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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.

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, the Phoenix pay system is creating tons of anxiety on Parks Canada, on Fisheries and Oceans, and other Government of Canada employees in my ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague from Scarborough—Guildwood not just for his great understanding of this issue, but also for being a great ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend for his speech and for articulating the importance of the forestry sector. Certainly I know that, and the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #369 on Bill C-57 Amend the Federal Sustainable Development

Voted No on Vote #368 Opposition Motion (Support for forestry workers)

Voted Yes on Vote #367 Private Members' Business M-108 (Contribution of ranchers and farmers)

Voted No on Vote #366 on Bill C-349 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the member talked about the finance minister, and described him as if his actions could not be clearer and more fair. He also talked ...

Voted Yes on Vote #365 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Mentioned by Parksville Qualicum Beach News Johns asks govt to fund Hanjin cleanup Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns demanded the Liberal government “get to work” and provide federal funding for the cleanup of the Hanjin coastline debris field between Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Johns raised this issue ...

Mentioned by Parksville Qualicum Beach News Johns asks govt to fund Hanjin cleanup Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns demanded the Liberal government “get to work” and provide federal funding for the cleanup of the Hanjin coastline debris field between Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Johns raised this issue ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, with respect, the Prime Minister inherited his wealth, and the Minister of Finance made millions on Bay Street. It is no wonder Liberals do ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, when I was door-knocking in my riding, one of the most heartfelt stories I heard was from a senior who said that she had ...

Spoke in the House on Oil Tanker Moratorium Act Madam Speaker, the member and the member before her talked about sensitive ecosystems and important marine coastal jobs. She also talked about protecting the environment. The ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now Johns Excited to Work Alongside New Federal NDP Leader Courtenay-Alberni Member of Parliament Gord Johns says Singh's anointment is huge for not just the party, but for all of Canadian politics. He says Singh has lots to offer for ... 11 NDP MP's endorsed Singh's leadership bid. Johns says Singh's years of ...

Spoke in the House on Oil Tanker Moratorium Act Mr. Speaker, I have a lot of respect for my hon. colleague from Saskatchewan, but I am someone who lives in coastal British Columbia and I ...

Posted on Twitter @theJagmeetSingh proud to be a member of your team & look forward to welcoming you to Courtenay-Alberni soon! https://t.co/3arCsiFisV

Mentioned by Parksville Qualicum Beach News Federal tax reform could hurt small businesses Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns said he and the federal NDP are hoping to extend the consultation period for proposed federal tax changes, which he said could potentially affect small businesses. The 75-day consultation period ends Oct. 2, but Johns ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Federal tax reform could hurt small businesses Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns said he and the federal NDP are hoping to extend the consultation period for proposed federal tax changes, which he said could potentially affect small businesses. The 75-day consultation period ends Oct. 2, but Johns ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas I don't think it's just the tsunami. I live in a coastal community, and I was born and raised on Vancouver Island. I find running shoes ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Hanjin Shipping cleanup around Tofino and Ucluelet has hit a snag says Courtenay-Alberni MP The West Coast's efforts to clean the aftermath of last year's shipping container spill have hit a funding snag, according to Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns. Volunteers have collected much of what crashed ashore when 35 containers spilled off the ...

Posted on Twitter Great discussion. Thanks for bringing forward well thought out concerns on behalf of sm business & ideas to help ad… https://t.co/EoS0Ise0Yq

Posted on Twitter Thanks @CPAC_TV for a great evening and for everything you do! https://t.co/SJZWLAVW8U

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter @Garacaius @HuuayahtFN Congrats--a tribute to your leaders and Elders for their unrelenting quest for justice for t… https://t.co/tGopo0Equj

Posted on Twitter @MurrayRankin @JenniferRice6 delighted to run into you in Vancouver on Tuesday. https://t.co/EdPaNBifMq

Posted on Twitter @CyclingVi @bccycle Stop by for coffee in @City_Parksville (1209 E. Island Hwy) at noon, cycle to Qualicum Beach at 13:00 pm #ridetheriding

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Security of Women in Canada Thank you. Ms. Armour, I live in a community in the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island where one-third of the children are living in poverty. In ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... No, I'm not going to compete with the chair. Actually, there are representatives of a few rural ridings here. Mr. Ruimy is here from the west ...

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 ...

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. ...