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  • His favourite word is salmon.

NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter 2/ Importantly, the window for applying for the fish harvesters benefit is too short and poorly timed during a peri… https://t.co/WqfUXGRwxO

Posted on Twitter 1/ Fish harvesters were hit hard by the crisis as early as January and they have already waited long enough for pro… https://t.co/yoe2dxjI5Y

Posted on Twitter Thanks so much to Kim Rai and Khalsa Aid Canada for their kindness in response to the terrible house fire that has… https://t.co/crNbCqX3mi

This week

Posted on Twitter Extending this failed program not good enough. The Liberals keep saying they're here for sm businesses, but they're… https://t.co/GspUvAwKcw

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Thank you all for your testimony. I'll start with you, Mr. Hwang. You talked about harvest, habitat and hatcheries. Can you speak about the scale on ...

Spoke in the House on COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters Madam Chair, I will be splitting my time with the member for Windsor West. As our economy starts to reopen, small businesses are forced to take ...

Posted on Twitter Up in the virtual Commons again today to ask @Bill_Morneau to allow commercial tenants to apply for CECRA benefits.… https://t.co/X00VkEYiuM

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Thank you. Mr. Haskell, thinking beyond Big Bar and regarding the state of Pacific wild salmon, we hear that the need for restoration and habitat protection ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @Bill_Morneau @mary_ng extension of CECRA is welcome but won’t benefit many sm bus without changes to eligibility c… https://t.co/SHSNUtufKn

Two months ago

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Mr. Chair, it's a privilege and honour to present a petition led by Cathy Van Herwaarden from the Parksville-Qualicum Retired Teachers' Association. They're calling on the ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of COVID-19 on Fishing Industry Stakeholders Perfect. Mr. Bird, we've talked about restoration. You and I have talked about this repeatedly and about the importance of the government ramping up investments in ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Mr. Chair, it's an honour to table a petition, e-petition 2342, which was supported by 5,878 petitioners. They cite that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of COVID-19 on Fishing Industry Stakeholders Ms. Sonnenberg, you talked about foreign ownership and the report “West Coast Fisheries: Sharing Risks and Benefits”. Can you talk about the impact of the foreign ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Briefing on Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic I'm going to circle back to something. Yesterday we were talking about restoration and habitat protection and how important they are. I'll give you an example. ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Mr. Chair, it's an honour and privilege to table e-petition 2577, which was sponsored by Chris Alemany from Port Alberni and is supported by 5,183 petitioners. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to federal funding through Fisheries and Oceans Canada from 2005-06 to present, broken down by year: (a) how much funding was allocated for the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for putting an emphasis on the investor-state provisions, which we both dislike. We do not support this corporate model ...

Spoke in the House on National Cycling Strategy Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-239, an act to establish a national cycling strategy. Mr. Speaker, for years, New Democrats have been calling for a ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table e-petition 2367 on behalf of constituents from my riding of Courtenay—Alberni. The petitioners cite that Pacific salmon are ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-239 An Act to establish a national cycling strategy

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, we have raised concerns repeatedly around this deal. We are grateful that we are going to see the text of future agreements ahead of ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, after the worst wild Pacific salmon fishing season in recorded history, the government is simply not doing enough to support workers. Its failure to ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, we know that we are facing a global crisis right now when it comes to marine plastic pollution and the impact it is having ...

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

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