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NDP MP for Davenport (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Posted on Twitter Enforcement key to end illegal #unpaidinternships but there is no law to enforce for fed interns. Let's change that. http://t.co/GFvBFJSJyO

Posted on Twitter Hey @HeidiLoney great meeting you too.

Posted on Twitter Sweep finds Ontario companies breaking #unpaidinternships law. Enforcement crucial to ensuring young people get paid http://t.co/8odIaZEenQ

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter Wonderful morning chatting with parents and kids at Carlton Village PS in the heart of #ward17 with TDSB trustee candidate @maritstiles

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter With @TheStopCFC running team as we get ready for @RailpathRun http://t.co/RIwQRmcJzv

Posted on Twitter Getting the hamstrings stretched for the @RailpathRun for @TheStopCFC

This week

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have completely bungled the Social Security Tribunal. A former member has confirmed what we already knew, that the government is hiring people ...

Spoke in the House on Rosh Hashanah Mr. Speaker, as Jewish families come together today, I would like to offer my best wishes on behalf of the NDP to all those observing Rosh ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, as has been underlined, this is the 77th time now that the government has moved time allocation, in effect limiting debate on incredibly important ...

Didn't vote on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, first the federal government cuts health care to pregnant refugees and sick children. Now it wants to cut income support, that crucial lifeline that ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Jamila Bibi is facing charges of adultery in Pakistan. The penalty is death by stoning. The UN Commissioner for Human Rights has been looking ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to stand in this place representing the good people of Davenport in the great city of Toronto on an issue ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, from indigenous women to refugees, the Conservative government seems all too happy to leave Canada's most vulnerable communities behind. First it takes away health ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in this place on behalf of my constituents in Davenport in Toronto. I have to say that I ...

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.

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 ...

More than three months ago

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