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  • His favourite word is opportunity.

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

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @lorrainemichael Happy Birthday!

Posted on Twitter For NL community food programs to help with #covid19nfld. Applications are due April 3. Check out @foodfirstNL for… https://t.co/aOGTLZl8YG

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter The prison population is very vulnerable to #COVID19. If we don’t act now the consequences could be devastating! Lo… https://t.co/qcxhHLDEgp

This week

Posted on Twitter Here is the NDP plan - there is still plenty more to be done: https://t.co/jTMsoGdzyT

Posted on Twitter For residents of Portugal Cove - St. Phllip's https://t.co/BXXJo7lvbn

Posted on Twitter For Torbay residents: https://t.co/LCwxrt16uW

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, Newfoundland and Labrador is facing incredible financial struggles and we need the government to take real action, but it keeps failing. After the recent ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on The Parole Board and the circumstances that led to a young woman’s ... Thank you. First of all, I didn't do this with my first intervention, but let me express my great sympathy for the tragedy that has occurred ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations Thank you. Thank you to both of you for your excellent presentations and for your service to Canada in your former roles. I hear you when ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will say at the outset that I am sharing my time with the hon. member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. I am very happy to ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2019-20: Vote 1b under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote ... Thank you, Chair. Commissioner Kelly, I was listening to your comments, and also looking at the Auditor General's report. The Auditor General does not describe a ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Briefing on the Office of the Correctional Investigator Annual Report 2018-19 Thank you, Dr. Zinger, for joining us. I have to say, as a recently returned member, that I'm not current with all the goings-on in Correctional ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is a great pleasure for me to have an opportunity to speak to the motion before the House. The motion calls upon the ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for your very informative comments. Professor Evans, your comments about the international order and China's place in it ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the number of temporary workers in Canada is increasing. They are becoming a large part of the workforce, with short-term, temporary and contract work, ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business, Election of Chair, and Election of Vice-Chairs My question is about whether this is on the estimates. As Mr. Oliphant pointed out, some chairs are lenient in this regard, but they do not ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Federal Disaster Assistance Program Madam Speaker, on January 17 a record-breaking blizzard hit Newfoundland and Labrador. The storm shut down many communities, including in the St. John's area, where the ...

Spoke in the House on Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I get the enthusiasm of the member wanting to talk about matters dealing with the oil industry ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Madam Speaker, the recent snowstorm that hit Newfoundland and Labrador shut down entire communities. Small business owners lost revenue and many workers, especially hourly and low-wage ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to also present a petition from Canadians who are concerned about climate change and who call on the government to ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Ambassador Barton, for your opening remarks. I want to echo Mr. Bergeron's comments and acknowledge your extraordinary efforts on a ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Chair. I have a series of technical questions. You talked about three different phases, but as I see it, there are five processes going ...

More than three months ago

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 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.