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Conservative MP for Medicine Hat (Alberta)

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

Three days ago

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Feds making it tougher for repeat offenders to get out Medicine Hat Member of Parliament LaVar Payne announced Friday the Conservative Government will be introducing legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Speaking at the Medicine Hat Police Service Friday afternoon, Payne ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Feds making it tougher for repeat offenders to get out Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne announced Friday the Conservative government will be introducing legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Speaking at the Medicine Hat Police Service Friday afternoon, Payne announced the ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No (against his party) on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Posted on Twitter Feb 22, drive to Calgary, fly to Ottawa

Posted on Twitter Feb 21, spend time with family, great to have the kids and grandkids over for dinner and spend some quality time with them.

Posted on Twitter Feb 20, fly to Calgary, drive to the Hat

Posted on Twitter Feb 19, House duty for colleague, Q P, Ag Cmtee

Posted on Twitter Feb 18, Q P, House duty for colleague

Posted on Twitter Feb 17, Public Safety Cmtee, Hoouse duty day 4 me, Q P, Ag Cmtee

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Promoting Domestic Trade of Agricultural and Agri-Food Products by Reducing Interprovincial Barriers That really means that investment is obviously going around the world and potentially creating all kinds of jobs in other countries, and certainly taxes in those ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to thank my outstanding hon. colleague for Richmond Hill for sharing his time with me and also for ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to hear that the member is going to support this bill. However, I reject his comments in regard to sufficient oversight. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today. The first petition is on the recovery strategy for the greater sage grouse. The petitioners ask the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Employment and Skills Training for Offenders Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Commissioner, for coming along with your team here. My background is in human resources. I was quite interested in your comments ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Opposition Motion—Job Creation Mr. Speaker, I am not sure if our colleague across the way realizes that, since the recession, our government has created more than 1.2 million jobs ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Restoring long-form census about smarter government In the article, Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne is quoted as saying, “Going back to the old way would cost I-don't-know-how-much more.” I have excellent news for Mr. Payne. The old long-form census actually cost less than the National Household Survey that ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak about the protection of Canada from terrorists act. This is an important bill that would allow ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, it is clear that, if given the chance, the Liberals and the NDP would take away our family tax cut. This is because they ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act I guess you're right. It depends on the individual, and I would think that for the vast majority of people who have those kinds of issues, ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, this past November the Minister of International Trade launched the Go Global workshops to provide Canadian small and medium-size enterprises with the tools they ...

Mentioned by Vauxhall Advance (blog) MP Payne reflects on political 2014 As MP LaVar Payne looks to retire from politics later this year to enjoy more family time, his look back on 2014 will feature an interesting year in his long career. Given the attack on Parliament Hill in the fall of 2014 where Michael Zehaf Bibeau shot and killed ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise today for one minute and add my voice to the protection of Canada from terrorists act. Recently, ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act Thank you, Minister, for coming, and the officials as well. Minister, it's interesting: you talked about the inventive ways in which people can bring drugs into ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Payne looks back at 2014 LaVar Payne's time in the House of Commons is winding down but the MP for Medicine Hat says he's going to keep pressing for expanded service at the Port of Wild Horse before his planned retirement at the next election. “I've been working on this for nine ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Media Advisory: Member of Parliament LaVar Payne to Make an Announcement ... - SYS MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/14 -- LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement on Wednesday ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF ... No problem, Mr. Chair. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you for attending here today. We were looking at your website and we looked at your ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Order of the House Referring Back the First Report of the Committee Thank you, Chair. And thank you, Randy, for allowing me to do this. My question is obviously going to be for Ms. Marsden of the Canadian ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under AGRICULTURE AND ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for coming today. I've been talking to a lot of my farmers and ranchers, and certainly I want to thank ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. I've been listening to Mr. Allen, Mr. Lemieux, and Mr. Eyking, and it certainly does create some questions, obviously, which the opposition has ...