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Liberal MP for Sydney—Victoria (Nova Scotia)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted No on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, I have to sympathize with the member for trying to defend the government on the disastrous veterans affairs file. I had to get up ...

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Posted on Twitter Here with fellow Cape Bretoners Joanne Turner and Joanne Kressner during their lobby day visit in Ottawa with the... http://t.co/pPvedFsILb

Posted on Twitter Meeting with the Canadian Young Farmers Forum in Ottawa http://t.co/TwvAvM8r5P

Posted on Twitter Hosting students from MacLennan Jr. High & Breton Education Centre in my Ottawa office http://t.co/vH7PgnjgrU

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, it is great to stand in the House today to talk about Bill C-18. For many of the listeners out there, if they are ...

Spoke in the House on Agricultural and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, more than 140,000 Canadians who are employed in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector have been let down by the government. Its failed perishable ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Posted on Twitter #childpoverty can be eliminated, we just need a government that is willing to make it a priority and have a plan. #cdnpoli #25yearstoomany

This week

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

A week ago

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

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. 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 ...

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)