Blaine Calkins is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for the riding of Red Deer - Lacombe where he has served as the Member of Parliament since 2015. He is also one of the Conservative Party of Canada’s longest serving MPs. Prior to the 2015 Federal Election, Blaine was the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Wetaskiwin.
To date as a Parliamentarian, Blaine has served as the Chair of Alberta Caucus, 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, Regulations and Veterans Affairs. Blaine has also served as the 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). Blaine currently serves as the Chair of the Conservative Rural Crime Caucus and Chair of the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus. He is passionate about the constituents he represents, his province and his country.
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.