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

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted Yes on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Great organization! - "@SJA_NL: MFR volunteers at Jack Byrne Arena for Machine Gun Kelly concert. http://t.co/LKWtdFbs39"- #HometownProud

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, how is it that, despite official denials, the government is down in Washington organizing an early production date for F-35s? The Pentagon did not ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Laid wreath this morning at Town of Pouch Cove, NL - "First Place to See The Sun", then to Royal Can. Legion Br. 56 http://t.co/DxnyfEE2DJ

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, they have had a decade to fix it. This morning, at 9:00 a.m., our Veterans Affairs critic and the member for St. John's South—Mount ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Order in Council Appointment of Bill Jones to the Position of Associate ... Mr. Jones, I want to thank you for joining us today, and I am pleased that you were able to come. I am extremely impressed by ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Department of National Defence is now confirming publicly that the Conservatives' Canada first defence strategy for military procurement is in shambles. The departmental ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Response to ISIL One of the issues that's of concern as well is that I know ISIS relies on foreign fighters and a heavy recruitment operation carried on in ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) The Week Ahead in Parliament The House will begin debate at second reading of a private member's bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) from NDP MP Jack Harris. The House Environment and Sustainable Development Committee will meet to study Bill C-40, ...

Posted on Twitter Great meeting and talking with @Radhoc students @MUN - high school students keen on social change.#nlpoli http://t.co/qDbnKZh6tv

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, it seems that the Conservatives have a budgeting problem at the Department of National Defence. On average, over the last 7 years the Conservatives ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Mr. Norlock, I admire your spirited defence of Trenton and all its good works, and I thank you for that, but I will say that I ...

Spoke in the House on CSEC Accountability and Transparency Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak to Bill C-622. I have to say I am not surprised by the remarks I ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Forces ombudsman has called the universality of service rule for the Canadian military “arbitrary and unfair”. Members across the country have also ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, the minister said a few moments ago that omnibus bills were common. They have been common since the current government started putting 600-, 700-, ...

Posted on Twitter Soldiers on Honour Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today. #cdnpoli http://t.co/FhgvNW5aZi

Posted on Twitter Branden was there last Wednesday as Honour Guard with Nathan Cirillo. He was shot at and did everything he could to help his friend.#brave

Posted on Twitter Branden Stevenson returned to his post today at the National War Memorial. 1/2 http://t.co/C0EY9svSIw

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing on Canada's Role in NATO Operation Reassurance Thank you for coming today, and thank you for your presentation. I wonder if I could just refer to the remarks of the American ambassador to ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 ...

More than 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 ...

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. ...