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  • His favourite word is forces.

NDP MP for St. John's East (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 71.20% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter At the National War Memorial along with other MP's waiting to pay our respects to the memory of Cpl. Cirilo. http://t.co/EhYLkAcPiY

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks Gerry. Appreciate your thoughts and tweets today.@Fostaty

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, once again, the parents of a soldier who committed suicide are being treated with total disrespect. This time, the government was trying to force ...

This week

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, fully one-third of Canadian Armed Forces members feel that disclosing a mental health issue threatens to end their career. This speaks to continued problems ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of hundreds of residents of my constituency of St. John's East who object to ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Rachel Notley as new Alberta NDP Leader. Ready to present a strong progressive alternative. #NDP http://t.co/gjjT2WMf6k

Posted on Twitter At Alberta NDP Leadership listening to speeches - David Eggen, Rachel Notley and Rod Loyola just spoke. #NDP http://t.co/gesV4E56OM

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Here at 'The Launch'- Community Coalition 4 Mental Health - Let's end the stigma and work on solutions #HHM #CC4MHNL http://t.co/eZRe38Vim6

Posted on Twitter @'The Launch' of the Community Coalition 4 Mental Health - Let's end the stigma and work on solutions. #HHM #CC4MHNL http://t.co/C3pplzlGMe

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the replacement program for the navy's resupply vessels is so far behind that the Conservatives are now considering using private ships to resupply the ...

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 National Defence committee on Committee Business I know that there are some procedural issues that I don't know much about. I think the procedure and House affairs committee has something that will ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the member for Winnipeg North and his predecessor, the member for Malpeque. Forgive me if I am confused about ...

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

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Veterans Affairs' response to the all-party committee report on the veterans charter is being panned by leading veterans' groups. For example, ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak to the motion of the government. I believe we have to put it clearly on ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, this week the Minister of Veterans Affairs tabled a response to a unanimous committee report on a review of the veterans charter. The minister's ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Feds fumbled Navy ship refueling abilities: NDP NDP defence critic Jack Harris said during question period Wednesday that the government knew for years that Canada's two refueling ships, HMCS Protector and HMCS Preserver, needed replacing. “Why has the government left the Navy to scramble?” Harris asked. In response, Conservative MP James Bazan said the government is “looking into all options” to ensure Canada can independently refuel its ships at sea without being dependent on allies. Some of those options include leasing or buying used ships ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Suicide claims more soldiers than those killed by Afghan combat OTTAWA—Canada's military is under pressure to do more to look after the mental health of its soldiers after new statistics show the armed forces have lost more personnel to suicide than those killed in combat in Afghanistan. NDP MP Jack Harris said the ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Suicide claims more soldiers than those killed by Afghan combat OTTAWA—Canada's military is under pressure to do more to look after the mental health of its soldiers after new statistics show the armed forces have lost more personnel to suicide than those killed in combat in Afghanistan. NDP MP Jack Harris said the ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Chair. So far, gentlemen, what I see is.... I want to focus on the military deployment. I know the others have covered the humanitarian ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by The Telegram Cyberattack breached system holding personal data:privacy watchdog Newfoundland MP Jack Harris, NDP defence critic, says the federal government is not doing enough to prevent cyberattacks or the theft of personal information in government databases. He said it's clear that any plan the government has is not working yet, ...

Mentioned by VOCM NDP Critic Says CFS Cuts 'Senseless' MP Jack Harris calls it 'ironic' that just one month after the opening of a $150-million facility, six workers at CFS St. John's are losing their jobs. The NDP Critic says it makes no sense. He says with no decrease in the role of the base, the jobs are needed to ...

Mentioned by VOCM NDP Critic Says CFS Cuts 'Senseless' MP Jack Harris calls it 'ironic' that just one month after the opening of a $150-million facility, six workers at CFS St. John's are losing their jobs. The NDP Critic says it makes no sense. He says with no decrease in the role of the base, the jobs are needed to ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, Vote 1 under ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you, Minister, for your appearance and that of your officials. Like you and I think the vast majority of Canadians, we ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Sexual Assault in the Military Yes, sir. I recognize, of course, that there is ongoing activity by the military. We're going to receive General Millar's internal review very shortly, I'm assuming. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America, Care of Ill and Injured Canadian Armed Forces ... Thank you, sir. I am very pleased to hear that news. I know the individuals, who have been campaigning for this for some time and receiving ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America So you're looking at the northern side. On the search-and-rescue side of your responsibility, General Loos, you mentioned the Arctic. I guess there are two kinds ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Robertson, I blessed your remarks on Edmonton and Saskatoon. They'll find their way into a political pamphlet in the next election. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Stockton, for your presentation. I understand the thrust of what you're saying, but are you suggesting that the military budget or the military ...