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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 #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted No on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #233 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted No on Vote #232 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement an energy efficiency program to encourage owners ...

Posted on Twitter Sad to hear of the passing of Wes Thompson Sr. Condolences to his wife Pat and the family. #ckont http://t.co/n4mSJ05GAi

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Lunch today with colleagues and delegation from Portugal including Deputy Prime Minister and Ambassador. http://t.co/pz92KMJ8kF

Posted on Twitter Heading to Blenheim to participate in their Legion's Drumhead service. Lest We Forget.

Posted on Twitter Congrats to the organizers of the successful #FireFest in #ckont! http://t.co/J3V1eMhmvP

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 ...

Posted on Twitter my PMB (C-591) passed with unanimous consent today in the #HoC. its off now to committee... and I'm off to #ckont

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 ...

Posted on Twitter #Ukraine President @poroshenko beginning to speak in #HOC http://t.co/2XMQ1OY8zw

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Dredging Today Government Invests in Wheatley Harbor Dredging “The continued use of Wheatley Harbor by commercial and recreational fishermen is vital to our community,” said Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, who, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans ... “We would like to thank MP Dave Van Kesteren and the Government for their continued support of Wheatley Harbor and our annual dredging projects to ensure boats are able to safely get in and out of the harbor,” said Todd Loop, President of the Wheatley ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Mourning Death Of Staffer The Chatham office of Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren will be closed for the rest of the week after the death of one of his staff members. In a statement, Van Kesteren says, “it is with tremendous sadness and grief that we mourn the passing of our ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Part of $106 million coming from federal government The funding for maintenance of the harbour was announced by Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren on Friday afternoon on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. “The continued use of Wheatley Harbour by ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) MP Van Kesteren Marks 70th Anniversary of Liberation of Southwest France TARBES, France, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham–Kent–Essex, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of France at commemorative ceremonies in Southwest ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Remembering Air Crew Deaths Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren says he is honoured to be taking part in an event marking the 70th anniversary of the deaths of an air crew bringing supplies to French resistance fighters. A contingent from Chatham-Kent, including police and ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Van Kesteren Defends Removal Order An order that eight wind turbines south of the Chatham airport be removed is based solely on safety issues according to Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren. He says Transport Canada issued the order after giving GDF Suez a lot of time to take them ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Impact of Research, Technology and Innovation on the Pipeline Industry Through you, Chair, I'm wondering if Ms. Sgro could explain to the committee what the intent was. I'm a new member to this committee. I remember ...

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 at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thank you, Chair. We're talking about the framework. The authority to create the framework should be set out in forthcoming regulations, as it was done in ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Main Estimates 2014-15 : Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY, ... I don't think I'm going to get a round, so I wanted to ask this question. One of the things I think every member's office gets ...

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 at the Industry committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ATLANTIC CANADA OPPORTUNITIES AGENCY, ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for coming here. I echo what was said by my colleague. I think you bring a passion and a vision ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thank you, Chair. I thank all of you for coming. I wasn't going to go first, but I want to respond to this. First of all, ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... I would agree with that. I guess here's what I'm trying to understand. Because there were some suggestions made, as my colleague pointed out, that those ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thank you. I want to go back to you, Mr. Reed. I don't know if you're familiar with what OECD is doing currently, a global study ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Subject matter of Clauses 175 to 192, 239 to 241, and 317 ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you for being here. It's good to see you again. We've spoken about this quite a bit, John, I think, in the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to highlight the measures that our government has taken to protect the privacy of individual ...

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)