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Kent is Calgary Centre’s Member of Parliament, and Calgary’s first progressive representative since 1968. After represen...ting Calgarians in the city’s centre for more than seven years, he now continues his advocacy in the new role as Member of Parliament.

Kent J. Hehr was born and raised in Calgary. Kent’s mom worked as a school principal and his father as the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, making education and public service part of the fabric of everyday life. Kent took an early interest in sports, especially hockey, with an eye to a career as a phys-ed teacher. In 1989-90 he played with the Calgary Canucks and helped win the Alberta Junior Hockey League Championship. The following year he attended Mount Royal College and played with the Cougars, his stick-handling getting better and better.

Then, Kent’s life changed forever. In October 1991, while riding in a friend’s car, Kent was hit by a drive-by shooter. The injury left him paralyzed. He would never walk again.

Like thousands of Canadians with life-altering spinal cord injuries, Kent’s path changed, but his pace didn’t. In fact, if anything, it quickened. While still re-learning to use his fingers, Kent studied at the University of Calgary, and received a Bachelor of Canadian Studies followed by a Bachelor of Law in 2001. In recognition of his abilities, commitment and early impact on the community, the university named Kent its Graduate of the Decade, and one of the 40 top graduates over the last 40 years.

Kent practiced law at the prestigious national firm, Fraser Milner Casgrain, and became an active community leader, working with the United Way and heading the Alberta branch of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. In 2006, he was named Top 40 Under 40 by Calgary Inc. Magazine, and in 2008 Kent was named one of the Calgary Herald’s 20 Most Compelling Calgarians to Watch. Later that year he won the race to represent Calgary-Buffalo in the Alberta Legislature, a seat he successfully defended in 2012.

Kent earned a reputation as one of Alberta’s hardest working MLAs. As shadow minister of justice, finance, education and other portfolios, Kent not only held the government to account but also took an active role in creating legislation for Calgary and Alberta’s future. Among many other things, Kent fought for better management of the province’s budget and natural resources, sufficient funding for public education, and equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community. He has become one of the most recognizable faces in Calgary. When not working hard on the campaign trail or spending time with his nephews and partner, Deanna, Kent can often be found at local restaurants and pubs, sharing food and a drink with his beloved constituents.

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My friends,
Thank you for taking the time to engage with me on social media. As Calgary Centre’s MP, and as Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs, I want to hear and understand your stories. Your voices help to shape my work, and your values help to shape our country. Without a frank, dynamic and informed dialogue – whether in person, over the phone, by letters and emails, or through social media – it is impossible for me to do my job. I am truly grateful for your tireless advocacy.
If you are posting to my Facebook page, please respect that this is a place of fair political comment and for me to communicate with constituents. There have been legitimate instances when my staff have, within reason, resorted to removing individuals from my page in order to stop profane, discriminatory or threatening behaviour which violates guidelines set out by my office and by Facebook. I am taking this opportunity to share with you the guidelines for this page which my staff use to moderate comments and communicate with my stakeholders, constituents and Canadians at large.
Be respectful of one another.
No profane or defamatory language.
No hateful or discriminatory comments which are meant to harass, threaten, or abuse others.
Do not spam. Spam is an irrelevant or inappropriate message made repeatedly.
The best method to contact my constituency office is through email at kent.hehr@parl.gc.ca or by phone at 403.244.1880.
The best method for eligible Veterans or their families to receive assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs is through email at minister-ministre@vac-acc.gc.ca or by phone at 1-866-522-2122. Please avoid posting personal information.
If you need mental health support, please reach the mental health assistance line available 24/7 at 1-800-268-7708
My staff will track violations of the above, remove comments in violation and notify individuals when and why a comment is removed. After three violations, my staff will remove the individual from this page. These guidelines are not dissimilar to those that Facebook uses itself.
I love political debate and I believe that disagreement, expressed fairly and respectfully, is a hallmark of our democracy. But I must be firm against hate and abuse, and I will not tolerate it here. My staff are committed to protecting this space, and also to ensuring that the above guidelines are followed carefully. I trust that you will do your part, and commit to a constructive and respectful dialogue with me and with other members of this growing and vital community.
Yours truly,
Kent

