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  • His favourite word is fishery.

Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

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

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Hey Avalon, from my family to yours, I hope you have a relaxing and lovely Easter surrounded by family & friends.… https://t.co/nDqk3migq5

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Just having a bit of fun on Friday with my colleagues in Ottawa. Won’t be seeing them before Easter so had to make… https://t.co/oTVuBzGba5

Posted on Twitter Most of us don’t have to worry about being bitten when we go to work but some people do. Please take a second to wa… https://t.co/c7sW3UudF5

Didn't vote on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Didn't vote on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Didn't vote on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Didn't vote on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Didn't vote on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 20th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled “Bill S-203, ...

Posted on Twitter Today marks 102 years since the Canadian advance onto Vimy Ridge during the First World War. Today, we remember the… https://t.co/6Ldc6QIrMt

Posted on Twitter Can’t forget my #liberal colleagues on #FOPO and indeed @FinDonnelly as well.

Posted on Twitter Thank you to @ElizabethMay @SenSincmurr @SenWillyMoore and indeed all Canadians for your advocacy on #BillS203. We… https://t.co/eUy6EdGImR

Spoke in the House on National Physicians’ Day Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for introducing this bill in the House. When the member was giving her speech about the care by doctors, I ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ban on Shark Fin Importation and Exportation Act Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity today to speak on Bill S-238, an act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled “Ensuring the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, the member started off his speech today, saying that it was a demotion for a minister to be moved from one portfolio to another ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled, “Protection and ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 17th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled “Supplementary Estimates ...

Spoke in the House on An Act to Provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services Madam Speaker, in listening to the debate today, I will say there is a difference between being the third party or the opposition party and being ...

Mentioned by Mirage News Supporting Economic Development in the Placentia Bay Region Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Placentia boat owners want harbour authority dissolved Wayne Fulford sits at his kitchen table holding a petition addressed to Ken McDonald, the MP for Avalon. It's a request from dozens of boat owners to dissolve the Placentia Harbour Authority. Fulford, a member of the concerned citizens and boat owners ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Provincial and federal funding announced for Carbonear's downtown sector Residents and business owners joined members of the town council, as well as MP Ken McDonald and MHA Steve Crocker at the community centre for an announcement of funding to kick-start a downtown revitalization project. That project will completely ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Conservatives, NDP dealing with internal feuds, upbeat Trudeau Liberals 'excited' for fall sitting “We're very excited, very excited, ready to go,” said rookie Liberal MP Ken McDonald (Avalon, N.L.) in an interview with The Hill Times at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in Saskatoon last week. “Everybody is saying the election is next October, some ...

Mentioned by Dredging Today Canada Invests Over $12 Million Harbor Improvements Yesterday, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $12 million over two years in small craft harbor ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Small craft harbours get big cash for upgrades Several small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador have been identified as getting a slice of the $40-million pie of federal funds. Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Avalon MP Ken McDonald were at the Foxtrap Harbour on Tuesday ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Fisheries ... Thank you. You mentioned earlier in some testimony that DFO science is partnering with Norway in looking at oil spill cleanup and how they do things. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Madam Chair, I am moving this amendment. It basically says that clause 22 should be amended by replacing line 22 on page 20 with the following: ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Again, thank you to our witnesses, both here in person and by video conference. I want to continue a little bit with ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to our witnesses who are appearing in person, and of course, Mr. Sullivan, who's appearing by video conference. It's good ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 On the east coast, with regard to owner-operators—being from there, this is something I hear from fishermen and from the FFAW, the union that represents them—they ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to our witnesses, in person and by video conference. Mr. Post, it was interesting to hear you talk about how ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to our witnesses for appearing here today. I know that some of you have been here several times before committee. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas and Atlantic Canada Commercial Vessel Length ... Yes, thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll be brief. I'll start with a comment. Ms. Perry and I spent a bit of time in the airport yesterday ...