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NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege today to rise and table a petition on behalf of residents from the Alberni Valley. The petitioners cite that Health ...

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted Yes on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, one thing we have heard about are the challenges created by the current medical assistance in dying legislation with the requirement for final consent ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, before I get started, on behalf of the federal NDP and as the critic for small business and tourism, I want to acknowledge a ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Families, Children and Social Development Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to talk about the importance of affordable child care, not just in my riding but across Canada. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, my colleague talked a lot about human rights and the government's record on human rights. I am thinking about here at home. Yesterday, I ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, an APTN report showed us that the government knew that violence against the Sipekne'katik Nation was likely to happen before they launched their moderate ...

Posted on Twitter I asked the PM to explain why the Liberals did nothing when DFO knew violence against Mi'kmaq fishers was likely (v… https://t.co/qw0C4zRInA

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter $14,000 is a significant amount of money for many Canadians already at the brink and a lot of them were worried. Th… https://t.co/uAb5UvSEek

Posted on Twitter Last week I called on the Liberal government to eliminate all interest charges on student-loan debt. This would be… https://t.co/ovAxnTXSSu

Posted on Twitter So far in this economic crisis the credit card companies are still offering no relief for small businesses. I will… https://t.co/R5y2HF0jAE

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter The increase in this tax benefit will result in increased volunteer recruitment and retention at a time when volunt… https://t.co/kyDm0c20rr

Posted on Twitter A true Canadian hero and my new all-time favourite athlete. ❤️ Dr. Laurent Tardif is my Super Bowl MVP! https://t.co/KrD6Ar8dpY

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-264, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services). Mr. Speaker, volunteer ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code Mr. Speaker, it is a huge honour and privilege to rise on Bill C-220, sponsored by the member for Edmonton Riverbend, which would amend the Labour ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-264 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon I appreciate that. Ms. Lem, I really appreciate all of your testimony. There's a new mandate letter that just came out on January 15. It directs ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business Yes. I'm sorry. I don't want to belabour everything here on salmon, but I think there's been some confusion, because we submitted a list in July ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank all the witnesses for your important work around fighting for wild Pacific salmon. I also want to thank, ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon and Implementation of Mi’Kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights ... Okay. I think it would be, too. I think it would help the industry and those with concerns to at least have some separation. You know ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Implementation of Mi’Kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood Okay. We've heard in this committee, actually, that many harvest leaders are dealing with the pressures from their members to respond to rumours, and obviously an ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Implementation of Mi’Kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood That's perfect, because I was just going to talk about my riding, and I'm sure you're very aware of the Nuu-chah-nulth right to catch and sell ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-257 An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Implementation of Mi’Kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to all the witnesses for your really important testimony today. Back in December 1999, this committee presented a report ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Implementation of Mi’Kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood I really appreciate that, and certainly your talking about young people learning about treaties and section 35 rights, but we've had several non-indigenous fishing organizations appear ...

More than three months ago

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