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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.

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

A week ago

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, ...

Two weeks 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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 month 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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 ...

More than 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 ...

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 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)