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NDP MP for Hamilton Mountain (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 47.20% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Me too! “@PGraefe: Looking forward to this forum on the Fair Elections Act put on by the @HamiltonPoverty roundtable http://t.co/65veDCZp9Z”

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy Earth Day, #HamOnt! http://t.co/tWiHwYzfFu

This week

Posted on Twitter Happy Easter, #HamOnt! May this day of rebirth bring all of us a renewed sense of purpose in the struggle for social justice.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Really, Mother Nature? Really??? Snow in the middle of April??? #CruelJoke #WeAre(Not)Winter #WeAreSpring

Posted on Twitter +1 “@RobertNDP: Congratulations to new @nsndp prez Paula Simon!”

Posted on Twitter #NDP's been on it: http://t.co/3a0IlMGFhD“@nannymaroon: @TheCurrentCBC UN must act now in CAR. Cda where are you in this? @ChrisCharltonMP”

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Lifesite (blog) Members of Parliament rally 'round the mass grave Last week, we started the newest installment of our “Face the Children” Project, placing postcards in the mailboxes of Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Chris Charlton which featured her face next to a dismembered pre-born child and the banal, factual statement: ...

Mentioned by Lifesite (blog) Members of Parliament rally 'round the mass grave Last week, we started the newest installment of our “Face the Children” Project, placing postcards in the mailboxes of Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Chris Charlton which featured her face next to a dismembered pre-born child and the banal, factual statement: ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to table a petition from the incredible Braves for Development and Peace Action Team. These ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you. I think one of the challenges we've seen across the country is that oftentimes employers are.... I don't know if “forced” is the right ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the next round of criticism is coming from just behind him, as even Conservative MPs are demanding that the minister amend his unfair elections ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Right, because I think it is possible to sustainably develop the oil sands. I want to go somewhere else with Ms. Kennedy, if I could. When ...

Mentioned by Cambridge Times Pro-life group delivers graphic abortion cards to 50000 Hamilton homes The disturbing postcards are targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton over her vote opposing a private member's bill that would open debate about when life begins. Volunteers have delivered about 2,000 since Monday. Charlton is the first Opposition MP to be ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Disturbing anti-abortion postcards sent to Mountain residents As many as 50,000 Hamilton Mountain homes received disturbing images of aborted fetuses in their mailboxes this week after an anti-abortion group delivered postcards targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP MP Chris Charlton targeted by anti-abortion group As many as 50,000 Hamilton Mountain homes received disturbing images of aborted fetuses in their mailboxes this week after an anti-abortion group delivered postcards targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the minister is just not convincing. The reality is that people started talking about changing election laws after widespread voter suppression calls during the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mountain residents disturbed by anti-abortion postcards As many as 50,000 Hamilton Mountain homes received disturbing images of aborted fetuses in their mailboxes this week after an anti-abortion group delivered postcards targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations, in relation ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, this morning, the Prime Minister's Office leaked that it was demanding an investigation into the behaviour of the member for Mississauga—Brampton South. After being ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you very much for your warm welcome. I want to thank everybody who made presentations this morning. I have ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the list of experts coming forward to oppose the Conservatives' unfair changes to the Elections Act is growing daily. First there was Marc Mayrand, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it will not surprise you that I think our House leader was absolutely right when he reminded the member that he was not speaking ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the former head of B.C. Elections has been delivering stark warnings about the minister's unfair election act changes and his constant misquoting of Mr. ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-563 An Act respecting a Lincoln Alexander Day

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you very much to departmental officials for being with us today. Five minutes isn't a lot of time, so I'm going to ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I know we're still waiting for one of the members of the Conservative Party to arrive, and we've agreed to ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you, Chair. The reality is that, as government members constantly remind us, committees are masters of their own house. We determine how we want to ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you very much to all of the witnesses. I'd like to bring Mr. Keon into the conversation today. First of all, I want to thank ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you very much to all of the witnesses. I wish we had more than seven minutes to spend together ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-372 An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members’ staff)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-364 An Act respecting the harmonization of holidays

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-362 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-361 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum age of employment)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-358 An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-357 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits)