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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

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

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

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is in indeed an honour to stand here in this specific debate as proposed by our party, the Liberal Party of Canada, and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact Thank you to our guests. I had a different line of questioning, but as I was listening to Ms. Davidson, what was interesting, and what I ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, in the past year, I have had many debates about democratic reform regarding the Senate and the judiciary, about how many of the members ...

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

Voted Yes 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 Petitions Mr. Speaker, in question period, I spoke of Fogo Island, and now I want to speak of Change Islands, just next door. The people there are ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, over the coming weeks, there are about to be severe cuts to the shrimp fishery in northeastern Newfoundland and Labrador for the entire province. ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, on several occasions I have heard this particular member, as well as other members of the government, talk about how unelected, appointed people have ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Dear Sun News Network folks | Warren Kinsella http://t.co/8uRgFWcRgk

Posted on Twitter Sad to hear Sun TV signing off Friday. A great democracy requires diversity of opinion. As a Liberal they pushed me to be better . #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter After last night's comments it seems Don Cherry is facing many Barbarians at the Gate, me included. Kudos to Ron MacLean for raising it!

Mentioned by The Reminder Ethics head clears MP Rob Clarke There will be no inquiry into allegations that northern Saskatchewan MP Rob Clarke violated ethical standards. Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms wrote to the federal ethics commissioner in December to suggest that Clarke and Winnipeg MP Rod ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Big congratulations to my dear friend Glenn Thibeault. Our new MPP in Sudbury. We're Proud of you my buddy. #onpoli #Sudbury

Spoke in the House on Canadian Coast Guard Mr. Speaker, recently there was a large public protest in the town in the Twillingate in my riding, demanding the removal of oil from the sunken ...

Spoke in the House on Protecting Taxpayers and Revoking Pensions of Convicted Politicians Act Mr. Speaker, I rise to talk about reform. We are talking about reform in many ways today. I want to thank the mover of this bill ...

Spoke in the House on Reform Act, 2014 Mr. Speaker, as we have said before, we have spent a long time on this. This has been more than about passing a law. It has ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two months 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 ...

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 ...

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

Three 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 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 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 ...

More than three 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 ...

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 ...

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)