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  • His favourite word is fisheries.

Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Feels good to be on the east coast with Liberals from across the country. They’ve never experience hospitality like… https://t.co/J0tnmlHlnp

Posted on Twitter Pleased to moderate a panel on Energy and the Environment with my colleague @frankbaylis at @liberal_party 2018 nat… https://t.co/BPx0aY6Rq6

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to MPSH, the 2018 Beaumont Hamel Centennial Cup champions and to all teams from the Avalon Riding w… https://t.co/EWrpj6acN1

Posted on Twitter Paying tribute at the Monument of Honour in Town of Conception Bay South NL out of respect for the #humboldtsrong B… https://t.co/8YdehLbwbc

Posted on Twitter The loss of life in World War 1 combined with the Sealing Disaster cost Newfoundland greatly. We almost lost a gene… https://t.co/ukGvxJBks7

Posted on Twitter Just got a double strike Facing off against St.John’s Edge’s Russell Byrd at the Wii Bowl fundraiser for Big Brothe… https://t.co/HV6Snnvp7A

Three weeks ago

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Atlantic Canada Commercial Vessel Length and Licensing Policies Yes, thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank the member for putting forward his motion, but right now we're kind of past the midway point of this ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, as the minister knows, I sit on the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans. We studied this and heard from witnesses and groups from ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Atlantic Canada Commercial Vessel Length and Licensing Policies Thank you to our witnesses for being here today. I know some of the people here. I submitted their names, and I did that for a ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, I would like to start my speech today by congratulating my former colleague, the hon. Judy Foote, on today's announcement. She has been named ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Paradise-based Martak ready to roll Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore (centre) and Avalon MP Ken McDonald (right) visited the Martak Canada Ltd. facility on McNamara Drive in Paradise Wednesday afternoon. They were there to learn about the company ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Paradise-based Martak ready to roll Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore (centre) and Avalon MP Ken McDonald (right) visited the Martak Canada Ltd. facility on McNamara Drive in Paradise Wednesday afternoon. They were there to learn about the company ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Paradise-based Martak ready to roll Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore (centre) and Avalon MP Ken McDonald (right) visited the Martak Canada Ltd. facility on McNamara Drive in Paradise Wednesday afternoon. They were there to learn about the company ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Martak ready to roll Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore (centre) and Avalon MP Ken McDonald (right) visited the Martak Canada Ltd. facility on McNamara Drive in Paradise Wednesday afternoon. They were there to learn about the company ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Martak ready to roll Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore (centre) and Avalon MP Ken McDonald (right) visited the Martak Canada Ltd. facility on McNamara Drive in Paradise Wednesday afternoon. They were there to learn about the company ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by The Compass $25000 grant awarded for Carbonear Legion research project During the recent annual general meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Carbonear, MP Ken McDonald stopped by the building to announce some exciting news for the branch's future endeavours – a $25,000 grant from the New Horizons for Seniors ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Atlantic Canada Commercial Vessel Length and Licensing Policies Again, this is just for the information of the committee, because Mr. Donnelly, a colleague across the way, mentioned having to ATIP information. The fisherman who ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Briefing on Report 2, Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Again, thank you to our witnesses. It's not every day, I think, that we have groups or people appear at this committee ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the proposed Fisheries Act amendments which would introduce key measures to ensure our fishery resources are available for ...

Spoke in the House on Canada 150 Community Leader Award Mr. Speaker, like many members in this House, in 2017, I had the opportunity to honour notable constituents in my riding with a Canada 150 pin, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will start by wishing my colleague a happy birthday. I think I heard his age, but I am not going to let on ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Finnigan. I just have one question. DFO did some outreach meetings throughout Newfoundland and Labrador over the past month ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Very good. I'll close by saying that I think you've done something exceptional, to do that the way you've done it and in co-operation with DFO, ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Okay. On the persons you represent, I know for a fact that you represent the offshore fleet that fishes off our coast. How small a fleet ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I agree with what my colleague said. If he did not think it was worthwhile the legislation, why did he talk about it? For ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 I would simply encourage this subamendment to at least move to a vote. We have other amendments on this clause. I don't know how everybody else ...

Spoke in the House on Order of Military Merit Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Chief Warrant Officer John Heffernan from my hometown of Conception Bay South. Last month, John was honoured by the ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise this afternoon to speak to Bill C-63, a budget implementation bill, and all the great investments that budget 2017 ...