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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.

A week 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 ...

Two 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

Mentioned by Saskatoon StarPhoenix Ethics watchdog starts probe into MPs Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson's office says it is conducting a preliminary review into the facts around a complaint brought against the two by Liberal MP Scott Simms. Simms alleges that Clarke, a northern Saskatchewan MP, and ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Ethics watchdog probing Conservative MPs' conflict of interest case Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson's office says it is conducting a preliminary review into the facts around a complaint brought against the two by Liberal MP Scott Simms. Simms alleges that Clarke, a Saskatchewan MP, and Bruinooge, ...

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, ...

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)

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 ...

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 ...

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..

Three months ago

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)