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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.

This week

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 ...

A week ago

Mentioned by VOCM UPDATE FISH-NL Protestors Join Gillett at DFO in White Hills FISH-NL President Ryan Cleary accused MP Scott Simms of “playing politics” with a man's life. Members of FISH-NL are demonstrating outside DFO Headquarters in St. John's this morning, joining with Richard Gillett who is into the eighth day of a hunger ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Filibuster over potential House rule changes 'a waste of everybody's time,' says former Liberal MP MPs of all political stripes indulged in some 'Happy Filibay' cake. Liberal MP and committee chair Larry Bagnell; Liberal MP Scott Simms; Conservative MP Scott Reid; Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski; Conservative MP Phil McColeman, and NDP MP Matthew ...

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted No on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted No on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Three weeks 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 ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Inshore shrimp fishermen raise a ruckus outside MP's office "We're adjacent to the shrimp, we're adjacent to the shrimp," chanted members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Fish Harvesters' Association as they staged a demonstration outside the office of Liberal MP Scott Simms. The fishermen are ...

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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' And so I gleefully walk in this room at one o'clock in the morning, knowing that democracy is being preserved,” said Liberal MP Scott Simms (Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, N.L.), a member of the House Affairs Committee, and the one who introduced ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' And so I gleefully walk in this room at one o'clock in the morning, knowing that democracy is being preserved,” said Liberal MP Scott Simms (Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, N.L.), a member of the House Affairs Committee, and the one who introduced ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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. ...

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 in the House on Harry Harnum Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to Harry Harnum, or as we called him, Chief Harry. Harry served with the Bishop's Falls fire department ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Ottawa River Watershed Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague who I have known for quite some time. As he compliments our colleague from Edmonton, I would like ...

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

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 ...

More than three months ago

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

Posted on Twitter Our Government in touch with provincial Officials. We are ready to help cope with flooding. Please be safe and I will see you soon.

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Northern Cod Stock Good afternoon, everybody. I am sorry for the delay. We had a very moving tribute by our party leaders in the House of Commons, and that ...

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)