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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Chatham—Kent—Leamington, greenhouse growers met Sunday to discuss their survival under the new Ontario cap and trade program. One owner said ...

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted No on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Ambassador, thank you for coming. One can't have anything but the utmost respect for the Vietnamese. You suffered a horrendous war with the Americans, and shortly ...

Voted No on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Chatham native among 338 women selected to be part of 100th celebration of women earning right to vote federally Chatham native Julianna Corso will be sitting in Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren's seat in Parliament next month as part of a celebration to mark 100 years of when some women first earned the right to vote in federal elections. Corso ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Aaron Neaves wants local MP to organize public discussion on trade deal A local labour activist is once again challenging Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren's support for free trade agreements – this time it's the Canada-Europe Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Aaron Neaves, national ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Briefing Session on the ... When you presented your brief, you stated, I think, that 17 was the average size. I can visualize that small, energetic group. It's somebody with a ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to rise today to speak to Bill C-30, an act to implement the Canada-European Union trade ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to the fentanyl epidemic, since November 2015: (a) what statistics does the government currently have regarding the country of origin of fentanyl in Canada; ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Unifor official welcomes reopening trade agreements A Unifor official is taking issue with Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren's concern over the protectionist stance in the U.S. that is prompting efforts to renegotiate free trade agreements. “Once again, we find ourselves on the opposite ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News MP concerned with protectionist stance by U.S. The United States, with Donald Trump as president, is wasting no time in taking steps to dismantle old and new free trade agreements, which is not sitting well with local MP Dave Van Kesteren. “My concern, overall, is that this is becoming a very ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Crucial year for Canada, says MP After previously serving on the government side of the House of Commons, Dave Van Kesteren admits there was a bit of a learning curve taking on his next challenge. However, the Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington has been adapting to the ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Adjusting To The Opposition This year will have been the first full year the Liberal Government has been in power, something local MP Dave Van Kesteren has had to adjust to. MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington Dave Van Kesteren spoke with Blackburn News about the process he and ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I too was led down the garden path. This too is the first time I have misstepped in this direction. I certainly hope this ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Industry Mr. Speaker, in my region in southwestern Ontario, greenhouse growers use large amounts of electricity. As hydro rates continue to soar, businesses are leaving Canada, killing ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise to speak to the budget bill, but I do it with a heavy heart because I am concerned ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... All kidding aside, there was an incredible amount of work, and I am a little concerned. I'm going to tell you why I have some concerns. ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... Thank you, all, for being here. Jim and Jody, it's good to see you again. I think we saw you at finance more than at this ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Mr. Speaker, thank you for this opportunity. It is a great honour to speak to initiatives that are very close to a lot of our hearts. ...

Spoke in the House on Medal of Bravery Mr. Speaker, on May 7, while responding to a fire alarm, Constable Fraser Curtis and his partner were told by bystanders that there may be someone ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for being here. Thank you, Mr. Sinclair, way across the ocean, for spending some time with us as well. I ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for excellent presentations. I'm going to go with Mr. Langrish again. You seem to be taking most of the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thanks to all of you for being here again. We've seen each other a number of times. Every time we see you, ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Verheul, for being here. It's always great to hear what's happening and what your team has accomplished. These are ...

More than three months ago

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)