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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

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-, ...

Voted No on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Here in Hamilton at Christ Church awaiting commencement of service for Cpl Nathan Cirillo. Very solemn.

Posted on Twitter CAV Motorcycle Assoc. w/ Can Legion & Uniformed Services hold vigil at NL National War Memorial in St. John's. http://t.co/2mJUzgaLdP

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Also very classy dancing at this Diwali Festival at the St. John's Hindu Temple. #Diwali http://t.co/HZzUsF7Hpl

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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two months 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 ...

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 ...

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. ...