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  • His favourite word is point.

NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Three days ago

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 ...

This week

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 ...

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 ...

Two weeks 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, ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on U.S. Steel Canada Mr. Speaker, today families in Hamilton and Nanticoke are reeling from the ominous news that U. S. Steel Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection. Nearly 15,000 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the humanitarian crisis in Syria has grown beyond all conceivable proportions. This is the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. What we have ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, still no straight answer. Conservatives are saying they will now, finally, fix the mess they made of the temporary foreign worker program. In fact, ...

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.

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Study of use of House of Commons resources by the Official Opposition Well, I'll return the love, Chair, and I really will be brief. Mr. Lukiwski just talked about how if that doesn't work, as an alternative.... But ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, once again, the people of Hamilton are left in limbo regarding the future of the Randle Reef cleanup. It has been six months to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business and Meeting Requested by Three Members of the Committee to ... Thanks, Mr. Chair. I won't be that long. I just want to tackle this issue that somehow we're running away from this meeting. Far from it. ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP accuses government of 'ugly, secretive, partisan' in-camera trial ordering ... New Democrat MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called the proceedings that took place behind the closed doors of the secretive panel, an all-powerful board of MPs from each of the main parties a “star chamber.” “We've got a situation where ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP accuses government of 'ugly, secretive, partisan' in-camera trial ordering ... New Democrat MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called the proceedings that took place behind the closed doors of the secretive panel, an all-powerful board of MPs from each of the main parties a “star chamber.” “We've got a situation where ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) AG should investigate mailings by all MPs: Christopherson Canada's auditor general should investigate the pamphlets sent out by MPs from all parties to determine whether they are violating the House of Commons rules governing mailings, NDP MP David Christopherson said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after a ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER Yes, at the risk of blowing up all this great kumbaya, the first thing I'd like to do is serve notice of a motion:That the Committee ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-431, Election of Committee Chairs and M-489, Election of Speaker Very good. Thank you. I want to say that the real issue here is not all the wonderful words that Mr. Lukiwski went on and on ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under HOUSE OF COMMONS and Vote 1 ... Chair, I appreciate your ruling, and you weren't taking a hard line, but I think you're trying to provide some parameters. Either Mr. Lamoureux's going to ...