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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.

This week

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

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks to @allanhawco and Leslie Pope for full tour of @RepublicofDoyle set and chance to see filming of part of Season Six, the last, alas!

Posted on Twitter Excited to visit Republic of Doyle set with Alan Hawco - great show and amazing 6 seasons. Season Premiere Oct 15th. http://t.co/qrLUfGNjbH

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter At the 'Royal' St. John's Regatta luncheon with @ThomasMulcair &@ClearyNDP. Great day at the Races. http://t.co/r6lAESG2nE

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, ...

A month ago

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 ...

Two 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition in support of fair employment insurance. The petitioners, most of them from my riding of St. John's East, ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, as vice-chair, I would like to state the dissenting opinion of the official opposition to this report. We heard witnesses for two full years ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the minister keeps saying he takes this seriously, but he talks about sexual harassment, not sexual assault. It has been two months since we ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of Canadians, particularly from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The petitioners wish to call upon the Government ...

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. ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, Chair. It's rare that we have such a divergent view in a panel of two before this committee, but your views are equally interesting ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Lewisporte Pilot National defense critic denounces 5 Wing downgrade St. John's East MP and NDP defence critic Jack Harris is calling out the federal government for downgrades to 5 Wing Goose Bay. Beginning April 1, 25 Serco employees on the base will be laid off. At the same time, the Royal Canadian Air Force will be ...

Mentioned by Gander Beacon National defense critic denounces 5 Wing downgrade St. John's East MP and NDP defence critic Jack Harris is calling out the federal government for downgrades to 5 Wing Goose Bay. Beginning April 1, 25 Serco employees on the base will be laid off. At the same time, the Royal Canadian Air Force will be ...