Blaine Calkins
Member of Parliament for Red Deer - Lacombe

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MP Calkins Celebrates Senate Decision to Support Worker's Voting Rights Tuesday, 11 April 2017 MP Calkins Celebrates Senate Decision to Support Worker's Voting Rights The Senate of Canada has voted on amendments to Bill C-4 and in doing so have protected worker’s voting rights by...


The April 2017 MP Report Has Been Released Saturday, 01 April 2017 Budget 2017 is a Disaster  Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Trudeau Government’s second budget, which confirmed they have no plan for the economy, job creation, or respect...


The January 2017 MP Report Has Been Released Friday, 27 January 2017 MP Report 2016 Year in Review ­­­­ As I write my MP report I am preparing to head back to Ottawa after the Christmas Break.  It was great to be here in the riding and visiting with family,...


The December 2016 MP Report Has Been Released! Thursday, 01 December 2016 December 2016 MP Report Pipelines and jobs – Alberta Needs Both!  Last week Statistics Canada released their employment numbers and the news was not good for Albertans.  Alberta...


The November 2016 MP Report Has Been Released Tuesday, 01 November 2016 November 2016 MP Report CETA a Historic Deal for Alberta and Canada  During our time in Government Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Honourable Ed Fast along with a host of other...


The October 2016 MP Report Has Been Releaased! Monday, 03 October 2016 MP Report - October 2016 Carbon Tax = A Tax on Everything Alberta is a strong province and we have underpinned the Canadian economy for decades, we have faced tough times before and we have bounced...


The September 2016 MP Report Has Been Released Thursday, 15 September 2016 Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process Will Lead to Western Alienation   On August 2, 2016 the federal government announced its plan to reform the way justices are appointed to the...


Tribute to Liberty Thursday, 16 June 2016 I have always maintained that Canada is the best country on earth.  As a Member of Parliament I have had the honour of travelling to many different countries and setting my feet on almost every...


MP Calkins' Statement on Fort McMurray Wildfires Wednesday, 04 May 2016 News Release  For Immediate Release   MP Calkins’ Statement on Fort McMurray Wildfires   May 4, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario  Yesterday, the entire country watched as...


The January 2016 MP Report Has Been Released! Tuesday, 05 January 2016 Real Change is Not So Real With 2015 behind us, I want to wish all constituents in Red Deer - Lacombe a Happy New Year! And as tradition demands, it’s also a time to reflect back on 2015. For...


Liberals, NDP and Bloc Vote to Rollback TFSA Limits Thursday, 10 December 2015 Liberals, NDP and Bloc Vote to Rollback TFSA Limits December 10th, 2015, Ponoka, AB - Blaine Calkins, MP Red Deer - Lacombe issued the following statement regarding the Liberal coalition’s...


MP Calkins urges Liberal Government to act expeditiously on the World Trade Wednesday, 09 December 2015 MP Calkins Urges Liberal Government to Act Expeditiously on the World Trade Organization COOL Ruling December 9th, 2015, Ponoka, AB - Blaine Calkins, MP Red Deer - Lacombe issued the following...


MP Calkins Urges Alberta Government to Consult with Farmers and Ranchers Wednesday, 02 December 2015 MP Calkins urges Alberta government to consult with Farmers and Ranchers before passing Bill 6 December 1st, 2015, Ponoka, AB  - Blaine Calkins, MP Red Deer - Lacombe issued the following...


MP Blaine Calkins Sworn in as Member of Parliament for Red Deer - Lacombe Friday, 13 November 2015 Statement by MP Blaine Calkins on Being Sworn In as Member of Parliament for Riding of Red Deer - Lacombe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario – Today I was officially...


MP Calkins Responds to the Appointment of Interim Party Leader Friday, 06 November 2015 MP Calkins Responds to Appointment of the Honourable Rona Ambrose as Interim Party Leader FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Mr. Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for...


MP Calkins Frustrated with US Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline Friday, 06 November 2015 MP Calkins frustrated with US President Obama’s negligent rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6th, 2015 - Ponoka, Alberta - Blaine Calkins, MP Red...


Lacombe Residents Present Prime Minister Harper with Gifts from Ukraine Monday, 06 July 2015 News Release  For Immediate Release   Lacombe Residents Present Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Gifts from Ukraine   July 6, 2015 – PONOKA, ALBERTA – Blaine Calkins,...


Liberals Confirm Once Again That They Stand Against Farmers, Hunters Tuesday, 16 June 2015 News...


The June 2015 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Monday, 01 June 2015 Strong Leadership for our Seniors The job of running a country as great as Canada requires strong leadership, our seniors know about strong leadership. Their hard work, sacrifice, and...


The May 2015 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Tuesday, 05 May 2015 Economic Action Plan 2015: Strong Leadership   The number one priority of our government after the worst of the economic downturn was to get back to a balanced budget; we have kept that...


Economic Action Plan 2015 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 April 21, 2015 Blaine Calkins: ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2015 - Demonstrates commitment to balanced budgets, Families, AND seniors  Blaine Calkins - Member of Parliament Wetaskiwin welcomed the...


MP Calkins Thanks First Responders and Volunteers in Elisa Close Fire Monday, 13 April 2015 MP Calkins Thanks First Responders and Volunteers in Elisa Close Fire April 13, 2015, Ponoka, Alberta Yesterday afternoon a fire devastated two homes in the community of Lacombe.  While no...


MP Calkins Visits Thailand Wednesday, 08 April 2015 Visit to Thailand by Member of Canadian Parliament Mr. Blaine Calkins April 8th, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario – Mr. Blaine Calkins, Member of the Canadian Parliament, was in Bangkok today for...


