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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

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #892 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) VanDamme seeks federal seat David VanDamme pulled his name from this fall's municipal election: he's seeking to replace Dave Van Kesteren at the federal level. VanDamme announced recently he ... Bev Shipley, PC MP for LKM, is also retiring from politics. VanDamme said agriculture ...

Mentioned by Farms.com Ontario producer running for federal politics After 12 years in office, current Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren announced in January that this term would be his last. A lifetime of experience, paired with good timing, factored into Epp's decision to enter politics. “I've been very active locally ...

Mentioned by Farms.com Ontario producer running for federal politics After 12 years in office, current Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren announced in January that this term would be his last. A lifetime of experience, paired with good timing, factored into Epp's decision to enter politics. “I've been very active locally ...

Mentioned by Chatham This Week Four candidates so far for Conservative candidacy The candidacies come several months after four-term Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren announced he won't seek re-election in 2019. Those lining up to become the Conservative party's candidate in the riding include business owner Mike Grail, business ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Four vying to represent Conservatives in Chatham-Kent-Leamington When four-term Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren announced earlier this year he will not seek re-election, he wanted to make sure others had plenty of time to prepare to take a run for the nomination. With Canadians not expected to go to the polls for ...

Mentioned by Chatham Voice (press release) (blog) Crandell to seek CK L PC nomination Business owner and finance coach Toyin Crandell announced her candidacy for nomination for the Conservative Party in the Chatham-Kent-Leamington riding in place of MP Dave Van Kesteren who will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming federal ...

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 in the House on Chatham Hope Haven Mr. Speaker, last week I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the Chatham Hope Haven shelter for homeless men. It is not just ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)