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Scott Simms was first elected as Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor in June 2004. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. During the last session of Parliament, Mr. Simms was the Critic for the Fisheries and Oceans.

Since his election, Mr. Simms has served as member of two House of Commons Standing Committees: Heritage and Fisheries. He has also sat on four Liberal caucus committees – Cities and Communities (formed to deal with the gas tax distribution), Employment Insurance Reform, Expenditure Review and Forestry.

In February 2004, Mr. Simms was elected by his peers to Chair the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Caucus.

Born and raised in Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland, Mr. Simms has always been very active in community and family life. With personality, humour, and always with a desire to promote Newfoundland and Labrador, Mr. Simms delivered the latest weather conditions across Canada on the Weather Network for over ten plus years.

Mr. Simms is a Commerce graduate of Mount Allison University and from there went on to study journalism. In his free time, Mr. Simms enjoys spending time with his son.

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Scott Simms in the news

  1. Conservatives Weaken Election Laws in Canada

    February 4, 2014

    OTTAWA – The Liberal Democratic Reform Critic, Scott Simms, issued the following statement today in response to proposed changes to the Canada Elections Act: “The changes […]  More »

  2. Liberal Statement on World Press Freedom Day

    May 3, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal Canadian Heritage critic Scott Simms made the following statement today on World Press Freedom Day: “World Press Freedom Day is a time to honour […]  More »

  3. Liberal Statement on Canadian Achievement at the 85th Academy Awards

    February 24, 2013

    GANDER, NL– Liberal Canadian Heritage critic Scott Simms made the following statement today on the occasion of the 85th Academy Awards:   “On the occasion of the […]  More »

  4. Canadians have much to celebrate at the 85th Academy Awards

    February 22, 2013

    As we prepare to watch the 85th Academy Awards this weekend, we can once again take immense pride in the many nominations and accomplishments of our fellow Canadians.  More »

  5. Government must protect Canadian content and strengthen the CBC

    December 5, 2012

    Last week, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) concluded its public hearings on CBC/Radio-Canada’s application for the renewal of its broadcast license.  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 996-3935
Fax: (613) 996-7622

In Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame:
61 Elizabeth Drive
Gander (NL) A1V 1G4
Phone: (709) 256-3130
Fax: (709) 256-3169

18-20 Bonavista Road, PO Box 10
Elliston (NL) A0C 1N0
Phone: (709) 468-2642
Fax: (709) 468-2642

1-A Pinsent Drive
Grand Falls (NL) A2A 2S8
Phone: (709) 489-8470
Fax : (709) 489-8478

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