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

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

Today

Posted on Twitter @ottawaspends Another good investment in the riding of Malpeque. Bring those tourists on. Great places to stay. Oh! But the comforts of PEI

This week

Posted on Twitter Great tour of Tree Top Haven cottages with Sheila Arsenault in Mount Tryon. New type accommodation called glamping https://t.co/UR3qdZ2HOa

Posted on Twitter Congratulations MacDougall Steel Erectors Inc 4 taking over the old McCain plant in Borden-Carleton. New challenges https://t.co/9pt0YxafgE

A week 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.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Happy New Year to one and all. May you have good health and happiness.

Posted on Twitter Shout out to all honest people! Dau-in-law 8 mtgs pregnant lost wedding & engagement rings. Both turned in, 1 fd in snowbk other in store

Posted on Twitter Getting the Hill set for ceremonies to begin Canada 150. As a Nation we have a lot to be proud off. https://t.co/PAF6KYq921

A month ago

Voted No on Vote #183 on Bill C-301 Amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered ...

Voted Yes on Vote #182 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to ...

Voted No on Vote #181 on Bill C-306 Establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #180 on Bill C-235 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder)

Voted Yes on Vote #179 on Bill C-30 Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its ...

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.

Two months ago

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 in the House on Michael O'Neill Mr. Speaker, today I stand to honour my friend and long-term employee on the Hill, Michael O'Neill, who passed away recently. Mike's career began in 1981, ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 What worries me, Mr. Speaker, about the member's remarks is that there were a lot of exaggerations and misinformation. For the member to get up in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 sixth report of the Standing Committee on Finance entitled “The Canada Revenue Agency, ...

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Woman addresses gender gap issue to Commons committee — of all men P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter. Easter said the meeting was about pre-budget consultations, and gender gap was just one of the topics that was covered. "To make it sound like the committee was looking at that issue and there was no women present, I do think is ...

Mentioned by Digital Journal Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $345,720 to the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication ...

Mentioned by EIN News (press release) Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $345,720 to the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-15 As with the previous amendment, BQ-9 seek to increase benefits set out in section 17 of the Employment Insurance Act and in the opinion of the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Canada Revenue Agency’s Efforts to Combat Tax Avoidance and Evasion All right. I think we can debate it based on some of the advice coming forward from some of the people on the legal end of ...

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