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NDP MP for South Okanagan—West Kootenay (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 41% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Emergency Preparedness Mr. Speaker, last summer's wildfires devastated communities across Canada. The Minister of Emergency Preparedness has admitted that the upcoming wildfire season will be even worse. Canadians ...

Voted Yes on Vote #655 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Didn't vote on Vote #656 on Bill C-35 Respecting early learning and child care in Canada

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #648 Opposition Motion (ArriveCAN)

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill C-354 Amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (Quebec’s cultural distinctiveness and French-speaking communities)

Voted Yes on Vote #650 on Bill C-321 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against persons who provide health services and first responders)

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Madam Speaker, I asked in question period a couple of weeks ago about the catastrophic damage that was suffered by the wine and soft fruit sectors ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Free Trade Negotiations Between Canada and Ecuador Thank you. At the start, Mr. Forsyth, you mentioned there will be chapters or language on indigenous peoples, human rights, the environment, and yet there will ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Free Trade Negotiations Between Canada and Ecuador and The 2023 Strike at ... Thank you. Thank you all for being here today. It's been very interesting. I wish we had all day to speak to you. I'm going to ...

Spoke at the Science and Research committee on Committee Business and Integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Science in Government ... Thank you. Thank you for being here today to tell us about this important topic. I'm going to turn to Dr. Johnson, just because I think ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I want to compliment my hon. colleague on his work in our science and research committee. He is a very strong advocate for research. ...

Spoke in the House on Teck Resources Mr. Speaker, the federal government has recently announced plans for several major electric vehicle battery plants backed by billions of dollars in investments. Canada has the ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, everybody knows that my riding makes the best wine in Canada but January's extreme cold snap caused widespread damage to grape and fruit crops ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s Proposed Biocides Regulation: Trade Impacts for Certain Canadian Sectors and Canadian ... Thank you. I'm not sure who to direct this to. There is perhaps a general problem that is full of specific different examples when it comes ...

Spoke at the Science and Research committee on Integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Science in Government Policy Development Thank you, and thank you all for being here today. I'm going to turn to Dr. Turner. I want to get on the record what a ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canadian Businesses in Supply Chains and Global Markets Mr. Perron, I just want to ask you about Quebec. We've heard, at least in conversations that I've had here, about some exciting news in Quebec, ...

Spoke at the Science and Research committee on Integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Science in Government Policy Development Thank you to both witnesses for being here today. I'm going to start with Dr. Czuy. You talked quite a bit about stories. It made me ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 2023 Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise here today to speak to Bill C-57, the new Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement. I have already spoken at length ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from members of my riding. The petitioners point out that volunteer firefighters account for 71% of total ...

A month ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Meetings In many cases, they're not. It's people bringing in real replacement workers to do the work that large numbers of workers normally have. If you're seeing ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to any polling data obtained by the Privy Council Office concerning policies affecting small and medium-sized businesses, since January 1, 2023: what are the ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter A beautiful day for my Meadowlark Festival bike tour today along the KVR trail above Naramata. The bitterroot/spit… https://t.co/xRKF770xxN

Posted on Twitter Thanks for inviting me to the ceremony last night—sorry I missed you in the House this afternoon ! Congratulations… https://t.co/cE5FYXa60F

Posted on Twitter Two of my favourite scientists—Sally Otto and Maydianne Andrade—at the Killam award ceremony last night.… https://t.co/P6tqAktImr

Posted on Twitter Wonderful to meet up with my friends Pieter Cullis and Nancy Flight (the editor of my Greystone books!) at the Kill… https://t.co/jL8CqxgX8p

Posted on Twitter .@DBuszard @sarperotto and @NahlahAyed at the Killam awards last night celebrating Sally Otto’s selection for this… https://t.co/Epk3TtOctt

Posted on Twitter Here we go @GordJohns ! https://t.co/9iyZBA93xn

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-267 An Act to amend the Excise Act (non-alcoholic beer)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-219 An Act to enact the Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights and to make related amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-214 An Act to amend the Canadian Navigable Waters Act (lakes and rivers in British Columbia)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-363 An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (amendment of the List)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-360 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (certain lakes and rivers in British Columbia)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-354 An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)