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  • His favourite word is overdose.

Liberal MP for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 35% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter The Komagata Maru steamship was unjustly denied entry into Canada. As a country we remember, regret & vow to never… https://t.co/Lgus1cheIn

This week

Posted on Twitter Taking a trip this weekend? The @ParksCanada app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play:… https://t.co/FgksNkl75a

Posted on Twitter Standing up for travellers. Bill C-49 promotes greater choice and connectivity, lower costs, and strengthened air p… https://t.co/ch1Sxm6edh

Posted on Twitter Our community is home to local museums that do fantastic work preserving our heritage. @PoCoHeritage @Coq_Heritage… https://t.co/JWUGcLsI0S

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes (against his party) on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Spoke in the House on May Day Festival Mr. Speaker, last week Port Coquitlam celebrated its annual May Day festival. The festival kicked off at the beginning of the week with May pole dancing, ...

Posted on Twitter We've unveiled the @CDNTrades monument: a testament to the hard work & devotion of building trades workers.… https://t.co/lMUgxEK8N9

Posted on Twitter On #IDAHOT we celebrate love, hope & the freedom to be ourselves. Let’s continue to fight against bigotry all year… https://t.co/i0xLdJlica

A week ago

Mentioned by City News Tri-City MP announces federal $ for seniors' groups, home builders - The Tri Liberal MP Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam) announced this month a call for proposals under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which promote seniors' volunteerism, mentorship and civic leadership. The call is open until June 23 and eligible ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-217 Thank you, Chair. I too laud the purpose of this bill. It's well intentioned. The intention is to enhance public safety. I've heard a lot of ...

Spoke in the House on Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be here today to address Bill C-277, an act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in ...

Mentioned by Huffington post (press release) (blog) New Canada Law Gives Legal Immunity To People Who Report Drug Overdoses Liberal Member of Parliament Ron McKinnon introduced the law last year. Lawmakers gave it final approval earlier this week, clearing the way for it to receive royal assent on Thursday. Canada, like the U.S., has been hit hard by opioids in recent years.

Mentioned by CBC.ca New law aims to reduce drug deaths by encouraging people to report overdoses A new federal law aims to reduce the number of people who die from opioid and other drug overdoses in Canada. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act was introduced as a private member's bill last year by B.C.Liberal backbencher Ron McKinnon and received ...

Mentioned by VOCM New Law Grants Immunity to 911 Callers Reporting Overdose A piece of legislation proposed by Liberal backbencher, Ron McKinnon last year and made more urgent by the continued increase of opioid overdose deaths across the country, has become a new federal law. The new legislation will provide immunity for ...

Mentioned by Huewire News New Canada Law Gives Legal Immunity To People Who Report Drug Overdoses Liberal Member of Parliament Ron McKinnon introduced the law last year. Lawmakers gave it final approval earlier this week, clearing the way for it to receive royal assent on Thursday. Canada, like the U.S., has been hit hard by opioids in recent years.

Mentioned by City News Tri-City MP's Good Samaritan bill to become law - The Tri A bill directed at Canada's opioid crisis will soon be law thanks to a Tri-City MP. On Tuesday night, Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam Liberal MP Ron McKinnon saw his Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act pass the final legislative hurdle. Now, it awaits Royal ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act moved the second reading of, and concurrence in, amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-224, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-217 It seems the thrust of this bill is about public safety, although our notes state that it is about maintaining “confidence in the administration of justice”. ...

Spoke in the House on Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam Seniors Advisory Council Mr. Speaker, I am proud to announce that the Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam seniors advisory council held its first meeting last week. The seniors advisory council will meet ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 I have a question as well. I've also wrestled with the concept of “primarily” and with trying to find some alternative wording that would be suitable ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 Thank you for coming today. The problem we're wrestling with is whether we can expand this to cover spaces or places that are primarily associated with ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 I took notice of your broader discussion about hate crimes and so forth. However, we unfortunately have to deal with a very narrow aspect of that, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 Okay. All right. Second, I'm interested in the scope of the buildings that you're intending this to apply to. Proposed paragraph (c) of new subsection (4.101) ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, our Canadian Armed Forces operates in a wide variety of challenging and geographically diverse locations around the globe. Whether our forces are at home ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System I believe you spoke about the prospect of expanding the nature of services, for, say, family law versus criminal law. Would it not exacerbate the funding ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Canadians need only to turn on the news to see the devastating effect that the problematic use of fentanyl and other opioids is having ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Edmonton Centre. I am pleased to rise today to speak in support of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System Thank you all for being here. I appreciate your testimony. My question is for the Canadian Bar Association. In your brief on page 5, you say ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, it is extremely important to Canada's economy to have efficient highways that connect us to our families and communities and to goods and services. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-224 An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose)