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NDP MP for Regina—Lewvan (Saskatchewan)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 35% of the vote.

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Three days ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Coast Guard ship that underwent $9-million in repairs in 2009 sells for $373000 “It's outrageous,” NDP MP and party procurement critic Erin Weir (Regina-Lewvan, Sask.) told The Hill Times. “The current Liberal government is only recovering a nickel for every dollar the former Conservative government put into repairing the vessel.”.

This week

Posted on Twitter Three Ways Tomorrow’s Federal Budget Can Soften #SKpoli’s Wall of Austerity: https://t.co/Q0MBOIyfdv #cdnpoli #cdnecon #canlab #NDP #YQR #HW

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to the federal government and the potential sale of up to 49 % of SaskTel by the Government of Saskatchewan: (a) what approval is ...

Posted on Twitter Nice to see @nycole_turmel canvassing for @EmilieTaman this past weekend in #OttawaVanier! https://t.co/TiavuPRUeb… https://t.co/QLep3Do8Oc

Posted on Twitter Even in @acoyne’s per-capita chart, spending is not “more or less steadily rising”. It’s steadily rising to mid-80s, then more or less flat.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter I canvassed last night in the #OttawaVanier by-election! Let’s add to the progressive opposition, not the #LPC back… https://t.co/yE0rebqCnw

Posted on Twitter Great seeing @WotherspoonT at #NDP provincial council in #YXE & Peter Stoffer at federal council in #YOW this past… https://t.co/Rfk4kurdn3

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter This past week, I questioned #LPC spending to consult on electoral reform only to ignore the results: https://t.co/9YMBYIwgqe #HW #NDP #ERRE

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Public ... Thank you. I'd like to return to the topic of national security exceptions in public procurement that we discussed the last time Ms. Campbell appeared before ...

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, the Phoenix payroll system started as an ill-conceived Conservative scheme to cut corners and cut costs by replacing complex federal payroll systems with off-the-shelf ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Public ... That's my sense, but thank you for that. Ms. Ratansi often reminds our committee of her background as an accountant. Now, of course, I didn't have ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, it has been a year since the government started the Phoenix pay fiasco. For months, over 360 employees at Saskatchewan's federal penitentiary went without ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Briefing on the use of national security exceptions Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think it's fair to say that the concern many of us had about national security exceptions was that they could prevent ...

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, on the one year anniversary of Phoenix, thousands of public servants still have not been paid what they have earned. Now, in the midst ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I recognize the member for Foothills has roots in Saskatchewan. In fact, I have some insurance with his brother's firm. However, I think he ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act I have a similar kind of question for Public Services and Procurement. Our committee has certainly been studying the Phoenix payroll system and Shared Services. We've ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Ottawa seeking to sell Coast Guard Ship Tracy for $250000, despite spending $9-million repairing it in 2009, docked ... NDP MP and procurement critic Erin Weir (Regina-Lewvan, Sask.) told The Hill Times that he would ask the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee to investigate the prospective sale, saying it raises “very serious questions” about ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Thanks very much. I'm very pleased to hear the recommendation in favour of a reverse onus, as well as including whistle-blower issues in surveys of the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Drummond. My ears were burning during the speech of my colleague from Sherwood Park—Fort ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for South Okanagan—West Kootenay. The NDP is pleased to support the Canada-Ukraine agreement, because it ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act It seems as though the system may not be working as well as it should be. I think Mr. Peterson mentioned the fact that the majority ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act I'd like to return to the goal of the act—to encourage public servants who've witnessed wrongdoing to feel comfortable coming forward. I think something that all ...

Spoke in the House on Statistics Act Mr. Speaker, I was so looking forward to giving a 20-minute speech on this bill. It really pains me to be limited to 10 minutes, but ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Regina NDP MP Erin Weir watching Trump's moves on steel A Regina MP is keeping a close watch on the new Donald Trump administration, especially when it comes to trade and moves that could impact the steel industry. NDP MP Erin Weir represents Regina-Lewvan, in a city where Evraz steel is a major employer.

Three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Commons committee should probe federal IT procurement practices, says NDP MP The NDP's critic for procurement says MPs should conduct an inquiry into federal purchasing practices. Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir is making the call after CBC News reported how frequently the government invokes national security exceptions for ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Phoenix Payroll System and Subject matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes ... I would also like to welcome Mr. Fraser to our committee, even though it's somewhat intimidating to have someone taller than I am on the government ...

Mentioned by The Province NDP: Foote hiding behind her deputy minister in Phoenix fiasco OTTAWA – The NDP is accusing Public Services Minister Judy Foote of dodging political accountability by having her deputy minister publicly take the heat for the Phoenix payroll debacle. NDP MP Erin Weir told the Commons late Thursday that Foote is ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette NDP: Foote hiding behind her deputy minister in Phoenix fiasco OTTAWA – The NDP is accusing Public Services Minister Judy Foote of dodging political accountability by having her deputy minister publicly take the heat for the Phoenix payroll debacle. NDP MP Erin Weir told the Commons late Thursday that Foote is ...