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Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #399 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted No on Vote #398 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted No on Vote #397 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #396 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Kicking off the Holiday season with the Kettle Campaign @salvationarmy. This season of giving, considering giving t… https://t.co/5GJYCGE28M

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @ChurenceRogers and welcome to #TeamTrudeau! Thank you to every single person who put their name fo… https://t.co/HSr3e37CYZ

Posted on Twitter Annual open house here at our constituency office this evening! We’ll be here until 7pm, drop by for a chat and som… https://t.co/l64uXsoZj0

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Not a bad record for the first 24 months in office. We are the Party that truly cares about the middle class, they… https://t.co/wOs0FtBQRu

Posted on Twitter Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend the many ceremonies across #Avalon today to pay their respects th… https://t.co/puIYj0qpKs

Posted on Twitter Today, I ask you to take the time to remember, to thank those who fought for our rights and our freedoms. Today and… https://t.co/xHMSvned0k

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #395 on Bill C-346 Amend the Firearms Act (licences)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I just want to continue for a minute or two on my colleague's line of questioning when it comes to small craft ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the minister this specifically. I know how important the student summer jobs program is to the students and young ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to our guests, and thank you for coming back again on such a short turnaround visit. For decades, and maybe since ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on William Jackman Mr. Speaker, William Jackman of Renews, Newfoundland entered the cod and seal fisheries as a boy. He commanded sailing vessels on the Labrador and at the ...

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.

Two months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Mr. Chair, Mr. Doherty's last statement is exactly why we shouldn't pass this motion. It's the misinformation, the wrong information that has been put out there, ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business and Election of Vice-Chairs As everybody knows, of course, we were in Kelowna, but I went up a couple of days early. I have a brother who lives in 108 ...

Spoke in the House on Trevor O'Keefe Mr. Speaker, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are mourning the loss of Corporal Trevor O'Keefe, a 17-year veteran of the RCMP. He served in Clarenville and Bell Island, ...

Three months ago

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.

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.

Mentioned by VOCM Town of Harbour Grace Receiving Funds to Attract Tourism The town of Harbour Grace is putting on a push to attract more tourists to the area and are getting some financial help from the Province and ACOA. MP Ken McDonald announced a $150,000 investment from ACOAs innovative communities fund for the towns ...

Mentioned by The Compass Harbour Grace receives funding for tourism project 11, Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, announced a $150,000 investment from ACOA's innovative communities fund for the town's project. Alongside this, MHA Pam Parsons followed up with an announcement for $37,000 in provincial funding.

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I will just highlight one thing that my hon. colleague spoke about, and he can answer for me. He spoke about the parliamentary secretaries ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas and Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. A special welcome to our three guests for appearing here this morning on this particular subject. My first question is to Dr. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you again to our witnesses. Mr. Giraud, from you testimony, it's interesting to hear how you seemed to go out ...

Spoke in the House on Canada's 150th Anniversary Mr. Speaker, a beautiful spring in Newfoundland is not something that our province is known for, but this year Canada 150 initiatives are starting to bring ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas and Meeting Requested by Four Members ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses. Dr. Sumaila, you talked about the economics of the ocean. For me, being from Newfoundland, the furthest ...

Spoke in the House on Public Service Labour Relations Act Madam Speaker, in listening to the President of the Treasury Board, it is important to remember that Bill C-7 represents a historic turning point for RCMP ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Mr. Speaker, we are here today to discuss the amendments to Bill C-37, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, the member started off by saying our government is removing things that were effective. I would like to comment on a couple of things ...