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  • His favourite word is elections.

NDP MP for Toronto—Danforth (Ontario)

Today

Posted on Twitter Can't forget fact that visitors -- incl seniors/kids -- have been in lockdown in Centre Block all day in uncomfortable conditions.

Posted on Twitter So very saddened that the soldier shot on ceremonial guard at War Memorial has died. My deepest sympathy to family, friends, colleagues.

Posted on Twitter Merci mille fois to House of Commons security guards who sprung into action to protect us all 2day. Hoping 4 full recovery of wounded guard.

Posted on Twitter MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs' caucus rooms.

Posted on Twitter Thx to all for concerns. All NDP staff and MPs are safe. Prayers for the soldier shot at the War Memorial. Hope no one else.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Independent inquiry needed to see if Revenue Canada's political activity audits biased, Broadbent Institute says http://t.co/20y3gzekDJ

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Digital Privacy Act Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to address this motion by the government to have Bill S-4 go to committee before second reading, which is a ...

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 ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Copyright Mr. Speaker, he is twisting the words. The fact is, if this proposed change is an innocent one, why not make sure that they are fully ...

Spoke in the House on Copyright Mr. Speaker, as we have now heard, the Conservatives have a plan to change copyright rules in order to create an advantage for themselves in the ...

Spoke in the House on Supporting Non-Partisan Agents of Parliament Act Mr. Speaker, I was hoping to be able rise to say that the previous speaker had persuaded me, but unfortunately he has not, and I will ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Threats Posed to Canada's National Security by Individuals Returning to Canada from ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I just have one question, and I hope I can direct it to Monsieur Coulombe. In the Security Council's resolution of September ...

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

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 Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to be part of this debate. I would like to start by saying that from my perspective the question is whether ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Okay. That helps. Thank you. To the extent that the only choice on offer in the Lords' heads was this system or the first-past-the-post system, and ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I stand with two petitions to present. The first is a petition to stand up for Canadian democracy. Now that Bill C-23 has been ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition from over 500 members of my riding of Toronto—Danforth, calling on Parliament to refrain from making any changes to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Related to Elections Canada and the Member for Selkirk-Interlake ... Quite possibly, yes. I'm open to that. That's an issue which I think we have a duty to ask about. It touches on the Constitution, and ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise to speak to the ethics committee's report. The bottom line is that this report, as we have heard ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by rabble.ca (blog) Activists occupy Craig Scott's office, protesting NDP stance on Gaza Craig Scott is not the only MP whose office has been occupied. On Tuesday, activists also occupied Conservative MP Gerald Keddy's and NDP MP Nycole Turmel's offices demanding a meeting with their elected representatives. Grassroots action has taken ...

Mentioned by rabble.ca (blog) Activists occupy Craig Scott's office, protesting NDP stance on Gaza Ten activists are occupying a NDP office in Toronto today, to protest against the party's recent statement on Gaza stating that it is neither balanced nor just. The sit-in at MP Craig Scott's office is being held in solidarity with the people of Gaza, and protestors are ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to ... Thank you. I just wanted to make one last point. I have only 30 seconds, and perhaps Minister Swan could comment. One of the central things ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Russomanno, Professor Benedet, and Émilie or Naomi, I want to ask a few questions about advertising. It seems fairly clearly established ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. The minister in his June 4 press conference said something that I think he confirmed today. He said, “Some prostitutes we know ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Study of use of House of Commons resources by the Official Opposition That's good. I want to turn to the notion of “partisan”. I've had this conversation with one of Monsieur Denis' colleagues. One of the biggest concerns ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Monsieur Mayrand, for coming again to the committee. I hope when you come in the fall, you might be able ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Elections commissioner needs power to compel, say experts, critics Elections commissioner needs power to compel, say experts, critics. Bill C-23 introduces 'minimalist' system to address voter contact concerns and it's full of holes, says NDP MP Craig Scott. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright. On April 25, Minister of ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) 'Absolutely ludicrous' to eliminate voter information cards: NDP, Libs NDP MP Craig Scott, Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand, and Liberal MP Scott Simms. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright. By LAURA RYCKEWAERT | Published: Monday, 04/21/2014 12:00 am EDT Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/22/2014 ...

Mentioned by Calgary Herald Tories spurn NDP request to start over on elections bill OTTAWA — The federal government has rejected a request from the NDP to withdraw its controversial bill to overhaul Canada's election law in favor of a new draft that reflects parliamentary consensus. The request came Thursday from NDP MP Craig Scott, ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Nunavik and Toronto-Danforth MPs to discuss Canadian and UN Indigenous rights MP Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth) alongside MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou) will be holding a discussion on harmonizing Canadian laws with the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Friday, April ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-506 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Don River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-470 An Act respecting democratic constitutional change

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-453 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (preventing and prosecuting fraudulent voice messages during election periods)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-448 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consent)