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  • His favourite word is talking.

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

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

This week

Posted on Twitter "@StJohnsTelegram: LANA PAYNE: Harper needs a bogeyman for 2015 http://t.co/81TpXFeO4H #cdnpoli @Lanampayne" - Worth Reading

Posted on Twitter Pleased to meet up with @SeanLyall of Nain, Labrador, new Speaker of the Nunatsiavut Legislative Assembly. #nlpoli http://t.co/HkubRsMfHy

Posted on Twitter Honouring the bravery and service of the House of Commons security staff during the events of October 22. #gratefull http://t.co/Jv3NHEfZ2L

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Posted on Twitter "@GeoffGallant: Glad residents enjoyed our @torbaynl night time parade! #beautifultorbay #torbaynl"#hometown proud

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition is also signed by a number of individuals in St. John's and other communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The petitioners state ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, we are talking about gravely serious allegations of a pattern of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment spanning four decades. This involves young people between ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, General, for coming and sharing your insight based on your experience. I noted in your paper and, of course, from your experience that you ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Victoria. I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak to the opposition ...

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

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing on Canada's Naval Current Situation Renewal and Modernization Thank you, Chair. Thank you for coming today, Vice-Admiral Norman and Chief Petty Officer Riefesel. I appreciate your presentation. I noted the enthusiasm with which you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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, ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...