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Liberal MP for Malpeque (P.E.I.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 42.40% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted No on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Posted on Twitter This is what Harper's gov is all about - spending almost $700,000 fighting disabled Afghan veterans in court http://t.co/05WvgVqk8g #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Straight Talk about the Canadian Economy: http://t.co/AHq2xpOrFM via @YouTube

Posted on Twitter Let's start by having the tough conversations. See @justintrudeau's interview this morning w/ @CTVNews http://t.co/pSlbtQjjRf #BellLetsTalk

Posted on Twitter Let's help end the stigma around mental illness. Never underestimate the power of talking. #BellLetsTalk http://t.co/JgycgVBXxM

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I listened closely to the member's remarks that whipping up rhetoric when an election is close is not the way to manage the economy. ...

Posted on Twitter Irwin Cotler: Antisemitism, Old and New: http://t.co/NSlj3E016G

Posted on Twitter Wishing islanders a safe and warm #Snowmageddon2015 http://t.co/5THnCNfXtJ

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, the member talks about reducing red tape, but with so much of what the current government does, it is more deception than reality. For ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS): (a) does the strategy include (i) acquisition of three strategic air transport aircraft and stationing them at ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service of Canada Mr. Speaker, the government's response yesterday, with respect to the Ontario coroner's inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, was nothing short of shameful. How many ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the treatment of our veterans by Conservatives is a national disgrace. The minister has clawed back over $1 billion from veterans. He has gutted ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first petition calls on Parliament to pass a resolution to establish measures to stop the Chinese Communist ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, we continue to ask but fail to receive answers from the Minister of Public Safety on why agencies under his authority are failing to ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin this debate at report stage of Bill C-44 by registering the concerns of the Liberal Party with respect to ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 5b ... If you could, Deputy Commissioner, it's not an absolute priority, but if you could put together the numbers of RCMP people out to other police jurisdictions, ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act ... Well, in terms of the warrant issue, you are correct. The court has determined that there need to be warrants issued for the activities in which ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under AGRICULTURE AND ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. That's an interesting discussion on the Wheat Board. I'll not get into it other than to say what the Wheat Board is ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, Minister. You no doubt will be aware that I forwarded to your office a series of nine questions that I had ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Departmental Performance Reports for 2013-2014 and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 1b ... Thank you very much. I appreciate that. I think each and every one of us in our own ridings would have at one point or another ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of Clauses No.232 to No.249 of Bill C-43, A second ... —in 2003, when we had the RCMP with the database in place. So here we are five Parliaments later. For you, it's had to be years ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Threats Posed to Canada's National Security by Individuals Returning to Canada from ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. In all fairness, Mr. Minister, this “Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada” is not new information but what we read ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada I think one of our concerns in some cases is that public funds leverage other moneys for whatever. I think the Peterborough example has been held ...

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown MP Wayne Easter calls for national security oversight Malpeque MP Wayne Easter is renewing his call for a national security committee for parliamentarians to provide oversight. In a news release, Easter said national security is a critical responsibility of government, but data collection should be subject to ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Wayne Easter's Chicken Dance Has Politicians Howling (VIDEO) Liberal MP Wayne Easter had politicians laughing with a "pigeon dance" in Question Period as he went on the offensive against Pierre Poilievre, the minister of state for democratic reform who is the government's point man on the Fair Elections Act. "Dealing ...

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown Wayne Easter playing chess with a pigeon That touched off a fiery debate in question period in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. That debate include what some may describe as a colourful exchange between P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter and Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform.

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown Wayne Easter playing chess with a pigeon That touched off a fiery debate in question period in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. That debate include what some may describe as a colourful exchange between P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter and Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform.

Mentioned by Journal Pioneer Liberal MP calls for crime prevention program to be saved OTTAWA – Wayne Easter, Liberal MP for Malpeque, has called for a crime prevention program to be saved, after the Conservative government has cut the program's funding. The program is the Circle of Support and Accountability program (CoSA), and helps ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberals call for parliamentary oversight of CSIS, CSEC Liberal MP Wayne Easter's motion is two-fold: that the House acknowledges and express concern over reports that CSEC has been actively and illegally monitoring Canadians, and it calls for MPs to pass Bill C-551, which would establish a parliamentary ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-551 An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians