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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.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Veterans Affairs minister keeps missing the mark. Today, he will not even apologize for comparing his own career transition to that of ex-military ...

Voted No on Vote #978 on Bill C-21 Amend the Customs

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Opioid Crisis in Canada Madam Chair, I agree with my friend that there are not enough treatment facilities. On Vancouver Island, there are no tier-four beds for youth with mental ...

Spoke in the House on Salmon Fishery Mr. Speaker, the CBC headline over the weekend in my riding was “Ucluelet on edge as Ottawa decides extent of fishing restrictions.” It got that right. ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague from Timmins has talked about the role of the justice minister. In my riding of Courtenay—Alberni, we know about the Nuu-chah-nulth ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Mr. Speaker, incidents of cyclist deaths are increasing in Canada. Just last week, a man was killed here in Ottawa while cycling on the street. Other ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table a petition on behalf of constituents from coastal British Columbia, including Parksville, Ucluelet and Port Alberni. The number ...

Voted No on Vote #977 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #976 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Posted on Twitter Another gaffe by VAC Minister @SeamusORegan. He needs to understand how veterans and their families feel when confr… https://t.co/dsoKysQfOP

This week

Posted on Twitter Well done, Phil! https://t.co/iSrvp0w0Wu

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to table a petition on behalf of constituents from Courtenay. They have stated that over ...

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 ...

A week ago

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Posted on Twitter @AllenLangdon my ocean plastics motion #SupportM151 passed unanimously in the House this afternoon. https://t.co/us8hUNBRlF

Posted on Twitter @macleans @InklessPW my ocean plastics motion #SupportM151 passed unanimously in the House this afternoon. https://t.co/us8hUNBRlF

Posted on Twitter @A_MacLeod_Tyee my ocean plastics motion #SupportM151 passed unanimously in the House this afternoon. https://t.co/us8hUNBRlF

Posted on Twitter @georgiastraight @charliesmithvcr my ocean plastics motion #SupportM151 passed unanimously in the House this aftern… https://t.co/3gA6JJ6Hwn

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 ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, we have heard, time and time again, that a garbage truck of plastic is entering our oceans and our waterways every minute, globally. In ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans The reason I ask is that we had an organization from Ottawa in here on Tuesday that was building some housing specifically for Veterans Affairs. They ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans Right. Dr. Segaert, you talked about the number of veterans you're finding through shelters and many who can't be identified. I think Mr. Stanfield articulated that ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being I'm talking about people who don't have those issues, who are just trying to find a roof over their heads. As we know, the veterans emergency ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans Thank you. First, Mr. Walbourne, on behalf of the federal NDP, I want to thank you. We know that your term expires at the end of ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans Thank you. I also would like to acknowledge that we're doing business on the unceded traditional territory of Algonquin Anishinabe people. I want to thank you ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans I really appreciate your testimony, Mr. Sanderson. It's very powerful, and I'm glad you're talking. I'm glad you're here right now sharing your thoughts with us. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans All right. Thank you. We know that the caregiver recognition benefit will be really important, especially for people in rural communities where they can't get access ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs, ... I appreciate the innovation and the efforts made to be innovative. When you talk about catch-up, you've identified that it's because more veterans are coming forward, ...

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