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Conservative MP for Calgary Southeast (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 76.30% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Visité le bureau à #Yerevan de la firme prospère de logiciels @Macadamianlabs; un grand partenariat CDN avec #Arménie http://t.co/CwIJ1vZoqd

Posted on Twitter Visited the #Yerevan office of successful Canadian IT firm @Macadamianlabs, a great CDN partnership with #Armenia http://t.co/Gyyhube3XT

Posted on Twitter Խորապես զգացված եմ Եղեռնի հուշահամալիրում կանադացիների անունից հարգանքի տուրք մատուցել հայոց ցեղասպաանության զոհերի հիշատակին

Posted on Twitter Profondément ému d'honorer la mémoire des victimes du Génocide arménien au nom des Canadiens @ArmGenocide100 Memorial http://t.co/KVmdYPs6Od

Posted on Twitter Deeply moved to honour memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide on behalf CDNs at the @ArmGenocide100 Memorial http://t.co/MjYAvqS1Ma

Posted on Twitter Had a wonderful, convivial time with Canadians living & working in #Armenia. You do us proud! http://t.co/siTSGkrKwI @laratcholakian

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Foreign worker softening offers little local help, MP says Following recent comments made by Employment Minister Jason Kenney, local MP Brent Rathgeber said he's “a little more optimistic” regarding the minister's stance on Canada's foreign worker policy. But he did not hear anything that could help his ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Foreign worker softening offers little local help, MP says Following recent comments made by Employment Minister Jason Kenney, local MP Brent Rathgeber said he's “a little more optimistic” regarding the minister's stance on Canada's foreign worker policy. But he did not hear anything that could help his ...

Mentioned by Oye! Times MP Rathgeber Says Kenny's Leniency in TFWP Not Helping St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber recently commented on Employment Minister Jason Kenney's remarks to ease on latest strict amendments to Canada's foreign worker policy, alleging that he is “a little more optimistic.” However, Rathgeber complained that he ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Foreign worker softening offers little local help, MP says Following recent comments made by Employment Minister Jason Kenney, local MP Brent Rathgeber said he's “a little more optimistic” regarding the minister's stance on Canada's foreign worker policy. But he did not hear anything that could help his ...

Mentioned by CANOE Kenney tries to reassure provinces about tighter foreign-worker rules Canada's Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament Jason Kenney introduces Prime Minister Stephen Harper (unseen) at Harper's annual Stampede BBQ in Calgary, Alberta, July 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) ...

Mentioned by Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin Kenney tries to reassure provinces about tighter foreign-worker rules OTTAWA — Jobs Minister Jason Kenney says he told the provinces the federal government is willing to make special exceptions to the strict changes in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). After a meeting Friday in Prince Edward Island with ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, what changes? What complete balderdash. There is no rule, and there never has been. I doubt that there ever will be a rule that ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, what we hear is the very typical demagogy of the NDP that I do not hear from NDP provincial governments. When I talk to ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, the use of pyrrhotite is a provincial jurisdiction. It is up to the provincial government to resolve. In this case, it is Quebec that ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member for her consistency, because every single assertion in her question was wrong. She did not have a single fact correct. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join in the debate on Bill C-24 and the major changes it makes to the Citizenship Act. I am pleased ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, again, the premise of the question is false. In fact, most of the surveys to which the member refers were not dealing with labour ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to enter into the debate on these important measures. I will begin by saying that we are proud of this government's ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, this is the result of a serious investigation into potentially misleading statements that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. In this case, nearly ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Main Estimates 2014-2015: Vote 1 under CANADA INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS BOARD, Vote 1 ... I'm really delighted the committee has decided to take up a study of the renewal of the labour market development agreements. This is important stuff. As ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-2014: Votes 1b and 5b under HUMAN RESOURCES AND ... Well, thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Congratulations on your election. I know you've served on this committee for many years, and I'm glad to see ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Obligations of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration under the Official Languages ... Thank you very much. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and dear colleagues. I am pleased to be here with my officials to participate in your ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Expenditure Plans for Citizenship and Immigration in 2012-13 and Main Estimates 2013-14: ... Good morning, and thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm accompanied by Deputy Minister Neil Yeates; Les Linklater, ADM for policy; Robert Orr, ADM for operations; and Amipal ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian ... Thank you to our officials for being here. Thank you, colleagues. I appreciate this opportunity to speak in support of the private member's bill moved by ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Study on the Canadian Entertainment Software Industry Thanks very much, Chairman. First, let me sincerely apologize to you and members for my absence last Thursday. I believe there was a miscommunication between my ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ... Chairman, first of all, thanks to all members of the committee for your consideration of Bill C-43, which I understand has just been adopted here at ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We do have a number of officials here, from both the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety Canada. Thank you. ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-43 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-31 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-56 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-37 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-35 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act