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  • His favourite word is disabilities.

Liberal MP for Calgary Centre (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 47% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Most Canadians to benefit from federal carbon tax rebates, PBO says https://t.co/lLuhU3JIVo

Posted on Twitter It was my honour to welcome, on behalf of Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau, 50 of Canada's newest citizens! It's been… https://t.co/qLCMK5vTMz

Posted on Twitter It is the holy grail of geothermal. Here is CEO John Redfern speaking to how the team at Eavor is creating new tec… https://t.co/qkgRMRWhFv

Posted on Twitter This historic investment is one of many by the Government of Canada in Calgary, but in the case of Eavor it is a ke… https://t.co/K0BuN0HXNk

Posted on Twitter .@NRCan Minister @SohiAmarjeet and I were in the new Edison building this morning to announce $6.7 million in fundi… https://t.co/rJRYUWwo7n

Posted on Twitter I was on 4th & 10th this morning handing out coffee & listening to constituents. Nathan brought up solutions for ve… https://t.co/N3FsGNwqfs

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Madam Speaker, I would first like to applaud the minister for her tireless work and effort on this file and for her long-standing work with the ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, it has been a year now since we followed through on our commitment to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis possession. Speaking as a former ...

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted Yes on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted Yes on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted No on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada and International Best Practices for ... I'd like to thank the witnesses for coming and for this very compelling testimony. It has sparked my interest in numerous areas, but in particular I'd ...

Spoke in the House on City of Calgary Mr. Speaker, one of the reasons I decided to run in 2015 was that I felt the Conservatives had taken Calgary's vote for granted. I thought ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects I'd like to thank the guests for coming today. This has been a fascinating discussion. Your knowledge is very deep and you bring a lot to ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects I have a question for you, Mr. Benjamin. In your brief time, you went through some very detailed points on free, prior and informed consent and ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Flood Prevention Mr. Speaker, in 2013, Calgary was devastated by a massive flood. The communities I represent, including Beltline, Rideau-Roxboro, lnglewood and Ramsay were all under water. People ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of the Interim Estimates 2019-20 and of the Supplementary Estimates ... Minister, thank you for being here. I am the member of Parliament for Calgary Centre. We're Treaty No. 7 people. We're the traditional home of the ...

Spoke in the House on Government Programs Madam Speaker, last week I was in my constituency and I met three Canadians who shared with me some issues that matter to them. The first ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Languages Act Madam Speaker, I am from Calgary, and I am aware that in that city, on September 22, 1877, we came together and we became treaty people, ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, the time has come when we should study the full parameters of this idea. Many people in my area of Calgary Centre, as well ...

Spoke in the House on Sien Lok Society of Calgary Mr. Speaker, gong hey fat choy. The year 2019 is not only the Year of the Pig, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Women Human Rights Defenders Thank you very much for your very enlightening presentation. I note that you indicated earlier that one of the things you're most concerned about for women ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Benzinga Helping innovative companies in Alberta grow and compete ... of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, together with Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, announced close to $21 million to help 16 innovative businesses ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Helping innovative companies in Alberta grow and compete ... of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, together with Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, announced close to $21 million to help 16 innovative businesses ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca 'Completely unacceptable': Conservative MP on Bay ward robocall ... investigated Liberal MP Kent Hehr after the Conservatives complained he was handing out campaign literature for his father — who was running for the local school board — from a table adorned with a sign that read "Kent Hehr - Member of Parliament.".

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. We're amending clause 290 to replace a reference to a release order with “recognizance, with or without sureties”, in proposed ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal government approves big spend for Calgary Olympic bid Calgary Liberal MP Kent Hehr didn't confirm the report but said the federal government is committed to the Olympics in Calgary — if that's what citizens want. "Our government is committed to putting on a world-class Games should other partners be ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Rural communities to benefit from innovative shipping container housing model The Honourable Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation ...

Mentioned by Benzinga Rural communities to benefit from innovative shipping container housing model The Honourable Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Clean Growth and Climate Change in Canada: International Leadership Thank you, Mr. Chair. When I look at the motion before me, to me it appears to be more of a narrow-type motion to look into ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-42 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Veterans Affairs, and Vote ... Thank you very much. Good afternoon, Chair Ellis and members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. I am pleased to present the 2016-17 supplementary estimates ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-12 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts