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Liberal MP for Malpeque (P.E.I.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 62% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-240, ...

Posted on Twitter Attending @NatlGovsAssoc meeting Feb 24-27 in #WashingtonDC. Good opportunity to advance shared goals of security and prosperity

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

This week

Voted No on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

Posted on Twitter Sad to learn Bob White former labor leader passed away.Bob was one off the greatest labor leaders of our time.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Today is National Ag Day! Be sure to thank a farmer and buy local! #HappyAgDay #CdnAgDay.

Spoke at the Finance committee on Second Report of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth The time is up. I hope we'll have time for one more question from each of the parties. There is a point that I do want ...

Spoke in the House on Distinguished Alumni Award Mr. Speaker I rise to congratulate Islander David Thompson, granted the distinguished alumni award at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture. This most prestigious award recognizes outstanding ...

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted Yes on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Posted on Twitter Sean Casey and I join William Wright on the Hill in snowy Ottawa https://t.co/QKqNJS7sX9

Posted on Twitter Shawn Casey and I join Adam Wright on the Hill in snowy Ottawa https://t.co/rbyfpdvlZZ

Posted on Twitter Happy Canada Flag Day all. From Parliament Hill where the snow continues to fall. https://t.co/9UmTbqOpKd

Voted Yes on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Committee Business —and proposed an agenda going forward. Suzie is going to distribute that. We'll go through the calendar and where I think we are. We decided as ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Marie Hendricken Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Marie Hendricken, who recently passed away. Marie was, first and foremost, a lifelong partner with her husband J.P.—for ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca PEI's Wayne Easter on Trump inauguration — and whether we should worry Malpeque MP Wayne Easter, co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, is preparing to meet with the incoming Trump administration in Washington this April. He says the most pressing issue is North American trade, and how Canada, Mexico, and ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Justin Trudeau skips PEI on Atlantic Canada visit Scheduling, timing. Wayne Easter, Liberal MP for Malpeque, said it is "great to see" the prime minister travel across most of the country to meet directly with Canadians and hear their concerns. With respect to P.E.I., he said the province wasn't part ...

Mentioned by The Guardian Much ado about nothing? John Palmer is against MP Wayne Easter's private members' bill to declare Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Canada. In “Parliament can't change history” (Saturday's Guardian) he writes: “Our founding Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald must be ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by The Guardian Parliament can't change history Our local MP Wayne Easter has introduced a Private Members Bill in the House of Commons that declares Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Canada. Our founding Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald must be turning in his grave at this proposal.

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Finance, entitled “Creating the Conditions for ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Be a little more calm than the other fellow.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have two reports from committee to present today. First, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Infrastructure. For the last two years, Prince Edward Island has led this country in export growth and ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-26, ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension ... I think probably procedurally the best way to proceed is we need basically an agreement to adopt the subcommittee report, and if there's anything we want ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca US election: Cooler heads will prevail says PEI MP Wayne Easter, who co-chairs the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, says now that the voting is over the political reality will set in for president-elect Donald Trump. The Malpeque MP said cooler heads will prevail now that the United ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Ottawa to spend $1M on central PEI fishing harbours The government of Canada will spend $1 million on improvements to three fishing harbours including Malpeque, P.E.I., area MP Wayne Easter announced Monday. Ottawa investing $12M in P.E.I.'s small harbours. The money will be spent completing the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2017 Budget Thank you, Mr. Estabrooks, Mr. Caron. I do have one question I want to bring here. I know ACOA reasonably well. I will agree with you ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Canada Revenue Agency’s Efforts to Combat Tax Avoidance and Evasion Okay. B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan.... I actually think—and I'll go to Mr. Caron on this, as well—you're right. In terms of the numbers for the overall ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Cost estimate of Bill C-239, An Act to Amend the Income Tax ... Thank you very much. Is there anyone else who has one quick question they want to ask? Okay, with that we'll thank the parliamentary budget officer ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Canada Revenue Agency’s Efforts to Combat Tax Avoidance and Evasion We'll call the meeting to order. Today's hearing is pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), a study of the Canada Revenue Agency's efforts to combat tax avoidance ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-15 Okay. I do know that the issue with regard to the Wheat Board relates to taxes, but I think you should be aware, Mr. McGowan, and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-253 An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-551 An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians