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  • His favourite word is veterans.

NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter My pleasure! Great to see so many old friends and meet new ones. https://t.co/nMr76bbctQ

Posted on Twitter Great @AndreaWoo coverage on opioid public health emergency. Sign John & Jennifer Hedican petition today in… https://t.co/pAZPv0pEuN

Three days ago

Mentioned by Alberni Valley News Port Alberni celebrates National Aboriginal Day The event was attended by city councillors and staff, as well as MP Gord Johns. Tseshaht First Nation also hosted an Aboriginal Day celebration at the Paper Mill Dam and Community Park with bouncy castles, a photo booth, free lunch and plenty of prizes.

This week

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now Support grows for Valley family's efforts to combat opioid crisis Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, as well as local registered nurse and advocate, Shanyn Simcoe, have given their support to the initiative. Simcoe said signature drives are scheduled for this weekend across Vancouver Island, with events happening in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have another petition from people who are in support of Motion No. 151. The petitioners call on the government to create a national ...

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Spoke in the House on Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act Mr. Speaker, it is a huge honour today to rise to speak to Bill C-64, an act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated or hazardous vessels and salvage ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise again and table a petition in support of Bill C-312, an act to establish a national cycling strategy. My ...

Posted on Twitter @DHBucsFan @DonDavies @DHBucksFan please call my office at 1-844-620-9924 (toll free), and let my assistant know ab… https://t.co/7F1R1A0Hjz

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Search and Rescue Mr. Speaker, today my heart is with the Tla-o-qui-aht people and especially the families of three young men lost at sea off the west coast of ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the costs in legal fees, mediation and compensation for appeals and out of court settlements involving veterans, paid by the government, since 2008: ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table a petition that was crafted by John and Jennifer Hedican of Courtenay and nurse Shanyn Simcoe. They have ...

Spoke in the House on Estuary Restoration Mr. Speaker, the Kus-kus-sum project in my riding is a model of co-operation between residents in the Comox Valley, the K'ómoks people, the City of Courtenay, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have a lot of respect for my friend from British Columbia. He knows as well as I do that in the last five ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans All right. Thank you. We know that the caregiver recognition benefit will be really important, especially for people in rural communities where they can't get access ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @ChadPawson great story on need for real domestic action on #plasticpollution https://t.co/1ozFVeXNm3. Consider my… https://t.co/miqsppWNiF

Posted on Twitter @GreenpeaceCA time to get behind my parliamentary motion M-151 for a national strategy https://t.co/k9zEPFUq91. Rec… https://t.co/Xzk1OZDCed

Posted on Twitter Great story @jonvhernandez and congrats to @AWCanada for its leadership and corporate responsibility. Check out my… https://t.co/HxHdAvuCur

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs, ... I appreciate the innovation and the efforts made to be innovative. When you talk about catch-up, you've identified that it's because more veterans are coming forward, ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca NDP wants to know when the government will take action on banning single-use plastics NDP wants to know when the government will take action on banning single-use plastics. During Thursday's Question Period, NDP MP Gord Johns pointed out that the upcoming G7 summit will not be a zero plastic waste event and wanted to know when the ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Vancouver Island MP leading push for national strategy to phase out plastic A Vancouver Island MP is looking to spur action on a national plan to deal with plastic clogging our oceans. “We need to redesign the plastics economy and we need producer accountability.” The NDP's Gord Johns, representing Courtenay-Alberni, ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans Thank you. It's an honour to meet you, sir. Before I get started, since we're studying aboriginal veterans, I think it's appropriate to acknowledge that we ...

Mentioned by CTV Vancouver Island MP pushes for Tofino lifeguards in wake of deadly surfing season In the wake of two tragic surfing deaths this year, a Vancouver Island MP says reinstating a disbanded lifeguard program is a key priority. Gord Johns, who represents the Courtenay-Alberni riding for the NDP, says after lobbying the federal government ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record WITH PHOTOS: Hundreds gather at Courtenay courthouse for pipeline protest The rally, which was originally slated to be held in front of the office of Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, was moved to the courthouse lawn to accommodate the large turnout. “When I saw that we were going to have such a great turnout, at the last ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans and Briefing on the Needs ... Thank you. First, Mr. Dubé, I would like to thank you for welcoming us on your territory. I would also like to acknowledge the Anishinabe and ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans One thing I talked about earlier with the previous witnesses, and it's something I've raised a lot, is that 30% of the caseworkers in the United ...

Three months 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 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 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 ...

More than three months ago

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