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|Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture|
November 20, 2015 – September 14, 2016
|Preceded by||Malcolm Allen|
|Succeeded by||David Anderson|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Grande Prairie—Mackenzie
Peace River (2006-2015)
January 23, 2006
|Preceded by||Charlie Penson|
|Chair of the Standing Committee on
23 June 2011 – 18 February 2015
|Preceded by||Bruce Stanton|
|Succeeded by||Blake Richards|
November 20, 1978 |
Grande Prairie, Alberta
|Residence||Grande Prairie, Alberta|
Warkentin was born in Grande Prairie and raised on the family farm east of Grande Prairie, near the Hamlet of DeBolt in the MD of Greenview. He is an alumnus of the Peace River Bible Institute, and also studied business and marketing at Grande Prairie Regional College before going on to own and operate a custom home building company. He has served on the board of his local Conservative constituency association and was involved with the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance.
Warkentin was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Peace River in the 2006 federal election, and was re-elected in that same riding in 2008 and 2011. Following the redistribution of seats before the 2015 federal election, he was re-elected and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for the new riding of Grande Prairie—Mackenzie. Warkentin has won every election he has contested with more than 56% of the vote, and a margin of more than 36 percentage points over the runner-up.
Warkentin served as the Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee from 2011 to 2015. In February 2015, Warkentin was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Diane Finley. Following the defeat of the Conservative government in October 2015, Warkentin was appointed Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture. In September 2016, a shadow cabinet shuffle moved Warkentin to the role of Official Opposition Deputy House Leader.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Grande Prairie—Mackenzie|
|New Democratic||Saba Mossagizi||4,343||8.1||-7.31||–|
|Green||James David Friesen||1,673||3.1||-0.63||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||53,343||100.0||$267,949.83|
|Total rejected ballots||158||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Peace River|
|New Democratic||Jennifer Villebrun||7,740||16.14||+1.73||$23,470|
|Green||Wayne John Kamieniecki||1,702||3.55||-3.14||$1,379|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||47,961||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||128||0.27||-0.03|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Peace River|
|New Democratic||Adele Boucher Rymhs||6,124||14.41||+3.28||$19,142|
|Canadian Action||Edwin Siggelkow||373||0.88||–||$4,711|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,509||100.00||$118,949|
|Total rejected ballots||129||0.30||+0.07|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Peace River|
|New Democratic||Susan Thompson||5,427||11.13||+0.02||$20,836|
|Total valid votes||48,769||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||113||0.23||-0.06|
- "Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament". MP Grande Prairie-Mackenzie. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- "Brad Trost, Tory Leadership Hopeful, Questions Neutrality Of MP Chris Warkentin". HuffPost Canada. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Grande Prairie—Mackenzie (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
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