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

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

A week ago

Mentioned by Food Safety News Canada's Parliament Considers Bill Limiting Horse Slaughter A Member of Parliament (MP) from southeastern British Columbia hopes that a final hour of debate next month can persuade the country's federal lawmakers to pass his bill limiting slaughter only to those horses raised as feed animals with complete medical records. MP Alex Atamanenko's legislation (C-571) is a private member's bill, meaning that the government did not request it. Atamanenko withdrew an earlier bill that sought a total ban on horse slaughter in Canada and then substituted C-571 in hopes that a ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Western Producer (subscription) Bill seeks medical history on horses for slaughter NDP MP Alex Atamanenko says there probably isn't enough support to pass his private member's bill to require a complete lifetime medical record for horses slaughtered in Canada. The bill is unlikely to become law because Atamanenko's colleague, NDP ...

Didn't vote on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Mentioned by Rossland Telegraph COMMENT: MP says safer rail means safer communities by Alex Atamanenko MP on 08 Apr 2014. in. Business · General · Op/Ed · Politics · Local. Alex Atamanenko . . . luck no one was injured in Plaster Rock. One of the most defining issues of the Conservative's time in government is their constant march toward ...

Mentioned by The Nelson Daily COMMENT: MP says safer rail means safer communities COMMENT: MP says safer rail means safer communities. by Alex Atamanenko MP on 08 Apr 2014. in. Business · General · Op/Ed · Politics · Local · COMMENT: MP says safer rail means safer communities. One of the most defining issues of the Conservative's ...

Mentioned by Nelson Star MP opposes loss of Saturday postal services Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is sounding the alarm over reductions to mail service in his riding, but Canada Post insists the changes will have limited impact on customers. Atamanenko wrote to Lisa Raitt, the minister responsible, in late March ...

Mentioned by Abbotsford News Alex Atamanenko to host Seth Klein forum in Castlegar area Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, is hosting a public forum with Seth Klein, BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. The free ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Meat Inspection Act moved that Bill C-571, An Act to amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act (slaughter of equines for human consumption), be ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, let me be clear. There are three fundamentally important criteria for assessing the merits of trade agreements. First, does the proposed partner respect democracy, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his very informative speech and also for all the hard work he has done on behalf ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions. The first petition is in support of the bill I introduced in the House, Bill C-322, which ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two different petitions on Canada Post from Castlegar, Nelson, Slocan Valley and East Kootenay, one calling on the Government of Canada to ...

Spoke in the House on Ukraine Mr. Speaker, we are all united in our desire for peace and stability in Ukraine, and we will stand with all those who reject the use ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, I am receiving hundreds of letters from citizens concerned about the cuts to our postal service. Municipalities such as Nelson have written the minister ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have here close to 100 names of citizens from Kaslo, Ainsworth, Trail, Meadow Creek, and Nelson, who are concerned about Bill C-18, especially ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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)

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... Thanks very much, Chair. My question is one of process. I'd like to read for you something that Marcel Groleau, president of the Union des producteurs ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Effects of ... I see our chair is right on that clock. Thanks again for coming, folks. Kathleen, you probably can guess the question I'm going to ask, but ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Committee Business This is how I understand it. If we put all the words aside, we have a choice here. Right now, someone who is not a member ...

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 ‚ÄúTerminator technologies‚ÄĚ, 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)