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NDP MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 43.60% of the vote.

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Spoke in the House on Removal of Imprisonment in Relation to Mandatory Surveys Act Mr. Speaker, in the past few years, the Conservatives have unfortunately been the victim of the most human of emotions, that of fear. While I understand ...

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, this is a supplementary question to what was mentioned before. I just want to elaborate on the consultation that is happening. There are dates ...

A week ago

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

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 ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @blainecalkinsmp response: "hello?! It's Canada-it's winter"

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, unfortunately respecting and protecting our official languages have never been priorities for the Conservatives. Since 2006, the Conservatives have appointed unilingual people to key ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, once again, the Commissioner of Official Languages has reported that Air Canada is not fulfilling its official languages obligations. Air Canada was not even ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to present three petitions from my constituents. The first petition has to do with the creation of a corporate social ...

Posted on Twitter #Holubowski #teamogen @laVoixTVA félicitations!

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Incroyable! http://t.co/OgRruhbvPx

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I noted during question period that there were two instances when the government referred to the absence or presence of members in the House. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to present in the House a petition signed by my constituents calling on the Government of Canada to pass legislation ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Mr. Speaker, as my colleague said, it is a first step, and we have to start somewhere when we want to change things in this country. ...

Posted on Twitter @MichelleRempel Great lack of decorum to boo during a vote from government side. We don't boo when you vote against our motions.

Posted on Twitter Ce vendredi! http://t.co/pnSs0sZBDT #JoyeusesFetes // This Friday! http://t.co/KkwslCV8zK #HappyHolidays

Posted on Twitter Very disturbing development. http://t.co/BQDSJE70L7

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America My first question is for you, Mr. Bow. I'm concerned about regional security cooperation in the Arctic. I'm wondering about our partnership with Arctic nations other ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages I think that the offices and the deputy ministers of Canadian Heritage are aware of their obligations. However, the fact remains that this would lead to ...

Mentioned by National Post Ottawa shooting witness from inside Parliament: 'There is still an active shooter ... OTTAWA — NDP MP Jamie Nicholls swings open the door to the stairwell, his face frantic: “There's a security threat. There's an active shooter. Get to cover.” Behind me, a House of Commons security guard blows past, hand on his holster. It is shortly before ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities I want to continue on the emerging sectors of the economy that I was mentioning and give a chance to the other witnesses to answer this ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you. My next question is for Ms. Gionet. I am James Nicholls, the deputy NDP critic for official languages. Regarding the data you collected, I ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you. I just find the lack of transparency regrettable, Mr. Chair, coming from Monsieur Gourde. I've been here for three years now. Monsieur Gourde has ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. My question is for Mr. Dubé. I know that in terms of immigration in Moncton from 1997 to 2001 there were 8.8 ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities and Main Estimates 2014-15: ... We have heard the same thing from other witnesses, talking about road map programs not receiving the funding on time. It really does hamper the abilities ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. Dr. Galbraith, thank you for being with us. As an economist you have a great name, following in the footsteps of another ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Voting on Bill C-45: So much standing, sitting and signing of Christmas cards 8:06pm. For whatever reason—in celebration of the his side's slow vote?—the NDP's Jamie Nicholls just tweeted this picture of a sloth. 8:08pm. And now a penis joke, courtesy of Tony Clement. #SlowVoting by NDP now succeeded by quick voting by Liberals.

Mentioned by CBC.ca (blog) CNOOXen Watch: Pro-merger lobbyists hit the Hill to sell the deal September 6: Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney; September 12: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose (Note: Filing lists her as "Member of Parliament", not minister); September 13: New Democrat MPs Helene LeBlanc and Peter Julian; September ... September 25: New Democrat MPs Jamie Nicholls, Peter Julian and Dan Harris and OLO staffers Tim Howlett and Steve Moran as well as separate meetings with Liberal Leader Bob Rae and Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Wayne Easter, David McGuinty, Geoff ...

Mentioned by Globe and Mail 'I love Big Bird!': The best tweets from MPs watching the presidential debate Treasury Board President Tony Clement: “I love Big Bird! RT @mebuell Democracy at work, folks. Our politicians are approachable, across all parties. Case in point? @tonyclementcpc”. NDP MP Jamie Nicholls: “I like big bird too, but I prefer Ernie and Bert.

Mentioned by West Island Gazette Public get chance to voice opinions on proposed changes to federal ridings in ... The public in the Off-Island region west of Montreal can get more details about proposed changes to the federal electoral ridings in their area in the coming weeks during a series of open houses, one held by local MP Jamie Nicholls, and another held by the ...

Mentioned by CJAD NDP urges government to get tough on gas "Like all Montrealers, we're all scratching our heads about why gas is so expensive," says Jamie Nicholls, the NDP Natural Resources and Energy critic. The official opposition in Ottawa is calling on the Conservatives to create an ombudsman position to monitor gas prices. ... The MP is also calling on the Federal government to stop subsidizing the gas companies to the tune of $1.3 billion a year. "Those are your taxes that are going towards this industry and you are not seeing any benefit at the pump." Share This ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-395 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transportation benefits)