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Conservative MP for Chatham-Kent—Leamington (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted Yes on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

This week

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star Pelee Island "in a lot of trouble" after weekend storm damage MP Dave Van Kesteren toured the storm-ravaged shoreline of Pelee Island on Friday to see first hand the damage done by last weekend's high winds and pounding rains. Julie Kotsis, Windsor Star. Published on: April 20, 2018 | Last Updated: April 20, 2018 ...

Mentioned by CTV News MP tours Pelee Island shoreline erosion The MP representing Pelee Islanders took a tour of the shoreline damage from high lake levels whipped-up from storms last weekend. MP Dave Van Kesteren of Chatham-Kent/Leamington was joined by officials from the Ministry Of National Resources - Essex ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Inspects Storm Damage on Pelee Island A local member of Parliament has seen for himself how storm damage affected area shorelines. Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren took a tour Friday of Pelee Island to examine storm damage from last weekend's rain and ice storms. He was joined ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Passport Clinic in Chatham Today If you need some help getting a passport or getting yours renewed, you'll want to head to the Blessed Sacrament Church in Chatham on Wednesday. Chatham-Kent – Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren's office will be holding its first passport clinic of 2019 on ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Chatham Daily News Lack of infrastructure spending noted, especially for Chatham-Kent The MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington says the 2018 Canadian budget doesn't include anything substantial. Dave Van Kesteren said even past budgets from the governing Liberals had “that big announcement” like last year's child tax credit, but he's not ...

Mentioned by Chatham This Week Van Kesteren sees little of substance in budget The MP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington says the 2018 Canadian budget doesn't include anything substantial. Dave Van Kesteren said even past budgets from the governing Liberals had “that big announcement” like last year's child tax credit, but he's not ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I listened with great interest to my colleague's excellent speech. I appreciate his admitting that the former government fell short in many ways. I ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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)