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Conservative MP for St. Catharines (Ontario)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Really cool painting of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae - writing "In Flanders Fields." Presented this evening. http://t.co/FNbv3kEXRr

Posted on Twitter At the Lincoln & Welland Regiment Officers' Mess Dinner. Commanding Officer L Col R. B. Mair speaking this evening http://t.co/7J3WXvrDwC

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, that is actually not true. Consultation has taken place on this monument, and the fact that it was brought forward by the organizations involved ...

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter With a number of my colleagues, kick-off to the @FIFAwwc. Women's World Cup soccer championships. #shueme #Canada2015 http://t.co/HnFuqpEavZ

Posted on Twitter Shueme! The mascot for the 2015 Women's World Cup this summer in Canada! On the Hill today @FIFAwwc #Canada2015 http://t.co/4FIMVyG2gd

Spoke in the House on Stratford Festival Mr. Speaker, I do not know if my colleague, who is the critic for the Liberal Party on the Canadian heritage committee stole a little of ...

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Posted on Twitter Great event and huge support. Congrats!! Coldest Night in St. Catharines raises $72,000 | St. Catharines Standard http://t.co/jYlTXsShpe

Posted on Twitter This really looks like a moving job for @TwoMenNiagara Just not your regular mini-van kind of move. http://t.co/PGnDdG1gdw

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, Statistics Canada has confirmed that middle-class families are better off under our Prime Minister than under the previous Liberal government. The Liberal leader has ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) The Week Ahead in Parliament HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS. Flashback Friday: Hill media team takes MPs, Senators in Rideau Canal Classic fundraiser Feb. 13, 2015. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright. Team captains CBC's Evan Solomon and Tory MP Rick Dykstra.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Subscribe to The Hill Times HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS. Flashback Friday: Hill media team takes MPs, Senators in Rideau Canal Classic fundraiser Feb. 13, 2015. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright. Team captains CBC's Evan Solomon and Tory MP Rick Dykstra.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Subscribe to The Hill Times HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS. Flashback Friday: Hill media team takes MPs, Senators in Rideau Canal Classic fundraiser Feb. 13, 2015. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright. Team captains CBC's Evan Solomon and Tory MP Rick Dykstra.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, there is no issue around an individual in this House presenting his or her position on a particular motion or piece of legislation. That ...

Spoke in the House on John Larocque Mr. Speaker, on January 17, St. Catharines lost one of its best loved media personalities. Nicknamed the “Mayor of the Morning”, Radio Station CHSC's John Larocque ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill S-218, An Act respecting National Fiddling Day Thank you. Alexander, thanks for being here this afternoon. You are still growing up, and I have had the pleasure of watching you learn how to ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Parliamentarians, athletes and media faceoff to get kids in the game at the ... Bal Gosal drops the puck for the second annual Canal Classic with team captains MP Rick Dykstra and Evan Solomon, on Ottawa's Rideau Canal. This game of hockey supports Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a national charity that helps kids from financially ...

Spoke in the House on Mental Health Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about the stigma surrounding mental health and recent efforts to address it by Bell Canada and our government. Today ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to the member's comments. Whether as a municipal councillor over the years, as an employee of the provincial ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), since January 1, 2010, the CRTC has issued 86 administrative monetary penalties, AMPs, including negotiated settlements, for a value of ...

Mentioned by Oye! Times Harper Announces Changes to Small Business Financing Program Prime Minister Stephen Harper has recently stressed in his remarks that small businesses keep Canada's economy alive. Accompanied by Niagara-West Glanbrook MP and St. Catharines MP, Rick Dykstra, Harper mentioned during a press conference in ...

Mentioned by Prime Minister of Canada (press release) PM announces improved access to financing for Canadian small businesses Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, frames a hockey jersey at Framecraft Ltd. with help from Joe Mancino, owner of Framecraft Ltd., prior to announcing improved access to financing for Canadian ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b under CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks, Minister, for being here and kicking off the renewal of our committee structure and our committee meetings, which were, I guess, non-starters ...

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. ...