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NDP MP for St. John's South—Mount Pearl (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 47.90% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Now that's a nice seal tie. Well done Joel Thomas Hynes … http://t.co/NxCIlAntm0

Posted on Twitter Good afternoon NL, all the ships at sea, and Adam Young of St. John's who survived a scorpion sting aboard a... http://t.co/ihxh2QaA1P

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Old Spock vs. new Spock, worth the watch … http://t.co/7ghtkmfnwS

Posted on Twitter Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered … http://t.co/7dWq1rohBX

Posted on Twitter Good morning NL, all the ships at sea, and happy birthday to the harp seal: “Feb. 28th is called 'the seal’s... http://t.co/VZE5QdmKDi

This week

Posted on Twitter Derelict ships, cannibal rats and the Monolis L; my speech in the Commons http://t.co/BkrO4S0QUx

Spoke in the House on Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Mr. Speaker, I begin my speech, on the topic of shipwrecks and derelict vessels, with cannibal rats, and more specifically, Canadian cannibal rats. That should get ...

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

Spoke in the House on Transportation Mr. Speaker, the main estimates show that Marine Atlantic has taken a $97 million hit in its operating budget. That is an 85% cut to the ...

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

A week ago

Spoke in the House on British-Inuit Treaty of 1765 Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate and join with the NunatuKavut Community Council on the 250th anniversary of the British-Inuit Treaty of 1765. Our party's commitment ...

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 Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, the anti-terrorism bill was introduced last Wednesday and the government introduced time allocation after only three speakers. We had less than one full day ...

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

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Marine Mammal Regulations Mr. Speaker, I begin this speech on one of the most controversial of Canadian topics, the seal hunt, with one of the country's most controversial commentators, ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Telegram Cleary takes CETA fight to House of Commons NDP MP Ryan Cleary said his aim Monday afternoon was to convince Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse his position on the $400-million CETA fisheries fund.Cleary introduced a motion in the House of Commons calling on the federal government to ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister thinks Atlantic Canadians have a defeatist attitude, but if he thinks New Democrats are going to stop fighting for Newfoundland and ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply moved: That, in the opinion of the House, the federal government must respect its promise to Newfoundland and Labrador of $400 million for development and renewal, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Conservatives reneging on fisheries fund to 'punish' Newfoundland: NDP No negative impact had to be demonstrated to get the federal funding, according to NDP MP Ryan Cleary and the provincial government; this was guaranteed money. But that wasn't Fast and the Conservatives' interpretation. Or at least it isn't now. Ahead of ...

Mentioned by VOCM MPs to Debate CETA Fisheries Fund A motion before the House of Commons will see MPs debate the $400-million fisheries fund promised to this province by Ottawa. Being presented by NDP MP Ryan Cleary, the motion calls on the federal government to honour its commitment to ...

Mentioned by VOCM Federal Government Failing Veterans: Cleary One year after the closure of nine Veterans' Affairs regional offices around the country, the federal government continues failing the needs of those who have served our country according to St. John's South-Mount Pearl MP Ryan Cleary. Cleary says veterans ...

Mentioned by VOCM Cleary Not Letting CETA Issue Drop in Commons The House of Commons is back in session for the first time in over a month, and MP Ryan Cleary has wasted no time bringing CETA back to the forefront. In Question Period yesterday, Cleary posed a question that criticized Peter McKay's characterization of a ...

Mentioned by VOCM Cleary Not Letting CETA Issue Drop in Commons The House of Commons is back in session for the first time in over a month, and MP Ryan Cleary has wasted no time bringing CETA back to the forefront. In Question Period yesterday, Cleary posed a question that criticized Peter McKay's characterization of a ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour. I read an interesting quote this morning in a blog by ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and ... Thanks, Mr. Chair, and thanks to the DFO crew for appearing before the committee today. I echo Mr. Chisholm's concern; it's too bad the minister couldn't ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... Thank you very much, Mr. Dakins and Mr. Thompson, for the presentation. My first question is pretty much a soft lob. Before I get into some ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... Thanks, Mr. Chair. Thank you for appearing before the committee, Mr. Kerr. I gave a speech on your bill in the House of Commons, and like ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Use of Eco-certification in Wild-Capture and Aquaculture Fisheries This is more of a statement than a question, but in terms of eco-certification and the criteria for having something certified, do they take into account ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you for that. I also want to touch on a report that was done by the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, at ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for the witnesses travelling here from Newfoundland and Labrador. Your testimony before this committee is critical. I'm taking a look ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses appearing before the committee. What this committee is studying is the changing ocean conditions or other factors ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business and Briefing on the European Union's ban on Canadian seal ... I'll just read it into the record, Mr. Chair: That the Committee immediately undertake a study on the impacts of the cuts to the inshore shrimp ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-500 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (ocean watersheds)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-494 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Main River and Bay du Nord River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-308 An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador