About Blaine Calkins
Blaine Calkins is the Member of Parliament for the federal constituency of Red Deer – Lacombe, and one of the Conservative Party of Canada’s longest serving MPs. In October 2022, Blaine was appointed the Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Hunting, Angling, and Conservation. Prior to the 2015 Federal Election, Blaine was the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Wetaskiwin.
Blaine currently serves as the Chair of the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus and is passionate about the constituents he represents, his province and his country.
To date as a Parliamentarian, Blaine has served as the Deputy Shadow Minister for Parks and the Environment, Chair of the Alberta Conservative Caucus, Chair of the Legislative Committee for Bill C-18 (Ending the Canadian Wheat Board Monopoly), The Chair of the Subcommittee of Finance for Bill C-38 (Jobs, Growth and Prosperity Act), the Chair of the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee, and served on numerous other standing committees including: Public Safety, National Defense, Justice, Environment, Fisheries and Oceans and Veterans Affairs.
Blaine has been married to his wife Barbara for 24 years and together they have 3 children. Blaine and his family reside in Lacombe, not far from the family farm where he was raised. In his spare time, Blaine likes to escape to the outdoors for camping and fishing as much as possible.