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

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Islanders attempting world records with Malpeque oysters - the best oysters! http://t.co/hlqhzVaFdb #pei

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Cndns @cpendrel & @emilybatty placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the women’s Xcountry mountain biking event! #CommonwealthGames

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Great to attend the "keep the light on" campaign in Fernwood for the SeaCow Head lighthouse. Congrats volunteers http://t.co/0SujmGpqCf

Posted on Twitter Germany’s potential rejection of the #CETA trade talks represents @pmharper’s failure to deliver on a critical trade deal with the EU.

Posted on Twitter Anyone surprised? http://t.co/pk4XDB2nhl #cdnpoli #natsecu

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Was a distinct pleasure to be at Cymbria for the raising of the Acadian flag as part of their celebrations. Great history great culture.

A month 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.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the reality of the government's decision to cut funding in the building Canada fund by 90% until 2019 is having a devastating impact on ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed the member's well-thought-out remarks, and he is absolutely right: this has been a government of reckless decisions, especially when it comes to ...

Spoke in the House on Jack MacAndrew Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute to the late Jack MacAndrew and ask the House to recognize his outstanding contribution to journalism and public affairs. Born ...

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the speech by the member for Halifax on the bill. It is good to see people who have urban ridings talk about ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Privacy Mr. Speaker, there was another Supreme Court decision this morning, this one telling the Government of Canada that it cannot request telecoms companies to provide information ...

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 in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, the member from Winnipeg North talked about the government creating its own crisis relative to this bill. It would be nice if the member ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, it was interesting to hear the minister use the words “root causation”. I have heard him use those words in a different context when ...

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 in the House on Kensington Centennial Mr. Speaker, I rise to celebrate one of the gems of P.E.I., the town of Kensington. While 2014 is the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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