” said Warkentin while he toured the ...

Posted on Twitter I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Events Throughout 2014" http://t.co/C0z8zqQyKV

Posted on Twitter Government of Canada Announces Support for Projects Led by Seniors - See attached link. http://t.co/C6n6ZGbece

Posted on Twitter I was pleased to meet with the Chief and council members of the Lubicon First Nation to discuss local community developments and needs.

Posted on Twitter This morning I was pleased to meet with Peace River town council to discuss recent flooding in Peace River and local infrastructure needs.

Posted on Twitter Our thoughts and prayers are with Christine and the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you for sharing him with us and all Canadians.

Two weeks ago

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 No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, last night, the NDP proved once again that it cannot be trusted to manage the economy and that it is unfit to govern. This ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Grande Prairie Centennial Mr. Speaker, the City of Grande Prairie is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Over the past century, Grande Prairie has grown to become the hub ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in ...

Mentioned by Peace River Record Gazette Warkentin pleased with Canada Jobs Grant Agreement Peace Country is plagued with a unique problem in Canada; too many skilled jobs not enough skilled workers. Peace River Member of Parliament Chris Warkentin recently backed a federal grant agreement he feels will help fix that deficit. “The number one ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, we understand that resource development creates jobs and grows the economy. In fact, nearly 20% of our GDP comes from natural resource development, and ...

Spoke in the House on Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the parliamentary secretary's speech. I think it was important to clarify the government position on why this legislation is necessary. However, there ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, yesterday, we were shocked to learn that the RCMP had reclassified hundreds of sports shooting rifles from non-restricted to prohibited. This happened after they ...

Mentioned by Fairview Post Warkentin spotlights federal government achievements, new programs Peace River M.P. Chris Warkentin spoke to Fairview Rotary Club Feb. 21 after meeting with Fairview Town Council. In speaking to the Rotary members, he gave the highlights of the government's accomplishments which included working with the Northwest ...

Mentioned by HQ Grande Prairie Building Canada Plan will benefit Peace Region: MP Warkentin Peace River MP Chris Warkentin is confident our region will benefit from this funding. "Obviously we've seen an influx of people that have come to the Peace country. We know that we're a growing community and we know that we have infrastructure needs.

Mentioned by Alberta Daily Herald Tribune Warkentin pleased with budget A day after the Conservatives released the federal budget Peace River MP Chris Warkentin weighed in on the terms. “This is the budget I've been waiting to see and it's great for the people of Peace Country,” he said Wednesday, noting issues close to the ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, yesterday, economic action plan 2014 was announced and demonstrates our government's commitment to growing the economy and creating jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for all ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Alberta Daily Herald Tribune Warkentin voices support for Keystone XL “This report is validation to what we've been saying for these past few months and years,” said Peace River MP Chris Warkentin, who raised the issue in the House of Commons Tuesday. The report, published last Friday, states the proposed pipeline would ...

Spoke in the House on Grain Transport Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to represent the farmers from the Peace Country. Today there are Peace Country farmers looking to move their ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... I call this meeting to order. This is the 11th meeting of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Today we continue our study ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... Thank you. I think that's a good place to end. I can tell you that what we've heard today is representation from people who are truly ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and ... Thank you. I don't know if I can answer the question of Mr. Andrews directly, but there are two things. Number one, I think we could ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Statutory Review of the Conflict of Interest Act and Bill C-461, An ... I'm going to make sure you get a copy, because I think it's important that you see the letter I'm going to reference. It's a new ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Moving back to the bill, I think it's clearly important that we search through this bill. Mr. Thomas, when my colleague Ms. ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and ... It's unfortunate, Mr. Chair, that my colleague has undertaken to bring this forward now, simply because we do have important witnesses we should be hearing from. ...

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. Our staff have joined us as well. We have Tonina and Norah, who are our analysts, and we have our clerk, Jean-Marie, who many ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Annual Report of the Information Commissioner 2010-11 and Annual Report of the ... Thank you, Chair. My understanding is that there's going to be another vote shortly. I think the testimony that we wanted to hear today is important ...