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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Essex (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.80% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #311 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

This week

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Van Kesteren has lowest expenses of area MPs Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren had the lowest expenses of area Members of Parliament, according to the Members' Expenditures Report posted on the federal government website. The report, which covers the period of April 1 to Sept. 30, 2014 ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Contacted About Hockey Team The MP for Chatham-Kent-Essex has been put on notice that a Junior A hockey team is considering a move to Chatham. Dave Van Kesteren says he's been contacted by municipal officials about the interest in the region. Van Kesteren knows an arena is top ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Chatham This Week Van Kesteren looks forward to election year and steady economic growth Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren is cautiously optimistic about the local economy in the year ahead. In a year-end interview that touched on several topics, Van Kesteren pointed to steady growth by small and medium-sized businesses, expanding ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Van Kesteren Proud Of Financial Record Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent-Essex, Dave Van Kesteren announces funding for bio-plastic manufacturing in Leamington, May 31, 2013. Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren is pointing to the government's financial performance as a highlight ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Election to take place in 2015 Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren, pictured in this file photo speaking at a news conference outlining details of the federal government's efforts to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes, will be seeking re-election in 2015.

Posted on Twitter From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Hunting For The Perfect Tomato Ridgetown Campus professor Steve Loewen, left, Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren, centre, and Ontario Tomato Research Institute Chair Phil Richards, right, pose for photos at research funding announcement at the Ridgetown Campus on ...

Posted on Twitter Happy to announcement $214,682 to the Ont Tomato Research Institute to increase yields & varieties. #ckont #cdnpoli http://t.co/HkrPzWC0AS

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I too, like my colleague across the way, had difficulty believing some of the things I heard. I say that because, along with the ...

Posted on Twitter pleased to join Min @CPCGailShea @BevShipleyMP @Joe_Preston & MP Pat Davidson in #LdnOnt to discuss new #AquaticInvasiveSpecies Regs #DFO

Posted on Twitter My Chatham office is moving to 48 Centre Street effective Mon. Dec 15th. All contact info remains the same. #ckont

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014, Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 5b under ... If there is one thing that is really heart-wrenching, it is to have a constituent come in who has issues with Canada Revenue, and when you ...

Posted on Twitter My PMB C-591 passed its third reading in the #HOC 276-0 #cdnpoli

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you for appearing here today. I'm not normally a part of this committee, but I'm happy to be here and talk about some of these ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 He is new.

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions here from my riding. The petitioners call upon members of Parliament to condemn discrimination against girls occurring through ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to be here this evening to talk about my ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you all for coming. Mr. Mooney, I get excited about the things that are happening in the Arctic. I think we all do. Before and ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair, and thanks to the committee for this opportunity. I have served on this committee but it's been quite some time. It's a fascinating ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you, Chair. I have a short question, maybe a comment first. I want to commend both of you, the credit unions. I have a long ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Just as a little sidebar, I'm curious about this. I went to the Netherlands a few years ago. We had a tour of the Rotterdam facilities ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you all for coming. Mr. Adler was going on the same vein I wanted to go on. I wanted to possibly, ...

Posted on Twitter Granddaughter Brooklyn had a gr8 time with Opa&Oma at the #ckont Santa Parade.Good work @ChathamBia @DCC_ChathamMall http://t.co/h6z9UtWXc1

Three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... That should be all right. I wonder if somebody could answer this question for me. Chatham-Kent—Essex is my riding and is also a farming community. It's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to pose a question for the member while it is early in the discussion. I listened to the member's speech, which ...

Spoke in the House on Wes Thompson Mr. Speaker, on September 22, 2014, we were saddened by the passing of Wes Thompson in his 88th year. Wes became president of W.G. Thompson & ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Mr. Speaker, it has been quite obvious that, as my first private member's bill, it is something that most members agree on as I did not ...

Spoke in the House on Julian Belanger Mr. Speaker, after my election in 2006, the first person to join my team was Julian Belanger. It was not really a surprise that I asked ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-591 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (pension and benefits)