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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted No on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted Yes on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

Three days ago

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

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I respect the previous speaker for his experience in local media, which I have some experience with myself. This reminds me of several years ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, on many occasions throughout the past couple of months, many people have commented on the level of decorum in question period. I do not ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Mandate of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and Oversight ... I don't doubt it. I want to talk about catching the Speaker's eye. This goes to Ms. May's thing, but before I get to a question, ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act Madam Speaker, I am wondering if my colleague has done his research about the Canadian Medical Association and if he has its opinion of it. I ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations Colleen because you certainly deserve this honour! https://t.co/74vJvRmq3C

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, in answer to this, the hon. member will talk about similar themes to those he just talked about, but before he does that, I ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Yes, understood. I think Mr. Graham is going to touch on that issue in just a moment—not to presuppose what he is going to ask, but ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parallel Debating Chambers Yes, it is, and I find it fascinating. I want to go back to the comment you made about the guillotining of certain bills. Here we ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thank you very much. I'm going to start with what transpired a while ago in an appearance by Mr. Robert. I'm going to get to that ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Safeguarding the 2019 General Election and the Security and Intelligence Threats to ... I mentioned earlier about the timing of the event. I mentioned that we should do it at 7 p.m. to accommodate the Australians, but really, an ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, the hon. member had qualms with the Paris Agreement. Her party voted for it and she voted against it. I am wondering if she ...

Posted on Twitter @SarahlStoodley @nlliberals Congratulations Sarah! Looking forward to the campaign.

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Briefing by the Clerk of the House on the Standing Orders Project I like that, too, because, being parliamentarians, we have other duties that take us to our constituencies and so on and so forth. I find that ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parallel Debating Chambers I'd like to address something mentioned earlier, the whip situation. I don't think you do this in a vacuum unto itself and exclude the whips. In ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Potential Removal of an Elm Tree on Parliament Hill I'm not sure if we're embarking on a venture into palliative care, because for this particular tree, I don't have a lot of faith in its ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Well done Melanie! Please save me a jam jam. And please pick up some Pineapple Crush! @melaniejoly https://t.co/A0g9x5pWFb

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present this petition on behalf of many Canadians, primarily from Ontario. I would like to initially thank Dee Gordon for her ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations Carolyn. Wish I could be there but certainly looking forward to reading about Betsy! https://t.co/KdXJknJkSX

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, the discipline in this House is absolutely fierce, but I thank members for pointing that out to me. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order ...

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

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

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)