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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.

Three days 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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

A week ago

Mentioned by The Daily Courier (subscription) New Democrats pick challenger to Conservative MP Dan Albas When Alex Atamanenko retires after three terms as NDP MP for Southern Interior this year, the riding will be split in two. “Following the footsteps of Alex Atamanenko is not an easy task, but together I am confident we can continue his legacy of truly making a ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Canadians regularly going to US for long stays need to be mindful of changes ... "We were specially wanting to alert people that this could potentially be a problem for them if they were being careless about their travel," said Gail Hunnisett, constituency assistant for Alex Atamanenko, MP for B.C. Southern Interior. 'Anyone who travels to the ...

Two 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 ...

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.

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.

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. ...

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 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 ...

More than three months 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, ...

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 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)