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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Essex (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted No on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week ago

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

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Federal government announces $400000+ for local business development Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, left, listens while MP Jeff Watson (C-Essex) and MP Dave Van Kesteren, (C-Chatham-Kent-Essex) announce $200,000 in funding Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 ...

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) Harper Government Helps Keep 750 Jobs in Windsor-Essex The investment was announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario, Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, and Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex. The funding will be used to ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Feds provide up to $200000 to maintain 750 jobs... The funding, which is estimated to maintain 750 full-time jobs, was announced by MP and Minister of State for FedDev Ontario Garry Goodyear, Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren, and Essex MP Jeff Watson. It is intended to help companies which ...

Posted on Twitter Thanks to Min @GaryGoodyearMP & @JeffWatsonMP for joining me in Leamington to announce funding for @weecdev. @LeamingtonGuy was a gr8 host!

Mentioned by DigitalJournal.com Media Advisory: Minister Goodyear and Local Members of Parliament to Make ... 12, 2014) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), together with Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, and Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex, will participate in two funding announcements for projects in the Windsor-Essex area that will help create local ... Minister Goodyear, MP Van Kesteren and MP Watson, will be available to answer questions from the media after the events.

Posted on Twitter With Sherry Warkington & Linda Heyninck at Legion Branch 628, ending the day with cake, looks delicious Sherry! http://t.co/6Mg3zgEErC

Posted on Twitter With CK's Jim Fisher,recipient of French Legion of Honour. Mr Fisher is a true Canadian hero,God bless him! #ckont http://t.co/pCBGXbXri5

Two weeks 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 ...

Posted on Twitter Pleasure meeting Breanne & Mathew from @bbbsc who joined me for #YOUthInOffice http://t.co/1dUaZKYkK8

Spoke at the Finance committee on Report of the Bank of Canada on Monetary Policy There was an interesting case in Germany where one of the banks had charged a negative rate. I hope we don't see that in Canada. I ...

Posted on Twitter Minister of Finance issues statement on voluntary Visa and MasterCard proposals - Canada News Centre http://t.co/8Iv6H8FdBF

Spoke at the Finance committee on Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 But the Americans really haven't curbed their spending. As a matter of fact, they have increased their spending. They have doubled their debt in six years ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Can I interject? We do the same thing with green energy, obviously: if you try to direct movement towards green energy, we subsidize. I guess what ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for being here. Mr. Clark, I want to go to you. Maybe we can get together sometime and just ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Report of the Bank of Canada on Monetary Policy, Economic and Fiscal ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you for coming back. It's good to see some of you as repeat offenders and others as newbies. If ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MPs Return To Parliament Hill The MP for Chatham-Kent-Essex says returning to Parliament Hill a day after the tragic shootings in Ottawa wasn't even a question. Conservative Dave Van Kesteren says it was an easy decision to return to work at the site of where the shooting took place.

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Local MPs Safe In Ottawa Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren has told his staff that a guard was shot in the leg before the suspect was shot and killed. Both Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, and Essex MP Jeff Watson are also among those in the centre block of ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for coming this afternoon. I want to follow up, if I could, with Madam Alepin. Mr. Keddy was talking about ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the ... Thank you, Chair. I might add that it's great to be upstaged in this particular circumstance. As well, I wish you the best in your new ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan moved that Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (pension and benefits), be read the second time ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am surprised, with all the talk we have had this morning, there has been no talk about jobs. It is a fact that ...

Spoke in the House on Highbury Canco Corporation Mr. Speaker, on May 20, I received news that the H.J. Heinz Company had completed a business deal with the Highbury Canco Corporation to purchase the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Chair, we have heard today about our government's outstanding record of achievement with respect to creating jobs and economic growth. I would like to dedicate ...

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)