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Liberal MP for Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 57.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Health Canada's anti-pot ads have a pungent odour … of politics What we learned this week, in response to a House of Commons order-paper question by Liberal MP Scott Simms, is that through Health Canada our government spent just over $7-million on anti-pot ads targeting the parents of teens. This amount is nearly ...

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Didn't vote on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Didn't vote on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

This week

Mentioned by www.brantnews.com Working out what's fishy about the Fair Elections Act Residents met with Brantford-Brant Liberal candidate Danielle Takacs and Liberal MP Scott Simms of Newfoundland to talk about the Fair Election Act, democratic reform and transparency in Burford, Paris and Brantford. To end the day, in St. George Simms and musician Dave Jensen, a fellow native of "The Rock," gave ... "An elections investigator shouldn't be reporting to a Member of Parliament, who can vote. That undermines the heart of democracy." However, a employee of the CCE told Brant News by email the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With respect to servers, including leased physical and virtual servers and cloud-based servers, owned, operated, shared, or otherwise used by the government for all platforms and ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With respect to licenses and permits issued by government departments, related to any maritime activity for potential use anywhere within, or in the waters of, the ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Reminder Prelim inquiry involves Clarke No wrongdoing has been proven with northern Saskatchewan MP Rob Clarke and a colleague at the centre of a preliminary inquiry by the federal ethics commissioner. Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms wrote to the commissioner last month to suggest ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by VOCM Liberal MP Seeking Permanent Solution to Manolis L Liberal MP Scott Simms is calling on government to provide a permanent solution to the Manolis L. situation in the Change Islands. The ill-fated ship continues to make headlines, as residents continue to report sightings of oil-coated sea animals on shore in ...

Mentioned by VOCM Liberal MP Seeking Permanent Solution to Manolis L Liberal MP Scott Simms is calling on government to provide a permanent solution to the Manolis L. situation in the Change Islands. The ill-fated ship continues to make headlines, as residents continue to report sightings of oil-coated sea animals on shore in ...

Mentioned by VOCM Liberal MP Seeking Permanent Solution to Manolis L Liberal MP Scott Simms is calling on government to provide a permanent solution to the Manolis L. situation in the Change Islands. The ill-fated ship continues to make headlines, as residents continue to report sightings of oil-coated sea animals on shore in ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Being Elf on Shelf is tiring. Had nap before Santa comes. Thanks to kids at Little Stepping Stones for quiet time. http://t.co/ZR18jWcazF

Posted on Twitter Once again, it is a pleasure to be Santa's elf on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas everyone. http://t.co/L6TXxe8BlD

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-586, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the ... I'll ask for a quick clarification. What you're doing here then, the substance of it, which is to say that you can nominate any person or ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, here is a familiar story. The Conservative premier of Newfoundland and Labrador says, “We have a deal.” The Conservative Prime Minister of Canada says, ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF ... It's wonderful to be here. Thanks, brother Chair. I wanted to just talk about the concept of something I like to call “open by default”. I ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply He was the leader then, Mr. Speaker. Why so prescriptive now? We just heard some conflicting views about the fact that there was an open list ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I submit a petition on behalf of the many residents in my riding regarding postal services, which have diminished greatly over the past while: ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Bill C-586, An Act to amend ... It's good to be back, and I mean that sincerely. Just on some of the notes you mentioned, first of all I want to start with ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 For the sake of clarity for the House, Mr. Speaker, he actually can get a private member's bill through if he gets a royal recommendation. He ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, the situation right now is very dire for the community of Change Islands in my riding. The community in Change Islands has the potential ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the migration of the Elections Commissioner to the Director of Public Prosecutions: (a) what are the total costs which have been incurred, broken ...

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter @ElizabethMay Thinking of you at this time as you reflect on a wonderful father. You bring other MP's hugs in HoC. This MP hugs you back..

Posted on Twitter Placing my forget-me-not on grave of pte. A. Barter of Royal Nfld Regiment at WW1 cemetery in Belgium. He was 17. http://t.co/Suk8c3xalh

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Bill C-518, An Act to amend ... At the risk of sounding repetitive—but I guess this should be on the record—I think Mr. Scott's point is right. The spirit of the original act ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 3, Aggressive Tax Planning, of the Spring 2014 Report of the ... It's nice to be back. Folks, it's nice to see you as well. I will just get right into it. In chapter 8, section 8.53, I ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Thank you for that. I sincerely from the bottom of my dear heart would like to say thank you very much, and it's good to be ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter A huge congratulations to @allanhawco and everyone at Republic of Doyle for putting our province out there for the world to see.

Posted on Twitter I want to congratulate my colleague and friend @Gerry_Byrne. Great MP and will become a great MHA for Humber West. All the best my buddy!

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Chair, at the risk of repeating what was already said, I certainly think that going back to the period beginning April 2006 is the obvious choice ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2014-15: Vote 1a under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT So it's just the time that it falls in more than anything else. I get it. I want to ask about VIA Rail. It's not really ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-516 An Act to amend the Copyright Act (artist’s resale right)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-451 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for special benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-342 An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-335 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (deductions — disabled child)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-326 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (biweekly payment of benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-325 An Act to amend the Radiocommunication Act (voluntary organizations that provide emergency services)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-324 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (sickness benefits)