It's been a great session! Looking forward to working in the riding
The Next 150 Video Project!
In 1 minute and 50 second video share your ideas for Canada’s next 150 years. Upload your video to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - and tag me @RonMcKinnonLib and hashtag #TheNext150. The video with the most likes, shares or retweets will win a Canada 150 flag.
We have a lot to be proud of, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for #TheNext150
Contest closes June 29th, 2018. Winner will be announced on July 1, 2018. In the event of a tie preference given to Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam residents.
Responding to questions on costs on Pharmacare Now
Responding to a question by Kyle Duggan of IPolitics on the breakdown on cost savings to Canadians, for a national pharmacare program in the Charles Lynch Press Gallery on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 18, 2018
Ron McKinnon discusses human trafficking in the Justice Committee
On February 15, 2018, I had the opportunity to ask officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Public Safety, questions about human trafficking in Canada.
Discussion with Minister Pettipas Taylor regarding the regulation of vaping products
At the Standing Committee on Health on February 14, 2018, I had the opportunity to discuss Bill S-5 with Minister Pettipas Taylor. Bill S-5 will put into law plain packaging for tobacco products and regulates the vaping products in Canada.
Job well done, first responders
Mr. Speaker, in the heart of Port Coquitlam lies the second largest rail yard west of Winnipeg. Late last month, a tanker truck moving ethanol through this yard was involved in a collision with a train resulting in an explosion and a spectacular fire which made the national news coast to coast to coast. Fortunately, there was no loss of life.
While we await the outcome of investigations, I commend the joint emergency planning training and coordination between Canadian Pacific teams and the city of Port Coquitlam. Their emergency preparation and planning unfolded with precision to keep the situation under control and undertook the necessary evacuation of an 800 metre radius in an orderly fashion and to ensure no loss of life and no injuries.
I thank and express my ongoing confidence in the city of Port Coquitlam and all first responders as well as Canadian Pacific personnel for their ongoing professionalism and skill in keeping our community safe.
Mental Health of Jurors study in the House of Commons Justice Committee
Ron McKinnon, MP for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, ask questions of Breese Davies of the Criminal Lawyers' Association and Dr. Katy Kamkar of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, about individualized counselling for jurors during the course of a trial.
Talking about mental health
Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, today Canadians & people around the world are invited to talk, text, and engage on social media about mental health and mental illness. Here is what colleagues MP Anthony Housefather, Iqra Khalid and I, alongside other members of our Justice committee, are working on regarding this very important file. We encourage you to show your support and join the conversation on #BellLetsTalk day.
Working hard for you in Ottawa
Today the House of Commons is back in session for 2018. I will continue listening to you and working with you to create growth that works for everyone.
Town hall on cannabis regulations
Ron McKinnon, MP for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, hosted a town hall on Canada's cannabis regulations with Bill Blair, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Health and Justice, at Douglas College. Coquitlam - December 18, 2017
Health Minister supports the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
Watch as I ask Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor what Health Canada is doing to promote the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act so that drug users and law enforcement are well informed.
Word needs to get out to save lives in overdose situations
The message still needs to get out that Good Samaritans who call 911 to report drug overdoses are protected from being prosecuted for drug possession. Equally, law enforcement still needs to be educated about this law. The work by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, The Law Foundation of Ontario, and Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council will go a long way in saving lives of Canadians. Tell your friends, and download your bilingual wallet card at www.overdoseprevention.ca
Ron McKinnon speaks on C-45, the Cannabis Act
Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, speaks during the debate on C-45, the Cannabis Act in the House of Commons on November 9, 2017
Ron McKinnon asks the Minister of Health about the government's approach to addressing opioids
Ron McKinnon raises questions about Andrew Scheer's endorsement of Steven Harper's approach to addressing Canada's opioid epidemic. He then asks the Health Minister about the government's much different approach.
Ron McKinnon on Patient Safety Week
Ron McKinnon, MP, delivers a statement on Patient Safety Week
Ron McKinnon speaks about the Terry Fox Run in Port Coquitlam
Question regarding Canada's opioid crisis
Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, asks Ginette Pettipas Taylor, the Minister of Health, about what the Government of Canada is doing in regard to Canada's opioid crisis.
Ron McKinnon Speaking on the Citizenship Act
Ron McKinnon, MP for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, speaks in the House of Commons on the amendments to the Citizenship Act and its language and knowledge requirements.
Thank You Seniors Council C-277
Happy to acknowledge the Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam Seniors Council for their work in helping me prepare for our debate on Bill C-277, palliative care in Canada.
Joel Lightbound, MP, discusses C-224 during Senate Amendments debate
Joel Lightbound, MP for Louis - Hebert, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, discusses C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act during the debate on Senate Amendments on May 2, 2017
Matthew Dube, MP, discusses C-224 during Senate Amendments debate
Matthew Dube, MP for Beloeil - Chambly, discusses C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act during the Senate Amendments debate on May 2, 2017.
Michael Cooper, MP, discusses C-224 during Senate Amendment debate
Michael Cooper, MP for St Albert - Edmonton, discusses C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act during the Senate Amendment debate on May 2, 2017
Steven Mackinnon, MP, questions Ron McKinnon, MP on C-224
During the final debate on C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, Ron McKinnon, MP for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, was asked a question by Steven Mackinnon, MP for Gatineau on May 2, 2017.
Ron McKinnon addresses Senate Amendments to the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
Ron McKinnon, MP for Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam, addresses the House of Commons on the amendments to C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Ron McKinnon speaks on the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam Seniors Advisory Council
March 10, 2017
Ron McKinnon speaks to Bill C-37
Ron McKinnon speaks to Bill C-37, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which will help communities to proceed with safe consumption sites, and help stem the toll of death caused by Canada's opioid crisis.
Door Knocking on Durant Street, Port Coquitlam
Door Knocking on Durant street, Port Coquitlam
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act goes for Third Reading Vote
We Are One by Vexento https://www.youtube.com/user/Vexento
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Ron McKinnon asks a question in the House of Commons on Oct 25, 2016
October 25, 2016
Mr. Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, today the world's largest travel guide, Lonely Planet, named Canada as the premier destination for 2107.
We know our government is working hard to make sure Canada is ready to welcome the world as we celebrate 150 years of Confederation. Can the Minister of Small Business and Tourism please tell us what we are doing to build on this momentum and make sure that we are fully supporting our tourism industry?
Hon. Bardish Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for that great question.
Being named the top tourist destination in 2017 by Lonely Planet is both an endorsement and an opportunity, an opportunity to grow the economy, increase export revenues, create more jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it, and to bring more tourists to our great nation for a taste and feel of what Canada has to offer.
Small businesses are the backbone of the tourism industry and where the Conservative government was cutting support, our government has increased funding to Destination Canada to increase our market share and ensure people do not just visit Canada, they keep coming back.
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Jeff Thompson of New Hope Church talks
Port Coquitlam Teddy Bear Picnic Statement in the House of Commons
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Mark Jaskela talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Giulio Gabeli talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Dr Barry Buzza talks
"Bill C-224 is an excellent way to protect people when they call in, from prosecution, so I fully endorse it."
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Three generations of the Furness family talk
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - David Mendez talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Myrna Hayes talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Mohamad Khademyani talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Miha Borhani talks
Loi sur les bons samaritains secourant les victimes de surdose - Christine Moore, Députée
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Kevin Lamoureux, MP, speaks at Second Reading
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Jenny Kwan, MP speaks at Second Reading
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Wayne Stetski. MP, speaks at Second reading
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Fred Soofi and Mary MacNaughton talk
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Rev. Frances Leigh Deverell talks
Statement in the House of Commons by Ron McKinnon on the May Day Parade
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Chris Wilson talks
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act - Matthew Frum talks