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Members not seeking re-election to the 42nd Parliament  Mr. Chair, for the last seven years it has been a great honour for me and, indeed, a privilege to serve as a member of Parliament for the Medicine Hat constituency. All good things come to an end, and these are the last few weeks of Parliament. I want to take a short time

June 9th, 2015House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

The Budget   of delivering on economic promises and our low-tax plan. Our economic action plan contains a number of initiatives that will be particularly beneficial to the people of the Medicine Hat constituency, whom I have had the tremendous honour and privilege of representing here in the House

April 23rd, 2015House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

Public Safety committee  Thank you, Chair. Just to talk to the smaller airports, I live in Medicine Hat, where there's a smaller airport with four and maybe five flights a day, and certainly there aren't police officers there at all times. You've talked about the schedule, but I can tell you

March 31st, 2015Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Medicine Hat Volunteer  Mr. Speaker, it is my great privilege to stand here today to talk about one of my constituents, Evelyn Stall. Evelyn has been a very active volunteer in Medicine Hat and elsewhere for over 80 years. At 95 years young, Evelyn is as active as ever in voluntary activities. Here

March 4th, 2014House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

Prairie Gleaners Society  . Having tasted the delicious soups from the packages that I made myself as a volunteer, I am pleased that such an efficient and helpful volunteer operation is run out of Medicine Hat. I wish all of the volunteers, the caring folks who give so much of their time to make the Prairie

June 16th, 2015House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

South Alberta Light Horse  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak about the South Alberta Light Horse, Alberta's regiment, which is based in my riding of Medicine Hat. I was fortunate to be able to attend the change of command ceremony, which took place September 14, at the Court of Queen's Bench

September 29th, 2014House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Sure, that's fine. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Committee members, I want to start by thanking you for the opportunity to be here to express the various concerns with the proposed boundary changes to the Medicine Hat constituency. I'll get right to the point. I had

February 12th, 2013Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Public Safety committee   think parents teach their children, and it's the right thing to do. On the storage and transportation, just in terms of the paintball guns and trigger locks, we have a huge paintball area just outside of Medicine Hat, and I know there are a lot of people who go there. I'm wondering

May 12th, 2015Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Natural Resources committee  Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our witnesses for coming. My riding is Medicine Hat. Many of you may have actually heard about Rudyard Kipling and what he said about Medicine Hat, that it has “all hell for a basement”, meaning plenty of natural gas, a lot of shallow gas

February 27th, 2014Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

The Budget   back on track and in the black, as promised. Canada will be deficit-free at the federal level by next year, which is the icing on the cake. This budget is great for the people of my home province of Alberta, as well as the people in my riding of Medicine Hat, which I am so very

February 13th, 2014House debate

LaVar PayneConservative

Agriculture committee   veggies. Thanks very much for the tour. It was a great tour to see exactly what the process is and how it's done. On that note, there was an article in today's paper, I think in Medicine Hat News. I don't know if you've seen it or not, but you folks have sent an amazing amount of food

June 2nd, 2014Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Public Safety committee  Thank you, Minister, for coming, and the officials as well. Minister, it's interesting: you talked about the inventive ways in which people can bring drugs into prisons. I happened to attend the remand centre in Medicine Hat with the Solicitor General of Alberta, and we

January 27th, 2015Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Ministers, for coming today. It's obviously a really important issue that we're working on here. I'm from Medicine Hat, and we're captive to the CPR, and have been captive for as long as I can recall. I worked for an international petrochemical company, and I can

March 31st, 2014Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our witnesses for coming and enduring the discussion we had. Speaking of bison, the former member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, Bob Porter, is in my riding and, guess what he has?

December 2nd, 2014Committee meeting

LaVar PayneConservative

Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act  , and it hurt sport shooters. I have a lot of friends in my riding of Medicine Hat who are passionate, safe gun owners, and this bill, I believe, would help those individuals. I would ask the minister to comment further on how this bill would help hunters, sport shooters, farmers

November 26th, 2014House debate

LaVar PayneConservative