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Conservative MP for Medicine Hat (Alberta)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter July 28, in Med Hat office, phone calls, emails & regular mail items needing responses.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter July 26, volunteer at Med Hat Stampede grounds with my son Scott on Safety & Security from noon to midnight!

Posted on Twitter July 25, attend Medicine Hat Co-op annual stampede pancake breakfast with my staff to help as volunteers, lots of people & fun. Good job Ted

Posted on Twitter July 24, to have dedicated air space for flying trial unmannned vehicles. Great day for Southern Alberta!

Posted on Twitter July 24, attend Cdn Center Unmanned Vehicles for announcement on Foremost airport to be the only place in Canada - one of two

Posted on Twitter July 24, participate in Medicine Hat Stampede Parade with Micheline, Conner & Abby, attend Presidents luncheon & Rodeo events.

A week ago

Mentioned by Sunny South News Lethbridge MP Hillyer to seek re-election but in Medicine Hat New federal boundary changes were announced last year and Hillyer's intentions were to run in the Medicine Hat riding but he noted he didn't want to run against Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne, who recently announced he would not be seeing re-election.

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Lethbridge Herald New MP a certainty for Lethbridge riding Who will be the next MP for Lethbridge? The race is now wide open, after incumbent Jim Hillyer's announcement he'll run in Medicine Hat. The first-term Conservative MP said Tuesday his decision came after Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne revealed he's ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Race is on for Payne's nomination High-profile local Conservative party insiders say it's likely Dan Hein will enter the race to replace outgoing MP LaVar Payne as the party's candidate in the next federal election. Hein, currently the president of the local party riding association, told the News ...

Mentioned by Lethbridge Herald Payne won't seek re-election in Medicine Hat LaVar Payne won't seek re-election, the Conservative member of Parliament said Thursday, citing his wish to spend more time with his family after the next election. The sudden death of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty this spring led him to rethink his priorities, he said in a surprise announcement. It comes just days after a Canada Day and citizenship ceremonies – a task the two-term MP said is among the most gratifying work in his busy schedule. At one point on Thursday, Payne choked back emotion and described a ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Payne will not run again LaVar Payne won't seek re-election, the Conservative member said Thursday, citing his wish to spend more time with his family following the next election. The sudden death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty this spring led him to rethink his priorities, ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat MP Payne not seeking re-election Member of Parliament LaVar Payne won't seek re-election, the Conservative member announced Thursday afternoon, citing his wish to spend more time with his family following the next election. In an interview with the News, he said that the sudden death of ...

A month 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 ...

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

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Two months ago

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 at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses for coming. I find this area quite interesting. Innovation I always think is great, because it ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present the fourth petition from my constituents regarding the amended recovery strategy for the greater sage-grouse in ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for being here today, as well as being here virtually. I find this area is really interesting, particularly ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the third petition is also from citizens of Medicine Hat. The petitioners point out that law-abiding Canadian citizens should be free to use firearms ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada I think there certainly are opportunities for organizations, and we did hear from a number of presenters. Deloitte was one of them and they did suggest ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supply Chain Retail Sector And Food Waste Prevention Thank you, Chair. Jim, it's good to see you again. That's twice in one week. You have a great organization. It's good to hear about what ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you, Chair. Mr. Ciufo, thank you for coming. I find the topic of social impact bonds very interesting. When I look at the material you've ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to present two petitions today on behalf of citizens of my constituency. The first petition is on the emergency protection ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you. It's interesting that some of the opposition are suggesting that this is the wrong type of investment. You talked a little bit about silos. ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supply Chain Retail Sector And Food Waste Prevention Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Dr. Gooch, for coming. This is a very interesting subject. My wife and I go shopping, when I'm around, ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, my colleague across the way is right. It was the Liberal Party that actually cut $400 million in funding to the CBC back in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am presenting 32 petitions today on behalf of the citizens of Medicine Hat, with hundreds of signatures, to make the Wild Horse border ...