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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.

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

This week

Posted on Twitter Talking w @GregorCraigie at 7:10 am re need for federal investment in habitat restoration for Somass River salmon… https://t.co/4JI3lsz1C8

Posted on Twitter Talking to @GregorCraigie this morning at 7:10 am re the Somass River Sockeye closure & its effect on the Alberni Valley @CBContheisland

Spoke in the House on Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for North Island—Powell River for her speech on Bill C-17, an act to amend the Yukon Environmental and ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record Feds reinstate school program Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns stood up in the House of Commons Friday, congratulating the many British Columbians who spoke out against the cancelled school program. “It was very heartening to be part of such a strong groundswell of community ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today in the House to lend my support to Bill C-211. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a difficult challenge ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, I also want to second the comment from the member for Oshawa, in terms of the member for Windsor West and the great knowledge ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, after weeks of pressure from the NDP, yesterday the Liberals announced that they were reversing their plans to eliminate two important marine programs. I ...

Mentioned by Parksville Qualicum Beach News Qualicum Beach school salmon program gets reprieve ... after a leaked memo indicated Fisheries and Oceans Canada planned to cut its resource restoration components and eliminate funding for education and community support programs, said Gord Johns, Courtenay-Alberni MP. “The department said it was ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Kootenay—Columbia for speaking to this important bill, and for speaking about the important role men play ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table a petition initiated by my constituent, Lois Eaton, which has garnered 579 signatures from my riding of Courtenay—Alberni on ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Madam Speaker, by now everybody in the House and beyond are well aware of the crisis facing the planet with respect to the plague of plastic ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, when members speak about the economy, I caution them to ensure they understand that some areas of the economy are not doing so well. ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @yahmiss @Josie_Osborne I second that motion! https://t.co/jDqxib5Rr1

Mentioned by Westerly News WATCH: MP Gord Johns urges Prime Minister to support massive Tofino cleanup initiative “Yesterday at the United Nations Conference on Oceans we were warned that the amount of plastics in our ocean could soon outweigh fish,” Courtenay Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns said in the House of Commons. “On the eve of World Oceans Day where is ...

Mentioned by Westerly News MP Gord Johns urges Ottawa to support Surf Canada in time for Olympics Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns told the Westerly News he was excited to hear surfing would be part of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but he's sounding the alarm on Ottawa's lack of financial support to Surf Canada. He said Canada typically funds its ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Westerly News Tofino tackles marine debris Clayoquot Cleanup's coffers have been filled by community donations and volunteer support without assistance from the provincial or federal government, though local NDP MP Gord Johns is lobbying the federal government for funding. “It is frustrating ...

Mentioned by Parksville Qualicum Beach News Parksville biosphere coordinator heads to Ottawa Since November 2016, Shore has been working closely to co-ordinate this national event with federal MP Gord Johns, whose riding includes two biosphere reserves: Mount Arrowsmith and Clayoquot Sound. This non-partisan Day on the Hill is co-organized ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter @WabKinew and @NahanniFontaine Congratulations and best wishes from your friends on Vancouver Island. https://t.co/QYpDowlVjJ

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @RonnaRaeLeonard on your election to the BC Leg. The people of Courtenay-Comox have chosen well!… https://t.co/64HmqLkKUh

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

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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. ...

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. ...