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  • His favourite word is need.

NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Welcome to the team @laurel_bc. Looking forward to working with you to advance the coastal values of Vancouver Isla… https://t.co/0iIXC1O9zM

This week

Posted on Twitter @JonathanWNV the promised investments in salmon habitat restoration, enhancement and protection have not showed up… https://t.co/fDa2lJQ5o0

Posted on Twitter Great conversation in Nanaimo between @ChiefBobbyc and @theJagmeetSingh and a full house of Nanaimo-Ladysmith voter… https://t.co/f1sBLlm3jX

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @s_malcolmson another very smart move by our BC NDP government. #bcpoli #cndpoli https://t.co/nkbXfxBSw6

Didn't vote on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Didn't vote on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Didn't vote on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Regulation of the West Coast Fisheries and Migration of Lobster and Snow ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll start with you, Mr. Pershing. Can you speak a little bit about how and why Canada should work with the U.S. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke in the House on Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend and colleague for taking this important step to reverse some of the wounds the Harper government inflicted on ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to talk about a question that I brought to the floor of the House of Commons back in ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, we found out yesterday that the Canadian Coast Guard is ill-equipped and does not have a concrete plan to deal with an aging fleet. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to table this petition on behalf of hundreds of British Columbians from Courtenay and Cumberland in light of the over 10,000 ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Thrilled that we got this through Committee without amendments. Great work by all. Thanks @FinDonnelly and… https://t.co/IR4XdcMH1w

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, the government is failing to protect our waterways. According to a new survey released today, nine out of 10 people are worried about the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise and table a petition on behalf of constituents from Port Alberni, Coombs, Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Madam Speaker, the Federal Court has ruled a DFO policy of not screening B.C. farmed salmon for a lethal virus that has the potential to infect ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to a question that I brought forward to the attention of the Minister of Fisheries, ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Regulation of the West Coast Fisheries and Migration of Lobster and Snow ... Thank you, all, for your testimony today and for being here. I'm just wondering if we could talk about local knowledge and how you incorporate that ...

Posted on Twitter NDP Reacts to Environment Commissioner’s Spring 2019 Reports https://t.co/rBzWzv8yt9

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impact of the Rapid Increase of the Striped Bass in the Miramichi ... I think really what I'm hearing is that the government says they're listening to local knowledge; they're letting local knowledge guide their decision-making when it comes ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill S-203 Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's a huge honour to be joining your committee. I've met many of you on our tour to the east coast to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being Thank you, all, for your testimony. It's very important. Thank you for joining us from my office, Max. I really appreciate your making the effort today. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being Thank you. I'll start with Mr. James. Thank you for your testimony. Thanks to all of the witnesses for your testimony. You talked about some of ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being I reiterate what Mr. Kitchen just said. It was expected that the minister would be back before the budget and the break, so that's our understanding. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans We heard from Sergeant William Webb, who testified at our last committee meeting. He's from Vancouver Island. He's a veteran who has a family, and he ...

More than three months ago

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