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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.

Two days ago

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Bruinooge accused of conflict Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms wrote to ethics commissioner Mary Dawson Monday to ask her to investigate whether Bruinooge and Saskatchewan Conservative MP Rob Clarke violated the Conflict of Interest Act because one element of the Fair ...

Mentioned by The Carillon Bruinooge accused of conflict Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms wrote to ethics commissioner Mary Dawson Monday to ask her to investigate whether Bruinooge and Saskatchewan Conservative MP Rob Clarke violated the Conflict of Interest Act because one element of the Fair ...

This week

Mentioned by CBC.ca Ethics watchdog asked to investigate Tory votes on election bill In a letter sent to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson on Monday, Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms says he is "deeply concerned" Conservative MPs Rod Bruinooge and Rob Clarke may have breached the rules that forbid MPs from using their parliamentary position to further their "personal interests." Last week ... "Under Section 8, a member is prevented from taking any action as a member of Parliament that would 'further his or her private interests or those of a member of the members' family,'" Simms writes.

A week 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, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Windsor Advertiser Simms comments on Change Islands wharf - Grand Falls In a telephone interview with the Pilot, Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP Scott Simms said, “That's good news. It's a step in the right direction. Occupational Health and Safety recently deemed the wharf unsafe and Safety Division of Service NL and ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Southern Gazette Simms comments on Change Islands wharf In a telephone interview with the Pilot, Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP Scott Simms said, “That's good news. It's a step in the right direction. “I think they (inspectors) will run a full gamete of everything, pre-engineering work to see how much repairs ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by CTV News Splitting off investigative role from Elections Canada cost $2.9M OTTAWA -- A Conservative government decision to move the office that investigates election fraud out from under the roof of Elections Canada is costing almost $3 million in up-front costs. An order paper response to Liberal MP Scott Simms details ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, this year the town of Horwood, in Newfoundland and Labrador, celebrates Come Home Year 2014. I have a petition to present in this House ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to questions Q-1 to Q-644 submitted to the Order Paper during the Second Session of the 41st Parliament: (a) what are the details of ...

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

Two months ago

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 ...

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!

Posted on Twitter Great to be back in Buffalo! Setting up our tail gate party #GOBILLS http://t.co/2553kqI3va

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Keeping a "Defined Benefit" pension plan for the long term is a huge positive for our province. Congratulations to all involved! #nlpoli

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)