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NDP MP for Nickel Belt (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 55.00% 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.

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 ...

Three days ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca NDP's Mulcair rallies party faithful in election-style meeting Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle (left), Party Leader Thomas Mulcair, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault, Timmins MP Charlie Angus, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas and Sudbury MPP Joe Cimino take the podium Saturday at the NDP's Northern Ontario Council.

This week

Posted on Twitter Good Panel #NorthernCouncil #NDP rail, internet, infrastructure, resources @AndrewFoulds1 Gayle Broad Nordik, @JeffArbus, B.McCullagh,Vianet

Posted on Twitter Chief Steve Miller Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake) welcomes Northern Council delegates.Praises #NDP for First Nations policy

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

Posted on Twitter Justin Trudeau getting squeezed from left and right: Tim Harper http://t.co/OCwOlz7EdO via @torontostar #NDP #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on World Alzheimer's Day Mr. Speaker, this Sunday we celebrate World Alzheimer's Day. In Canada we recognize that Alzheimer's and related dementia diseases harm 750,000 Canadians, a figure that will ...

Spoke in the House on Regional Economic Development Mr. Speaker, I think this time the parliamentary secretary should listen to the question. Northern Ontarians are tired of empty talk that is not backed up ...

Posted on Twitter I added my name to the call for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Add yours: http://t.co/qdVFZsU0y8 #MMIW #NDP

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Ebola a serious international health crisis. We need Ottawa to lead, funding, provinces as partners #cdnpoli #NDP

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Oiler C Andrew Ference scores today. Message to #NDP caucus on environment, community involvement, engaging youth http://t.co/QXhJERAKLE

A month ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Letter: Most Canadians want to end 'unfair elections' Re: Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle's column “MP supports voting reform,” which appeared in Northern Life July 17. Claude Gravelle's column supporting proportional representation is remarkable. In most of Canada, NDP voters are cheated by our skewed ...

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Letter: Most Canadians want to end 'unfair elections' Re: Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle's column “MP supports voting reform,” which appeared in Northern Life July 17. Claude Gravelle's column supporting proportional representation is remarkable. In most of Canada, NDP voters are cheated by our skewed ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Letter: Proportional representation a recipe for unstable government Re: Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle's column “MP supports voting reform,” which appeared in Northern Life July 17. (Nickel Belt MP) Claude Gravelle proclaims with great enthusiasm, passion and excitement that he has signed the politician's pledge with Fair ...

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Letter: No reason to change current system of government Re: Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle's column “MP supports voting reform,” which appeared in Northern Life July 17. I am writing to take issue with (Nickel Belt MP) Claude Gravelle's idea of changing our “first past the post” system of government to some fuzzy ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Letter: Seniors' club appreciates support for deck project (From left) Ward 3 city councillor Claude Berthiaume, Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle, Onaping Falls Golden Age Club member Emily McLaren and Ontario Trillium Foundation representative Niilo Saari open the club's new accessible deck. Supplied.

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to present petitions from people from Pembroke, Petawawa, Deep River, and Ottawa. These citizens call on the Canadian government ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to address an important issue on Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The NDP opposes Bill ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. Could you let me know when there's only one minute left, please? Mr. Lexchin, I'm not sure if I heard you correctly ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, that is a fact, and maybe the minister can stand up and apologize for misleading Canadians. I have been on several committees since I ...

Spoke in the House on Shootings in Moncton Mr. Speaker, this morning, I would like to acknowledge the courage of three RCMP officers who gave their lives to protect the people of Moncton. Constable ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, first I would like to thank my colleague from Yukon for introducing this bill. I would like to talk about an important issue regarding ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I heard the member speak a lot about the small business tax credit that was removed, or not included in this budget. It created ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Main Estimates 2014-2015 Canada does a lot of work with the provinces for cancer. There's a cancer partnership. I don't see any reason we can't do the same thing ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms Thank you. In 2006, you helped to update a book, which I want to quote from. I'm talking about cancer right now: Cannabis has been found ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses for being here. This is a very interesting subject that we're about to discuss. One of ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Best Practices and Federal Barriers: Practice and Training of Healthcare Professionals I read in a report, I believe it was from Manitoba, that there's this Toyota management system where an employee can stop the production line and ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Best Practices and Federal Barriers: Practice and Training of Healthcare Professionals Thank you, Mr. Chair. It certainly is a pleasure for me to be on this committee and at my first meeting with this health committee. I ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Rare Earths Industry in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. First of all, before I start my questioning, I'd like to thank my colleague, Ms. Moore, for bringing this rare earths study ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Rare Earths Industry in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses. I have many questions. I'm going to try to do it as quickly as I can. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-547 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Fox Lake and other lakes and rivers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-536 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Trout Lake)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-487 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Income Tax Act (support for grandparents)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-423 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (labour dispute)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-401 An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (committee members)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-396 An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-356 An Act respecting a National Strategy for Dementia