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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

Two months ago

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) Let's get this party started! A year ago, nothing was planned until the last minute for Chatham when Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren's office hastily pulled something together for the Chatham Cultural Centre. Historians Doug Robinson and Gwen Robinson performed ...

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) Let's get this party started! A year ago, nothing was planned until the last minute for Chatham when Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren's office hastily pulled something together for the Chatham Cultural Centre. Historians Doug Robinson and Gwen Robinson performed ...

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) Chatham resident named top senior in CK Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren, left, and MPP Rick Nicholls, along with Chatham-Kent councillors Karen Herman, right, and Carmen McGregor, second from right, present JoAn Dale with her 2017 Seniors' Achievement Award Friday in ...

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) Chatham resident named top senior in CK Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren, left, and MPP Rick Nicholls, along with Chatham-Kent councillors Karen Herman, right, and Carmen McGregor, second from right, present JoAn Dale with her 2017 Seniors' Achievement Award Friday in ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News JoAn Dale named Senior of the Year JoAn Dale, middle, was named Chatham-Kent's Senior of the Year during the Senior Expo & Achievement Awards in Blenheim on Friday. She is pictured from left to right, with Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren, Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, when I look at those first parts of the motion, they are very agreeable. The problem is probably the fourth part of the motion. ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally and Priorities of Canadian ... I'm going to address the elephant in the room. The way I see it, the United States, specifically Donald Trump, has a real problem with the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to amounts paid by the government to the Aga Khan in relation to the trip taken to the Bahamas by the Prime Minister in ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, all, for a very interesting discussion. There's one thing that nags at the back of my mind, though. That is the ...

Spoke in the House on Turkey Mr. Speaker, since the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, allegations state that 180 media outlets have been shut down, 120 journalists have ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... —the owner of the Ambassador Bridge holding some property and such. Yes. Is there a willingness on the American side...? It's the fear of a lot ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Thank you, Chair. It's great to be here. I'm not a member of this committee, and I have tell you, too, that I don't know a ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... That's where I was going. We hear a lot about.... We took the tour in the States. In the Midwest especially, the people there are pretty ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Thank you all for being here. It's always great to hear from you. I don't really know where to go, but I think I want to ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants That's a good point and, as I said, I have a default here. I'm not a sitting member, so I've probably missed much of the discussion. ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for being here. Welcome to our American friends. It's good to see you again. It's the first time I ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I would just add that the hon. member for Louis-Saint-Laurent is one of the greatest orators in this House. I think we are all ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Office compiling Canada 150 events for newsletter Organizers of various events marking Canada's 150th birthday will be able to get some publicity through their local member of parliament. Chatham-Kent—Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren said groups are welcome to submit their activities for the quarterly ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the HMCS Haida National Historic Site (HHNHS): (a) since the HHNHS was transferred to Parks Canada what are the annual totals since 2002, ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, the member for Louis-Saint-Laurent is one of our great orators in the Quebec caucus, possibly one of the greatest. He is not only a ...

Spoke in the House on Harriet Tubman Award Mr. Speaker, on January 29, two of my constituents, Bryan and Shannon Prince, were presented with the Harriet Tubman Commitment with a Purpose Award by the ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and his mentor, Kathleen Wynne, are driving greenhouse operations out of business in my riding with the green energy policies. One ...

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

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

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

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

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)