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

Won his last election, in 2019, with 48% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted No on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted No on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Gerald Thompson Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I pay my respects to a great man and proud Newfoundlander. Gerald Thompson of Grand Falls-Windsor recently passed ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, a report of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary ...

Posted on Twitter Each and every day I am proud to serve as the Member of Parliament for some of the bravest people I know at 9 Wing… https://t.co/QxR1yaJvbx

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Air Transportation Madam Speaker, as the member of Parliament for Gander, we are proud of our great contributions to international aviation. In particular, the Gander air control centre ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter True that! https://t.co/SUwraYpZbP

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act ... Hello, everybody. Thanks for joining us. Sorry for the technical difficulties at the beginning. Now that we have everybody, I'm going to start by saying that ...

Spoke in the House on Standing Orders and Procedure Madam Speaker, I am thankful to have these few minutes to talk about two things. They are ideas that have been floated in my existence in ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors ... I call this meeting to order. I'm going to go through a few things before we start. As you know, we were waiting for the minister ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Keep this conversation going. Understanding and compassion wins when we listen.... please pass it on #BellLetsTalk https://t.co/l6NQ1ecxXv

Posted on Twitter Fascinating story of a fascinating life that started in Belleoram, NL along the south coast. Thanks Barb! https://t.co/4AC47aDwec

Posted on Twitter Thanks Mayor Farwell and Council. As your MP I recognise how how critical this is. I am contacting the new Ministe… https://t.co/8LDmnCjf0M

Posted on Twitter Nav brought a reasoned voice to every conversation l had with him. Always appreciated and best to you and your fami… https://t.co/Rd1CiY0lhl

Three months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation of the Uyghurs and Impact of COVID-19 on Displaced ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, for being generous with the time and extending it. I was hoping you'd do that. I appreciate it. I want to start ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Impact of COVID-19 on Displaced Persons from Venezuela and Myanmar Thank you, Chair. Mr. Graham, I'm going to start with you. Actually, this is a question for both of you. I'm deeply concerned about how the ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage concerning the main estimates, ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors ... Welcome back, everyone. It's good to see everyone. I can see everyone online. This is different for me, because I'm actually now in the committee room ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-5 I call the meeting to order. Thank you for being here today. This is, of course, a very special day as we welcome legislation that has ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors ... Welcome, everyone, this is the opening of our new study, but before we get to that I just wanted to say thank you. I understand that ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Committee Business Yes. I'm not diminishing it, but it's almost like in today's world you want to create a Heritage Minute, produced by Historica, that will play on ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this time to introduce a very important petition, one that I agree with substantially. The petition concerns our children in the midst ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, presenting reports from the interparliamentary delegations, I would like to report from the Canada-Europe interparliamentary delegation. Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the ...

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 ...

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, ...

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)