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Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 56% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Sarnia—Lambton for her passionate speech and for the hard work she does for the people of ...

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Yesterday @Bill_Morneau tabled #Budget2017. This means growing our economy, creating jobs, & innovating 4 the futur… https://t.co/lPXizcfFFo

This week

Posted on Twitter As M.Ps who represent people from all backgrounds, cultures and creeds, truly #ItStartsWithMe https://t.co/O4FmJc1PYc

Posted on Twitter Proud of this comprehensive report, recommending that we work together 2 rebuild this vital industry in our province https://t.co/Or4k7A7ms0

Posted on Twitter Pleased to join @Scott_Simms and @PatriceFinnigan today as the Fisheries And Oceans committee tabled the Northern C… https://t.co/Kh69Y8tbNm

Posted on Twitter I was pleased to be out in Branch yesterday, and got the opportunity to wish Happy 89th Birthday to Mrs. Minnie Mur… https://t.co/XzXKYXq8CZ

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Had a great time last night at the Swim for Hope with the @CbsBluefins ! Thanks to all #SwimForHope https://t.co/dcrlUF4Q1x

Mentioned by The Compass Carbonear, Spaniard's Bay groups receive federal funding Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, dropped by the DozenOdd arts and crafts store in Carbonear on Wednesday to announce $232,000 in funding for seniors. The Goodwill Senior Citizens Club will be receiving $20,500 to help repair the roof, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Fisheries and Oceans ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I'll be sharing my time with my colleague, MP Pat Finnigan, so I'm sure you'll watch the clock for us. Thank ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a couple of quick questions, and I'll share any time left over with my colleague, as I think Leona has ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Ches Penney Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize the life of Mr. Ches Penney, a constituent, friend, and prominent business leader in Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Penney ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Alex and Riley Mercer Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize the Mercer family of Conception Bay South. In 2002, Bernie and Louise lost their daughter Alex to a rare ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I welcome the new member for Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner and congratulate him on his speech here in the House today. The member talked a lot ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act I asked that because in an earlier study that we were doing of Atlantic salmon, we had a witness present to us who indicated a facility ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses for appearing today, both here in person and by video conference. Trevor, to your comment about the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Madam Speaker, I do know that last week the parliamentary secretary addressed the issue of what it would cost Canadians to increase their CPP on retirement ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act, Study on Wild Atlantic Salmon ... Mr. Chair, I thank the DFO officials for coming here again today. It's great to see you any day. The wealth of knowledge you bring to ...

Mentioned by The Compass Governments pitch in to replace Harbour Grace spillway The new dam at Bannerman Lake will improve the regulation of water flow into the town's water system, according to a news release. Avalon MP Ken McDonald and provincial Municipal Affairs Minister Eddie Joyce were present for Monday's announcement.

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to stand and speak on Bill C-29, a second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in ...

Mentioned by Digital Journal Groundbreaking for New Affordable Housing in Conception Bay South Mr. Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along with the ...

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) Groundbreaking for New Affordable Housing in Conception Bay South Mr. Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along with the ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Thank you. My next question would be for Mr. Gawn or Mr. Allain. Being from the east coast, of course, as far east as you can ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Madam Speaker, I would like to ask the member to clarify something. She mentioned that if a person who pays into the CPP through payroll deductions ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-227 I have just one question, for both our witnesses this morning. I'm a former community leader, a mayor of a small town. This bill talks about ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the minister and parliamentary secretary and staff for coming here today. Minister, I wonder if you could help ...

Mentioned by The Compass Help on the way for downtown Carbonear ... announcement for a new Carbonear Downtown Development Plan. Pictured are, from the left, MHA Steve Crocker, Mayor George Butt Jr., Rural Development Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, and Avalon MP Ken McDonald. ... The Atlantic Canada Opportunities ...

Mentioned by The Telegram ACOA announces funding for Manuels River Trail Avalon MP Ken McDonald and provincial Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development Minister Christopher Mitchelmore took part in the announcement. “The Government of Canada believes that investing in community infrastructure initiatives as well ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague mentioned the small business tax and the fact that it did not go down. As a former small business owner and ...