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Conservative MP for Medicine Hat (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 71.50% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Jim Flaherty’s State Funeral is currently underway. Will miss this Great Canadian!

This week

Posted on Twitter Just a reminder I will be holding a town hall meeting in Bassano Wednesday morning at 10 am at the Seniors Drop in Centre.

Posted on Twitter I will be holding a town hall meeting in Medicine Hat at the Medicine Hat College Tuesday evening at 7 pm Room S159

Posted on Twitter Just a reminder I will be holding a town hall meeting in Brooks this evening at 7 pm at the Heritage Inn.

Posted on Twitter Apr 11, congratulations to Diane MacNaughton on being named the Citizen of the Year for the Town of Redcliff. A well deserved citizen!

Posted on Twitter Apr 11, fly back to Calgary, drive to the Hat, stop at Brooks & Hat offices. Attend Redcliff Volunteer awards night & Citizen of the year.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present to the House with regard to Canada Post.

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm not sure this is a good amendment. The ministers have had discussions with the railways, the shippers, and so on, and ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first petition is pertaining to the Canada postal services.

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Thank you, gentlemen, for coming. Thanks in particular to Mr. Banack and Mr. Etsell for coming back after your first presentation and our apologies for being ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Okay, that's great. I've heard you talk about corridors and so on. Richard, you've talked about having this large group of organizations in your grain council, ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Thanks to the witnesses for coming. I'm from Medicine Hat. The CP goes right through my riding. Quite frankly, Mr. Creel, I used to work in ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Innovation and Competitiveness and Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada ... Thank you, Ministers, for coming today. It's obviously a really important issue that we're working on here. I'm from Medicine Hat, and we're captive to the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act ... Thank you Mr. Garrison. I have two quick questions, because I know I don't have a lot of time. Mr. McCormack, we did hear from Kim ...

Spoke in the House on Offshore Health and Safety Act Mr. Speaker, development of offshore resources is a priority and must be done safely, and I believe that this legislation would ensure that safety. I would ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act ... They're being revictimized again in the whole process. I find it hard to imagine that someone could get out once the Parole Board has already said ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, I was shocked to learn about an editorial from Carleton University professor Darryl Davies that disrespects our front-line police officers who died keeping fellow ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Tory fed races heating up, except in the Hat It was during a truncated Conservative five-day nomination race in 2008 that saw Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne win the majority of the 231 ballots cast by local federal Tories. Currently, Payne remains the only candidate to announce his intentions to run for ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, while western Canadian grain producers had a record harvest this past year, farmers are depending on the railways to move their crops efficiently to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Medicine Hat Volunteer Mr. Speaker, it is my great privilege to stand here today to talk about one of my constituents, Evelyn Stall. Evelyn has been a very active ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Talk of the Town: Tories may be more worried about Trudeau than they'll admit Despite Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne's unique insight into what's happening in the Ukraine and his condemnation of federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's remarks on a popular Quebec television show, most Hatters don't seem overly concerned.

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, it was only two weeks ago in Stouffville that the Prime Minister announced the largest infrastructure spending program in Canada's history. That means it ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our witnesses for coming. My riding is Medicine Hat. Many of you may have actually heard about Rudyard Kipling ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. It is a great privilege for me ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Investing in Southern Alberta's Music Scene Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat) today announced $5,000 in funding for the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. Funding is provided through the Building ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News $411K a year for MP LaVar Payne's expenses are certainly not the highest among MPs. Rob Merrifield, MP for Yellowhead, has a total of $445,889 and Jim Hillyer, MP for Lethbridge, $460,703. The overall cost is the price of democracy but individual MP's expenses should be ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News MP Payne talks federal happenings from 2013 Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne is looking back on a largely successful year in federal politics but says hard work lies ahead to tackle the issue of reforming the Senate. In a year end interview, Payne told the News that a proposed free trade deal with the ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Brooks Bulletin MP Payne readies to learn new-look riding in 2014 MP Payne readies to learn new-look riding in 2014. ROB BROWN Brooks Bulletin Medicine Hat Brooks MP LaVar Payne says 2013 was better than 2012 and next year will see a Federal government focusing on building the Canadian economy. “It is our ...