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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.

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Chief Mi'sel Joe of Miawpukek First Nation for receiving the Order of Canada. Truly inspiring leader and friend.

A month ago

Mentioned by The Pilot Future of Twillingate fish plant up in the air His constituency office has been receiving calls from concerned plant workers regarding the plant for weeks and the province, Unifor, and the plant owners have brought the issue to Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame MP Scott Simms. Bennett says all ...

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Posted on Twitter @kavs86 @avalonMPKen @jisheppard Hilarious...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Meet the three MPs who want to turn Parliament 'inside out' Liberal MP Scott Simms, Conservative MP Michael Chong, and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart want to fix Question Period, empower backbench MPs, reform House committees, and overhaul their own political parties, once and for all. So they wrote a book about it ...

Mentioned by Advertiser Funds announced to renovate Bishop's Falls Lions Club Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame MP Scott Simms announced $30,794 for the organization on Saturday. Both interior and exterior renovations will be completed. The funding is coming from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. "For more than ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Meet the three MPs who want to turn Parliament 'inside out' Liberal MP Scott Simms, Conservative MP Michael Chong, and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart want to fix Question Period, empower backbench MPs, reform House committees, and overhaul their own political parties, once and for all. So they wrote a book about it ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Changes to the Standing Orders, Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here. I have one question on one particular issue. Thank you for explaining what was in your mandate ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Sea ice, quota cuts hurting Bonavista fish plant workers too Scott Simms, the member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, said he's been getting a lot of calls from harvesters and fish plant workers this year. "I've never seen ... That quote should have been attributed to MP Scott Simms. (Jun 12 ...

Spoke in the House on Come From Away Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure and, indeed, an honour to congratulate the Canadian musical Come From Away. Last night, Come From Away's Christopher Ashley ...

Posted on Twitter @baronvonscotty @Intelevore @CBCNL yes they did! So @baronvonscotty ... it seems they're on to us!

Mentioned by Advertiser Investment solidifies Grand Falls-Windsor's research centre identity Pictured left to right are: Barry Manuel, Mayor, Town of Grand Falls-Windsor; Dr. Terry Young, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame; Seamus O'Regan, MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl; Dr. Sue ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... Thank you for your intervention, Mr. Côté. Very quickly, this is a crude example. Today there is an election in the United Kingdom. The polls are ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... I see. Personally, I think—and obviously you feel the same way—that would go a long way towards that. In any particular nation, if you're in a ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas Good morning, everybody, and welcome. We have a few new people this morning as far as our colleagues are concerned. I want to say welcome to ...

Spoke in the House on Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Hockey Club Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to congratulate the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Senior A hockey team. Last month the boys took ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... I have a quick comment on that. I was caught up in that as well. I was newly elected. I was at the Westin Hotel, and ...

Spoke in the House on National Seal Products Day Act Madam Speaker, before I forget, I want to wish my colleague from North Okanagan—Shuswap and his wife a very happy anniversary, as he ended his speech ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... I say that jokingly, but I know it's a serious topic, and I apologize to my colleagues. Please don't take it as such. First, I would ...

Posted on Twitter Given GHL letter to House Leaders and all party support for privilege motion to PROC, I will be withdrawing my motion on Standing Orders.

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Seal Products Day Act moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, I know that as a former minister of fisheries and oceans, you spent ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to stand here to do this. I appreciate what my colleague from Bonavista—Burin—Trinity said about our riding names ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... All right. I've been here for the whole debate and even though 99% of the comments have been counter to what I'm hoping to do, I ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, it is my honour and privilege to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in ...

Posted on Twitter @hhi1 Thank you. And I hope you discovered that despite the cold weather there were warm hearts and friendly faces in Canada.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I move: That, in relation to its study of the Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North ...

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity to speak to Bill C-22, the national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians act. We have now had the benefits ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here. I want to go to Bill C-33, if I may, and focus on the substance of it. ...

Posted on Twitter @DavidZelcer @GerryP65 Done! ... Sorry for the delay.

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)