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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 57.00% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, according to a recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Hamilton has the eighth most expensive child care rates in the country. ...

Two days ago

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)

Three days ago

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

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, after Conservatives failed to deliver over $1 billion in promised funding to help veterans, and just before a potentially scathing new report from the ...

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

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the following reports of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: the 7th report, on ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-428, Electronic Petitions Thank you for being here today, gentlemen. I have a couple of observations and questions sort of from a 30,000-foot perspective, although I want to get ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews VIDEO: NDP, Conservatives spar over climate change in House of Commons "This is the government that has stalled real action on climate change for years," said NDP MP David Christopherson, in the video above. "Now that the U.S. is acting, this government isn't willing to lift a finger to make meaningful changes to reduce emissions ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the final communiqué from the G20 meetings this weekend calls for strong and effective action to address climate change. That of course was not ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2014 Sorry, but the time has expired. I actually let a little time go by there. Colleagues, that exhausts our usual rounds of questioning. At this time ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-428, Electronic Petitions Yes, emergency debates. My colleague is helping me. We are now creating a new avenue where the order is given that the House of Commons shall ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Bill C-518, An Act to amend ... Thanks, Chair. I'm having a little trouble understanding the government's position, so rather than my being argumentative, help me understand. This has been complex all along ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I appreciate your allowing Mr. Godin to clarify things from his perspective. First of all, thank you for coming. We appreciate it. ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP Godin claims his privileges breached after RCMP officer stopped him ... NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre. Ont.) told the committee that, as a former Ontario solicitor general, he also had a role as the civilian head of the Ontario Provincial Police during his time with the province's NDP government in the 1990s.

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Hamilton MP returns to Ukraine to observe Sunday election Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson is venturing into a Ukrainian hot spot to monitor that country's parliamentary elections this Sunday. The deputy leader of the federal New Democrats is scheduled to be in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city and ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, Hamiltonians, like millions of Canadians, are angry and outraged over the Conservative plan to end home mail delivery. They know that not only are ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Again, thanks very much for being here today. I'll pick up where I left off. I had mentioned before, I think at a committee business meeting, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Yes. Thank you very much. I agree with Mr. Lukiwski. I can't imagine that anyone would be opposed. This is one of those issues where it's ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Related to Elections Canada and the Member for Selkirk-Interlake ... Thank you. That's my segue to the second point. Your suggestion is that it not be tied to expulsion. My first thought was we had to ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thought it was interesting that the parliamentary secretary affirmed, and we heard from the member for Wellington—Halton Hills, his intention to vote for ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, in typically twisted Conservative logic, they are going hard on pensioners but easy on tax cheats. There are new reports today that the Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Industry Mr. Speaker, yesterday we saw the Conservative ministers across the way simply wash their hands of the U.S. Steel tragedy. There is no new help for ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP staffers need new union after split with Unifor, three interested so far NDP MP David Christopherson, right, speaks to NDP staffer Theresa Kavanagh, who works in the NDP Whip's Office. Tyler Crosby, centre, is a member's assistant to Mr. Christopherson. By LAURA RYCKEWAERT | Published: Monday, 07/28/2014 12:00 am ...

Mentioned by AM900 CHML Christopherson's Political Grandstanding I'm not sure what woke David Christopherson from his slumber on the Opposition side of the House of Commons last week. Aside from the odd grumbling about U.S Steel,we hardly ever hear from The Hamilton Centre MP, or the other two NDP MP's from this ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Randle Reef delay seems shrouded in secrecy, MP says Local MP David Christopherson says he's not happy with the answers he's getting about the Randle Reef delay. Christopherson, who represents Hamilton Centre, used Question Period this week to ask why the long-awaited environmental project has stalled.