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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

This week

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to materials prepared for Ministerial exempt staff members between January 1, 2019, and May 1, 2019: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted No on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted Yes on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Minister’s regional offices (MROs): (a) what are the current locations of each MRO; (b) how many government employees, excluding Ministerial exempt staff, are ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Members Not Seeking Re-Election to the 43rd Parliament Mr. Speaker, I was born in Chatham, Ontario, in 1955 and have lived there all my life. I attended school in Chatham, was married in Chatham, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I also have a host of other petitions, which are on the same subject. These are petitions to establish conscience protections for physicians in ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions to present. The first one is a petition asking that the Parliament of Canada enshrine in the Criminal ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions calling on the Parliament of Canada to enshrine in the Criminal Code the protection of conscience for physicians ...

Spoke at the Library of Parliament committee on Briefing on Client Feedback Mechanisms and Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you for being here again. It's nice to see you. I must commend you. You certainly do facilitate members of Parliament. I ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the revenue that was raised or lost as a result of changes to the federal income tax that took effect on January 1, ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus on the Factors Contributing ... I wish I had more time. There's a theme here that I recognize. I also want to say that my mother stayed home, as well. She ...

Spoke in the House on Special Assistant to Member of Parliament Mr. Speaker, in the spring of 2015, after my personal assistant, Nate Veltkamp, left my office to work at St. Clair College in the foreign student ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects It's a fascinating discussion here. As I look around the table, I see that Mr. Eyking and I are the old men in the group here—he's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,.

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 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. ...

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)