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  • His favourite word is china.

NDP MP for St. John's East (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 47% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter This is a great article on the need for universal #dentalcare by dentist from #newfoundlandandlabrador https://t.co/lLLqc2jS8K

Posted on Twitter Tune in now #guaranteedlivableincome ##basicincome #GBLI https://t.co/7DtQdlQCWw

Posted on Twitter Very pleased to participate in this event by Gower St. @UnitedChurchCda to light a candle in support of… https://t.co/6vnhc3x6UY

This week

Posted on Twitter I am glad to hear this news from Marine Atlantic for the all the towns, businesses and tourism operations who have… https://t.co/62ZpUSHEha

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter. https://t.co/jZzfUSSNy8

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss Sanctions Imposed ... Thank you, Chair, for the opportunity to speak on this motion, which I'm certain is going to receive unanimous consent from this committee. At the subcommittee ...

Posted on Twitter Despite the government's failure to release unredacted documents, we will not be deterred. The Foreign Affairs Co… https://t.co/WaX8mW4PSN

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Current Situation in Tigray and Briefing on the Current ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you for the presentation. I think we all know that the military in Myanmar can be particularly brutal. Back in 1988 in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #79 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #80 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #81 Concurrence in Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21

Voted Yes on Vote #82 on Bill C-26

Voted Yes on Vote #83 on Bill C-26

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21: Votes 1c and 5c ... Thank you, Chair. My first question is for the CBSA representatives. Last October, the Supreme Court of Canada decided, in a case called Fraser v. Canada ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Chair. I think you are referring to me, but I can't hear you. That's not unusual, it seems. I would like to ask Mr. ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Global Affairs Canada, from August 2020 to the present: (a) how much funding was (i) allocated, (ii) spent by month to promote the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Act Madam Speaker, I have two questions. The first one is related to the sickness benefits. I know her party supported the proposals in the House that ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak on this bill introduced by my colleague, the hon. member for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford. Bill C-231, An ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations That's a very obtuse answer, sir. I thought the minister was much more forthcoming the last time to suggest that nothing had been done. We were ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Safety and Security of Passengers Required to Stay in Federally Mandated Quarantine ... I have another follow-up question, and I wasn't here for your presentation, Minister Blair, because I was told by our whip's office that the committee had ...

Spoke in the House on Marine Transportation Mr. Speaker, on April 1, fees and charges for Marine Atlantic ferries to Newfoundland and Labrador will go up yet again. High fees discourage travellers and ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Parole Board of Canada and the Circumstances that Led to a Young ... Thank you, Chair. I note Ms. Rempel pointed out that the request to suspend the quarantine was not contained in the motion, and she's quite correct. ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, New Democrats have long been in support of banning assault rifles, making our cities safer, opposing smuggling and getting the government to actually do ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Madam Speaker, a new reports says that nearly one in 10 federal inmates in structured intervention units is being subjected to treatment defined as torture. Solitary ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations Thank you. Minister Blair, we have heard, as a committee, lots of evidence from individuals in Canada, mainly of Chinese descent, who have been subject to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is very troubling to speak about the Conservative opposition day motion. It is a very serious matter. The motion calls on the House ...

Spoke in the House on Financial Circumstances in Newfoundland and Labrador Madam Speaker, everyone knows that the financial circumstances of Newfoundland and Labrador are in rough shape. One reason, which we share with other oil-producing provinces such ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by VOCM 'I'm So Fuddle-Duddle Happy I Could Fuddle-Duddle Cry': Whalen Takes St. John ... Nick Whalen seemed just as surprised as the rest of the province when he squeaked out a 648 vote win over Jack Harris to be the new MP for St. John's East. All the polls leading up to the election had projected a major win for Harris, but voters in St ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Jack Harris 'surprised' after being ousted by Nick Whalen in St. John's East Harris said Monday night's loss wasn't expected. 'You have to respect that and people have their right to make the decision to have whoever they want to represent them.' - Jack Harris. "I've got to say I am surprised, I'm surprised to see the results ...

Mentioned by The Telegram NDP acknowledges defeat; loses two NL seats Like Jack Harris,” Cleary interrupted, with an eruption of supporting cheers from the crowd. There was a large anti-Harper vote, they agreed. And the majority broke Liberal. “I've never voted for anybody else, from the time I was 19,” said a stunned ...

Mentioned by VOCM Whalen, O'Regan Topple NDP Incumbents Nick Whalen seemed just as surprised as the rest of the province when he squeaked out a 648 vote win over Jack Harris to be the new MP for St. John's East. All the polls leading up to the election had projected a major win for Harris, but voters in St ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Jack Harris concedes defeat to Nick Whalen as Liberals sweep NL NDP incumbent Jack Harris has conceded defeat to Liberal candidate Nick Whalen in St. John's East, as the federal election wraps up in Newfoundland and Labrador Monday night. "I'm so fuddle duddle happy, I could fuddle duddle cry," Whalen told ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Jack Harris, Nick Whalen deal feisty exchanges at St. John's East debate While four parties were represented, the debate turned into a fiery battle between Liberal Nick Whalen and NDP incumbent Jack Harris. Oops... We ran into a problem loading .... has first opening statement. He's been MP in SJ East since 2008 #cbcnldebate.