Re-Elect Chris Warkentin

"Michelle and I feel blessed to raise our family here in the Peace Country. I am proud of the communities and people who call our region home and I am committed to continue to work with you to keep our region a place of opportunity, prosperity and security for generations to come" - Chris Warkentin

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Chris Warkentin

Chris Warkentin was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta and raised on the Warkentin family farm, east of Grande Prairie, near the Town of Debolt. After leaving home, Chris studied business and marketing at Grande Prairie Regional College. Prior to being elected in January 2006 as the MP for Peace River, Chris owned and operated a residential construction company.

Chris was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2006 federal election and was subsequently re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

In his first term, Chris set out to halt the spread of addictive drugs, introducing legislation to crack down on crystal meth producers. In a subsequent parliament, Chris worked closely with his colleague, MP John Weston, to see Bill C-475, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, successfully pass into law on March 25, 2011.

Chris is also a strong advocate of youth involvement in politics. He is focused on getting young people engaged in the democratic process and encourages them to contribute their ideas.

Since being elected, Chris has sat on committees for Industry, Science and Technology, as well as Canadian Heritage. He has also had the privilege of serving as Vice Chair on both the Standing Committee of Government Operations and Estimates and the Conservative Party’s Alberta Caucus.

In 2011 Chris was named to the Red Tape Reduction Commission – a group assembled by the Prime Minister to find and cut unnecessary regulations hampering small- and medium-sized businesses.

Chris served as the Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee from 2011 to 2015.

In February 2015, Chris was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Chris also serves as co-chair of the all-party Entrepreneur Caucus, a committee created to discuss ideas for spurring growth in Canada’s small business sector.

Chris and his wife, Michelle, along with their three children Abigail, Cobi, and Kyler, live in the County of Grande Prairie.

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1.3 Million New Jobs

Canada’s economy created 1.3 million net new jobs since the depths of the global recession – one of the strongest job creation records in the G-7. In fact, not only are more Canadians working than before the recession, there are more Canadians working than ever before in our country’s history. And we will continue to […]


Protecting Jobs

Canada’s manufacturing sector provides good, well-paying jobs for Canadians in communities across our country. Prime Minister Harper has announced new support from our Conservative Government for Canadian manufacturers. Our low-tax, balanced budget Manufacturing Strategy will keep Canada’s manufacturing sector growing and creating jobs. Under our Manufacturing Strategy, Canadians will benefit from new jobs, new investment […]


Support For Canadian Seniors

Our Conservative Party will introduce new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada. A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that […]


Budget Balanced A Year Early!

Our Conservative government has a strong record of economic and fiscal management. Our government achieved a balanced budget last year – one full year ahead of schedule. This is good for our economy and good for Canadian families. Spending beyond our means, as Justin’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP propose, would lead to permanent deficits, […]


Cutting Taxes For Small Businesses

A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years. This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period. […]


Keeping Canadians Safe

A re-elected Harper Government will build on our record of fighting global terrorism to keep Canadians safe. And, we will continue to address the growing problem of terrorist radicalization and violent extremism among Canadian youth by providing a renewed $10 million in funding for the Kanishka Project. We will also create banned travel zones in […]


Keeping More Money In Your Pocket

We announced our plan to cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs from the dangerous Employment Insurance and CPP tax hikes promised by both Justin Trudeau and Mulcair’s NDP. By dramatically reducing payroll taxes, Canadian workers will see their take-home pay increase and businesses – especially small businesses – […]


Helping Families Save For Their Children’s Education

A re-elected Conservative government would provide more support to hardworking Canadian families saving for their children’s post-secondary education. Our Conservative Government has consistently cut taxes and put more money back into the pockets of every Canadian family. This includes significant support to help with the costs of a child’s future education, including establishing the Canada […]


Supporting Canada’s Mining Sector

Responsible resource development creates jobs, fuels growth and promotes prosperity across the country. The mining sector is particularly critical to Canada’s economy with over 380,000 Canadians employed in mining and thousands more employed indirectly. Since 2006, our government has helped to support mining exploration, investment and jobs through the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit. We announced […]


Expanding Broadband to Rural Communities

In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services. While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, critical gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. Rural Canadians expect and deserve […]


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