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  • His favourite word is marijuana.

Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #984 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #983 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #982 Motion for the production of papers P-15 (Documents pertaining to the reception at the residence of the High ...

Voted No on Vote #981 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #980 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Kent County Agricultural Hall of Fame Mr. Speaker, last week, along with the member for Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, I attended the Kent County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Robert Kerr and Art Schaafsma were honoured ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Chatham Kent Women's Centre recognized by members of Parliament The Chatham Kent Women's Centre (CKWC) received a special honour from the government to commemorate its 40th anniversary. MP Dave Van Kesteren and MPP Rick Nicholls stopped by the centre to present them with certificates that recognize the ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Petition for study on Lake Erie marine conservation area going to feds Initially, the Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, Dave Van Kesteren, had withheld his support for this study. That's because the commercial fishing industry, Wheatley harbour and the municipality of Pelee Island have been leering of ...

Spoke at the Library of Parliament committee on Briefing on the Digitization of Responses to Written Questions I'm going to go off in a different direction, only because I think we recognize we have a problem. I want to go back to what ...

Mentioned by The London Free Press Shipley's successor will be named in . . . 2019 That's the case in MP Bev Shipley's riding. Earlier this year Shipley, 71, announced he would not seek reelection in 2019, further muddying the political landscape west of London. Fellow MP Dave Van Kesteren also announced he would not run for ...

Mentioned by Lake Superior News Intention to cancel Cancel Marine Security Enforcement Team program THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - November 5, 2018 (LSN) MP Dave Van Kesteren recently made aware of the Liberal Government's intention to cancel the MSET program in Ontario. MSET is a joint operation between the Canadian Coast Guard and the RCMP to ...

Mentioned by Sarnia Observer Shipley's successor will be named in . . . 2019 That's the case in MP Bev Shipley's riding. Earlier this year Shipley, 71, announced he would not seek reelection in 2019, further muddying the political landscape west of London. Fellow MP Dave Van Kesteren also announced he would not run for ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) St. Clair College opens new powerline training centre With the average Powerline Maintainer being 55 years old in the province, Chatham-Kent Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren said the demand for the centre has never been greater. “We can well imagine there is a need for this program,” said Van Kesteren,.

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I want to take my colleague back to his concerns about the government's efforts to protect the child. In a former committee, we had ...

Spoke in the House on 2018 International Plowing Match Mr. Speaker, last week, along with the member for Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, I was able to attend the amazing International Plowing Match, held in Chatham-Kent this year. From ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to prohibit Canadians from travelling abroad to acquire ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to financial coding systems used by the government and broken down by department, agency, or other government entity: (a) what is the complete list ...

Spoke in the House on Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities Act Mr. Speaker, the burden of the office, the long hours, and my age, I guess, caused a momentary lapse of judgment. My vote should read in ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I recall a time, not too long ago, when we were doing some battle with the Liberals on Bill C-51. I would just remind ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you for being here. I think this is a disturbing subject for a lot of us. It's something that we just don't realize is taking ...

Spoke in the House on Spring Floods Mr. Speaker, my riding of Chatham-Kent—Leamington has over 150 kilometres of shoreline. This April, that shoreline was struck by a severe spring storm. The heavy rain ...

Spoke at the Library of Parliament committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Library of Parliament Thank you. Welcome to our second meeting this year, and probably the second meeting in four years, as I understand. Way back in 2014, this committee ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Counselling and Other Mental Health Supports for Jurors I was going to go along those same lines. I'm the only one on this side who's not a lawyer. I'm a businessman. When I look ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Canada’s Food Guide Is that part of the problem with our processed foods, that they're, in essence, dead foods? They have nothing in them other than the starch contents. ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian Food ... Thank you, Chair. I'm sorry to see the Minister go because I had some really important questions for her. I wanted to talk about Bill S-5 ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Canada’s Food Guide Thank you, Chair. Thank you, all, for coming. I remember as a kid getting the Canada health guide at school. I don't know if they still ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Committee Business Chair, there is another study I would like to see, and indirectly I guess it ties into Mr. Davies' study. To my knowledge I don't think ...

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)