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Liberal MP for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 75% of the vote.

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #984 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #983 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #982 Motion for the production of papers P-15 (Documents pertaining to the reception at the residence of the High ...

Voted Yes on Vote #981 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Elections Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, this is one of the final times we get to speak in this House. We have been doing this since 2004. I want to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #980 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

A week ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Private Members' Business and Question of Privilege Related to the Matter of ... I've been sitting here for the past hour and a half as the proverbial sponge to take it all in. As I meandered my way through ...

Spoke in the House on Aeronautics Act Madam Speaker, once again, it is an honour to rise in the House. I will start by following up on the speech we just heard by ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you once again Canadian Coast Guard. A great contribution to the future of Aerospace and for CNA Gander. #YQX https://t.co/JDTd7J5xVF

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act Mr. Speaker, I want to first congratulate the member on a speech that provided a perfect dismount near the end: free Willy, indeed. That is Senator ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I resist rising but I will anyway. I want to talk about that massive void of a speech. Nevertheless, I have been here for ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Mr. Speaker, today the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs visits Parliament Hill. I want to thank all of the brave men and women who continue to ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations Lauren. We are all so proud of you! https://t.co/kDXwPo3uJb

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Related to the Matter of the Royal Canadian Mounted ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you to both of you. Ms. Baird, in your speech, the key words you have are “timely, clear, objective, factual and ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter A great tour of the aircraft maintenance, structural repair and avionics programs at the Gander CNA campus, includi… https://t.co/2xHDlPjm1v

Posted on Twitter Wow! This is one of those videos that gives us a renewed appreciation for those who work on the ocean. Thanks Pete. https://t.co/gF0Wox9Mbb

Posted on Twitter The horrors of war are most effectively told, not by numbers, but from the experience of a soldier and their famili… https://t.co/f92oyijWJq

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Certificate of Nomination of the Right Honourable David Johnston to the Position ... Just quickly, we talked a lot about the platforms we use, the different demographics that we want to reach out to, but this does go to ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, back to the regularly scheduled programming, I want to thank the member for Yorkton—Melville. At the beginning of her speech when she described the ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations Tammy! https://t.co/bPzdYmMhNi

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on M-154, Situation of Endangered Whales If strange is required, I'm your man. Thank you very much, Chair. That's a fine job. I also want to say thank you to our panellists ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Related to the Matter of the Royal Canadian Mounted ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister and your officials, for coming. The other day when we had Mr. Motz here for his testimony—it's his motion as ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the House of Commons Electronic Petitions System and Question of ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Mr. Motz. I think you might be on the right path here. Misleading members of the House is contemptuous indeed. I ...

Spoke in the House on Elections Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, I do not know how I am going to follow that. It was quite blistering, intelligent and if I do say so myself, something ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, the member tied pricing on pollution and carbon issues with the amendment or the bringing forward of the agreement. Israel's green tax reform is ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca MPs, senators unite to oppose finning at premiere of 'Sharkwater Extinction' Michael MacDonald, NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Liberal MP Scott Simms. As the movie gets set to hit screens across the country on Oct. 19, a push is on in the Senate to move a bill to the House of Commons that would ban the import and export of shark fins ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-76 I know. I'm verklempt completely. I've been in this business now for 15 years; I've been elected for almost 15, and five elections in, so I'm ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-76 I want to follow up on what Mr. Cullen talked about. In the context of social media, I think the question is very pertinent to this, ...

Mentioned by CTV News Rate of denials for summer jobs funding higher in Conservative ridings Of note, the two Liberal MPs who spoke out against the attestation: Scarborough-Guildwood, Ont. MP John McKay, and Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, N.L. MP Scott Simms had six and eight rejections in their ridings, respectively. The deadline for the ...

Mentioned by CTV News Rate of rejections for summer jobs funding higher in Conservative ridings Of note, the two Liberal MPs who spoke out against the attestation: Scarborough-Guildwood, Ont. MP John McKay, and Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, N.L. MP Scott Simms had six and eight rejections in their ridings, respectively. The deadline for the ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities benefit from improved public infrastructure Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Derek Bennett, Member of the House of Assembly for Lewisporte–Twillingate, ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by New Kerala Lewisporte residents to benefit from improved water services Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Derek Bennett, Member of the House of Assembly for Lewisporte-Twillingate, ...

Mentioned by VOCM Simms Disputes Air Canada's Claims on Lack of Traffic Between Gander and Halifax Last week, the Gander Chamber of Commerce and the airport itself questioned the cancellation of the night flight from Halifax to Gander. The airline told the community that not enough people took the flight, but MP Scott Simms disagrees. Simms takes ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-703 An Act to establish a commemorative monument for search and rescue personnel in Canada

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-702 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (by-election duration and vacant seat)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-516 An Act to amend the Copyright Act (artist’s resale right)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-451 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for special benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-342 An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-335 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (deductions — disabled child)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-326 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (biweekly payment of benefits)