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Conservative MP for Edmonton—Leduc (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 63.60% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter My Chanukah message to Edmonton-Leduc constituents: https://t.co/o9rc68g3A3. Happy Chanukah!

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Finance. Mr. Speaker, if you will ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-United Kingdom ...

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted No on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Posted on Twitter A touching statement from @pmharper following the funeral service for Jean BĂ©liveau: http://t.co/NOR35k9p3k.

Posted on Twitter Pleased to rise in the HOC today to table the Finance Committee PBC Report: http://t.co/QjDLv40AmW. #FINA #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Pleased to see that the House of Commons Finance Committee has once again been voted "Best Committee" in @TheHillTimes All Politics Poll.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Join me at 12 pm MST/ 2 pm EST for a live chat from Facebook Headquarters in California! http://t.co/Gvm48JIpyj http://t.co/PjbDdsuBbR

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter .@EdmontonChamber has made a great choice in naming Janet Riopel as their new President & CEO. She'll be a champion for Edmonton businesses.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-43, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you, Mr. Adler. I'm going to pose a few questions here. I wanted to follow up with Mr. Gooch on your presentation, and I appreciate ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I believe if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding Standing Order 83.1, the Standing Committee on ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, while the opposition consistently calls for higher taxes and more spending, our Conservative government has a low-tax plan for jobs and growth. Since we ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Report of the Bank of Canada on Monetary Policy I appreciate that. I want to return to the issue of business investment, which has been raised by a number of colleagues here. As you point ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Prime Minister announced fantastic new measures to help make life more affordable to Canadian families right across the country. Could the very ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you. Thank you very much, Mr. Adler. I'm going to take the last round we have here today. I think in my limited time I'll ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 I appreciate that. Thank you for that. On the second item, I just want to move to Professor Cockfield on the issue of the advisory panel. ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you. I have a couple of comments and I want to put a question. First of all, with respect to you, Ms. Atkinson, I appreciate ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Retirement of Premier of Alberta Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the retirement of my friend and provincial colleague, Dave Hancock. Dave recently announced that he would be stepping down ...

Spoke in the House on Reform Act, 2014 Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to rise to speak very proudly in favour of the reform act introduced by my friend and colleague, the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... That clarifies that. I appreciate that suggestion. Ms. Jennison-Yung, on the situation that you and your colleague describe, I don't know the particulars. I don't know ...

Mentioned by Calgary Herald Edmonton MP takes wait-and-see approach to Tory leadership bid Edmonton-Leduc MP James Rajotte says he wants to know whether either of former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel or former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice will seek the Tory leadership before deciding on his own bid. Photograph by: Brian Gavriloff ...

Mentioned by Calgary Herald Edmonton MP takes wait-and-see approach to Tory leadership bid Edmonton-Leduc MP James Rajotte says he wants to know whether either of former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel or former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice will seek the Tory leadership before deciding on his own bid. Photograph by: Brian Gavriloff ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Okay, thank you. Merci, monsieur Caron. I'm going to take the next round as the chair and I want to echo all of the comments from ...

Mentioned by Leduc Representative Change text size for the story The bill was seconded by Edmonton-Leduc MP James Rajotte, who has since been one of the bill's leading advocates. In its present form the Reform Act would, if passed, seek to reverse what its proponents have described as the slow accumulation of power ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Amendments PV-16, PV-17 and PV-19 are in order, but I have a ruling on amendment PV-18. Bill C-4 seeks to establish the Mackenzie gas project impacts ...

Mentioned by CTV News Backbenched: Once again, James Rajotte's phone did not ring When it came time for his Harper liftoff loyalty to be rewarded in 2006 with a cabinet gig by the Prime Minister he helped convince to re-enter politics, Edmonton MP James Rajotte was inexplicably left on the backbench. The oversight had insiders puzzled and ...

Mentioned by Leduc Representative Change text size for the story With the summer recess quickly approaching for Canadian Parliament, Edmonton-Leduc MP James Rajotte has been working on a number of bills and reports on issues that will not only affect Albertans, but also Canadians across the country. One of the ...

Mentioned by The Sudbury Star Alberta MP James Rajotte. (QMI Agency, file) The recommendations, outlined in a finance committee report released Wednesday, call for Canadian banks and financial institutions to uncover beneficial owners of corporations transferring money to offshore accounts. Conservative MP James Rajotte, who ...