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Conservative MP for St. Catharines (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 50.90% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted Yes on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted Yes on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Posted on Twitter Walking the route this morning to caucus. I've never seen so many flowers in my life. One week ago today. #remember http://t.co/LrhPjAyCwt

Posted on Twitter This is the actual coin! First time it's been seen by the public. It's not cheap $119 but only 7,500 up for sale! http://t.co/gfdIbBkL01

Posted on Twitter This is one cool looking coin. This of course is the large version. $119 for the coin. Only 7,500 made!! @balgosal http://t.co/ZVaaGgreaT

Posted on Twitter The coin to celebrate 100 years of Hockey Canada! Get yours quickly only 7,500 available!! Royal Canadian Mint http://t.co/ZtwpGfcmH3

Posted on Twitter At the unveiling of the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada! The Royal Mint is unveiling a commemorative coin in honour of the organization.

This week

Posted on Twitter Inspection of soldiers @ Lincoln & Welland Regiment. Today is also the Change of Commanding Officer. LCol Stoyka http://t.co/JXncuNciJ8

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, the strategy that was implemented and is spoken about by the member opposite was announced in June of this year. This is a continuing ...

Mentioned by Niagara Falls Review Local politicians respond to shooting Karen Moncur, who works in St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office, posted on Facebook that he is unharmed. "Rick is safe. In lockdown with other MPs," she wrote. At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Copyright Mr. Speaker, I do not think it is this party that is trying to hide anything. We are actually trying to make it usable by parties ...

Spoke in the House on Islamic State Mr. Speaker, in Iraq, 100,000 Christians have fled their homes, humanitarian aid workers and journalists are being decapitated, women and girls are being forced to suffer ...

Spoke in the House on National Fiddling Day Act Mr. Speaker, today I am here as well to talk about Bill S-218, an act respecting national fiddling day. I would like to credit my colleague, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Eksperimenta Mr. Speaker, Canada will be taking part in the 2014 edition of Eksperimenta, which is gearing up to host 11 countries from around the world and ...

Spoke in the House on Telefilm Canada Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, and for referral to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada's 2013-14 annual report, ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, that was an interesting meander along a road that I am not quite sure was actually constructed to get anywhere, but it sure provided ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the Department of Canadian Heritage has not conducted any studies on the infrastructure at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site or at Fort Amherst ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by St. Catharines Standard Performing arts centre reaches construction milestone Friday, August 15, 2014 4:30:40 EDT PM. Peter Milczyn, MPP Etobicoke--Lakeshore, St. Catharines Mayor Brian McMullan and St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra, sign the final steel beam to be installed at the downtown performing arts centre Friday. Tweet.

Mentioned by Thorold News Palestinian supporters rally in St. Catharines Those gathered at St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office on Geneva St. before marching a few blocks to city hall said the Canadian government has been too supportive of Israel in the conflict. “We are here, for one, to tell Palestinians back home they are not ...

Mentioned by Niagara Advance Palestinian supporters rally in St. Catharines Those gathered at St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office on Geneva St. before marching a few blocks to city hall said the Canadian government has been too supportive of Israel in the conflict. “We are here, for one, to tell Palestinians back home they are not ...

Mentioned by St. Catharines Standard Palestinian supporters rally in St. Catharines Those gathered at St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office on Geneva St. before marching a few blocks to city hall said the Canadian government has been too supportive of Israel in the conflict. “We are here, for one, to tell Palestinians back home they are not ...

Mentioned by Welland Tribune Palestinian supporters rally in St. Catharines Those gathered at St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office on Geneva St. before marching a few blocks to city hall said the Canadian government has been too supportive of Israel in the conflict. “We are here, for one, to tell Palestinians back home they are not ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you. The other piece is.... FACTOR is sitting right here. It's sometimes easier to speak when no one else is in the room, and sometimes ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you. I appreciate all of you being here. We've spoken a lot about the elephant in the room, in always referencing the fact that the ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you. Mr. Kane, it's been interesting for us because one day we're hearing from one group that says things are in dire straits and extremely ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry David, I want to follow up on something. The reason we wanted to have the tourism folks here is to talk about the fact that, as ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Patti, the Chair keeps reminding us to make sure we ask questions of the people who are coming to us via video, so I'm going to ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter That line doesn't surprise me at all. I'd like to thank both of you for being here this afternoon—Derryk in particular, being from my home community. ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you, Brett, on behalf of the federal government. I know Minister Glover had a chance to congratulate you, but congratulations on your success. I was ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry A lot of this is about the potential and a lot of times my questions have come from or are about Canadian content. One of the ...