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  • His favourite word is communities.

NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 38% of the vote.

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #652 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

Didn't vote on Vote #651 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

Didn't vote on Vote #650 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to a public discussion with @DonDavies on May 12 at Legion Hall in @QualicumBeachBC. Everybody welc… https://t.co/KDtwARqdcM

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to joining @DonDavies at Legion Hall in @QualicumBeachBC on May 12 at 1 pm for a public dialogue on… https://t.co/0kNuYgPJUf

This week

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record NDP invites Trudeau to discuss ocean plastics Following comments Thursday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he is open to discussing his motion on ocean plastics, Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns has extended an invitation to the prime minister to discuss M-151, a motion to establish a national ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise again on behalf of petitioners from my riding and across the country calling on the government to establish ...

Didn't vote on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, it is a huge honour to rise today to speak to the budget implementation act and certainly to represent the NDP as the critic ...

Spoke in the House on Trans Mountain Expansion Project Mr. Speaker, the minister talked a lot about the oceans protection plan. When it comes to ocean plastics and marine debris, a regulatory void, it is ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program and the Coastal Restoration Fund, for each year from 2006 through 2017: (a) what is the annual ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, before I table this petition, I would also like to bring condolences from the people of Courtenay—Alberni to my colleague in the Conservative Party ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you so much to @MargaretAtwood for your endorsement of my parliamentary motion M-151, your voice is important… https://t.co/pv9tx3Hj54

Posted on Twitter @MargaretAtwood thank you so much for your endorsement of my parliamentary motion M-151, your voice is important to… https://t.co/k7VPYP5AAY

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Courtenay-based overdose petition gaining traction Through Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the Hedicans connected to Shanyn Simcoe, a registered nurse who is also working on the overdose issue. They created a petition which calls for the declaration of the overdose crisis as a National Public Health ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record Courtenay-based overdose petition gaining traction Through Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the Hedicans connected to Shanyn Simcoe, a registered nurse who is also working on the overdose issue. They created a petition which calls for the declaration of the overdose crisis as a National Public Health ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now Valley family launches petition to address opioid crisis The Hedican family recently launched a petition with the goal of having the government declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. Since the launch, they have received the support of Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, and Comox Valley ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to help, we really need a good 'passenger bill of rights' to protect consumers and air travellers, especially… https://t.co/tFzCFPjoZE

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Gord Johns introduces petition for national cycling strategy Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni, has introduced a petition calling on the government to establish a national cycling strategy in Canada. Johns spent 12 days last summer cycling across his riding in order to promote his private Members' Bill C-312 ...

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now Johns continues push for national cycling strategy Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns wants to establish a national cycling strategy for Canada. OTTAWA, ON – The Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni continues his work to establish a National Cycling Strategy across the country. On Thursday, Gord ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is a huge honour to rise today to table an e-petition, e-1344, which has 4,247 signatories, in support of my bill, Bill C-312, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you. Thank you, Lieutenant-General Beare and Sergeant Gilmore for your services and being here today to testify. Maybe I'll start with Lieutenant-General Beare about the ...

Spoke in the House on Oceans Act Mr. Speaker, New Democrats have concerns about this legislation, certainly around the failure to set minimum protection standards and targets for zoning for marine protected areas. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you. Thank you all for agreeing to appear. Thank you, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Bedard, for your service, and to Ms. Elms and Ms. Desmond, ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, I am the critic for the NDP and the member for Banff—Airdrie is the critic for the Conservative Party. As the co-critics for tourism, ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Veterans ... Thank you, Minister and Deputy Minister, for being here. As we know, the new pension for life option, which is part of the planned spending in ...

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter You were such an inspiration to everybody, young and young-at-heart, @theJagmeetSingh Come back soon! https://t.co/MV1TZoSnb2

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition We've heard a lot from veterans, who have said that the front-line workers, the caseworkers, lack empathy or don't have the understanding. Maybe it's, as Colonel ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition You talked about having people who are retired from the forces on the front line understanding veterans' needs—case workers, for instance. We're hearing that from veterans ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you for being here today, Mr. Walbourne, Ms. Hynes, and for the work you do. It's greatly appreciated. Certainly we share your frustration, and you're ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you both for your testimony and for the important work that you're doing. I'll start with you, Lieutenant Colonel Lipana. Your story is so important. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you for your testimony. I've recently read reports in the media, namely the Toronto Star, to be specific, that there's a backlog of 29,000 disabled ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-312 An Act to establish a national cycling strategy