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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Essex (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Passport Service Starts In Chatham “Sometimes the weather is bad, or it's somewhat intimidating for some people as well,” says Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren. “The reason we started passport clinics was the accessibility, some people can't make the trek to Windsor or London.”.

This week

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a number of constituents who have signed a lengthy petition that Canada adopt international aid policies that support small family farmers, especially ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Canadian Renminbi Trading Centre Vancouver is, but we're a whole lot closer to the U.S.A. and it's been to our advantage to have that currency. I'm a little bit puzzled. ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, free and open trade generates jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. Today Canada, the U.S. federal government, and the State of Michigan have concluded and ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Canadian Renminbi Trading Centre Thank you, Chair. I want to go likewise to a line of questioning similar to the Chair's, and I am going to open this one up ...

Posted on Twitter Heard it was a great event, happy some of my family could make it! @LisaThompsonMPP @JeffYurekMPP @chriselliottpc #ckont

Posted on Twitter Thank you @tecumsehbraves for the warm welcome and letting me celebrate #FlagDay with you! #Flag50 #ckont http://t.co/PKzI9dsKoq

Posted on Twitter Students filing in at Tecumseh PS to celebrate #Flag50 #ckont http://t.co/SihNUAOPEE

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Recognized Wheatley PS for their help in welcoming @CPCGailShea when she visited the community. G8 group of students! http://t.co/BWnXFuGD8X

Posted on Twitter Thx SWOnt Gleaners for hosting @dianefinleymp and I in Leamington today. First intrn'l shipment leaving soon!Congrats http://t.co/5vhf1bUwnx

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have had the privilege to hear some good debate from both sides here today. We heard one side; then the other. I think ...

Posted on Twitter Happy 100th birthday to WW2 hero Frank Archibald from #ckont http://t.co/zl0BbXJBSH

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Wild Rose. I appreciate this opportunity to address my colleague's motion on the immediate ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House committees still not allowed to travel, NDP says too much PMO control Conservative MPs Mark Adler and Dave Van Kesteren, pictured in this file photo, are both members of the House Finance Committee. By RACHEL AIELLO | Published: Monday, 01/26/2015 12:00 am EST Last Updated: Monday, 01/26/2015 12:29 pm EST.

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 months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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)