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NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter A million Canadians are at risk of death from drug toxicity, but instead of investing in an emergency response the… https://t.co/iqhsGBvxMw

Posted on Twitter Some days, the constant din from Conservatives is too much. On Monday, as I asked a question about funding for ment… https://t.co/L8slJ3pZgO

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, because it is the holiday season I will not slight the government for taking so long to bring legislation like this forward. We know ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table this petition on behalf of constituents from my riding of Courtenay—Alberni. The petitioners are calling on the Government ...

Voted Yes on Vote #230 on Bill C-29 Provide for the establishment of a national council for reconciliation

Posted on Twitter “Johns contends that the fees are disproportionate to the actual impact of rising fuel costs. In any case, he said,… https://t.co/T8HH9ZLOqc

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on National Council for Reconciliation Act Mr. Speaker, I really am enjoying my colleague's speech today. One thing I want to raise is with respect to the national council on reconciliation. It ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, farmers' markets are a really key tool for COVID-19 recovery. As small business owners and incubators, they state that they are domestic system and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #228 on Bill C-288 Amend the Telecommunications Act (transparent and accurate broadband services information)

Voted Yes on Vote #229 on Bill C-294 Amend the Copyright Act (interoperability)

Posted on Twitter Residents of Union Bay increasingly concerned about environmental effects of the ship breaking operation on the Bay… https://t.co/2zNo0ryKLW

Posted on Twitter Awesome @HMcPhersonMP https://t.co/7eamWd6Wv2

Posted on Twitter Yesterday I called on the gov't to pause the fuel surcharge on Canada Post packages this holiday season. The gov't… https://t.co/n4tPCgSXNT

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Corporation Mr. Speaker, Canadians are already dealing with the high costs of food and utilities, and now they will have to pay a whopping 39.5% fuel fee ...

Spoke in the House on Doug Kimoto Mr. Speaker, Doug Kimoto spent almost 60 years dedicated to commercial salmon trolling and his family's livelihood on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He was ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-29 Provide for the establishment of a national council for reconciliation

Voted Yes on Vote #225 on Bill C-29 Provide for the establishment of a national council for reconciliation

This week

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, our emergency rooms are overwhelmed, and Canadians with no mental supports are having to turn to these overcrowded ERs for help. The Liberals promised ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, many times during question period, when a member rises on a very sensitive issue, you have made it clear to many members in the ...

A week ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2022-23: Vote 1b under Department of Public Works and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Under vote 1b, there is over $5 million in funding proposed for the office of the chief information officer to support the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on ArriveCAN Application Ms. Luelo, you indicated in response to another question that you were comfortable that security protocols were met for ArriveCAN despite the velocity of the project. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on ArriveCAN Application I think we can get this wrapped up in under that, Mr. Chair. On Friday I sent a letter to the procurement ombudsman on behalf of ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Parliamentary Budget Officer’s Report on the Canadian Surface Combatants I appreciate that you cited our having three coastlines—the longest coastline in the world. It's critical that we have the right equipment for our men and ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Air Defence Procurement Projects and Outsourcing of Contracts Thank you both for being here. I really appreciate it. We've seen what's happening with climate emergencies right now in Canada. We saw obviously the hurricane ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Air Defence Procurement Projects, National Shipbuilding Strategy, and ArriveCAN Application This app, which went from $80,000 to $54 million, could have hired 500 of those officers you need. Mr. Chair, I'm going to move a motion ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-234 Thank you for having me at the committee, Mr. Chair. I certainly want to give a shout-out to Mr. Lobb for putting this bill forward. It's ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... It's Mark Weber, the president of the Customs and Immigration Union. I'm hoping he can appear as a witness. Mr. Weber could provide the important testimony ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-216 An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to enact the Expungement of Certain Drug-related Convictions Act and the National Strategy on Substance Use Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-201 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services)

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