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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 THE HEAD TABLE. Last #strutt2014 of the evening. Great end to the show. http://t.co/JhPSGdzcIe

Posted on Twitter Congrats Marlene. Awesome #strutt2014 "@marlenebergsma: Hey Tammy Jane Lepp, it's all in your head #STRUTT2014 http://t.co/PcoqMMoeqI"

Posted on Twitter The MARACHI BAND. #strutt2014 taking Mexico to the next level in St. Catharines http://t.co/4kRH8OxS5U

Posted on Twitter DANCE YOUR CARES AWAY Awesome first half of #strutt2014 http://t.co/wF4FQJoXKs

Posted on Twitter A dress made out of pictures. Entitled MEMORIES. Who would of thought... #strutt2014 http://t.co/Fs9uf4QoFH

Posted on Twitter First act of the evening UNSTRUNG. Pretty high end performance! #strutt2014 http://t.co/7qjHXBZyp4

Two days 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. ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, now that the “Cars and TVs” campaign is in full swing, we are seeing what we can expect from Liberals in the coming year. ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, it was this Prime Minister and this government that actually moved on the residential school issue after decades of neglect and decades of not ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted No on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, the member is fully and well aware that the appointments made at CBC are done through a very strict and regimented process. He should ...

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, we go from one misleading statement to another regarding the CBC. It is too bad that the members do not honour and respect it ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, I will repeat this again. The CBC runs the operation, it is responsible for it and it is arm's length. It is up to ...

Mentioned by National Post Conservative MP says security checkpoint may now be necessary for visitors to ... OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says it may be necessary for visitors to Parliament Hill to go through a security checkpoint before they even walk on the lawn in front of the Centre Block. Rick Dykstra, who is parliamentary secretary to the Heritage Minister, told ...

A month 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 ...

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 ...

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.

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...