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Conservative MP for Medicine Hat (Alberta)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague has done an impressive job in laying out the need to have the bill passed. I have been listening to some of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present to the House from my constituents in Medicine Hat. They say that law-abiding Canadian citizens should be free ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter Gov't of Canads takes action to strenghten mental health support with approx $200 million dollar investment in mental health support

Posted on Twitter Nov 22, finally saw grand kids Conner & Abby, off to Brooks for the Festival of Trees fund raiser. The Christmas Trees decorated beatifully.

Posted on Twitter Nov 21, fly back to Calgary, drive to the Hat. Dinner with friends, nice evening.

Posted on Twitter Nov 20, House Duty today, Q P

This week

Posted on Twitter Nov 19, finally after after 2 months of refusing to allow Committee memberships the NDP agreed, now our cmtee's can get back to work!

Posted on Twitter Nov 19, Alberta & National Caucus mtg's, conf call with staff, Q P, votes, gave speech on Bill C 18 Agricultural Growth Act, more votes.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, Bill C-18, the agricultural growth act, fully deserves the support of the House. The proposed legislation is both timely and necessary so that Canada's ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Time for MP to hear postal decision opposition The comments by Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne in this story are particularly puzzling. He says that CPC is a Crown Corporation (true) that operates at arm's length from the government (sort of true). Payne says that he “doesn't have the ability to reverse the ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you to the witnesses for appearing on video conference with us on this important bill. We have heard very positive comments on the bill from ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for coming to this important meeting and discussing North American air defence. Dr. Fergusson, you talked about maritime ...

Mentioned by Brooks Bulletin Parliament Hill attack 'unbelievable' October 2014 will be a month Canadians won't forget including Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne. The MP was at the Parliament buildings on Oct. 22 where he was just “a few feet away from where the shooting went down.” At 9:52 a.m. while standing guard at ...

Mentioned by Lethbridge Herald 'It sounded like a war zone' Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne was one of those MPs, as those gathered in the Caucus Room for a meeting were made acutely aware early in the morning something was very wrong. “There was a lot of gun fire,” said Payne about the exchange of shots which ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News 'It sounded like a war zone': MP Payne on Ottawa attack Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne was one of those MPs, as those gathered in the Caucus Room for a meeting were made acutely aware early in the morning something was very wrong. “There was a lot of gun fire,” said Payne about the exchange of shots which ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Okay, thank you. Ms. Burtnack, you talked a bit about protection of customers, options, strength and safety, and increasing trade. Perhaps you could just tell us ...

Two 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 thank the witnesses for coming today. I need to help correct a couple of things. I know that Mr. Boehm talked about ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you to the witnesses for coming today. It's important to hear the comments that you're making. Certainly, I know the minister talked about how things ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, no government in Canada's history has been more committed to the creation of jobs and prosperity for Canadian businesses, workers and their families. Last ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Positive Effects for Canada of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and Bill ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you to the witnesses for coming. It's very interesting. Of course, I was looking at the charts, as was my colleague, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today. The first petition is from citizens across southern Alberta who ask that they be free to use ...

Spoke in the House on South Alberta Light Horse Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak about the South Alberta Light Horse, Alberta's regiment, which is based in my riding of Medicine Hat. I was ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, I was listening to the Leader of the Opposition, and it appears that he has his head in the sand along with his NDP ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Payne's replacement to be decided Saturday after three-day vote The winner of the Conservative nomination race for the reformed Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner federal riding will be decided Saturday. Dan Hein and Jim Hillyer are vying to replace current Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne who announced earlier this year he ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Federal Tory riding looks like a two-man race The Conservative nomination is now underway with it being all but official that it's a two-horse race between Dan Hein and Jim Hillyer. Conservative Party officials confirmed Friday they received only two applications to replace outgoing MP LaVar Payne for ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have another petition to present with respect to the Species at Risk Act. The petitioners, citizens from right across Canada, ask for the ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Dr. Shaw, for coming. You made some interesting comments. With this innovation that we talked about—and we've heard from ...