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  • His favourite word is citizenship.

Conservative MP for St. Catharines (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Although forced and half hearted, an apology to my friend and colleague @robclarke http://t.co/7gtJgumJDF

Three days ago

Mentioned by St. Catharines Standard Parkinson's clinic gets boost from ex-NHLers from left: former NHLers Steve Ludzik and Chuck McShane, Hotel Dieu Shaver CEO Jane Rufrano, MP Rick Dykstra, former NHLer Rick Vaive, Parkinson's patient Shawn Duff and the United Way's Eric Lamotse.

Posted on Twitter Christmas social at the Niagara District Airport. New terminal & expansion was the right move. Cant wait for phase 2 http://t.co/C613CE3UfQ

This week

Posted on Twitter Worth all of the effort to deliver for a great cause. http://t.co/qDRdLnPRWt

Posted on Twitter The Christmas season starts with the invite from Gary to distribute Christmas dinner. Right here with me, @WSendzik http://t.co/QzOpoIa1uY

Posted on Twitter We don't get much snow fall here in @St_Catharines but there is going to be some serious re-sodding this spring! http://t.co/5IySky6eek

A week ago

Posted on Twitter My brother Larry and family with @ronmacleancbc. Great to have him here for @hometownhockey_ in @St_Catharines http://t.co/TQuVDwzmNv

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, I will confirm that the government does understand the CBC belongs to all Canadians. It is a public broadcasting institution. Our government expects the ...

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted No on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, Canadians know they can count on our government to stand up for the middle class. Even the Secretary of Labor in the U.S., Thomas ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) Supporting the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), is attending and speaking at the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 banquet. Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament (St. Catharines), is also taking part in the medals ceremony. Quick Facts.

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Media Advisory: Minister of State Gosal and Member of Parliament Rick Dykstra ... - SYS NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/14 -- The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), will attend the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 banquet on Saturday. Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament (St.

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen The Gargoyle: Installing the throne Hill staffers heading out for lunch Wednesday were greeted to one important part of the ongoing West Block renovations: the sky-high relocation of a porta-potty. St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra captured the moment on Twitter: ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mr. Speaker, I am sure we will all be watching and cheering in celebration of the 102nd Grey Cup, hosted at B.C. Place, where the Hamilton ...

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, those allegations are completely untrue. The CBC ombudsman was very clear on this matter. With respect to this documentary, the ombudsman found that the ...

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, I am not sure if the member actually heard the response to the question. There is a lot of smoke and mirrors there, a ...

Spoke in the House on Library and Archives Canada Mr. Speaker, Library and Archives Canada plays an important role in preserving the documentation and heritage of our country. The issues identified in the report did ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, this government's appointments come after a rigorous, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Our goal is to appoint candidates who are the most competent into ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, the member may be right about the uniqueness of the CBC. He is certainly completely offside and wrong about the funding for the CBC. ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Andrew Cardozo: How to secure an open Parliament Hill Conservative MP Rick Dykstra has recently talked about new measures to increase security on Parliament Hill after the events of Oct. 22. But is he ready to tip that balance between security and access by the public? As the centre point of our democratic and ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Andrew Cardozo: How to secure an open Parliament Hill Conservative MP Rick Dykstra has recently talked about new measures to increase security on Parliament Hill after the events of Oct. 22. But is he ready to tip that balance between security and access by the public? As the centre point of our democratic and ...

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 ...