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NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 41% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter 3/3 In their call for the government to extend the deadlines and sit down with industry reps to fix the program so… https://t.co/dg6zem7h4l

Posted on Twitter 2/3 This is just one more example of how the Trudeau Liberals have cost Canadians. Fishers have been hurting becaus… https://t.co/7fg3aWk17c

Posted on Twitter 1/3 The Fish Harvester Benefit Program, which runs until October 1, was supposed to support commercial fishers thro… https://t.co/jNxfUEpBcl

This week

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to talking to @GregorCraigie on CBC Radio One Victoria, @CBContheIsiand at 7:05am tomorrow

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks so much for your kind words, encouragement and guidance over the past several years, @1Bob_Chamberlin. Proud… https://t.co/IuCUVmIoSp

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Amazing energy & inspirational musical offerings by Helen Austin, Ben Dwyer and Phil Dwyer. Bodes well for our camp… https://t.co/n8D8fkuMXd

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill C-269 Amend the Fisheries Act (prohibition — deposit of raw sewage)

Voted Yes on Vote #183 Fifth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Voted Yes on Vote #184 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #185 on Bill C-30 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague especially for talking about the climate crisis. Earlier our colleague from Cowichan—Malahat—Langford talked about indigenous communities in B.C. ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague and friend for his speech. We sit on the all-party climate caucus together. He talked a lot about ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, it is an honour to table e-petition 3174 today. The petitioners cite that Health Canada has an open file to license a medical marijuana ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for raising concerns related to the gaps in the programs for small business. I would like ask him ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, this is the fourth time that this issue has been brought before Parliament. The situation is urgent, especially for those who are being preyed ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the court cases Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2008 BCSC 1494; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and privilege to table this petition on behalf of petitioners from Parksville, Qualicum, Hilliers, Coombs and Errington, and it is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to table a petition from small business owners from Vancouver Island. They cite that during the pandemic their revenues were catastrophically ...

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. ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Frozen at Sea Spot Prawns I have a couple of things. First, we did hear testimony and we're united in seeing the injustice that's happening to these fishers. Everybody on 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

Mentioned by CBC.ca BC MP celebrates 'tremendous' victory as plastics pollution motion passes House The motion M-151, was tabled in November 2017 by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns. Johns said he was inspired to act after the Hanjin Marine Debris Spill in November of 2016. After 35 shipping containers broke apart and washed up onto the beaches of ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Call to create national plan to fight plastic waste gets full House support Gord Johns, the NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni who put the motion forward, was floored by the overwhelming support. “Even a month ago, we didn't think they would pass it. A year ago we didn't think any other party would support it other than the Greens ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca MPs mull over supplementary estimates Also in the queue for a vote today: New Democrat MP Gord Johns' pitch for the development of a national strategy on plastics pollution and Bloc Quebecois MP Monique Pauze's bid to boost the power of Quebec to oversee development and land use within ...

Mentioned by SeaWestNews 170000 Canadians urge MPs to tackle plastic pollution The motion was tabled in November 2017 by Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni, who has risen over 70 times in the last two years in Parliament calling for a tangible world-class plastics strategy that would significantly assist in the restorative ...

Mentioned by Alberni Valley News Construction underway at Rainbow Gardens seniors facility Mid Island-Pacific Rim NDP MLA Scott Fraser and Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns were in town Nov. 23 to celebrate a pair of projects at the Tsawaayuus Care Facility. “Too many seniors in Port Alberni are struggling to keep up with the rising ...

Mentioned by CHEK BC MP hopes Parliament passes private member's bill on plastic pollution B.C. MP hopes Parliament passes private member's bill on plastic pollution. Posted By: CBC Newson: December 03, 2018 In: CBC. Gord Johns plastic pollution Victoria B.C.. Gord Johns' national strategy to combat plastic pollution came after Korean tanker ...

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