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  • His favourite word is service.

Liberal MP for St. John's East (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 47% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @MUNLiberals @MarchforSciNL Sorry I missed this! Thanks, @PierceCollierNL

Posted on Twitter @JohnRiche @contrarymary_ I need an anonymous account.

Posted on Twitter @jmd37000 @PremierofNL Sorry for your loss

Posted on Twitter @jmd37000 @PremierofNL Please contact my constituency office 709-772-7171

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter @SeamusORegan @bef738 @Scott_Simms As a member of the travelling public, I eagerly await a passenger's bill of rights!

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @CochraneCBC @rhondamcmeekin Shhh! There are hundreds of thousands of Easter Bunnies. They are bunnies after all. O… https://t.co/R0Xjo31HaQ

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 Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act This is going to be somewhat difficult, because the questions were interim. First, what are your internal timelines for providing the first decision letter as to ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business I'm glad to see someone with some experience in change management in your roles. That's wonderful. There's another sideline, and maybe this is following up on ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you all for your testimony again today. I would like to focus on a couple of issues I've been asking ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Professor Brown, I do very much like the way the Australian Capital Territory's act is drafted, because it allows us ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by VOCM FFAW Maintains Sustainable Limited Cod Fishery is Possible FFAW President Keith Sullivan maintains a limited commercial cod fishery is possible, without impacting growth of the stock. Sullivan was MP Nick Whalen who says while the latest stock assessment shows northern cod numbers are climbing, they still can ...

Mentioned by VOCM NEW Now is No Time to Increase Cod Quotas: Whalen That from MP Nick Whalen. He calls yesterday's announcement on the northern cod stock “grim.” The latest numbers show the stock is growing, but is not large enough to support a commercial fishery. Scientists suggest that could be years away. The FFAW ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Sorry, I'm going to stop you there, Mr. Trottier, because “wrongdoing” is defined in the act as “a contravention of any Act of Parliament”, “a misuse ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act When we move on to reliable confidentiality protection, I note that you have put some things in here. I think at least in that respect, your ...

Spoke in the House on James McGrath Mr. Speaker, the Hon. James A. McGrath, former member of the House and eighth lieutenant governor of Newfoundland, passed away on February 28. He was a ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Thank you very much. That's an interesting take on it. We are operating under a regime that we currently have in place as it stands. This ...

Spoke in the House on Small Business Mr. Speaker, high-growth companies and small to medium-sized enterprises are key drivers of Canada's economic growth. In January, our government launched accelerated growth services, a pilot ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thanks, Dr. Brown, for joining us—this morning, by your time—with your very interesting testimony. In terms of objects of the act, ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by VOCM Nick Whalen Sheds Curls for Shave for the Brave MP Nick Whalen completed his first Shave for the Brave on Friday, when Executive Director of Young Adult Cancer Canada Geoff Eaton did the honours at the Avalon Mall. Whalen says he's getting used to it. He says he made the decision after he was on the ...

Mentioned by The Telegram Ottawa will be abuzz with Whelan's new do St. John's East MP Nick Whalen bade farewell to his curls on Friday when he allowed Geoff Eaton, founder and executive director of Young Adult Cancer Canada, to buzz him down to the scalp in a YACC Shave for the Brave event at the Avalon Mall. Whelan ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca 'I feel like Krusty the Clown': MP Nick Whalen shaves curls for cancer St. John's East Liberal MP Nick Whalen's signature locks are no more, but don't worry, they were shed for a great cause: supporting young adults with cancer. Nick Whalen puts on a brave face before shaving his head. (Cal Tobin/CBC). At the Avalon Mall ...

Mentioned by VOCM MP Nick Whalen Shedding his Locks at Shave for the Brave St. John's East MP Nick Whalen is hours away from shedding his curly locks, as he participates in a solo Shave for the Brave Event. This is the first of two shaves Whalen is planning on doing this year in support of the annual Young Adult Cancer Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Accessibility Mr. Speaker, Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day that prevent them from fully participating in society. Everyone deserves a level playing field. All of my ...

Spoke in the House on Job Losses in the Energy Sector Mr. Chair, after 10 years of mismanagement by Conservative governments in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and indeed here in Ottawa, it is nauseating to sit here ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Hon. P. Derek Lewis Mr. Speaker, the Hon. P. Derek Lewis, lawyer, senator, and exceptional wit, passed away on January 19. Derek was born in St. John's in 1924, where ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on House of Commons Pages Mr. Speaker, the tireless work of the pages does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. Each year, hundreds of young Canadians apply for the opportunity ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, fully one in eight Canadian jobs are linked to international trade. Stronger and more strategic foreign direct investment initiatives will help ensure that Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the member more about the Conservative deficit they left us, not only the financial deficit, but deficits in staffing ...