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  • His favourite word is fish.

Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Lots of grub still left at the free pancake breakfast as the Town of CBS officially kicks off Winterfest 2018! Come… https://t.co/ZU9BnziqHp

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Fly it high, and fly it proud. From Newfoundland, to Ottawa, to @pyeongchang2018, this maple leaf represents who we… https://t.co/fVLYPrJ4c4

Posted on Twitter Minister Morneau will introduce Budget 2018 on Feb 27th, our next step to helping the middle class and those workin… https://t.co/q5NvapMQ7N

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

This week

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Posted on Twitter @VOCMOpenline Maple Aunt Jemima!

Posted on Twitter Minister Murneau will introduce Budget 2018 on February 27, our next step to helping the middle class and those wor… https://t.co/80O7bDMYfK

Posted on Twitter Today is Canadian Agriculture Day. Here is a huge thank you to all the farmers and agriculturalists who work every… https://t.co/GXWGJMJgII

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, ...

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Hill Times Rural/urban ridings across the country Urban/Rural Winning Candidate Votes Obtained (%) Vote Margin (%) Avalon Liberal MP Ken McDonald 55.9 38.1 St. John's East Liberal MP Nick Whalen 46.7 1.4 St. John's South-Mount Pearl Liberal MP Seamus O'Regan 57.9 21.1 Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Liberal MP ...

Two 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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times The Weekend Q&A: What are you reading these days? Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Conservative MP Ben Lobb, and Liberal MP Ken McDonald updated us on what they have been reading these days. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar. From: To: Message: http://www.hilltimes.com/2017/12/08 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times The Weekend Q&A: What are you reading these days? Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Conservative MP Ben Lobb, and Liberal MP Ken McDonald updated us on what they have been reading these days. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar. PARLIAMENT HILL- For many, the holiday season evokes memories ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our three witnesses for appearing by video conference this morning. I have a question, and all of you can ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, we know that residential schools were designed to strip away the identity, culture, language, pride, and spirit of indigenous children, and many who attended ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, the member spoke about a lot of things that she disagreed with. She did not come up with any resolution to any of them. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 I don't recall anyone from the oil and gas industry presenting to us yet on Bill C-55 to enable us to ask them what happens when ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chair. A special thank you to our guests, Ms. Macdonald and Mr. Wareham, for being here in person or by video conference this ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our guests. Dr. Fuller, in earlier questioning it almost seemed like, because it receives money from DFO, your organization's ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by The Compass Carbonear dedicates new walking trail to first female council member The town of Carbonear held an event at the entrance to the new walking trail on Friday afternoon, June 16th, and saw around 40 people attend, including members of council and Ken McDonald, MP for the riding of Avalon. The new walking trail was ...

Mentioned by VOCM Funding to Bring Restorative Action to NL Coastal Areas ... Fund, David Miller, work starts tomorrow. MP Ken McDonald announced over $3-million for the coastal restoration fund, supporting the WWF and eight partners in monitoring and restoring coastal habitats for priority species in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mentioned by The Compass Argentia history exhibit reemerges at Marine Atlantic terminal Back row (l-r) Placentia Mayor Wayne Power Jr., Marine Atlantic CEO Paul Griffin, Avalon MP Ken McDonald, Placentia West-Bellevue MHA Mark Browne, Tourism Minister Christopher Mitchelmore. Cutting the cake are Clem O'Keefe and Ann McGrath.