The April 2015 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Wednesday, 01 April 2015 Operation IMPACT The number one priority of any government is the safety and security of its citizens.  We cannot have Peace, Order and Good Governance in Canada if our country is living under...


Harper Government Announces Support for Seniors in Ponoka, Alberta Tuesday, 17 March 2015 Harper Government announces support for seniors in Ponoka, Alberta    March 17, 2015           Ponoka,...


The March 2015 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Sunday, 01 March 2015 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)  It is very rare in politics that you see politicians fly under the radar and choose not to take an opportunity to promote a major initiative close to...


Canadian Victim's Bill of Rights Passes Third Reading Tuesday, 24 February 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2015 Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Passes Third Reading Ottawa, Ontario –  The Federal Government’s Bill C-32, the “Canadian...


The February 2015 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Sunday, 01 February 2015 Protecting Canadians from Terrorists Our Government is committed to the safety and protection of all Canadians; this is the most important task for any government. It takes strong leadership...


Western Government Caucuses Hold First-Ever Joint Stakeholder Meeting Thursday, 22 January 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 Western Government Caucuses Hold First-Ever Joint Stakeholder Meeting Vancouver – For the first time ever, the Federal Government Caucuses from British...


The November 2014 Edition of the MP Report has Been Released Tuesday, 04 November 2014 Canada’s fight against ISIL The situation in Iraq continues to grow more and more tragic by the day.  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue their campaign of...


Harper Government Welcomes Applications Under Round 4 of the RFCPP Friday, 24 October 2014 Harper Government Welcomes Applications Under Round 4 of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program Over 80 projects totalling up to $6.8M approved under the third round OTTAWA,...


MP Calkins' Statment on Events of October 22, 2014 Thursday, 23 October 2014 Statement MP Blaine Calkins - Wetaskiwin October 23rd, 2014, Ottawa, ON – October 22nd will forever be etched in our hearts, minds and souls.  I want to express my sincere and profound...


Connecting Canadians Friday, 17 October 2014 News Release For Immediate Release MP Blaine Calkins Announces Next Step to Bring High Speed Internet to the Riding of Wetaskiwin Internet service providers can now apply for funding to expand...


Harper Government Announces Common Sense Firearms Measures Tuesday, 07 October 2014 News...


The October 2014 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Wednesday, 01 October 2014 Free Trade is good for Canada and Alberta In these fragile global economic times it is important that we keep focused on growth and strong trade partnerships that are critical to Canada and...


National Day of Service Thursday, 11 September 2014 On National Day of Service, Blaine Calkins Encourages Charitable Activities and Community Service OTTAWA, September 11, 2014 Today, Blaine Calkins M.P. issued a statement encouraging Canadians to...


MP Blaine Calkins Hosts Roundtable to Address Local Business Concerns Wednesday, 10 September 2014 News Release For Immediate Release MP Blaine Calkins Hosts Roundtable to Address Local Business Concerns September 10, 2014 – Ponoka, Alberta – Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins...


The July 2014 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Wednesday, 02 July 2014 MP Report - End of Session Legislative Report   Now that Parliament has recessed for the summer I would like to take this opportunity to  provide an update on some important legislation...


MP Calkins Hosts Workforce Roundtable Friday, 27 June 2014 News Release For Immediate Release MP Blaine Calkins Hosts Workforce Roundtable   June 27, 2014 – Ponoka, Alberta – Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins (Wetaskiwin) along with...


MP Blaine Calkins Hosts International Trade Roundtable Thursday, 26 June 2014 News...


MP Blaine Calkins and MP Erin O'Toole Visit CanPraxis Thursday, 26 June 2014 News...


The June 2014 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released! Monday, 02 June 2014 Labour Pains One of the most talked about issues in recent weeks and months in Alberta is the allegations of abuses of Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the recent decision by the Government to...


The May 2014 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released Friday, 02 May 2014 MP Report Canada Has the Richest Middle Class   On April 22nd the New York Times released a study that declared Canada’s middle class was better off than the middle class in the...


The April 2014 Edition of the MP Report Has Been Released! Thursday, 03 April 2014 Addressing Rail Capacity Issues   On March 7th our Government issued an Order in Council that required railways to meet minimum weekly targets on volume of grains transported and on March 26th...


Government Announces Support for Project Led and Inspired by Seniors Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Government of Canada announces support  for project led and inspired by seniors March 19, 2014             Ponoka,...


The March 2014 Edition of the MP Report has been released. Monday, 03 March 2014 The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities   On February 11th I was pleased with the budget that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered.  Economic Action Plan 2014 delivers for...


A Step Closer to Greater Democracy in Federally Regulated Workplaces Friday, 14 February 2014 Canada is a Step Closer to Greater Democracy in Federally Regulated Workplaces  February 13 2014, Ottawa, ON –Wetaskiwin Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins was thrilled to see that the...


Blaine Calkins Welcomes Economic Action Plan 2014 Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Blaine Calkins: ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2014 Demonstrates commitment to Jobs and opportunities   Blaine Calkins - Member of Parliament Wetaskiwin welcomed the federal budget, Economic Action Plan...


The February 2014 Edition of the MP Report has been released! Monday, 03 February 2014 Blaine Calkins MP Report February 2014 – Setting the Record Straight Recently I have been hearing from folks around the constituency that are reacting to the news reports coming from Ottawa...


MP Calkins and Minister of State Kevin Sorenson Host Pre-Budget Roundtable Thursday, 16 January 2014 Minister of State (Finance) Holds Pre-Budget Consultations in Wetaskiwin and Calgary Minister seeks views from Canadians on building a stronger economy January 16, 2014...

 
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