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NDP MP for Scarborough Southwest (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 35.00% of the vote.

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Posted on Twitter Got my #flushot to protect myself, my family and folks in #ScarbTO with weaker immune systems! Get yours today! http://t.co/fRUR8pgK5W

Posted on Twitter New #auditorgeneralreport shows Conservatives withheld $1.1B from #veterans & gave $1B to GMs US operations. http://t.co/XqFFO5UGgZ #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter 25 yrs after the #HoC adopted Ed Broadbent's motion to eliminate #childpoverty, Cons reject #NDP motion. http://t.co/Ipk4aqapxU #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter 9 key problems uncovered in auditor general’s report http://t.co/cEM3UpPjbm via @torontostar - "Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Harper gov's got to go!"

Posted on Twitter Maria Mourani explains why she chose a united #Canada and federalism over divisive QC sovereignty movement. http://t.co/FNFuujpvDH #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Federal library struggling w/ backlog, key records poorly filed, auditor-general finds http://t.co/gEywBSwzgj via @torontostar - What a mess

Two days ago

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

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Barrie Examiner The question is why Remembrance Day isn't one already. Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are the only Canadian provinces which don't honour Remembrance Day as a statutory holiday. A private member's bill by New Democratic Party MP Dan Harris, Bill C-597, would make Nov. 11 a national ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Scarborough MP's bill to have Remembrance Day made a stat holiday across ... The bill, known as C-597 or “an Act to amend the Holidays Act,” was originally proposed on May 14 of this year by Scarborough Southwest NDP MP Dan Harris. Harris is confident that the bill will be reviewed by the heritage committee and receive Royal ...

Mentioned by London Free Press School's a venue for honouring war veterans That's the message I got loud and clear after my column last week, when I suggested NDP Scarborough Southwest MP Dan Harris is misguided in his attempt to turn Nov. 11 into a statutory holiday. His private member's bill to make it a day off passed second ...

Mentioned by The News Day that deserves more recognition That's something federal New Democrat MP Dan Harris would like to see changed. Harris introduced Bill C-597 in the Commons, hoping to see Nov. 11 adopted as a national statutory holiday. It overwhelmingly passed second reading Wednesday and now ...

Mentioned by Westman Journal Bill to make Remembrance Day a national holiday inches ever closer to law The legislation, introduced by New Democrat MP Dan Harris, now moves to the Commons heritage committee for further study before coming back to the Commons for a final vote. Ultimately, however, it would be up to the individual provinces where Nov.

Mentioned by Mountain View Gazette Bill to make Remembrance Day a national holiday inches ever closer to law The legislation, introduced by New Democrat MP Dan Harris, now moves to the Commons heritage committee for further study before coming back to the Commons for a final vote. Ultimately, however, it would be up to the individual provinces where Nov.

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my fellow MPs for last night's vote, giving all-party support to my bill making Remembrance Day a national holiday. As ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park I also think, looking at the witness list of everyone who's already been and everyone who will be coming to committee, virtually every single one of ...

Spoke in the House on Holidays Act moved that Bill C-597, an act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Mr. Speaker, the serious defect in the Chevrolet Cobalt put the lives of Canadians at risk, yet the minister would have us believe that even though ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is a little hard at times to sit here quietly and respectfully when members get up and say some of things like the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, for the past several months, my office has been regularly receiving petitions from constituents opposed to the cuts by Canada Post to home delivery. ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park I was actually asking the question not in terms of should it be added to the park, but should it be taken back as farmland versus ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park I ask the question because you yourself have said that it's a national urban park, so there are actually some differences from normal parks that have ...

Spoke in the House on Parliament Hill Mr. Speaker, I was thrilled the public was allowed back on Parliament Hill last Friday night. We have the support of a remarkable security team that ...

Spoke in the House on Digital Privacy Act Mr. Speaker, I will begin by refuting the claim by the member regarding New Democrats secretly harbouring these strange desires to become senators. For the entire ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition from hundreds of local residents regarding the proposed Rouge national park. The petitioners respectfully ask the Government of Canada ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-597 An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you. I'm going to go on to RADARSAT actually, because when the RADARSAT program was being funded and created there were some operational changes made ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Thank you. It's a little distressing to hear my colleague across the way talking about all these exceptions and these wonderful things that are there for ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Entertainment Software Industry in Canada and Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 5c ... To show us also the power of the tax credits and some of the competitive advantages—and I mentioned it Monday—there are even, in special effects, picketers ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Entertainment Software Industry in Canada Thank you to everyone for being here. That last remark actually provides a perfect segue into the start of my remarks. There were members of the ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Entertainment Software Industry in Canada Merci. As Mike was saying, he had fun going to Quebec City. I got to go to Montreal last year, to the studio there, the fantastic ...