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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.

A week ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Canada will celebrate its first National Seal Products Day this Saturday National Seal Products Day acknowledges that the cultural significance of seal is tied to the economic well-being of sealers, according to Newfoundland MP Scott Simms, who sponsored the bill. "This is about seal products and products that are gaining ...

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 No 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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Canada will celebrate its first National Seal Products Day this Saturday National Seal Products Day acknowledges that the cultural significance of seal is tied to the economic well-being of sealers, according to Newfoundland MP Scott Simms, who sponsored the bill. "This is about seal products and products that are gaining ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals abruptly shut down House Affairs Committee filibuster after more than 80 hours of stalling tactics ... “We have to deal with that as precedence … which adjourns our debate right now,” added Liberal MP Scott Simms (Coast of Bays-Central -Notre Dame, Nfld.) a committee member and the architect of the contentious motion to see the committee study the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Opposition filibuster ends in profanity as Liberal chair adjourns meeting But the motion that was being stymied — Liberal MP Scott Simms' attempt to have the committee study the government's reform proposals — is set to be withdrawn in light of the Liberal government's decision to proceed through other means. The committee ...

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.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) More than 60 per cent of Canadians support idea of prime minister's Question Period, half are in favour of ... Liberal MP Scott Simms (Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, N.L.) introduced a motion on March 10 at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee, asking the group to complete a review of possible changes to the Standing Orders by June 2. The motion has ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News No 'playing politics': MP says he did not disrespect hunger-striking fisherman Newfoundland MP Scott Simms is denying accusations by FISH-NL's Ryan Cleary that he is "playing politics" with the life of a hunger-striking fisherman. Simms said Thursday afternoon he didn't make an offer to Richard Gillett to entice the fish ...

Two 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 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.

Three months ago

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. ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled, “Review of ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill S-208 I don't know if I'll take that much time. First of all, thank you, Chair. There's not much I can add to the eloquent words of ...

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

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Private Members' Business and Briefing with the Minister of Democratic Institutions Thank you. Minister, like you, I'm new here today at this committee, but I'm certainly not new to the House. As Mr. Christopherson pointed out and ...

Posted on Twitter @kenleggelawncar Merry Christmas to you too Ken and have a great 2017.

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Before we get to the business of the day, before we get down to ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Fall 2016 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada The pleasure is all mine, more than it is yours, trust me, so we'll see how this goes. I took great interest in report 5, and ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Welcome, everybody. This is the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and a motion adopted by the committee on Monday, September ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act Welcome everybody. Before we get to any interventions, I want to welcome to our guests, but before we get to our guests, I have just a ...

Posted on Twitter @MarcMillerVM @ldelnegro2 @SeamusORegan @avalonMPKen @LevittMichael AGREED! Fogo Island Cod! It's the newest culinary craze!

Posted on Twitter Go Nathan! Good luck! "@whalennathan: Neat @CBCNL article about my time in Cleveland last weekend: https://t.co/TonIgC9Yl6 #Election2016

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)