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NDP MP for Toronto—Danforth (Ontario)

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted Yes on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Posted on Twitter In House, Cons' kill Con MP Ryan Leef's bill that had NDP support. Would have recognized fetal alcohol syndrome as permanent disability.

Posted on Twitter Today in Public Security Cttee, Con member ran down clock by objecting to oppo use of letter from Privacy Commissioner w/ concerns on C44.

Posted on Twitter In Public Security Cttee on CSIS Bill C44, 5 of 6 witnesses, incl most fervent g/t witness, said C44 flawed by lack of oversight reforms.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to present a petition entitled “Enact a Policy to Reduce the Risk for Anaphylactic Passengers”. It follows from a May 2013 ...

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture Mr. Speaker, my office has been inundated by petitions signed by many hundreds of my constituents in support of farmers' seed rights and against the economic ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Posted on Twitter Read Den Tandt to the end (not only about Ignatieff): Liberals continue to suffer from "disease of manifest destiny" http://t.co/BG1Kxu9gMP

Posted on Twitter #NDP convenes day of debate in House 25 yrs after House commited to eliminating child poverty - and 25 yrs of failure http://t.co/wzDOtmBZKx

This week

Posted on Twitter Amazing teams out canvassing #Tordan #EastYork 4 #NDP national #Childcare plan. Families have waited much too long http://t.co/PL9XKeJWI3

A week ago

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press NDP law expert told Liberals misconduct allegation could be assault: sources OTTAWA - Craig Scott, a New Democrat MP and former law professor, said to the Liberals that what he was told happened to one of his female colleagues could be defined as an alleged sexual assault, multiple sources have told The Canadian Press.

Mentioned by Mountain View Gazette NDP MP accuses Liberals of breaching privacy of misconduct victims OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct. The Canadian Press has reported that Scott accompanied ...

Mentioned by CP24 Toronto's Breaking News NDP MP lashes out at Liberals over misconduct allegations OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct. The Canadian Press has reported that Scott accompanied ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Craig Scott: Liberals Breached Privacy Of Alleged Victims OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct. The Canadian Press has reported that Scott accompanied ...

Mentioned by The Daily Courier (subscription) NDP MP accuses Liberals of breaching privacy of misconduct victims OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct. The Canadian Press has reported that Scott accompanied ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada NDP told Liberals allegation could be assault OTTAWA – Craig Scott, a New Democrat MP and former law professor, said to the Liberals that what he was told happened to one of his female colleagues could be defined as an alleged sexual assault, multiple sources have told The Canadian Press.

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-428, Electronic Petitions With that feature in particular, I personally see this as...I wouldn't call this transformative. It's building on what we already have, but it's also at the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Bill C-518, An Act to amend ... Obviously there will be discussion and so Tom or anybody on G-1 and Scott on LIB-1 can reference what their preference would be. Here's our preference ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, this motion is obviously very important for Canadians to be assured that there is proper accountability for elected representatives, members of Parliament, in the ...

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, that was probably the most gracious wrapping up I have heard in ages. First, we need to remember and take note of the context ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition that has been organized and collected by The Big Carrot in Toronto—Danforth that has shown long-standing concern about ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Great, thank you. I just want to go back to one of the other rule changes that I and my colleagues have one particular concern about. ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-518, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances ... I have just one follow-on. It's sometimes the case that values we associate with the Constitution, or say the charter, aren't themselves engaged purely as charter ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, that obviously did not address the question. Hiding a private member's bill to strip refugees of social assistance in an omnibus bill is both ...

Spoke in the House on Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act Mr. Speaker, I am very glad to be continuing the discussion on Bill S-2. I would also like to thank the government for today's proceedings. If ...

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I would like to start by indicating I will be splitting my time with the member for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques. As with all my other ...

Two months 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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)