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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.

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Didn't vote on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Didn't vote on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Didn't vote on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week 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 weeks ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) MPs have never had mock Parliament Hill lockdowns MPs reached by The Hill Times last week said there isn't much emergency planning on the Hill aside from fire drills, which they often miss and for which there is very little instruction. Liberal MP Scott Simms (Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld.), ...

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, ...

Mentioned by Canada.com Maher: Ruthless, zero-sum world of politics makes harassment allegations even ... She felt unsafe in her workplace, and spoke to others about it, including her friend Scott Simms, a Liberal MP, but insisted that none of the people she spoke with should initiate a complaint. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair found out, perhaps because she was ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, within the eight minutes, I hope to shed some light on the debate. However, many of the points that I wanted to bring up ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I want to again add my voice to the debate about Canada Post. I have a petition with well over 200 signatures regarding the ...

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 ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With respect to boat operator licenses issued in the Atlantic provinces by Transport Canada: (a) for each license issued since 2009, (i) on what date was ...

Mentioned by Newfoundland and Labrador Compass Simms waiting it out LOCKDOWN – As of 2:30 p.m. (Newfoudnland time), Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP Scott Simms was still in lockdown in the Centre Block building after today's shooting incident in Ottawa. That's when Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor ...

Mentioned by NBCNews.com Canadian MP Describes Chaos on Ottawa's Parliament Hill NBC News Liberal Member of Parliament Scott Simms says at first he thought she noise was part of a ceremony but once he saw police racing by he knew something was wrong. Published October 22nd 2014, 6:44 pm. advertisement. Related Videos.

Mentioned by NBCNews.com Canadian MP Describes Chaos on Ottawa's Parliament Hill Canadian MP Describes Chaos on Ottawa's Parliament Hill. Liberal Member of Parliament Scott Simms says at first he thought the noise was part of a ceremony but once he saw police racing to the scene he knew something was wrong. About Us · Careers ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Simms waiting it out LOCKDOWN – As of 2:30 p.m. (Newfoudnland time), Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP Scott Simms was still in lockdown in the Centre Block building after today's shooting incident in Ottawa. That's when Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply —and it is bad dinner theatre at the best of times, but I cannot say that without taking some of the responsibility. Having been here for ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, the member spoke of the analysis that took place during committee. I was wondering if he could provide more detail on that analysis and ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, just for the record, this is the first free trade agreement the New Democrats actually stood and supported. The Jordan one, they did not ...

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

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

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices You mentioned the term “well-being framework”. Obviously this relates to what is user-friendly regarding open data for people to use. In many cases, I agree that ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you, Chair. I want to get back to something that was said earlier when Mr. Kamp brought up the idea that the policy was developed ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you, Chair. Two guys walk into a bar, and the older one says, “You know, this younger guy here may not have ID, but I ...

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)