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NDP MP for Courtenay—Alberni (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague especially for talking about the climate crisis. Earlier our colleague from Cowichan—Malahat—Langford talked about indigenous communities in B.C. ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague and friend for his speech. We sit on the all-party climate caucus together. He talked a lot about ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, it is an honour to table e-petition 3174 today. The petitioners cite that Health Canada has an open file to license a medical marijuana ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Voted Yes on Vote #176 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #177 Government Business No. 9 (Proceedings on Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #178 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #179 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for raising concerns related to the gaps in the programs for small business. I would like ask him ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, this is the fourth time that this issue has been brought before Parliament. The situation is urgent, especially for those who are being preyed ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the court cases Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2008 BCSC 1494; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and privilege to table this petition on behalf of petitioners from Parksville, Qualicum, Hilliers, Coombs and Errington, and it is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to table a petition from small business owners from Vancouver Island. They cite that during the pandemic their revenues were catastrophically ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Up in the virtual House of Commons to ask the government not to appeal 3rd decision of courts re-affirming Indigeno… https://t.co/4byois9Us1

Posted on Twitter I continued to press @BernJordanMP to call off government lawyers poised to appeal recent decision re-affirming Ind… https://t.co/jBGfu6Q5yF

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Important that federal govt act on #Tseshaht First Nation request for removal of remaining Alberni IRS & replace wi… https://t.co/zcnb7Huh1g

Posted on Twitter We will remember them. #DDay77 #LestWeForget https://t.co/fwylDlyCP1

Posted on Twitter Celebrated National Health and Fitness Day 2021 yesterday by tackling the many hills of Port Alberni on my bike! Th… https://t.co/QQFo45eBXC

Posted on Twitter 7/7 Today, in question period and on the one year anniversary of her tragic death, I questioned the government abou… https://t.co/pvbEsjh8uq

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Minister, further to my previous question around governance, the current system is clearly not working. The department doesn't have a system to assess the status of ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Corporate Offshore Licences Thank you. We've seen the comparative analysis, and I think that DFO clearly needs to get a backbone when it comes to protecting harvesters from foreign ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Frozen at Sea Spot Prawns Wow, so we're doing this whole thing based on an estimate of 10% to 20%, potentially. It's an estimate. We don't even know. You're not even ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon In terms of indigenous free, prior and informed consent, we saw the decision to close the Discovery Islands fish farms was made with direct consultation with ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon First, I think I can say on behalf of all the committee how much we appreciate each and every one of you for your leadership in ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon I agree. It's not very often that we all agree on one thing, and this is something we all agree on. The whole coast thinks this ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Frozen at Sea Spot Prawns I have a couple of things. First, we did hear testimony and we're united in seeing the injustice that's happening to these fishers. Everybody on this ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business Perhaps we can clarify a couple of things. First, going back to the prawn study, a letter would be fine as long as we can include ...

More than three months ago

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

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

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