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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #108 on Bill C-232 Amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)

Voted Yes on Vote #107 on Bill C-229 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related ...

Voted No on Vote #106 on Bill C-221 Amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

Voted Yes on Vote #105 That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study to prepare and bring in a ...

A week ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues ... Well, thank you, Chair. You say three minutes, so we have to get moving fast. Welcome, Minister. Regardless of our party lines, I think we all ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-2 Amend the Income Tax

Spoke in the House on Food and Drugs Act Madam Speaker, it is a privilege to stand in the House to speak for the first time since coming back. It is my first speech since ...

Mentioned by CTV News MP's Set to Return to Ottawa The Conservative MP in Chatham Kent Leamington, Dave Van Kesteren, says he wants to focus on the election changes proposed by the Liberal government. Van Kesteren believes the proposal “clearly favours the Liberal party” and the NDP want ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Electoral Reform, Constituents Top Issues For MP Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren will have his home riding on his mind as a new session of Parliament begins. Speaking with BlackburnNews.com, The Conservative MP has no plans for specific bills for the House of Commons. He wants ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Possibility of U.S. leaving NAFTA would be problem for Canada, says Van Kesteren MP Dave Van Kesteren in his Chatham office. The Chatham-Kent Leamington MP will be turning to Ottawa to participate as the House of Commons resumes business on Monday. He says a lot has changed since MPs broke for the summer in June, including ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Van Kesteren: Don't Forget Biggest Trading Partners Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren says Canada shouldn't limit its trade focus solely on China. This comes following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trade trip to China, and Chatham-Kent's recent activity with some Chinese investors.

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Expect More Passport Clinics Next Year Following this year's success, Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren is already planning to have more passport clinics in his riding. “We do two in Chatham, then we split the rest in Tilbury, Leamington, Blenheim and Ridgetown, and that's the ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Passport Clinic In Chatham Chatham-Kent residents who want some help getting a passport or getting one renewed are in luck. Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren will be hosting a Passport Clinic at Blessed Sacrament Church in Chatham. The clinic runs from ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss Canada Border ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here. It's been a most informative meeting. I want to follow up with Mr. Fonseca's line of questioning. ...

Three months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 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 ...

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)