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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.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy 65th to my cousin Davey who played the game of baseball with serious talent and passion. And coached and insp… https://t.co/SC5Vlb3hVT

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thank you… https://t.co/hczijpJVzg

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Thank you Ruth for fixing BOTH signs. There is a lesson in that for all of us. #BeBetter https://t.co/dlQua8nUE4

A month ago

Posted on Twitter My sincere condolences to you Vince and your family. https://t.co/gLs87ClTig

Posted on Twitter @CarolynRParsons @trudymorgancole Thanks Carolyn.

Posted on Twitter Great to be at festivals again! Congratulations and two thumbs up to MacKenzie, age 10, in Lewisporte who dunked me… https://t.co/Zt2N2z2npk

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill C-269 Amend the Fisheries Act (prohibition — deposit of raw sewage)

Voted Yes on Vote #183 Fifth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Voted No on Vote #184 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #185 on Bill C-30 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Educational Publishing in Canada I call the meeting to order. Welcome back, everyone. Welcome to meeting number 47 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. Pursuant to ...

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

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Funding to locate the remains of Indigenous children buried on the grounds ... Welcome, everybody, to the 46th meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted in ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Committee Business That was very generous of you. I'm not moving off of the issue about sports; I will get back to that in just a few moments. ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I would like to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in relation to Bill C-10, ...

Spoke in the House on Memorial University Graduate Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate all graduates in my riding, but there is one in particular whose story I would like to share. She ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 Welcome back, everyone, to clause-by-clause on Bill C-10 at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. To people listening to us, viewing us from afar on the ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 Welcome back, everybody. As you know, we are now within the confines of Bill C-10, clause by clause. What I am going to do right now ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 Welcome back, everyone. This is clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-10. I just want to point out to everybody in this room that I know the bells ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 We're back. First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to our technical staff for all of these breaks, suspensions and so on. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 Thank you, everyone. If I could just put a little bit of clarification beyond what I talked about earlier, for the most part we realize that ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Madam Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise today to honour Pastor Ralph Benson, who died tragically last month. Pastor Benson faced many challenges ...

Spoke in the House on Pastor Ralph Benson Madam Speaker, I rise with great sadness today to honour Pastor Ralph Benson, who died tragically last month. Pastor Benson faced many challenges as a young ...

Spoke in the House on Offshore Health and Safety Act Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the minister, first on all, on his work on this particular issue. I want to ask him about all the ...

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

Spoke in the House on Regional Economic Development Mr. Speaker, economic recovery is tied to the vitality of our communities. However, certainly for the past year, for many communities like my own, town halls, ...

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)