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Conservative MP for Red Deer—Lacombe (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 71% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter A beautiful morning in @CityofLacombe for a parade. Thanks @WeidnerMotors for this great car! https://t.co/HYlbszT9H5

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter I posted a new video to Facebook https://t.co/hqEaSWXaI6

Posted on Twitter It was my absolute honour to throw out the opening pitch this evening at the Baseball Alberta Peewee Tier 1... https://t.co/EALbzuOY6i

Posted on Twitter It was my honour to throw out the opening pitch at the @BaseballAlberta Provincial Championships in #Clive https://t.co/7U8kwVtjKn

Posted on Twitter Violent Crime on the rise. That didn't take long. https://t.co/LLPXOHcXq4

Posted on Twitter Pleased to be in @blackfalds today to attend the ground breaking ceremony at the site of the Wadey Centre. https://t.co/GdwyFRtaLU

A month ago

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Wildrose, addressing Kenney right-unite rumours, says it already has a leader Conservative MP Blaine Calkins, right, pins a new MP pin onto the lapel of Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose party, the official opposition of the Alberta government at the Conservative Party of Canada convention on Friday, May 27, 2016. By: Dean ...

Spoke in the House on Ministerial Expenses Madam Speaker, Liberals believe they are entitled to their entitlements. We know that a three-day trip to New York cost taxpayers over $160,000. So far, we ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates 2016-17 Madam Speaker, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of my constituents of the brand new riding of Red Deer—Lacombe. I am ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his eloquent speech. Folks in my riding cannot understand trade barriers, especially the non-tariff barriers that we ...

Spoke in the House on Innovation in Canada Mr. Speaker, running its events through a non-profit that also happens to be run by a lobbyist is quite innovative. For a government that says it ...

Spoke in the House on Ministerial Expenses Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the countless Albertans who have voiced their outrage over the infrastructure minister's astonishing renovation costs for his sky ...

Voted No on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Spoke in the House on Ponoka Stampede Mr. Speaker, in just a few short weeks, people from all over Canada and the world will be descending on Ponoka, Alberta. From June 25 to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Calgary was a very distinguished member of the provincial cabinet at one time in my home province. I remember the good ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Tories Blast Liberals For Spending Too Much On Office Renovations And Trips blaine calkins Conservative MP Blaine Calkins criticized the Liberals for spending on office renovations. (Photo: CP). Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says he essentially had to set up an entirely new department, with space for his staff, a ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Conservatives blast Liberals for office renovation expenses OTTAWA – The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister of infrastructure, Conservatives charged Tuesday. Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins says the ...

Mentioned by The New Hamburg Independent Liberal expenses under fire in Commons OTTAWA — The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister of infrastructure, Conservatives charged Tuesday. Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins says the ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Conservative opposition slams Liberals as spendthrifts with tax dollars OTTAWA - The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister of infrastructure, Conservatives charged Tuesday. Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins says the ...

Mentioned by InsideHalton.com Liberal expenses under fire in Commons OTTAWA — The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister of infrastructure, Conservatives charged Tuesday. Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins says the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Colleagues, if I may, I'd like to ask a few questions while we have some time. I seem to exercise this right probably more than I ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, ... It's going to change. That's all I wanted to know. Thank you very much. Madam Commissioner, and your colleagues, thank you very much for coming. We ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Access to Information Act Great. Colleagues, if it's okay with you and I have nobody else on the list, may I ask a few questions. Is that okay? First of ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Transfer of Information to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Certainly, if you don't mind, and if that's okay with our colleagues. Other than myself, Mr. Boulerice, and Mr. Dusseault, I'm the only member of Parliament ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy Act Colleagues, I'm offering this given my experience as a veteran parliamentarian at the table. Normally when motions like this go forward and requests are made of ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Access to Information Act Good morning, everyone. It's great to see everybody back after our constituency week. This is our first meeting. Before I get to our witnesses and our ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Election of Chair Colleagues, as the clerk has indicated, I'll try not to be talking too much. I'll leave that up to you guys for further discussion. I'm looking ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-590, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol content) ... Thank you, Chair. I think everybody's done a very good job of identifying the things the committee does. Committees in the House of Commons of Canada ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-525 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act (certification and revocation — bargaining agent)