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Chers amis, chères amies,
Merci d’avoir pris le temps d’interagir avec moi par l’entremise des médias sociaux. En tant que député de Calgary Centre, et ministre des Anciens Combattants, je désire entendre et comprendre vos histoires. Vos idées sont intégrales à mon travail, et vos valeurs sont intégrales à notre pays. Sans dialogue honnête, informé et dynamique – soit en personne, au téléphone, par courriel et la poste, ou à travers les médias sociaux – il est impossible pour moi de faire mon travail. Je suis reconnaissant de vos commentaires.
Si vous écrivez sur ma page Facebook, soyez avisés que cette page accueille les commentaires politiques neutres et me permet de communiquer avec mes concitoyens. Il y a eu des moments où mes employés ont dû ôter des gens de ma page afin de mettre fin au langage vulgaire, discriminatoire et violent, qui contrevient au code de conduite mis en place par mon bureau, et Facebook. Je prends cette opportunité pour partager avec vous le Code de conduite utilisé par mon équipe pour trier les commentaires, et pour communiquer avec les parties prenantes, mes concitoyens, et les Canadiens en général :
Soyer respectueux des autres usagers
Pas de langage vulgaire ou diffamatoire
Pas de commentaires haineux ou discriminatoires, qui se veulent méchants, abusifs ou harcelants;
Pas de pourriel. Un pourriel est un message non pertinent ou inapproprié publié de manière répétitive.
Le meilleur moyen de communiquer avec mon bureau de comté est par courriel au kent.hehr@parl.gc.ca ou par téléphone at 403.244.1880
Le meilleur moyen pour les Vétérans et leurs familles de recevoir de l’aide du ministère des Anciens Combattants est par courriel au minister-ministre@vac-acc.gc.ca ou par téléphone au 1-866-522-2022. SVP ne pas publier de renseignements personnels.
Si vous avez besoin de parler à un professionnel en santé mentale, composez le 1-800-268-7708, disponible 24/7.
Mon équipe gardera un œil sur les violations au code de conduite, enlèvera les commentaires qui violent celui-ci, et informera les gens quand et pourquoi leur commentaire est effacé. Après trois violations, mon équipe bannira la personne de la page. Ce code de conduite ressemble d’ailleurs beaucoup à ce qui est utilisé par Facebook.
J’adore le débat politique, et j’accueille les divergences d’opinion, lorsqu’elles sont exprimées de manière juste et respectueuse. Cependant, je me dois de condamner la haine et les abus, et je ne tolérerai rien de tel ici. Mon équipe est déterminée à protéger cette page, et à s’assurer que le code de conduite soit respecté. J’espère que vous ferai votre part, et que nous pourrons tous participer à un dialogue constructif et respectueux avec les membres de cette communauté sans cesse grandissante.
Chaleureusement,
Kent
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This #Earthday, I encourage all of you to enjoy the outdoors and most importantly do your part to protect the environment. En ce #jourdelaterre je vous encourage tous à aller dehors, mais par dessus tout à faire votre part pr protéger l'environnement.
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Chatted with my friend, Dan Balaban, Friday about the future of green power. Give him a listen, he was on BNN about this. Discuté avec @dan_balaban sur le future des énergies vertes. Écoutez-le ici.
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#Budget2017 ensures that all Canadians pay their fair share of taxes – another important step for a stronger middle class. #Budget2017 fait en sorte que les Canadiens paient leur juste part d’impôt. Une autre étape importante pour renforcer la classe moyenne.
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Took part in the Calgary River Communities Action Group AGM presenting the federal governments plans on flood mitigation.

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It has been one year since the wildfires in Fort McMurray and northern Alberta. As chair of the wildfires cabinet committee, I had the chance to see first-hand the spirit of that community as they rebuild their homes and their lives. I recognize that, despite some hopeful signs, families are still anxious but I can assure Albertans and Canadians that this Government remains committed to helping the community rebuild their lives.

Il y a déjà un an depuis les feux de forêt à Fo...rt McMurray et dans le nord de l’Alberta. En tant que président du cabinet sur les feux de forêt, j’ai eu la chance de constater l’énergie de la communauté alors que les résidents rebâtissaient leurs maisons, et leur vie. Je suis conscient que, malgré les progrès, les familles sont encore inquiètes mais je veux rassurer les Albertains, et les Canadiens, que ce gouvernement est déterminé à aider la communauté à se relever.

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National attention on Fort McMurray may have faded, but for many the fallout from the fire is still being felt.
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Our government strongly disagrees with the US government’s decision to impose duty on certain Canadian softwood lumber products. The Canadian softwood lumber industry is one of the most innovative sectors of our economy and employs thousands of Canadians.

Not only will workers on both sides the border be affected by this duty, American families who wish to build or renovate their homes will also suffer.
The Government of Canada will vigorously defend the interests of the Canadian softwood lumber industry, including through litigation.

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products‎ into the Unit...
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Notre gouvernement condamne fortement la décision du gouvernement américain d’imposer des droits sur certains produits canadiens de bois d’œuvre résineux. L’industrie forestière du Canada est l’un des secteurs les plus novateurs de notre économie et emploie des milliers de Canadiens.

Les droits imposés vont nuire non seulement aux travailleurs des deux côtés de la frontière, mais aussi aux familles Américaines qui désirent construire ou rénover leur demeure. Le gouvernement du Canada défendra vigoureusement les intérêts de l'industrie canadienne du bois d'œuvre résineux, y compris en recourant aux tribunaux.

Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, l'honorable Jim Carr, et la ministre des Affaires étrangères, l'honorable Chrystia Freeland, ont fait la déclaration suivante à la suite de l'imposition par le département du Commerce des États-Unis de droits sur les importations de certains produits canadiens…
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This government is committed to Green Infrastructure and climate resilient communities. In 2016-2017, the Government of Canada committed $63.2 million to Alberta flood mitigation projects based on the priorities of local and provincial governments. From 2006 to 2014, Infrastructure Canada investment in flood mitigation was $0.

Notre gouvernement fait des investissements en infrastructure verte et pour que les communautés puissent résister aux phénomènes climatiques. En 2016-2017, notre gouvernement a promis 63.2 millions de dollars pour les projets d’atténuation des inondations en Alberta, en prenant en considération les priorités du gouvernement local et provincial. De 2006 à 2014, les investissements d’Infrastructure Canada en atténuation des inondations étaient de 0$.

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"The Anzacs, as they became known, landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915. More than 35,000 were killed or wounded during the campaign." Today, Harjit Sajjan and I issued this statement to honour their sacrifice

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Les ANZAC, comme on les appelait, ont débarqué dans la péninsule de Gallipoli, en Turquie, le 25 avril 1915. Plus de 35 000 d’entre eux ont été tués ou blessés pendant la campagne." A...ujourd’hui, le ministre de la Défense nationale et moi avons émis cette déclaration afin de souligner leur sacrifice.

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Although a Calgary Flames fan, I’m officially on the Edmonton Oilers bandwagon this playoff run. Great article in the Globe and Mail on the new arena, the community, and the playoffs.

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Bien que je sois un fan des Flames de Calgary, je supporterai les Oilers d’Edmonton pour cette série. Bon article dans le Globe and Mail sur le nouvel aréna, la communauté et les séries éliminatoires.

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The lost decade out of the playoffs is a distant memory now, as Edmontonians are delirious over their Oilers
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Had a productive day in Moose Jaw today visiting the MFRC and the base. There, I discussed the new initiatives in Budget 2017 that will have an impact on Veterans and their families. Building on the investments made in Budget 2016, Budget 2017 is aiming to help Veterans and their families as they transition to the post-military life.

Journée productive a Moose Jaw ou j’ai visité la CRFM et la base. Là-bas, j’ai eu la chance de parler des nouvelles initiatives du Budget2017 qui auront un impact direct sur les Vétérans et leurs familles. Le Budget 2017 s’appuye sur les investissements du Budget de 2016 et a pour but d’aider les Vétérans et leurs familles lors de la transition a la vie civile.

Listen to the legendary Jonah Keri interview PM Justin Trudeau about sports, separatism, gender identity, the economy, immigration and everything in between.

Écoutez le légendaire Jonah Keri parler avec PM Justin Trudeau de sports, séparatisme, d'identité sexuelle, d'économie, d'immigration et j'en passe.

Jonah Keri talks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the PM's first-ever podcast in office. The two discuss the Montreal Expos; Separatism in Quebec; Canadian identity; the Richard Nixon prophecy and being called to serve; gender equality; manifestations of economic anxiety at the polls; go...
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So pleased that the Windsor Office is now open to serve Veterans. One more to go!

Je suis très heureux que le bureau de Windsor soit maintenant ouvert pour aider les Vétérans. Il n'en reste qu'un!

It was a battle that lasted the same length of time as Bernie Kelly’s stint in the Canadian Armed Forces, but there could be no peace until the local Veterans Affairs office re-opened.
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Was at the Moose Jaw MFRC this morning to discuss the improvements in Budget 2017 for Veterans and their families.

J'ai fait une annonce au CRFM de Moose Jaw ce matin concernant les améliorations faites dans le Budget 2017 pour les Vétérans et leurs familles.

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"Government estimates peg the number of chronic and episodic homeless at 25,000, meaning the [our government] expects that 11 years from now, federal spending will have cut that number to 12,500.

The target suggests that the federal government is open to new ways of dealing with homelessness."

Proud and fully supportive our government's investments to cut by half the amount of chronic homeless people in Canada #budget2017

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Je suis fier et supporte pleinement les invsts de notre gouv. afin de réduire de moitié le nombre de sans-abris au Canada #budget2017

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Government estimates peg the number of chronic and episodic homeless at 25,000 — the Liberals will aim to cut that number to 12,500 in the next decade.
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My dad Richard Hehr Played 9 years in the St. Louis organization. Grades 1-9 in Medicine Hat @ St Louis school. Favourite player/ Stan Musial

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St. Louis Cardinals

Years of dominant performances, legendary calls, historic comebacks, and 'Where were you when...' moments

This year, we are celebrating 125 years of Cardinals baseball.

Join us in celebration by sharing your own memories!

This week is National Volunteer Week.

I want to take a moment to highlight Molly, who volunteers for Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre - The DI.

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