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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 42% of the vote.

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Wallaceburg Courier Press Interim Tory leader says Strathroy incident a reminder 'threat of terrorism is very real' in Canada Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren pointed out some local points of history to interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose during a scrum with media at the Retro Suites Hotel as part of her stop in Chatham, Ont. on Thursday August 11, ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Interim Tory leader says Strathroy incident a reminder 'threat of terrorism is very real' in Canada Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren pointed out some local points of history to interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose during a scrum with media at the Retro Suites Hotel as part of her stop in Chatham, Ont. on Thursday August 11, ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Conservatives want to see inter-provincial trade barriers reduced Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren brought some special guests to a craft brewery and winery in the area on Thursday, but it was more than a social visit. Van Kesteren welcomed Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative Party and ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Businesses encouraged to take advantage of grants Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren is encouraging local businesses to take advantage of two grant-based federal programs which could help them with exporting goods. The AgriMarketing program is open to agribusiness and fish processors, ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News MP wants all Canadians to have equal pension Canada Pension Plan reform is in the works, but Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren believes if all pensions were equal, they would have a greater benefit for most Canadians. And the Conservative member is selling his idea on Parliament Hill ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Staffers from MP Dave Van Kesteren's office and C-K pulled together Faye Van Kesteren, left, wife of Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren, was joined by her granddaughters Abigail Van Kesteren, 11, center, and Lauren Van Kesteren, 13, to hand out cupcakes that formed this large cake during a Canada Day ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Thank you, all, for being here. It is another interesting discussion. As you heard from our chair, we have done quite a number of consultations. We ...

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 at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Softwood Lumber Agreement between ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for being here. It's a fascinating discussion. I sit here as a settler. My parents came from the Netherlands, so ...

Voted No on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I was mentioning to some of the others when I first got here that this is my 11th year in Parliament, and ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Good. Thank you. I'm looking for a short answer here, because I want to go to Mr. Perrault as well. Mr. Nickerson and Ms. Sanjuan, thank ...

Posted on Twitter Signs and Symptoms of Untreated Lyme Disease #LymeAware https://t.co/KjguvOgCgH

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) We've had some great chats. When we get together again we'll have this discussion again too. Without exception, industry—and I'm not talking about the big multinationals ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Thank you, Mr. Chair. Good morning, everybody. Thank you for coming here. I want to get some perspective here. I am going to direct my questions, ...

Spoke in the House on Military Achievement Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, May 24, I was privileged to attend a ceremony at the Chatham Armoury, along with the Essex and Kent regiment, where Colonel ...

Posted on Twitter Had a good morning with Madison Cormier thanks to #BigBrothers #BigSisters and the #BoysandGirlsClubsofCanada https://t.co/WpP3DJrDWI

Posted on Twitter Since 2005, @ctjumpstart has helped more than 2,725 kids in CK--Leamington participate in sports and recreation! #JumpStartMonth

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote 1 under Canadian Commercial Corporation Thank you, Minister, for being here this morning. I'm glad to hear your remarks. You actually took some of my time to speak about your commitment. ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Thank you, Chair. Welcome, Ms. Penney. Welcome, Christian, as well. This is a fascinating discussion. My riding has the largest freshwater fishing port in the world, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I, too, would like to present a petition for Molly's law. The petitioners call upon Parliament to pass legislation to allow a separate charge ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to my colleague's speech and she forgot to mention that the first two years we were in office, the Conservative ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, Canadians want Parliament to know about the tragic story of Cassandra Kaake, who was 31 weeks pregnant when she was murdered in Windsor, Ontario. ...

Posted on Twitter Had a wonderful meeting last week with Representative @davereichert in Washington, DC as part of my trade trip. https://t.co/hdJ0CY2obj

Posted on Twitter Faye and I offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of MP Jim Hillyer, who passed away suddenly. https://t.co/JsVd5l0wuz

Spoke in the House on Antoni Jedlinski Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, February 16, the community of Chatham-Kent—Leamington lost a great citizen, Antoni “Tony” Jedlinski. Tony was born in Augustow, Poland in 1940. He ...

Posted on Twitter Had a great meeting with Cristin Napier and Micheline Turnau from the @TheHSF this morning in my Ottawa office. https://t.co/lZaFpN4JAK

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, yesterday the NDP leader reaffirmed his support for higher CPP payroll taxes. The Liberal leader has also committed to imposing the Ontario Liberals' dramatic ...

Spoke in the House on Free Votes Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to participate in the debate on private member's Motion No. 590, presented by the member for Souris—Moose Mountain. The motion ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I too have the honour of presenting a petition. A number of constituents in my riding would like the Government of Canada and the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-591 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (pension and benefits)