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Conservative MP for St. Catharines (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Congrats! @jgiven48: The Radio Star National Talent Search excited, St. Catharines’ group Crystalyne won the cross-Canada talent competition

Posted on Twitter Attended the @CFHS Canadian Federation of Humane Society's 1st annual conference in Toronto yesterday. Gov't engagement & animal welfare

This week

Posted on Twitter With my good friend @larrymillermp at the reconstruction of the Roxy Theatre in downtown Owen Sound! http://t.co/LqvefLadUO

Posted on Twitter At committee "Scrutiny and Regulations. First time I've filled in for a colleague here. Quite something. Reviewing regs within legislation.

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Posted on Twitter Huge event! @JCIStCatharines:Easter Egg Hunt info & colouring contest @RickDykstra @Jim_BradleyMPP @communitycarest http://t.co/1oas5rBXFr

Posted on Twitter Derryk Fleming, St. Catharines resident and a member, CBG Veterans Well Being Network, presenting at Vet's Affairs http://t.co/YK6Z1w0oFU

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin my remarks on economic action plan 2014 by acknowledging its author. Our former minister of finance, the member for ...

Mentioned by Niagarathisweek.com Renew health accord: coalition ST. CATHARINES — A 2004 Health Accord between Ottawa and the provinces expired on Monday and the Niagara Health Coalition (NHC) is hopping mad about it. Members of the NHC held a rally outside of St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's office Monday ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry I listened with interest to your comments, Scott, regarding the review that started in October and is now coming to a conclusion. You don't have any ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Okay, thank you. David, it was interesting that a lot of folks in the country who are aware of the Ministry of Canadian Heritage at all ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Niagarathisweek.com Dykstra: Free-trade deal good for Niagara ... positive news, said St. Catharines MP. Niagara This Week - St. Catharines. By Scott Rosts. ST. CATHARINES — St. Catharines Member of Parliament Rick Dykstra is declaring the Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement as positive news for Niagara.

Spoke in the House on Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Mr. Speaker, I will let him know that the CRTC is doing its work and fulfilling its mandate. When it comes to the filling of positions, ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you very much for the update and for being here this morning. I have gone through the presentation. On page 8 you talk about the ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Sports Mr. Speaker, I am not sure where the member was for the last five years, but if he had watched the Olympics in Vancouver, if he ...

Mentioned by Bullet News Niagara St. Catharines MP wants arenas to stay open a little longer CATHARINES - Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines and former Chicago Black Hawk Steve Ludzik are counting on St. Catharines City Council not to pull the plug on the Jack Gatecliff and Rex Stimers Arenas. Council's finance committee is ...

Mentioned by Bullet News Niagara Feds commit funds to support elder abuse research project CATHARINES - Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines, has announced funding through the Justice Canada Victims Fund to Niagara North Community Legal Assistance to address the financial abuse of seniors. The BeFAIR (Building an Elder Financial Abuse ...

Mentioned by Bullet News Niagara Feds commit funds to support elder abuse research project CATHARINES - Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines, has announced funding through the Justice Canada Victims Fund to Niagara North Community Legal Assistance to address the financial abuse of seniors. The BeFAIR (Building an Elder Financial Abuse ...

Mentioned by Niagara Falls Review A Niagara project targets senior financial abuse The BeFAIR Project federal funding of $110,000 is unveiled at a Monday media event the Dunlop Drive centre in St. Catharines. From left to right St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra, project consultants Rick Rochon, Ted Kingdon and Jennifer Pothier, executive ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I was waiting for this supplementary. We have invested an additional, actually permanent funding of $9 million for a $37 million total for the ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, the finance minister, in the budget, does commit to ensuring that both those budgets will remain intact for 2014.

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question. The minister is focused on this issue. It is indeed an issue that we are pursuing, and ...

Spoke in the House on Hockey Tournament Mr. Speaker, every year for the last 49 years a very special hockey tournament takes place. The Merritton Athletic Association in St. Catharines and the Wissahickon ...

Spoke in the House on Ukraine Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada supports the advancement of democracy and human rights around the world. Since November, Ukrainians have been demonstrating across their country ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Committee Business, Election of Chair, and Election of Vice-Chairs Mr. Chair, generally speaking, we would go through the entire list of individual motions for the routine procedures of our committee. I'm wondering if I would ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi The follow-up to that is, in terms of support, going back to 2006 and prior to that with you, Rob, obviously to 1998, what do you ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for appearing this morning. I noticed that when Ms. Swords opened her purse there was a hint of green. I ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. I continue to hear debate that is not about the actual motion itself concerning the extension, which I'm going to speak to. ...