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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 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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Van Kesteren Concerned About Carbon Tax Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren says local greenhouses could pay upwards of $500,000 over five years if Canada enacts a new carbon tax. The federal government looks to impose the tax in 2018, which would apply to gasoline, diesel, ...

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #183 on Bill C-301 Amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered ...

Voted Yes on Vote #182 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #181 on Bill C-306 Establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of ...

Voted No on Vote #180 on Bill C-235 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder)

Voted Yes on Vote #179 on Bill C-30 Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com CK Favours Referendum On New Voting System Dave Van Kesteren surveyed around 1,500 constituents this past summer, and the MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington says the results can't be ignored. “We set all the proposals forward that the government was proposing, and asked all those to participate and ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Dave Van Kesteren feels it would be improper since he serves as chair of Ontario Conservative caucus More than a dozen candidates are vying to be the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, but local MP Dave Van Kesteren is keeping his cards close to his chest on who he will support. “As chair of the Ontario caucus, I think it's improper of me to ...

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. ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News MP Dave Van Kesteren believes survey results show residents want a say if electoral system is going to be changed While Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren believes the results of survey his office conducted shows people overwhelmingly want a referendum if there is going to be a change to the electoral process. Van Kesteren told The Chatham Daily ...

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 in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to stand to talk about CETA, which we have been discussing all day. It is quite a topic ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) tariffs, since January 1, 2016: what are the actual or anticipated costs ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of any studies the government has conducted with ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally There has to be a preamble. I have to tell you, I get so frustrated when we talk about these things. I'm going to tell you ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) I want to carry on where Mr. Ritz left off. We talked at length about the benefits to our nation, and now we're talking about the ...

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)