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  • His favourite word is businesses.

NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 44% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Big win for spot prawn fishers & the many people who depend on their well-managed fishery. This very heavy-handed d… https://t.co/kjs9Sz5jfc

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Deeply concerning that forced labour employed in Malaysia for the production of PPE for Canadian health care worker… https://t.co/rOCXfjTiUt

This week

Posted on Twitter Gov’t inefficiency is costing a fortune, spending on consultants to fix the work of other consultants is so ineffic… https://t.co/ny3sRzZ8HU

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thousands of unnecessary deaths and many more to come, should be top priority in Ottawa but entirely absent from… https://t.co/5Lea5eoPrD

Posted on Twitter Time to remove the stigma & save lives w common sense reforms: decriminalize simple possession; ensure regulated ac… https://t.co/pIj4clYfVU

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Please lend your voice to this important petition calling on the fed gov’t to support a moratorium on deep seabed m… https://t.co/J4e9VO8wIA

A month ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Committee Business, Election of Chair, and Election of Vice-Chairs First, I really appreciate Ms. Vignola for the spirit of her motion. It's really important, for this committee especially, to be leading in this discussion. If ...

Spoke in the House on Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, as this may be the last time I rise before the holidays, I wish you and all my colleagues happy holidays. One group that ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table this petition on behalf citizens in my riding of Courtenay—Alberni. The petitioners cite that farmers' markets are an ...

Voted No on Vote #18 on Bill C-2

Spoke in the House on Health-based Approach to the Substance Use Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to enact the Expungement of Certain Drug-related Convictions ...

Voted Yes on Vote #17 Ways and means motion No. 1

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Mr. Speaker, it is a huge privilege and honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-5. I also want to take the opportunity to thank ...

Spoke in the House on Ocean Protection Mr. Speaker, the international seabed covers 50% of the planet and is considered the common heritage of humankind. The International Seabed Authority is tasked with protecting ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to table a petition on behalf of residents from Cumberland, Courtenay and Royston in my riding. They ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have one petition to table today, and it is to support volunteer firefighters, who account for 83% of Canada's total firefighting essential first ...

Voted No on Vote #16 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Instruction to Committee on Bill C-2 Madam Speaker, throughout COVID-19 we have provided supports to business. As New Democrats we have talked about the concerns about big corporations paying dividends to shareholders ...

Voted Yes on Vote #10 on Bill C-3

Voted No on Vote #11 Opposition Motion (Housing supply)

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Corporate Offshore Licences We've heard this, though. We have been hearing this for two years now. This committee has heard that the government is reviewing and looking at it. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Minister, further to my previous question around governance, the current system is clearly not working. The department doesn't have a system to assess the status of ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Corporate Offshore Licences Thank you. We've seen the comparative analysis, and I think that DFO clearly needs to get a backbone when it comes to protecting harvesters from foreign ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Frozen at Sea Spot Prawns Wow, so we're doing this whole thing based on an estimate of 10% to 20%, potentially. It's an estimate. We don't even know. You're not even ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon In terms of indigenous free, prior and informed consent, we saw the decision to close the Discovery Islands fish farms was made with direct consultation with ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon First, I think I can say on behalf of all the committee how much we appreciate each and every one of you for your leadership in ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon I agree. It's not very often that we all agree on one thing, and this is something we all agree on. The whole coast thinks this ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-264 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-257 An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-239 An Act to establish a national cycling strategy

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