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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.

Two days ago

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 ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, it is no wonder the government kept this report under wraps. Sadly, its conclusions are a real shock. The Conservative government knew that there ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join in this debate tonight. It is an important debate because it underscores an important point that has been made ...

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 ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity today to speak on third reading of Bill C-22. Third reading, of course, is the opportunity to ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the government's failed plans to replace Canada's aging search and rescue aircraft hit a new low with the news that the RCAF had to ...

Posted on Twitter Great guys, great story. Big help on PTSD awareness and connections esp. for CAF members who need help. Congrats!! http://t.co/UkO0tO42c9

Posted on Twitter Steve Hartwig and Jason McKenzie @ St. John's, with buddy Scott. March across Canada for #ptsd awareness. Great job. http://t.co/SFDirozfCC

A week 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 ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks to workers and unions for achieving all the progress from which we all benefit. We will work hard and fight to keep it. #LabourDay

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Great show at Spirit of Newfoundland Productions tonight. Great songs, stories and skits. And truly great spirit. http://t.co/SPKvmI6jeR

Posted on Twitter Bet ya didn't know you could knit a puffin. Casey Benson from Edmonton can. http://t.co/ASIUDdUBeo

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Conservation Corps NL and their Green Teams for 22 years of youth engagement in environmental work!! http://t.co/g9lcEfYgjm

Two 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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives' recently signed contract with Sikorsky relieves it of obligations to produce a military helicopter that meets a statement of requirements that all ...

Spoke in the House on Combating Counterfeit Products Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the hon. member for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot for a very informative speech on this topic. She talked about person-years and the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today. The first petition is for the Minister of National Defence concerning the Valcartier cadets ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and his cabinet have already launched a few trial balloons on missile defence, and the answer from Canadians will always be ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you, Mr. Bevan. I have a bit of an overriding question. I'm familiar with how the shrimp was developed. There were ...

Mentioned by VOCM Abolish The Senate: Jack Harris Newfoundland MP Jack Harris says that as long as the Canadian Senate exists in its current state, we will not have democracy as it should be. Harris was responding to a Supreme Court decision handed down this week that shut down Stephen Harper's hope ...