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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Mentioned by Chatham This Week LETTER: Riding was well-served by Van Kesteren On hearing of Dave Van Kesteren's decision to not run again as our MP, I felt that a comment is in order. While Mr. Van Kesteren and I have divergent views both politically and socially, I have in my conversations with him over the years been treated ...

Mentioned by Kaplan Herald Dave Van Kesteren gained't search re-election in 2019 Dave Van Kesteren says "it has been a great run" after serving 12 years as MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington. Van Kesteren tells CTV news he wants to spend more time with his family noting he and his wife are expecting their 37th grandchild in a few ...

Mentioned by Windsor Square Van Kesteren Stepping Aside In 2019 Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent Leamington, Dave Van Kerseren is seen in this file photo from 14 September 2012. Photo by Ian Shalapata. (CHATHAM, ON) – The Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent Leamington, Dave Van Kesteren, has announced that he ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Politicians Are People Too Says Van Kesteren The retiring MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington believes that Canadian politics are in good hands. Dave Van Kesteren says despite the frustration and dismay among people over politics that the country is well looked after. He says it's easy to get cynical ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CTV News Dave Van Kesteren won't seek re-election in 2019 A longstanding area Conservative MP will not seek re-election in 2019. Dave Van Kesteren says "it has been a great run" after serving 12 years as MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington. Van Kesteren tells CTV news he wants to spend more time with his family ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Dave Van Kesteren Is Leaving Political Life Dave Van Kesteren says he won't seek re-election in the 2019 fall election because he wants to spend more time with his family, particularly his grandchildren. He says it's time to move on in 2019 after spending 14 years as an MP and feels good about ...

A month ago

Voted No on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

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 in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition that has a long preamble, which I will summarize. The petitioners call upon the House of Commons ...

Voted No on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted Yes on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Two months ago

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 in the House on Salaries Act Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to my colleague's remarks. He mentioned southwestern Ontario, and that is the region of my riding of Chatham-Kent—Leamington. I remember ...

Voted No on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on Report 4 – Oral Health Programs for First Nations and ... Can I just interject for a second? Before we get to that, I'm curious; you've said that and I believe that, and I think we've had ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, throughout the debate at second reading, through committee hearings, and now finally, in the final debate, mounds and mounds of evidence have been introduced ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you. That's fine. I wasn't expecting to be next on the list, but I'm ready. Thank you all for attending. I listened with interest. Mr. ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b under Canada Border Services ... —walked through, so I'm going to go through that as well. I have in my hands here a document from Health Canada that talks about consumer ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance We're getting better. We do a better job at cleaning our barns and disinfecting, but there is that reality because of the close quarters. I don't ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the storage of classified or protected documents since September 19, 2016, and broken down by department or agency: (a) how many instances have ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, it is a privilege to speak to Bill C-46. We have discussed the proposed legislation at length here. The bill introduces new and higher ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to meetings between Environment and Climate Change Canada, including the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and her office, and the Council of Canadian ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, today we will be discussing the motion by the NDP for a universal drug plan. The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a ...

Spoke in the House on Highgate Fair Mr. Speaker, this Saturday, I attended the 163rd opening of the Highgate Fair in the eastern part of my riding of Chatham-Kent—Leamington. We enjoyed all one ...

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)