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  • His favourite word is grain.

Liberal MP for Wascana (Saskatchewan)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 40.80% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed meeting tonight with Josie Vantour at Regina Public Library+ her class of newcomers, studying for Cdn citizenship exams.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Who’s to blame for Canada’s poor economic growth, tepid job creation & faltering job quality? http://t.co/RU65UwKG9R http://t.co/FeHan2syqS

Posted on Twitter Some interesting economic comparisons today in Lawrence Martin's column in The Globe and Mail http://t.co/LH3dDsWuV2

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter BLOG: The imperative of economic growth http://t.co/MaQ0c7iXWp

Posted on Twitter Congrats to new CEO of Regina Airport Authority, Dick Graham, and thanks to predecessor Jim Hunter. http://t.co/FMnmNZSoi7

This week

Posted on Twitter Regina's inimitable Thomas Siarkos dances among smashed plates during "An Evening in Greece"--all for Palliative Care http://t.co/d0i8uK86Yi

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister would not recognize a balanced budget because he has never met one. There are 140,000 more jobless Canadians than six years ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, about a month ago I asked the Minister of Transport about new data on grain shipments being published weekly by the AG Transport Coalition. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, the government's own former employment minister said “wage rates have barely kept pace with inflation...”. Economic growth is also crucial to balancing the government's ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, the New York Times story said that the situation was that the U.S. economy had fallen back, not that the Canadian economy had moved ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Economy However, there are no jobs and no growth, Mr. Speaker. Canada needs to be far more aggressive on public infrastructure. Who said so? The G20, the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition today signed by a number of people from Regina and across Saskatchewan. The petitioners express concern about small family farmers, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to table a petition today signed by a large number of people from all over the city of Regina, expressing ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the finance department says it is the right direction. With respect to Canada's security agencies, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness spent ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by StarPhoenix MP Ralph Goodale talks about serving the two Trudeaus Liberal deputy leader and MP for Wascana Ralph Goodale was first elected in 1974, and has worked alongside both then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau and now federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Goodale is also a former finance minister. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. Q: Justin Trudeau was a child ... Q: You are the only MP to have served under both Pierre and Justin Trudeau. What are your thoughts on that? A: I remember when I first met Justin and I was a young member of Parliament.

Mentioned by Windsor Star MP, Ralph Goodale, Wascana, Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, Liberals, Jason ... Liberal deputy leader and MP for Wascana Ralph Goodale was first elected in 1974, and has worked alongside both then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau and now federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Goodale is also a ... One thing you need to do in this sort of solitary role, but I think it probably applies to every member of Parliament, is always remember to get your priorities in the right order, and you are always the representative of your constituency in Ottawa; you are not Ottawa's representative in your constituency.

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen MP, Ralph Goodale, Wascana, Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, Liberals, Jason ... Liberal deputy leader and MP for Wascana Ralph Goodale was first elected in 1974, and has worked alongside both then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau and now federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Goodale is also a ... One thing you need to do in this sort of solitary role, but I think it probably applies to every member of Parliament, is always remember to get your priorities in the right order, and you are always the representative of your constituency in Ottawa; you are not Ottawa's representative in your constituency.

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada London Mayor Joe Fontana trial: Crown completes case, lawyer explains ... Lawyer Gord Cudmore contended in court that the year 2004 was an error and should've read 2005 because former Liberal MP Ralph Goodale was in London on Feb. 25, 2005. Cudmore said the claim might have been for a reception Goodale attended.

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Ralph Goodale Says Harper Government 'Fast And Loose' With Access To Info ... ... during the course of a recent investigation, she asked the Department of Public Works for a series of emails sent by political staff. The same thing happened when deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale asked for documents on the Senate expenses scandal ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Thank you. To the CFA, looking at the order in council that was passed and the version that is being put in the legislation, how would ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you for your welcome. I'm glad to be here tonight with Mark Eyking and other colleagues, and certainly with these ...

Mentioned by Surrey Now Liberal MP Ralph Goodale to talk in South Surrey March 11 MP Ralph Goodale, deputy leader of the federal Liberals and former finance minister, will be in South Surrey on March 11 for an open public forum on the economy. Previous Next. MP Ralph Goodale, deputy leader of the federal Liberals and former finance ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protecting public transportation workers)

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air ... Yes, I would, Mr. Chairman. It's just to make the point once again that the objective here surely should be to be even-handed with respect to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Saskatchewan 2012 Sure. Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, thank you very much for the opportunity. My objection, of course, has been circulated in writing, so I won't ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air ... Quite frankly, it sounds a little bit like wishful thinking. You have provided for the AMPs, the administrative monetary penalties, to be there but I don't ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity to have another panel of witnesses before us on a very important topic. When you listen ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Maybe I'll just run over three or four questions to start with all at once. For efficient use of time, ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. To pursue some of these issues a little more closely, I'll start with, again, the issue of the confidential contracts ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-281 An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (discontinuance of listed sidings)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-586 An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (producer railway cars)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-548 An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (increased democratic producer control)