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

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter PEI Farm Day: last farm can get to today - Alexander Fresh Vegetables in Hope River produces organic vegetables. Also greenhouse heats pool

Posted on Twitter PEI Farm Day. Wonderful operation at Blueshank Farms in Kelvin Grove. Sheep in an ultramodern comfortable barn. http://t.co/q0YKsaJBiD

Posted on Twitter PEI Farm Day. Congratulations to Kool Breeze Farm & the Simmons family - garden center & egg farm. Half of S'side must be here.

Posted on Twitter PEI Farm day. Some of the comfortable hogs on Crystal Green Farm in Bedeque. Also lots of organic veggies. http://t.co/gTYngJQ0Iu

Posted on Twitter Grace with her sheep at the Hughes Hill farms - a dairy and vegetable operation. A 4H family. http://t.co/v1OgP65eZj

Posted on Twitter Wow. The crowd of folks at the petting farm - Island hill farm in Hampshire. Kids just love seeing everything from goats to chickens

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, I had the opportunity for quite a few years to work with the member for British Columbia Southern Interior in committee. He is a ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, my colleagues have outlined our position, and certainly the need for action against ISIS, but there is certainly another element, and the minister in ...

Spoke in the House on Regional Economic Development Mr. Speaker, weeks ago I wrote the Minister of State for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency requesting a plan of action for Borden-Carleton due to the impending ...

Spoke in the House on Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague, the member for Charlottetown, outlined in considerable detail the Liberal Party position on this, another private member's bill from a government backbencher, ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Ebola Outbreak Mr. Speaker, my colleague has raised a number of serious questions that need answers from the government. She raised a series of questions, and I would ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciated the remarks from my colleague. I was not at the committee, but I am certainly concerned about the remarks that he made ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): what are the file numbers of all ministerial briefings or departmental correspondence between the government and CBSA from ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With respect to national parks and historic sites, for each of the following locations, namely, Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin National Historic Site, Alberta; Athabasca Pass National ...

Three months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

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 ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada One of the concerns I have and that I wanted to ask you about, too, is how you bring more clarity to this issue. I'm not ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Coming back to the three points, I was impressed with these three points. If they could work and improve government decision-making, in my opinion we could ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have two questions, and I see the bells are ringing. Dr. Bennett asked a question earlier on the ability of Health ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada It's certainly an area that does need a lot more work. I thank you for your response. In your remarks as well, you seem to emphasize ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada If the key to this proposal is the performance at the end of the day, that the performance is there, there's the reward of a better ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board I guess one of the problems, though, for the public is awareness of that label, that little symbol. I do watch for it now. You people ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, Vote 1 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to your officials for coming as well. I would say off the top as well that our armed forces certainly ...

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 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 ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Tories dismissive of MP's plan for parliamentary spy watchdog ... that it will not support a bid to create a new national security committee of parliamentarians. A succession of Tory MPs spoke out in the House of Commons to dismiss the idea, put forward in a private member's bill by Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter.

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