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  • His favourite word is fish.

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

Won his last election, in 2019, with 49% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Liberals, ethics and scandals. Which of these words go together and which ones don’t. https://t.co/CziL34yQO5

This week

Posted on Twitter E-petition 2725 just launched! Please sign and share to support British Columbia’s public fishery and call for a c… https://t.co/jNwXoLuGew

Posted on Twitter Ethics Commissioner investigating PM once again (twice guilty already) Conservatives ask for emerg. mtg of Committe… https://t.co/crfPn6ETKX

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Twice already Justin Trudeau has been found guilty of breaking ethics laws. Now he is under investigation again. Ca… https://t.co/ZUsmAYzMcj

Posted on Twitter Canada Day 2020 will be different than any we have experience before. My greeting to you is to “Celebrate in any wa… https://t.co/mThSnDDLin

Posted on Twitter Outsourcing a contract of this size is bad enough but having it go to an organization with such close ties to the P… https://t.co/JlMTUaJFpm

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of COVID-19 on Fishing Industry Stakeholders Thank you, Mr. Chair. There is just a small motion that I'm going to propose here. On May 7, the Standing Committee on Finance hosted seven ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of COVID-19 on Fishing Industry Stakeholders So, fishermen have been out on the water for weeks, basically, and there's still no certainty if they are going to be covered under those programs, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Briefing on Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here. Early in the process, fish harvesters and processors and provincial governments repeatedly asked for guidance from ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Briefing on the Government’s Response to the Big Bar Landslide Thank you, Minister. According to DFO, the landslide occurred somewhere between October and November of 2018, about 14 months before Peter Kiewit Sons was assigned the ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of COVID-19 on Fishing Industry Stakeholders Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to suggest that once we've had these meetings on COVID with the minister on June 16 and June 17, ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses. I'm from British Columbia. Mr. Daniels, we may have met out there. My riding spans the Shuswap-Secwepemc ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Mr. Chair, fisheries and oceans stakeholders and coastal communities face unprecedented threats from the COVID-19 crisis, and they deserve the support of all levels of government, ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business It certainly is unprecedented to have the minister appear once per month, but we are in unprecedented times. Many have said that. The situation continues to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to sole sourced contracts over $10,000 issued by the Canadian Coast Guard since November 4, 2015: what are the details of all such contracts, ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the September 17, 2018, government news release titled “Minister Brison announces Government of Canada investment in Delhaven Harbour”: (a) what specific expenditures for ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, 300,000 chickens: That is how many birds will go hungry on one farm in Salmon Arm in a few days. This family farm's existence ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, today we heard in question period moments ago a Liberal cabinet minister speaking about reconciliation for the benefit of all Canadians, or reconciliation for ...

Spoke in the House on Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise, but unfortunately the previous member got cut short. I am sure he had more to say. He is such ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, it was interesting to hear the hon. member compare this to buying a used car. Has the member heard the same things in his ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, Canadian lobster and snow crab fishermen are being blindsided by regulations forced on them by the U.S. A full-time U.S. ambassador might be able ...

Spoke in the House on Salmon Fisheries Mr. Speaker, Canada's fisheries have declined significantly in recent years, despite Liberal promises to reverse those trends. Threats to Pacific salmon stocks grew exponentially last year ...

Voted Yes on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted No on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-467 An Act to establish Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Canada Games torch visits Vernon Torch in hand, Mayor Victor Cumming, Member of Parliament Mel Arnold and MNP partner Blair Gronlund began their relay run at Vernon City Hall. They made their way across Highway 97, finishing at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Afterward, a celebration ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Script of remarks from Vernon Remembrance Day event Silver Cross mother Mrs Hilda Kolman, Mel Arnold, Member of Parliament for North Okanagan-Shuswap, Eric Foster, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vernon-Monashee, Victor Cumming, Mayor of Vernon, my fellow veterans, ladies and gentlemen,.

Mentioned by Castanet.net Feds look at mussel money The federal government will look at how it distributes funds in the battle against aquatic invasive species. North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold received unanimous support for a motion he introduced calling on the House of Commons ...

Mentioned by Castanet.net Locals taking action A group of concerned citizens in Vernon visited the office of Mel Arnold the MP for North Okanagan - Shuswap on Wednesday. The group of North Okanagan residents hand-delivered a summary of the most recent IPCC report stating, "Global Warming of 1.5 ...

Mentioned by Castanet.net Spiers tribute in Commons Spiers was a well-respected member of the Vernon community for his dogged determination in the pursuit of fiscal responsibility. Today, Spiers was remembered in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament for North Okanagan —Shuswap, Mel Arnold.

Mentioned by Castanet.net Spiers tribute in Commons Spiers was a well-respected member of the Vernon community for his dogged determination in the pursuit of fiscal responsibility. Today, Spiers was remembered in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament for North Okanagan —Shuswap, Mel Arnold.

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