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  • His favourite word is farmers.

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

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

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Didn't vote on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Didn't vote on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Mentioned by The Boundary Sentinel MLA and MP offer Trail four thumbs up for Five Blooms BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko and Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy congratulate the City of Trail on receiving Five Blooms in the Communities in Bloom International Challenge. Five Blooms is the highest award given for each category.

Mentioned by The Castlegar Source MLA and MP offer Trail four thumbs up for Five Blooms BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko and Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy congratulate the City of Trail on receiving Five Blooms in the Communities in Bloom International Challenge. Five Blooms is the highest award given for each category.

Mentioned by The Nelson Daily MLA and MP join forces to offer congrats on Communities in Bloom win BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy join in congratulating the City of Castlegar on winning the 2014 Communities in Bloom International Challenge. Castlegar received 5 Blooms and competed against other ...

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his speech. I had a chance to spend a few weeks in Australia this summer. I ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Rossland Telegraph COMMENT: Troubled Times Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior . . . convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage. The more I reflect upon our troubled times, the more I am convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on ...

Mentioned by The Castlegar Source COMMENT: Troubled Times Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior . . . convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage. The more I reflect upon our troubled times, the more I am convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by The Boundary Sentinel Palliative Care by Alex Atamanenko MP on 06 Jul 2014. in. Op/Ed · Regional · Palliative Care. Canada has an aging population and, as a result, will face many challenges. While we have been engaged with some of the items affected at the federal level, there is a vacuum ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Dairy Producers Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Berthier—Maskinongé for tabling this very important motion. However, I would have much preferred not to be ...

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 in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I am thankful to have a few minutes to speak to Bill C-24. As an interesting coincidence, I was recently reading the latest issue ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his speech and his work on this file. It is certainly well researched, and he understands ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, before I start, I must apologize to my interpreting friends. I have given them my notes, but I am going to go a little ...

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to Bill C-18, the agriculture omnibus bill. Let me say at the outset that I am extremely disappointed ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)