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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

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Being lost in translation is nothing new to me, Mr. Speaker. As I have said, I have a lot of experience being a politician, and it ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I have travelled with him on several missions to Europe, and the topic of CETA was always first and foremost for the most part. ...

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Voted No on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted No on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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

Spoke in the House on Salvation Army Mr. Speaker, it is the last weekend in November. What does that mean? Christmas is upon us. This weekend, it will be sheer madness at all ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, I want to say to all my colleagues in the House, congratulations on a great debate thus far. I have been in this House ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues for allowing me this opportunity to speak. Quite frankly, since taking office about 12 years ago, I would ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Nunatsiaq News MPs pass first reading of bill to create National Seal Products Day 2 to pass the first reading of Bill S-208, National Seal Products Day Act, a private members bill proposed by retired MP and Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette in the Senate. In the Commons, it's sponsored by Scott Simms, a Liberal MP from Newfoundland ...

Mentioned by The Gander Beacon Liberals say health-care system can be better managed Liberal candidates Al Hawkins, John Haggie, Jerry Dean, Derek Bennett and MP Scott Simms join Liberal leader Dwight Ball for release of health care-related elements of campaign platform. ©Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram. Grand Falls-Windsor—A Liberal ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on National Seal Products Day Act Madam Speaker, I first want to thank my former employee and colleague. I did not even write the speech for him. With all the technical words ...

Two months ago

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

Mentioned by CBC.ca NL government opens door for disaster relief Compensation for damage will be based on criteria decided upon by both the federal and provincial disaster financial assistance programs, a release from the provincial government said. Liberal MP Scott Simms said the federal government's assistance ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca More than $1.5M repair bill for accidents, road washouts, states of emergency Ball said Tuesday afternoon that the province has enough staff to reconnect communities cut off by road washouts, but he expects to get help from Ottawa. Late Tuesday, Liberal MP Scott Simms confirmed the federal government is ready to help the ...

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.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Seal celebration: Could May 20 soon become National Seal Products Day? Liberal MP Scott Simms sported a seal fur tie when he rose to speak in the House of Commons this week. "It was given to me by the Honourable John Crosbie during the fundraising phase of the Sealers Memorial in Elliston," Simms told CBC Radio's The ...

Spoke in the House on Standing Orders and Procedure Mr. Speaker, I am totally in agreement with the calendar being set well before what we have right now. I think June was the month the ...

Three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Gander Beacon Search and Rescue Gander to receive infrastructure investment Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame MP Scott Simms was in Gander recently on behalf of Defense Minister Harjit Sajan to announce $2.3 million in infrastructure funding for runway repair. Flanked by Health and Community Services Minister John Haggie ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter The music of the Tragically Hip echoes across the peaks of Whistler/Blackcomb. #TragicallyHip. https://t.co/Th2SDrqMEV

Posted on Twitter @derekpford Haha. Thanks buddy.

Posted on Twitter @davidakin Thank you Sir!

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Access to Information Act Thank you, Chair. For the past probably six or seven years, the issue of redaction and whether it's necessary or not and the compliance issue have ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments We know the names that were already brought up, the Brazeaus of the world, the Mac Harbs of the world, these people. Let's take a moment ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business and Election of Chair (Motion agreed to) The next issue for motion is staff at in camera meetings. The motion says that unless otherwise ordered, each committee member shall be ...

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)

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to thank our guests in British Columbia, and here as well, for joining us. This issue about provisional voting came ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. Very briefly, to add to what has already been said, the one thing I want to emphasize is that it is certainly ...

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)