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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the minister ignores the Auditor General, disregards veterans, and seems more interested in photo ops than in helping veterans. Now the Conservatives take money ...

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I am sure the disappointment is far greater on my part than the rest of the House. I appreciate the opportunity to add my ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives misled Canadians about the $200 million in spending. They failed to provide proper mental health services. Now we learn that the Prime ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Cambridge Times MP demands U.S. Steel lawsuit deal be made public David Christopherson says U. S. Steel's takeover of Stelco has been an abject failure and the federal government should apologize for allowing it to happen. In a private member's motion presented in Parliament Thursday, the Hamilton Centre NDP MP ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 6, Transfer Payments Programs — Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, of ... Colleagues, I now declare meeting 42 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in order. I have a couple of minor business matters before we begin. ...

Spoke in the House on Takeover of Stelco moved: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) apologize to the people of Hamilton for approving the 2007 foreign takeover of Stelco ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Do the feds owe Hamilton an apology over US Steel? A Hamilton MP will take the floor at the House of Commons Thursday demanding that the federal government apologize to Hamilton for allowing the U.S. Steel takeover. David Christopherson, NDP MP for Hamilton Centre, will introduce the private members ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Bill C-586, An Act to amend ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for being here. I'd just like to follow up a little on Mr. Reid's thought. I guess the question ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, it is a sad day for those of us in Hamilton, and an even sadder one for me at this moment. I think we ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, on the public accounts ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order arising from the statements prior to question period. I rise on a matter of serious importance in ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, when Canada's veterans were asked to serve, they did so without hesitation. However, when they need our help, the Conservative government just walks away. ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Standing Orders and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b ... If I may, I have one quick question. During my time at Queen's Park I served on a speaker's security committee to do exactly what we're ...

A month ago

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 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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...