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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 Conductor @BradleyThachuk speaking post performance of the @NiagaraSymphony opening the 67th season of the Symphony. http://t.co/l3Pn5PTjCQ

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

This week

Voted No on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

Posted on Twitter President @poroshenko says Ukraine is closer to other country than it is to Canada. #ukraine http://t.co/JPGyaQRafn

Posted on Twitter President @poroshenko promises that one day Ukraine and Canada will sign a free trade agreement between the two countries

Posted on Twitter President @Poroshenko remembers the Malaysian airplane shot down killing 298 people including so many Dutch citizens and one Canadian.

Posted on Twitter President @Poroshenko states the importance of Ukraine elections on October 26. Thanking Canada for sending a contingent to help oversee.

Posted on Twitter President Petro @Poroshenko begins his speech to Parliament. Long warm standing ovation for him. #ukraine. http://t.co/KfnqcxYVkv

A week 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 ...

A month 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.

Two 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 ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Niagara Falls Review 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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, I do not know how much clearer we need to make this, but let me quote what the president of the CBC, Mr. Lacroix, ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, to date the Department of Canadian Heritage is not aware of any published studies that measure the impact of the children's fitness tax credit ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Armenian Youth Federation Mr. Speaker, on the weekend, on Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to attend the Armenian Youth Federation's 80th anniversary. The federation itself focuses on education, ...

Spoke in the House on Lincoln Alexander Day Act Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak after the members for Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Hamilton Centre and Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale. They have a done a fairly good job of addressing ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I am certainly pleased to follow my colleague, who did such a good job describing and talking about the Citizenship Act and the changes ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I certainly welcome the opportunity to speak to the motion put forth by my colleague from the NDP. It should be highlighted immediately that ...

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 in the House on Farley Mowat Mr. Speaker, I rise today to also pay tribute to one of Canada's most widely read and well known authors, who passed away recently at the ...

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 ...