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  • His favourite word is trade.

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

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Gt announcement 4 PEI today w both levels of gov't. Feds will contribute $3.8 Mil to support the growth of bioscience- based companies/5yrs

Posted on Twitter Great to be out canvassing the Brackley Beach area today. Talented ppl with real concerns looking for smart Gov and real solutions #peipoli

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Happy Thanksgiving from my family to your's. Days like today I am thankful that I get to represent all of the great Islanders in Malpeque.

Posted on Twitter Reading comments on CBC article re: Nov 17, '14 by-elections, and bye-bye elections of '15. I agree! Bye-bye Cons!

Posted on Twitter Today is international #dayofthegirl - today we promote women and girls who, when valued as equal, enable societies to truly succeed.

Spoke in the House on Assaults Against Public Transit Operators Mr. Speaker, I am pleased as well to speak to Bill S-221, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators). I am ...

Spoke in the House on Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act Mr. Speaker, I recognize that I have about seventeen minutes left. I expect I will not use that, just to warn the next speaker who may ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, yesterday, on a set-up question, the government used the chair of the public safety committee to ask the minister about an alarming American news ...

Posted on Twitter Today’s PBO report confirms that #CPC EI proposal will cost $550 million and create only 800 new jobs. Est. cost: $700,000/job. #CdnPoli

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 in the House on Nancy MacLean Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Nancy MacLean, who passed away in Vancouver due to unexpected complications following surgery. Nancy was born on P.E.I., ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Winnipeg North. I am pleased to speak to this motion today. It lays out ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Voted No on Vote #250 That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 13, the debate not be further adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, during today's debate on the threat of ISIL, not much is being said by the minister of national security about the threat to Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, this is really a bit of a spinoff on the question from the minister because this is what we have been facing all day. ...

Voted No on Vote #249 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Combatting Counterfeit Products Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate what the leader of the Green Party put on the table, but when I listened to her remarks, it concerned me that ...

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 ...

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