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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 enroute 2 CK Police Awards.Lookin fwd to celebrate the evening with friend Chief Poole,his last as CofPD.A g8 public servant & wonderful man

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

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.

Posted on Twitter So proud to take my seat, honoured to represent the great people of Chatham-Kent--Essex in the greatest country in the world. #CanadaStrong

Posted on Twitter Standing ovation for Kevin Vickers #Hero #CanadaStrong http://t.co/BupNME79Ew

Posted on Twitter proud to walk back into the people's House this morning. #cdnpoli #CanadaStrong http://t.co/Jcmk02hhZb

Three days ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter The MP is safe, We've been advised to close all our offices until instructed otherwise.--staff

This week

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 ...

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

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for coming. Mr. McKenna, I had your people in and we had a great discussion. I told them about Chatham-Kent—Essex. ...

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 ...

Two weeks 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Three weeks ago

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 & ...

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

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)