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  • His favourite word is food.

NDP MP for British Columbia Southern Interior (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 50.90% of the vote.

This week

Mentioned by The Boundary Sentinel A Fishy Columbia River Treaty Situation by Eileen Delehant... on Sunday Mar 01 2015. Alex Atamanenko MP's picture. OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51. by Alex Atamanenko MP on Friday Feb 27 2015. Dermod Travis's picture. Comment: Vancouver's campaign spending contagion spreading fast.

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, let me start by saying how proud I am of our leader and our party for taking a principled stand against this flawed piece ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, as we have seen in the press, former CSIS officer François Lavigne is alarmed by the Conservative government's new bill and believes that the ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Wants Modified Apple Rejected As a result of the US government approving the genetically modified “non-browning” Arctic apple, one B.C. MP is calling on the Canadian government to reject it. Alex Atamanenko says there is no need to grow genetically engineered apples in Canada, ...

Mentioned by The Nelson Daily Rules for Living Alex Atamanenko's picture. Why New Democrats Voted Against Conservative Agriculture Bill. by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 10 2015. Alex Atamanenko MP's picture. MP promotes affordable child care plan. by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Feb ...

Mentioned by The Boundary Sentinel Rules for Living Alex Atamanenko's picture. Why New Democrats Voted Against Conservative Agriculture Bill. by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 10 2015. Alex Atamanenko MP's picture. MP promotes affordable child care plan. by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Feb ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by The Boundary Sentinel Neonics: Bad For Bees, Bad For Us Alex Atamanenko's picture. Why New Democrats Voted Against Conservative Agriculture Bill. by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 10 2015. Alex Atamanenko MP's picture. MP promotes affordable child care plan. by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Feb ...

Mentioned by The Nelson Daily Why New Democrats Voted Against Conservative Agriculture Bill Alex Atamanenko's picture. Why New Democrats Voted Against Conservative Agriculture Bill. by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 10 2015. Alex Atamanenko MP's picture. MP promotes affordable child care plan. by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Feb ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition has over 250 names from Nelson, Grand Forks, Midway, Greenwood, Rossland, Trail, and surrounding areas. The petitioners call on the government ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on West Kootenay Regional Airport Mr. Speaker, I was pleased to see an update in the Castlegar News on our West Kootenay Regional Airport. A big thanks goes to to city ...

Spoke in the House on Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak in support of Bill S-5. As has already been said in the House, the NDP supports the creation of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my second petition is a follow-up to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that the warming of the earth's climate system was ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, for over 40 years my constituents in Castlegar, Blueberry, Genelle, and Rivervale have been able to sleep without being disturbed by trains at night. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his comments. As members probably know, his riding borders mine, and we work together on a ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... So much for the mushy stuff. We'll get down to business now. One of my reasons for existence around this place, as most of you know, ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thanks for being here. Many have a concern about this bill. Certainly, as you're aware, the National Farmers Union is one of them. They've done extensive ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Impact of Research, Technology and Innovation on the Pipeline Industry Thank you, Mr. Côté. Thanks, gentlemen, for being here. I'm not sure who would be best to address this question. When I was in northwestern British ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Gentlemen, thank you so much for being here and for providing your comments and sharing your knowledge. I should say, Mr. Potoczny, that your representative in ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-571 An Act to amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act (slaughter of equines for human consumption)

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... Thank you very much. Thanks to the witnesses for being here. Mr. Kuhl, I gather from your statement that perhaps the greatest danger, if there are ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... Thank you, gentlemen, for being here. Just furthering the discussion on GMOs, we were talking about the hope by our industry that our products will be ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... As you're probably aware, my party is reserving judgment on CETA until we see the details of the text. That makes sense when we have any ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... Thanks very much to all of you for being here. I've been thinking about this agreement ever since we knew it was coming. We're here to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-434 An Act to prohibit the planting, cultivation, release, sale and importation of seeds incorporating or altered by variety-genetic use restriction technologies (V-GURTs), also called “Terminator technologies”, and to make a consequential amendment to another Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-373 An Act to establish the Department of Peace

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-363 An Act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-322 An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-257 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-258 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members)