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Liberal MP for Sydney—Victoria (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 39.90% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, in 2010, the Conservative government announced it would freeze foreign aid for five years to balance its budget. Then in 2012, further spending cuts ...

Spoke in the House on Citizen Consultation Preceding Natural Resource Development Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on Motion No. 533, which calls on the federal government to subject natural resource development projects to a broader ...

Posted on Twitter #CPC abandons Canadian infrastructure, cutting Building Canada Fund by 90%. #LPC believes that infrastructure investment is crucial #cdnpoli

This week

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I have to commend the government for stepping up to the plate to try to get some modern legislation on agriculture. However, I think ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter This week the Keep the Promise National Student Summit is being held in Ottawa, bringing together 85 students and... http://t.co/B3rgBegk7N

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to the bill. It is very important, whatever we do in the House, that we ...

Posted on Twitter Canada should be a nation of innovators. Instead, we’re trailing many developed countries in R&D investment http://t.co/VuWYVXra3F #cdnpoli

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Lots of great discussions today in Halifax for the 8th Annual Food Secure Canada National Assembly. As Canadians... http://t.co/TrwoK09dCL

Posted on Twitter @joeoliver1: #CPC government has chosen to give a tax break for the rich – how is that fair to Canadians? #CdnPoli

Posted on Twitter Instead of tax breaks for the rich, Canada needs to invest in a plan for jobs and growth. #CdnPoli

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government funding, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. We're moving into another category that deals with fines and penalties. As we can see, the minister is going to have discretion and ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. It's in clause 5 and it's going to be amended by adding line 6, on page 7. This is what's going to be ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County: (a) what were the numbers of employees, broken down by all departments, working in that ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister's announcement on income splitting did nothing for single seniors or many families, whether they are in Cape Breton or across the ...

Spoke in the House on Ronald “Rannie” MacDonald Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Ronald MacDonald, also known as Rannie, who recently passed away on October 13. Rannie was a World War ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, guests, for coming. I only have one kick at the can here, for five minutes, so if the witnesses can keep ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, guests, for coming. I'm going to continue on with the questioning by my colleague, especially on the nursery side, because most of the witnesses ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, guests, for coming. As many of you know, our country needs some modern legislation, and this bill has a lot in ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, folks, for coming. We Liberals get five minutes, so I'll have to make it short. I have questions for all of ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Minister, for coming. I only have one round of five minutes, so what I'm going to do, Minister, if you don't mind, is I'm ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supply Chain Retail Sector And Food Waste Prevention Thank you, Chair, and thank you, Mr. Smith, for coming today. As a vegetable farmer, I realize the waste we have in the fields, especially now ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Environics' Three-Year Anniversary Party at D'Arcy McGee's, March 24, Ottawa Josh Eyking, Liberal MP Mark Eyking, NDP MP Peter Stoffer, and Jamison Young, pictured on Monday, March 24, at the Environics Communications' three-year anniversary party in Ottawa. About 100 people came to the party, including MPs, Senators, Hill ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Dan Leger's Mike Duffy Book Launch: March 24, Parliament Pub in Ottawa Josh Eyking, Liberal MP Mark Eyking, NDP MP Peter Stoffer, and Jamison Young, pictured on Monday, March 24, at the Environics Communications' three-year anniversary party in Ottawa. About 100 people came to the party, including MPs, Senators, Hill ...

Mentioned by Cape Breton Post Cape Breton MPs to focus on infrastructure projects, economic development in ... SYDNEY — We asked Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner and Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking to respond to five questions focusing on their work in Parliament over the last year, as well as the areas they plan to concentrate their efforts in 2014.

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP expects backlash as Veterans Affairs offices close A Cape Breton Member of Parliament doubts the federal Conservatives are comfortable with their decision to close Veterans Affairs offices across the country. Liberal MP Mark Eyking, who represents the riding of Sydney-Victoria, said the protest rally in ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen (blog) New Apps Being Promoted By Veterans Affairs Don't Work, Says MP But Mark Eyking, the Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, raised concerns in the Commons Wednesday that about the Apps that Veterans Affairs is offering. There has been some anger among elderly veterans in particular about changes in the system and the ...

Mentioned by Cape Breton Post Pleasant Bay residents raise various concerns MP for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, and Alfred Poirier, Inverness County councillor, met last week with Pleasant Bay residents to discuss the challenges facing the remote community. Poirier said one of the major concerns is winter driving as Parks Canada ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-624 An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (providing protection for beneficiaries of long term disability benefits plans)