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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

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 12th report on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Food Safety Mr. Speaker, what producers want to know is that the government will have their backs in the case of a crisis. Maintaining the confidence of Canadians ...

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, the government needs to understand that there is a world of difference between the government and Parliament. We are talking about the security of ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, if Conservatives had not rammed through back-to-work legislation in 2012, we might not be seeing a strike at CP today. Yet, Conservatives are again ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Employment So if I get this right, Mr. Speaker, losing jobs is good news for the Canadian economy, according to the Conservatives. Hundreds are being shown the ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Affairs Mr. Speaker, as layoffs continue to pile up even higher, Conservative economic credibility is dropping even lower. Canada just had its worst year of job growth ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to join in the debate. Before I get to the remarks I prepared ahead of time, I just have to ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Hamilton MP ties knot with longtime partner MP David Christopherson and his longtime partner Denise Doyle have tied the knot. The Hamilton Centre New Democrat married Doyle in Las Vegas. Doyle posted pictures on Facebook of the happy couple, Jan. 12 and 18. One has them standing before a ...

Three months 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 ...

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. ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...