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  • His favourite word is kitsilano.

NDP MP for New Westminster—Coquitlam (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 45.90% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter w Prof Bill Rees he compared Canada's Cod crash to burning oil & gas & says world is in overshoot & needs to change http://t.co/G0jZ4Dqcwp

Posted on Twitter w Dalai Lama who said harmony must come from the heart, develop trust & practice respect, not violence #ndp http://t.co/jPr2bm5mlh

Posted on Twitter w Kathryn Sainty, President of Charlford House Society for #Women at 10th annual #reachforthestars fundraiser #NDP http://t.co/Ja5FQnNETN

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Mentioned by Coquitlam Now Ottawa in lockdown following shootout Coquitlam-New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly was home doing constituency work. In the meantime, both MPs constituency office, including Moore's in Port Moody, have been ordered closed for the time being. Donnelly was at home when he ...

Two days ago

Mentioned by City News Tri-City MPs safe after Parliament Hill shooting - The Tri New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam Conservative MP James Moore told The Tri-City News they were unharmed in the incident. In fact, Donnelly was doing constituency work in his riding this week, ...

Posted on Twitter My thoughts & prayers go out to the family of the young soldier who was killed today at the Nt'l War Memorial

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter At 'Life Beyond Fossil Fuels' in #Coquitlam listening to Ben West speak; he says more people work in US solar than coal industry! #NDP

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Posted on Twitter Supporting #PlacedesArts at #impromptu @jackTrumley @BonitaZarrillo @CarloZarrillo @chriswilson630 #ndp http://t.co/oxOXOJBjnA

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, transit infrastructure is urgently needed in the Lower Mainland to protect and develop the region's economy. TransLink is pushed to its limits and has ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to refer to comments made by my colleague, the member for Halifax, who spoke about value-added jobs, ecological integrity and at risk ...

Spoke in the House on New Westminster—Coquitlam Community Events Mr. Speaker, “Wait for me, Daddy”. These famous words of Warren “Whitey” Bernard were immortalized in a sculpture unveiled this past weekend in the royal city ...

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

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

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I listened quite closely to my hon. colleague and his eloquent remarks. He spoke of research that shows humanity is living unsustainably. He spoke ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I listened with intent to my hon. colleague's comments, and he definitely made some good points. However, since 2012, Canadian exporters have lost about ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Coastal Fisheries Protection Act Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Northwest Territories. Bill S-3 would amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act to implement the ...

Mentioned by City News Nomination meeting for Donnelly in Port Moody-Coquitlam - The Tri Local New Democratic Party members will be holding a meeting Sunday to nominate Fin Donnelly as candidate the new federal riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam. Donnelly, who is currently the MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam, will be in attendance along ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by 24 Hours Vancouver Fed NDP unveil transit plan New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly didn't say how much money, only that it'll be $420 million or more, and be spread over a long period of time as “predictable, accessible funding.” Donnelly pointed to the federal gas tax dollars and how the region ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network Fed NDP make Vancouver transit funding pledge New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly didn't say how much money -- only that it'll be $420 million or more -- but it would be spread over a long period of time as "predictable, accessible funding." Donnelly pointed to federal gas tax dollars and how the ...

Mentioned by News1130 Federal NDP promises national transit strategy, if elected Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly maintains the Conservatives have not made transportation a priority. “[We would] work with the provinces, municipalities and first nations to provide long term, predictable accessible funding over a 15 to 20-year period,” he ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions signed by thousands of Canadians across the country including those in my riding of New Westminster—Coquitlam and Port ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. As part of the cost reduction measures set out in the budget 2012 spending review, the federal government decided to close the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from thousands of Canadians who want the government to take measures to stop the global practice of shark ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Positive Effects of the Global Markets Action Plan I have just a short amount of time to ask you my last question. In your opening remarks, you talked about sunk costs. In an article ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-596 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Fish Lake and other waterways)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-595 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Somass River)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Programs and Activities of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. When DFO officials appeared the other week, the deputy minister admitted the department will not implement recommendation 4, and I'm talking about ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Fish Component of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Turning to eco-certification, I have three quick questions that maybe you could answer in the remaining time that I have. I'm curious whether DFO will be ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Thursday, November 28th Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to all the DFO officials. Thank you for being with us at committee here to answer our questions. Commissioner, I'd like ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Fish Component of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you to both of our guests for your hard work on the agreement. I want to pick up where Mr. ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi First of all, thank you to all three of our witnesses for testifying today in front of the committee. I would like to congratulate you, Mr. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Lobster Fishery Thank you, Mr. Chair. We've had some interesting questions so far. I guess there are maybe two questions I would add to this discussion about markets. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-380 An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Fisheries Act (importation of shark fins)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-345 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (special benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-225 An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-226 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster — Coquitlam

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-211 An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against oil tankers in Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound)