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Conservative MP for North Okanagan—Shuswap (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 39% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas and Bill C-68 Yes, I've circulated to the members and, I believe, to the legislatives clerks proposed changes to CPC-17. If you like, I can read out the new ...

Spoke in the House on Federal Sustainable Development Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for King—Vaughan for her presentation today, but there are a few things that trouble me. I believe ...

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #674 Private Members' Business M-168 (Net neutrality)

Voted Yes on Vote #673 on Bill C-326 Amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water guidelines)

Didn't vote on Vote #672 on Bill C-354 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)

Voted No on Vote #671 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #670 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

This week

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Madam Chair, I am moving this amendment. There are two sections to this. The first section is in terms of projects that may result in “the ...

Posted on Twitter Wishing everyone an enjoyable Victoria Day. Please drive safely wherever your destination is. https://t.co/UOuukZZv0m

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Fisheries has made a sham of the surf clam quota allocation process. He unilaterally expropriated 25% of the quota from one ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Tories demand do-over on controversial surf clam licence bid “The minister has made a sham of the process,” said Mel Arnold, the MP for North Okanagan — Shuswap. “With all of these conflicts of interest, isn't it time to start the reallocation process over?” In September, LeBlanc announced a new license for the ...

Posted on Twitter Hearing from constituents and stakeholders is the best part of an MP's job. Thanks for discussion on important iss… https://t.co/hFBPpeXkA7

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, the fisheries minister has defended his decision to reward Liberal Party insiders with a quota worth millions of dollars, claiming his patronage was a ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister lectured Canadians the other day that they need to make better choices and change their behaviour. Well, that behaviour change should ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition today that I received from people in North Okanagan—Shuswap and across B.C. The petitioners call on Parliament to ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you. I think it's something that needs to be looked at, because I have been approached by fishermen and their families with that issue. Ms. ...

Spoke in the House on Oil Tanker Moratorium Act Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Port Moody—Coquitlam for his passion on this file. I serve with him on the fisheries committee and I know ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you. I'll be sharing the remainder of my time with Mr. Sopuck as well. I know we have a short time. Thank you all for ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you. If you could, as soon as possible, provide us with a little more detail on what those recommendations might be, it would be very ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Marty Bootsma Madam Speaker, today, it is with a sad heart that I rise to honour the life of a friend of the entire community he lived in ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Madam Speaker, lobster fishermen in Atlantic Canada were blindsided by a decision to close off the Acadian peninsula near their homes despite having no evidence that ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you both for being here today. First, I want to clarify something that's been put out there. In fact, I ...

Posted on Twitter Part of my job is holding the government accountable. It appears the Fisheries Minister, Dominic Leblanc, only supp… https://t.co/XymF2ZwoWj

Mentioned by Castanet.net Fish farming fallout Conservative Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty, and Deputy Shadow Minister North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold today issued a joint statement in reaction to the ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Witnesses, I want to thank you for being here, especially in your youthfulness. It's not a common sight for our witnesses to ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-68 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to the department for being here today. This is an important act and it deserves great scrutiny. I was interested ...

Mentioned by Salmon Arm Observer Dairy farms bolster economy As a 12-year-old kid growing up on the family dairy farm on Notch Hill, west of Salmon Arm, Shuswap MP Mel Arnold watched his parents and older brothers milk the dozen or so head of cattle by hand. Arnold's job was to carry a heavy stainless steel ...

Posted on Twitter Brainstorming the Rail Trail initiative this morning with @ShuswapTrails Alliance @shuswaptourism FirstNations all… https://t.co/z9HZjiALtt

Posted on Twitter ‘‘Twas an honour joining volunteers 4 community cleanup organized by @DowntownVernon +SocialPlanningCouncilNorthOka… https://t.co/2BCVDk51Eg

Posted on Twitter How can @jjhorgan claim to stand up for BC's economy when he opposes any major development, driving investors to lo… https://t.co/dMCBVTeRFf

Two months ago

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Vernon group protests Kinder Morgan A group of about 50 protestors gathered in front of North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold's Vernon constituency office Friday afternoon in protest of Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion through British Columbia.

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Vernon group protests Kinder Morgan A group of about 50 protestors gathered in front of North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold's Vernon constituency office Friday afternoon in protest of Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion through British Columbia. “We ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Pipeline project protest planned North Okanagan residents opposed to the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project will gather in downtown Vernon today (Friday). At least 25 people will congregate at Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold's office in the 3100 block of ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-365 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighting equipment)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-347 An Act providing for the award of a Canadian Search and Rescue Voluntary Service Medal