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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Time to vote everyone!! Go Twillingate!! https://t.co/bsQYc0f7Zc

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @turr1959 It sure was. Went canoeing in Notre Dame Provincial Park. Highly recommend it. Thanks Peter. Enjoy Change… https://t.co/b7Z9jq2mZ2

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter It was a great gift. Now we need to find another Bruins fan born on August 13. https://t.co/Sru6tbxVBy

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Ordered mine too! https://t.co/aSDkSLRhUh

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to it! https://t.co/3VuQPg0Dq0

A week ago

Posted on Twitter I would highly recommend listening to this interview. After 16 years in public office this discussion rings true t… https://t.co/spIUehmope

Three months ago

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Chair. I would like to take this time to salute those who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide care and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, presenting reports from the interparliamentary delegations, I would like to report from the Canada-Europe interparliamentary delegation. Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the ...

Spoke in the House on Tropical Diseases Madam Speaker, over one billion people around the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. They are diseases that we as Canadians do not always ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his well-delivered, well-thought-out speech, and I agree with him on practically 95% of it. However, in a minority Parliament, ...

Spoke in the House on Resumption of debate on Address in Reply Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity, as it is my first speech, to thank my constituents in Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, central Newfoundland, for ...

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of a Legacy Document —that I've been all around the circle. There's an old joke in Newfoundland where a Newfoundlander and, I'll say, a Hamiltonian were in the woods one ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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)