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NDP MP for Nickel Belt (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 55.00% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Mining Industry Mr. Speaker, starting this weekend, more than 25,000 people from around the world will gather in Toronto for a global mining conference. Canada is a world ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter The #NDP have the only dedicated mining critic and mining caucus in Parliament @HonGregRickford #PDAC #NDP #CanadianMining

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from communities in Nickel Belt, including Azilda, Chelmsford, Val Caron, Capreol, and Sudbury. The petitioners want the government to ensure ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, at a time when we are all concerned about Canadians' safety, the Conservatives are forcing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to make major cuts. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Serré wins tight, three-way battle for Nickel Belt nod Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Marc Serré speaks Saturday at the party's nomination meeting. Serré will try and wrest the seat from NDP MP Claude Gravelle. Supplied photo. Print · Email. Organizers impressed by turnout, with more than 1,000 ballots cast.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, every year the government leaves the decision to extend the mineral exploration tax credit to the last minute. The budget delay means added uncertainty ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from dozens of residents of Sudbury. The petitioners also ask the government to ensure that Canadian policies ...

Spoke in the House on Transport Mr. Speaker, a CN freight train hauling 100 cars of crude oil derailed Sunday morning near Gogama. Reports indicate that seven cars caught fire and oil ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first one is signed by hundreds of people in the city of Sudbury. It calls on ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Service Resumption Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie for his excellent speech. He is doing a great job as the NDP labour critic. ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by NorthBayNipissing.com By-election win confounds New Democrat member NIPISSING – Nickel Belt New Democrat MP Claude Gravelle was in a state of disbelief last week after former colleague Glenn Thibeault took the by-election race in Sudbury. “How Ontario can support the government in Toronto is just beyond me,” said ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My bill for a national dementia strategy will be debated in Parliament this month. Have you signed the petition? http://t.co/73f1cb9R5r

Two months ago

Mentioned by NorthBayNipissing.com Gravelle believes in loyalty in sports, politics NIPISSING – It's hard to say which two issues Nickel Belt NDP MP Claude Gravelle is most passionate about – Habs hockey games or Glenn Thibeault's defection to the Liberals. He has had a close connection to both over the last year. “I feel betrayed by ...

Mentioned by www.muskokaregion.com/ New Democrat MP says party won't pull trigger on... NIPISSING – The federal NDP party has no intention of re-entering the gun registry debate. Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle emphatically told the News the “we will not restore the gun registry.” In referring to remarks made by party leader Thomas Mulcair on ...

Mentioned by NorthBayNipissing.com New Democrat MP says party won't pull trigger on new registry NIPISSING – The federal NDP party has no intention of re-entering the gun registry debate. Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle emphatically told the News the “we will not restore the gun registry.” In referring to remarks made by party leader Thomas Mulcair on ...

Mentioned by countylive.ca (blog) Online petition supports National Dementia Strategy For 747,000 Canadians and their families, the heartbreak of Alzheimers and related dementias is a daily reality. There is a new online petition to support a national dementia strategy. Claude Gravelle, MP Nickel Belt, will be sharing the signatures with Health ...

Posted on Twitter 747,000 Canadians are living with dementia - and so are their families. Support the #NDP plan to help: http://t.co/rjsjVUV20R #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter 747,000 Canadians are living with dementia - and so are their families. Support the #NDP plan http://t.co/rjsjVUV20R #cdnpoli #dementia

Three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Review of propane markets in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. I heard you say that because of the cold winter last winter there was a shortage of propane. The only older person ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of clauses 376 to 381 of Bill C-43, A second ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. It certainly is my pleasure to be here today around the table with my colleagues, although it's only temporary. I'm especially pleased ...

Posted on Twitter Mining good for jobs, economy, Aboriginal hiring. Contiunue work on social licence, CSR @ThomasMulcair ures @theminingstory

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Maria Mourani for signing a #NDP membership card. You can too: https://t.co/4RDzSIwVvK #cdnpoli http://t.co/goSzE1FkWo

More than three months ago

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 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 ...

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