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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

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.

Posted on Twitter Nov 18, met with Cdn Produce Marketing Assoc. Attend Sunshine Foundation reception

Posted on Twitter Nov 18, continued mtg with constituents K & R Reesor and Counsillor B Lengyel to discuss the EPO on the Sage-Grouse, Q P, met Cdn Cattlemen.

Posted on Twitter Nov 18, met with constituents & Min. Aglukkaq on SARA and Enironmental Protection Order (EPO) on Greater Sage-Grouse. Very positive mtg

Posted on Twitter Nov 18, meet with Min. Holder and Sunshine Group for Kids! Great organization who fulfills childrens wishes for diabled & terminal illness

This week

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, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted No on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

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 ...

Two 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 ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise again today to present two more petitions from my constituents and constituents across Alberta who bring to the attention ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I listened to the minister's comments very intently. I am very pleased to hear him talk about stay-at-home dads. My son was a stay-at-home ...