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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 Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to its ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister once praised Sheila Fraser saying, “Her competence and her courage have shone a bright light on...corruption...this Liberal government has been trying ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you very much, Chair Thank you to our witnesses. I appreciate your being here. I only have a few minutes, so let me just say ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you very much. I appreciate that. You had mentioned the issue of consultation and buy-in being a part of a successful electoral regime. You've just ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, three reports of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. The first report is on ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... I'm not going there, Chair. I don't have a lot of credibility when it comes to the clock. I'll just leave things. Thank you all very, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you, Chair. Continuing with you, Professor Dawood, in your remarks you talked about Bill C-23 failing to provide the commissioner with the power to compel ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Neufeld, for being here today. You're the third of the trilogy of giants that Canadians have needed ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, yesterday the former chief electoral officer testified about serious problems with the government's unfair elections act. He said that the removal of vouching destroys ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kingsley, like Mr. Mayrand, left that bill in shreds by the time that their testimony was done. Moving on to another Conservative scandal, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Yes, Chair, I would. We did have a steering committee. We had an agreement in order to get to our witnesses and not take too much ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to join in the debate. Watching this bill has been an interesting journey. Given the way the Conservatives are ramming ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Bratina not running for mayor of Hamilton in 2014 Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina is not running for mayor of the city in 2014, but it is rumoured he will run federally as a Liberal MP against David Christopherson in the Hamilton Centre riding. “I have decided I will not stand for reelection of the mayor of the city of ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Townhall on elections act set for March 19 Toronto-Danforth MP Craig Scott and Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson are hosting a townhall on what they say is the unfair elections act Wednesday, March 19. Called Save Your Vote, the event is set to take place at 7 p.m. at the Ontario Institute for ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Filibuster champion, Christopherson says it's akin to playing 'high-risk poker' Filibuster champion, Christopherson says it's akin to playing 'high-risk poker'. NDP MP David Christopherson says his recent filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee was a chance to bring attention to the government's Fair Elections Act.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Filibuster champion, Christopherson says it's akin to playing 'high-risk poker' Filibuster champion, Christopherson says it's akin to playing 'high-risk poker'. NDP MP David Christopherson says his recent filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee was a chance to bring attention to the government's Fair Elections Act.

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... I'll be glad to do that. I'll offer up one of our spots to one of the independents. Then at the business time I'd like to ...

Spoke in the House on Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Act Mr. Speaker, it would seem as if we have another case of “here we go again”. It is pretty clear that what is going on here ...

Mentioned by Canada.com Tories reject motion against Conservative MP accused of misleading the ... In the procedure and house affairs committee, where the act eventually will be scrutinized, NDP MP David Christopherson filibustered in a vain attempt to convince the Conservatives to hold cross-country hearings on the bill. The NDP has been using ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca The art of the filibuster: preparation, focus and a hardy bladder By Laura Stone Global News. NDP MP David Christopherson filibustered for eight hours straight over the Tories' electoral reform act ;. NDP MP David Christopherson filibustered for eight hours straight over the Tories' electoral reform act. THE CANADIAN ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Anyway, the point is that they did solve.... By virtue of what we just said, they went everywhere. At least they went to every province and ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply moved: That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that, during its consideration of Bill C-23, An Act to amend ...