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

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter @MichelleRempel If they would prefer to gain some balance, we could send some PEI snow. Coast to coast blending, you know.

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This week

Posted on Twitter Great to have folks enjoy the family skate we held in Kensington today. And I never fell even once (:-) http://t.co/7PX4yWDkdR

Posted on Twitter Most pleased to attend the PEI Youth Parliament & grab a photo with the three gents from Bluefield High Congrats guys http://t.co/Xy7ZhRuGbm

Posted on Twitter @darylkramp That's a pretty big drill for you to handle Daryl? Come to PEI & we will equip you. Can't find the trees yet for snow though!

Posted on Twitter Cone join us for a skate in Kensington tomorrow!! @ktownpei #pei #community #skate http://t.co/IZ54u9XJ6R

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to changes to the Large Business Audit Program, whereby audits may be performed by Canada Revenue Agency offices in cities other than the location ...

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)

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

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 Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I really do not know whether that was a legitimate point of order on the part of ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 I am serious, Mr. Speaker, and the member knows that is what happens. It happens at my committee. Members follow that direction. They are members in ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Justice said earlier that SIRC provides oversight in this new bill. He knows that is not accurate. The members on the ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I recognize that the member outlined a number of concerns in his remarks that do need to be addressed, but I really am surprised ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, the minister said that the bill is well balanced. We certainly question that. Moreover, the minister stated that SIRC, the Security Intelligence Review Committee, ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Employment and Skills Training for Offenders Thank you, Mr. Chair. If you have inventory around, Mr. Head, March 31 is coming up, so you had better get advertising. You know how government ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-12, the drug-free prisons act. The place to begin is to acknowledge a straightforward fact, which is ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, let us come back to the Minister of Justice, who seems to believe that judicial appointments under his purview are to place friends into ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act I'm going to support clause 5, but just to make the point, Mr. Chair, as was said at the last committee meeting the bill really does ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Welcome, Ministers, and support folks. I do have some familiarity with the development of the sex offender registry. I was a minister in 2002 when we ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act I thank the witnesses for their presentations, all direct and forthright. Sitting here listening to the discussion, the more I hear about this bill the more ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act Minister, I don't think there's any question that of course we need to do our best to ensure that prisons are drug-free. In order to do ...

Three months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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