Courtenay – Alberni MP Gord Johns received the unanimous support of Parliament twice within a month – a historic feat, especially considering the NDP’s third-party status.
In early November, Johns made a motion to restore lapsed funding for Canadian veterans, and restore funding levels to the Veterans Affairs department.
Then this week, Johns put forward a Private Members Bill, to address the overuse of plastics, and address the pollution caused by plastics.
Both pieces of legislation were passed unanimously by the MP’s from all 5 federal parties – a very rare feat in the highly partisan politics of parliament.
“I owe a lot of gratitude to all MP’s from across political lines for putting the environment first,” said Johns.
Our previous MP James Lunney failed to have any motion or private members bill in his 4-term, 14-year career as MP, even during his 8-years in government.