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

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

Today

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted No on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Posted on Twitter Change to Canada’s non-combat mission in #Iraq must only be made w/ Parliamentary oversight. #CdnPoli

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Change to Canada’s non-combat mission in #Iraq must only be made w/ Parliamentary oversight. #CdnPoli

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Productive discussions on Border issues in Washington DC at the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance - transportation & border issues

Posted on Twitter Read @JustinTrudeau’s op-ed in the @TorontoStar, outlining our #LPC premium exemption plan: http://t.co/OkGUAsZN9N #bldgtheplan

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Veterans and the community will lay wreaths today at the Cornwall cenatab. Sorry to not attend as I fly out to DC http://t.co/yPOTNTSMVX

This week

Spoke in the House on Canadian Wheat Board Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Wheat Board has never been as closed, secretive and non-transparent as it is today. There is no data in the annual report, ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, before I start my remarks, my gosh, would it not be great if we could just legislate love, friendliness, and so on? However, we ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I do think the member for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound outlined a number of the positive aspects for the agriculture community in the agreement, and that ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, the member for Acadie—Bathurst certainly brought up a very serious point of privilege for us all. I am in a unique situation. I saw ...

Posted on Twitter Today, @JustinTrudeau is in #Whitby-#Oshawa with @VoteCelina. #LPC is working hard, #bldgtheteam and #bldgtheplan for all Canadians.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, finally but long overdue, the government signed an agreement with South Korea, such that we have implementation legislation before the House. However, the government's ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am indeed most pleased to second, and to speak on, the motion by my colleague, the member for Kings—Hants, which reads: That, in ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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