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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.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks to @MurrayRankin for joining me and @PAPortAuthority board to talk about importance to Canada of investing i… https://t.co/YFeHXgGyKs

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Posted on Twitter I’m voting YES on #C291 to make #GMO labelling mandatory #labelGMOs #pass291 #cndpoli https://t.co/QW2Dx0oyKn

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Madam Speaker, it is not often that the member for Winnipeg North and I agree on something. In this case, saving lives is critical. In my ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, the member talked about first nations and investments in indigenous peoples. The government said that the most important relationship is working nation-to-nation with indigenous ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie for talking about affordable housing. We saw in this budget, and the government takes pride ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague, the member for North Island—Powell River. She is someone we can really admire for the way she ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns celebrates Earth Day in Alberni Canada is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of cycling, Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns told a crowd of well over 100 people during Earth Day celebrations in Port Alberni, Saturday afternoon. Johns, Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA candidate ...

Posted on Twitter Thanks to courageous Jordie Yeo & Michael Blais for raising concerns about treatment of fellow vets. We need to do… https://t.co/VDgn8MUliZ

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Courtenay—Alberni, our mills have been deeply affected by layoffs, which have hammered our communities. On Vancouver Island, raw log exports ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Reduction Mr. Speaker, this week, a working group of local mayors, regional district directors, the MLA, the MP, first nations, and community groups like the Alberni-Clayoquot Health ...

Spoke in the House on Consumer Protection Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak today about the dynamic, entrepreneurial culture we enjoy here in Canada. Small business is the real economic driver in ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for talking about youth mental health. For over a decade on the west coast, primarily in the Nuu-chah-nulth ...

Posted on Twitter Honoured to be elected to Executive of Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association. #cdnpoli https://t.co/PuUZzIgh8Y

Posted on Twitter Don't get ticked off by ticks in #CourtenayAlberni #LymeAware Campaign https://t.co/ApeGkGF8Sc

Mentioned by Westerly News CoastSmart campaign kicks off in Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve All hands were on deck for the cutting of the CoastSmart cake. From left: MP Gord Johns, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve superintendent Karen Haugen, District of Ucluelet councillor Marilyn McEwen, Mayor of Tofino Josie Osborne and CoastSmart lead ...

Posted on Twitter My question about marine debris cleanup today: https://t.co/wQDN1mn4cp #oceans #vancouverisland #cdnpoli https://t.co/aT4eYSI3tE

Three months ago

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record New Democrat MPs tour Baynes Sound to learn about marine debris effect on herring spawn From left, Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser, Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, and Port Moody-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly tour Baynes Sound Thursday morning during a conference organized by the Association of Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Parks Canada should pay Tofino beach cleaners after cargo spill, says MP Parks Canada has since received $72,000 in compensation for the mess, according to the region's MP Gord Johns. But, he says the community groups in Tofino that did the bulk of the clean up haven't seen a dime. "[There were] over 50 people coming out a ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Parks Canada should pay Tofino beach cleaners after cargo spill, says MP Parks Canada has since received $72,000 in compensation for the mess, according to the region's MP Gord Johns. But, he says the community groups in Tofino that did the bulk of the clean up haven't seen a dime. "[There were] over 50 people coming out a ...

Mentioned by Westerly News VIDEO: NDP's Gord Johns furious over hold up of funds intended for cleanup near Tofino and Ucluelet Video courtesy of the office of Gord Johns, Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni. Local MP Gord Johns is flummoxed by how long funds earmarked for cleanup efforts around Tofino and Ucluelet have spent frozen in Ottawa. About 35 shipping ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Briefing Session on the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, I want to commend you on one thing you said in your speech that really struck home with me—namely, that you'll ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Situation of Human Rights Defenders Thank you. Mr. Cotler, thank you again for your testimony and the work you're doing. You talked about the influence that we all have when you ...

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

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Study on Wild Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada Thank you. My name is Gord Johns. I'm a New Democratic member of Parliament for Courtenay—Alberni on Vancouver Island. We have a lot of similar issues ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Northern Cod Stock Thank you. Thank you so much for your testimony. I think local knowledge is clearly the most fundamental piece when we look at our fishery and ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Manufacturing Sector Mr. Chair, it's an honour to be here on behalf of the member for Windsor West. It's important to have you here, and thank you, Dr. ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-15 My honourable colleague talked about nine million Canadians benefiting from the middle-class tax cut. Some 17.9 million Canadians aren't going to benefit from that tax cut. ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-15 Thank you. All the parties agreed on the reduction of tax for small business. We knocked on doors; we talked to chambers of commerce and the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the presenters from British Columbia. It's nice to see some people from the west coast here. Before I ...