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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.

A week ago

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Nelson Daily MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques ... a group of pensioners across the country who have not been getting their pension cheques from the federal government recently due to what's being called by Service Canada a 'glitch' in the system, according to BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko.

Mentioned by The Castlegar Source MP: Local politicians pan CP Rail's response to nighttime train upset Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, and Linda Worley, RDKB Area B Director, witnessed firsthand area residents' dissatisfaction with CP's response to their ongoing concerns with the recent addition of night trains on the local Castlegar to Trail run.

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews CPR schedule won't change: Late night trains will continue to run The meeting, hosted by Area B director Linda Worley and MP Alex Atamanenko in the Greater Trail Community Centre, was a follow-up to the Castlegar meeting in October where a spokesperson addressed issues of noise and safety along the tracks.

Mentioned by Castlegar News CPR schedule won't change: Late night trains will continue to run The meeting, hosted by Area B director Linda Worley and MP Alex Atamanenko in the Greater Trail Community Centre, was a follow-up to the Castlegar meeting in October where a spokesperson addressed issues of noise and safety along the tracks.

Mentioned by The Castlegar Source CP Rail response doesn't track for council ... running through the region. This, after CP Rail sent a delegation to council's regular meeting on Oct. 6 attended by more than 100 upset residents, inspiring council, MLA Katrine Conroy and MP Alex Atamanenko to jointly pen a letter of protest to CP Rail.

Two months ago

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Ex-Mountie BC MP led barricading of caucus room, prepared to attack entering ... “I guess that always crosses your mind when one is faced with dangerous situations, but it's pretty hard to do something against a gun unless the person's right by your side,” said the New Democratic Party MP Alex Atamanenko, who represents the B.C. ...

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 in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned mining, and I would like to reiterate what he said. We have some real success stories in the area that we ...

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, ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, there are 200 names of citizens from Kamloops, British Columbia on this petition. The petitioners are calling for us to adopt legislation requiring all ...

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 in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to share this time with my hon. colleague, the member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley. As the Leader of the Opposition stated ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from over 300 constituents in the Kootenay Boundary area who call upon Parliament to refrain from making any changes to ...

Spoke in the House on Iraq Mr. Speaker, the tragedy continues to unfold in Iraq. The Bush invasion of 2003 has left a toll of hundreds of thousands dead, millions of people ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, as MPs we are often asked to say a few words on a bill that perhaps we are not really familiar with, because it ...

More than three months ago

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)