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Liberal MP for Avalon (Newfoundland & Labrador)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Capelin was ignored for far too long! https://t.co/BPCWkhZ1q6

Posted on Twitter Canada must never go back to the Harper ways! https://t.co/LLqCcyw0yG

Posted on Twitter @jisheppard 2/2 DFO works works collaboratively w. Whomever fishers choose to represent them.

Posted on Twitter @jisheppard 1/2 Certification of bargaining agents is the decision of fishers in conjunction with provincial legislation.

Posted on Twitter We all understand this is a difficult time for harvesters and coastal communities. We are always willing to listen &a work with them.

Posted on Twitter We recognize that all individuals have a right to protest, in a reasonable manner. I join all NLers in the concern for Mr. Gillett's health.

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted No on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted No on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Briefing on Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development ... I have a quick statement that will only take probably 30 seconds, and then Mr. Finnigan can go. A big thank you to the group for ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll share my time with Ms. Jordan. I have one question. There might be a couple of questions in one, but my ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, I welcome the opportunity today to speak in support of budget 2017 and all the work our government is doing that continues to build ...

Spoke in the House on Port de Grave Fisherman's Weekend Mr. Speaker, every spring since 1992 the residents of the community of Port de Grave gather together prior to the start of fishing season to celebrate ...

A month 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 ...

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 months 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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 ...

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 ...