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  • His favourite word is tax.

Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Essex (Ontario)

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

This week

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Comments On Lack Of Decorum Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren doesn't believe Canadians should worry too much about decorum, or the seeming lack of it, in the House of Commons. Earlier this week, an exchange between the New Democrats and Conservatives almost got ...

Mentioned by News1130 MP tables bill, hoping to stop people who kill spouses from collecting survivor ... Dave Van Kesteren has tabled a bill, hoping to prevent this from continuing to happen. This isn't the first time an MP has brought a bill forward, hoping to get this changed. Chris Charlton tabled a bill a few years ago. Van Kesteren says there is a difference ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Denying Murderers Of Spousal Benefits Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren says it's just the right thing to do, denying people convicted of murdering their spouse or parent CPP survivor benefits. His first private members bill in the House of Commons will deny benefits to those convicted of ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Van Kesteren introduces Private Members Bill Chatham-Kent-Essex MP, Dave Van Kesteren is proposing legislative changes to take away some financial benefits from people convicted of certain homicides. Van Kesteren said he's been thinking about a Private Member's Bill for quite some time to stop ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Simcoe Reformer Spouse killers shouldn't collect survivor benefits: MP 0 OTTAWA - Conservative backbench MP Dave Van Kesteren is moving to close a legal loophole that lets spouse killers collect public pension survivor benefits. He said it's wrong that those convicted of the first or second-degree murder of their wife or husband ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I will continue on among the tumult. The bill would ensure that those who are convicted of first or second degree murder ...

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)

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from members in my constituency asking the Government of Canada to work with provincial and territorial governments to increase pension ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com As the former Navistar plant is torn down, Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van ... As the former Navistar plant is torn down, Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren is reflecting on the events leading up to now. Van Kesteren says looking back, a few things are clear. “I think we may have been able to prolong the agony,” notes Van ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada I don't hear that, and that's unfortunate. We've been doing this every day, and yesterday we had an interesting scenario. We had to go and vote, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you, Chair. Four minutes? Well, I'll try to be quick. I thank you all for this opportunity. I wasn't going to say anything, until I ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Very quickly, you're right about the parents, but I'm going to give you an example. I sat down with a group of tradespeople and for the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada And I want to protect that, because I know how valuable it is. By the same token, I'm hearing that there's a huge problem. I think ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Good. I want to talk to you, Ms. Schirle. I want to talk about maybe some of your clients. We did an interesting study here back ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Vein of Galen is a rare condition found in infants when high-pressure blood enters a brain that does not have the normal vein construction ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Entertainment Software Industry in Canada I'm not to be caught with my fingers in the cookie jar. Mr. Chair, it's good to be back on the industry, science and technology committee. ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Very quickly, going back to the numbers and it's all in the numbers, on chart 3, it's interesting to see that youth unemployment is going down ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Emerging Digital Payments Systems Good for you, and congratulations. I wanted to maybe speak to Ms. Hubberstey as well. I think we have to make a clarification, and I think ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, today, constituents of Chatham-Kent—Essex received positive news. Would the minister for science and technology and FedNor please update this House on the new opportunities ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I would like clarification. I thought I heard the member refer to the Minister of Finance as the “Sinister of Finance”. That is totally ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity to speak on Bill C-201. It is a well-intentioned bill, but there are some serious flaws. The economy is and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Dean Tiessen Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to offer my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Dean Tiessen, ...

Spoke in the House on Nelson Mandela Mr. Speaker, Canada and the world is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday. The son of a tribal chief, Nelson Mandela ...