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  • His favourite word is elections.

NDP MP for Toronto—Danforth (Ontario)

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter On urgency of peace, ending Israel's occupation, 6 former chiefs of Shin Bet security service in "The Gatekeepers" http://t.co/4Ywkz6dtFB

Posted on Twitter Quiz: name the party that cut $400 million from CBC when in govt, and now wants to know what supporters think of Cons' $100 mill CBC cuts.

Posted on Twitter Lib Party asks their members for views on what Libs call the "ideas" of "cuts" to CBC, Veterans, Cda Post. Ideas = cuts. Fresh thinking.

Posted on Twitter So, Ralph Goodale is emailing Liberal members asking what they think about "new ideas" discussed at Lib Caucus - includes income-splitting.

This week

Posted on Twitter Ghislain Picard, interim AFN chief, put it so well: Harper's refuses to call inquiry on #MMIW but had no probs with one on missing salmon

Posted on Twitter And -- to end this democratic reform series of tweets, for now -- 5 pillars that need construction or repair http://t.co/VS6AF5MOXB

Two weeks 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 ...

Two 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 ...

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Roderick Macdonald Mr. Speaker, McGill law professor Roderick Macdonald passed away on June 13 after battling cancer. We have lost one of our greatest scholars and most passionate ...

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. He is the NDP caucus's go-to guy for dirt-under-the-fingernails issues. I would like to ask him a ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for a truly impassioned speech. It revealed a lot that I think Canadians do not want to hear, because I ...

Spoke in the House on The Change Agents Mr. Speaker, last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Ottawa premiere of the feature-film drama entitled The Change Agents. The event was co-hosted by ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise to speak to the bill. I should note that I will be sharing my time with the member ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill C-20, with some experience in Honduras. I was a member of the Comisión de Verdad, one of the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-431, Election of Committee Chairs and M-489, Election of Speaker Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Trost, for bringing this forward. I want to make a quick comment. Mr. Richards is correct to say that ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present, as I have on a number of other occasions, a petition on the right to save seeds. This is an ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under HOUSE OF COMMONS and Vote 1 ... Thank you very much. The next question may go through you, Mr. Speaker, but Mr. Watters might be in a better position to answer it. We ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, the housing crisis in this country is severe, and according to a new Royal Bank report, it is only getting worse. In Toronto alone, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... I can't move away any further and still be part of this. NDP-46 is an amendment to insert into the clause a proposed new section 348.2 ...

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)