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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Family of volunteer firefighters in Pouch Cove, NL - FF Melanie Sullivan, Chief Derek Sullivan, FF Leslie Sullivan http://t.co/9FbUMaZ9sT

Posted on Twitter Where are the Liberals? See my statement on Iraq in the House yesterday: http://t.co/IJDgiLFl43

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague's question is important because it has to do with the differential role between what the House of Commons does and what the ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, despite having few answers about the mission, it is pretty clear Conservatives have made up their minds when it comes to deploying forces to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted No on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Posted on Twitter With Ida Young and her new book on her sad family story 'No Turning Back' - Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy. http://t.co/ogk4zfXMkl

Posted on Twitter With Ida Young and her new book on her sad family story 'No Turning Back' - Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, this is not the first time this has happened. The government knows about this problem and has not fixed it. It is a pattern ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, let us be clear about what is happening here. Conservative mismanagement has left our navy without critical resupply capabilities. The government knew full well ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, one of the sad legacies of the government threatens to be the decision to raise the qualifying age for retirement benefits from 65 to ...

Spoke in the House on Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to my colleague from Halifax's speech. It is very difficult to say it more eloquently than she has, particularly ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, this weekend former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien pointed out that Canada is already all the way in, in Iraq. He warned, “You only have ...

Posted on Twitter "@newfie179: Had the pleasure of meeting @JackHarrisNDP today at the parade today" You, too!

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, what does it really mean to be a priority for the Conservative government? Nine months ago after the minister stood and solemnly vowed to ...

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 ...

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

Three weeks 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 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 ...

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 ...