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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Essex (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter On my way to #HUMA committee to speak about my PMB C-591. #cdnpoli

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Omstead Gets Liberal Nod Omstead is trying to upset Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren in the newly renamed riding (formerly Chatham-Kent-Essex) that now includes communities like Stoney Point, Comber, Lighthouse Cove and Pelee Island. “Growing up in Wheatley and living in ...

A week 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 ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 This is an interesting topic of discussion. We contribute to 2% of the carbon dioxide emissions. We could have a long debate, which I really don't ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 That's most helpful. I think you're absolutely right. I want to tell you a little story, and I'm going to ask you to comment on this ...

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted No on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 I want to go a little further. The issue isn't so much funding, because there seems to be.... I don't want to pick on anybody here, ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Minister Discusses Gas, Pipelines Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford (right) and Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren (left) speaks with media following a luncheon in Chatham. Minister of Natural Resources was in Southern Ontario to discuss the economic benefits of ...

Mentioned by DigitalJournal.com Minister Rickford Highlights Importance of the Energy Sector to Southern Ontario ... 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, accompanied by Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent–Essex, ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Minister Rickford Highlights Importance of the Energy Sector to Southern Ontario ... 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, accompanied by Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent–Essex, ...

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 & ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you to all the witnesses for coming. Ms. Smith, I just feel that I have to go to you and talk a little bit about ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for coming here. It's been a great experience. We've certainly heard some interesting testimony. Mr. Carr, you presented quite ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Chair. I'd like to thank you all for coming here. This is our first meeting, as you know. We're laying the groundwork for what ...

A month ago

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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)