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  • His favourite word is workers.

NDP MP for Davenport (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Consumer Protection Mr. Speaker, what Canadians know is that when it comes to protecting small businesses and consumers, the government has a failing record. Take pay-to-pay fees, for ...

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Posted on Twitter Deeply respect journalist Fernando Cruz Gomes receives medal honoring his work by Gov of Portugal in TO Sunday http://t.co/PC0jMG7Tdw

Posted on Twitter Wow, thanks to the students from Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club for all the postcards. @BGCCAN is doing great work. http://t.co/27CREYyBVy

Posted on Twitter Midwives are essential and hugely up the qualtiy care families have in Ontario before during and after a child is born. #MidwiferyMondays

Posted on Twitter Cons promised2 ban #paytopay fees a year ago but Canadians still pay #dumbcharge And today more promises http://t.co/I4xoKFHTLl #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Also what an excuse for no stats on FN jobless rates on reserves! @TaviaGrant http://t.co/rkZEoXZ49i by @FriesenJoe @RenataDAliesio"

This week

Posted on Twitter Associação Migrante de Barcelos 16th anniversary. Congratulations to all the hard working volunteers! http://t.co/DO1s9oq6YV

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, maybe the Conservatives can start respecting Toronto families. Seventy-seven thousand Toronto families are on affordable housing waiting lists. The Conservative response was 267 units, ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in this place on behalf of the good people of Davenport in the great city of Toronto to ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today. In the first petition, the petitioners call on the government to intervene and stop ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, last year the government committed to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014. In July, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration said ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, prior to question period I had been reading into the record some of the comments from people in my riding around the mission at ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the minister has to stop making up his numbers and acknowledge his government's failure on the issue of Syrian refugees. After promising to bring ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the constituents of Davenport with a very serious petition regarding the fact that up to 50% of workers ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Castanet.net Death knell sounding for unpaid internships? NDP MP says tide may be turning OTTAWA - Canadian companies large and small are nervously eyeing their unpaid intern programs because of increasing scrutiny about the practice, says a New Democrat MP who's tabled a private member's bill that would regulate unpaid interns. Andrew Cash says he's heard from companies of various sizes in recent months that are rethinking their programs. And an unpaid internship program at Bell Mobility, the so-called Professional Management Program, appears to have been at least temporarily shuttered.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) NDP MP Andrew Cash optimistic about ending unpaid internships Canadian companies large and small are nervously eyeing their unpaid intern programs because of increasing scrutiny about the practice, says a New Democrat MP who has tabled a private member's bill that would regulate unpaid interns. Andrew Cash ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) NDP MP Andrew Cash optimistic about ending unpaid internships Canadian companies large and small are nervously eyeing their unpaid intern programs because of increasing scrutiny about the practice, says a New Democrat MP who has tabled a private member's bill that would regulate unpaid interns. Andrew Cash ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Unpaid Internships On Their Way Out Thanks To Public Pressure: NDP's Andrew ... OTTAWA - Canadian companies large and small are nervously eyeing their unpaid intern programs because of increasing scrutiny about the practice, says a New Democrat MP who's tabled a private member's bill that would regulate unpaid interns. Andrew Cash says he's heard from companies of various sizes in recent months that are rethinking their programs. And an unpaid internship program at Bell Mobility, the so-called Professional Management Program, appears to have been at least temporarily shuttered.

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Canada has done away with international musician fee NDP MP Andrew Cash, a longtime musician who was harshly critical of the move, had faint praise for the Tories on Wednesday. “They corrected something incredibly dumb that they shouldn't have implemented in the first place,” he said. “The music sector ...

Mentioned by GlobalPost A noteworthy exchange from question period Tuesday in the House of Commons OTTAWA - On Tuesday, New Democrat MP multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash set his sights on Bill C-24, the federal government's proposed changes to the Citizenship Act, squaring off against Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. The bill is expected to face ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you all for being here. I think this is an incredibly important discussion we're having here and I do want ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Temporary Resident Visas for Visitors Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for being here and sharing with us your wealth of knowledge and experience. I have a couple of quick ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b and 7b under CITIZENSHIP AND ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank the members of your team, Minister, for taking the time out of what is no doubt an incredibly ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Temporary Resident Visas for Visitors Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank our guests for taking the time to be here today. I wanted to follow up on a couple ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Temporary Resident Visas for Visitors Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to be here today. I'd like to echo my colleague's opening remarks by ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 174 and 175 (Criminal Code) and 290 to ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Welcome, Minister. I have a bunch of questions, so forgive me if I appear or seem to be.... I don't mean to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business, Election of Chair, and Election of Vice-Chairs Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's an honour for me to be on this committee. I wish to congratulate you and the vice-chairs on your elections. In ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-542 An Act to establish a National Urban Workers Strategy

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. As you know, we've tabled a similar motion. I think it's worth noting that we spent quite a long time studying Canada's ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-514 An Act to designate the month of April as Punjabi Heritage Month