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NDP MP for Windsor—Tecumseh (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 49.90% of the vote.

Two days ago

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 CBC.ca Windsor reacts to Parliament Hill shooting Melanie Manespetra, parliamentary assistant to Windsor West MP Brian Masse. "We're shaken up," she said. "Everybody around here is. Everybody is quite nervous and scared." Namespetra also confirmed Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin is also safe.

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Essex region MPs safe after gunshots heard on Parliament Hill Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin remembers the exact time. Many of his NDP colleagues had their eyes on the clock as members took turns at the microphone addressing Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair, who had just made a presentation to about ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com MP Comartin On Parliament Hill Lockdown He says parliamentarians don't want to limit public access to Parliament Hill, but Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin says it may be time to rethink security following Wednesday's shooting incident. Comartin was one of the hundreds of MPs who were locked ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Local MPs Safe In Ottawa Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren has told his staff that a guard was shot in the leg before the suspect was shot and killed. Both Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, and Essex MP Jeff Watson are also among those in the centre block of ...

Mentioned by windsoriteDOTca Updated: Windsor Officials Safe After Shooting On Parliament Hill Federal NDP staffers said Windsor members of parliament Brian Masse and Joe Comartin were safe. Essex MP Jeff Watson was also reported to be safe inside the Centre Block of Parliament. Members of parliament and government officials tweeted hearing ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Windsor reacts to Ottawa shooting Namespetra also confirmed Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin is also safe. Comartin's office is located in the Centre Block. CBC News received a text from Comartin early Wednesday afternoon, stating, "I am fine. I'm in lockdown and in a safe place.

Posted on Twitter 5/5: We will fight them in every way necessary. The Canadian people are strong and they will win this battle!

Posted on Twitter 4/5: groups who are prepared to use violence to achieve their ends. We will fight them in every way necessary.

Posted on Twitter 3/5: parliamentarians are committed to not allow our democracy, values or way of life to be undermined by the actions of individuals or...

Posted on Twitter 2/5: people who were injured. As horrific as the events were that surfaced Monday and then again today; rest assured that we as..

Posted on Twitter 1/5: On behalf of myself and the constits. of WindsorTecumseh, We express our deepest condolences to the soldier that was killed and the...

This week

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

Didn't vote 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 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Alistair MacLeod Mr. Speaker, last month we lost a great Canadian writer, Alistair MacLeod. Although he was known primarily as a master of the short story, he won ...

Spoke in the House on Black History Month Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House today in celebration of Black History Month. It allows us to commemorate the significant contributions of ...

Posted on Twitter November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Remember, early detection #saveslives

Spoke in the House on Pancreatic Cancer Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring to the attention of the House that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. I want all of us to ...

Spoke in the House on Windsor Rotarians Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my best wishes to a group of Windsor Rotarians who are preparing for a 13-day November visit to Africa. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply I would like to open this committee of the whole session by making a short statement on this evening's proceedings. Tonight's debate is a general one ...

Spoke in the House on Hunger Awareness Week Mr. Speaker, this Hunger Awareness Week, parliamentarians of all parties are fasting in solidarity with the dedicated volunteers of Canada's food banks in support of our ...

Spoke in the House on Black History Month Mr. Speaker, as Black History Month draws to a close, I rise to recognize Windsor-Essex's role as the gateway to freedom for untold thousands of men, ...

Spoke in the House on Seasons Greetings Mr. Speaker, it is one of life's most beautiful ironies that at this darkest, coldest time of year, people of all backgrounds come together to celebrate ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House ... Let me switch to another problem I have. If we implemented all of these 19 recommendations.... I'll simply use one example. If we did the meals, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2012-2013: Vote 5 under PARLIAMENT, vote 15 under PRIVY COUNCIL Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Mayrand, for being here. As a result of an NDP motion several months ago in the House to address ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Okay. I want to deal with some specific situations in addition to the one we just talked about with Mr. Stoffer. Another MP from the NDP, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... I'm going to challenge Madam O'Brien. I'll go through the three incidents that have really bothered me because I think there were some systemic problems here ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Relating to Threats to the Member for Provencher All right. Assistant Commissioner, with regard to the actual charges, are you able to answer any questions with regard to the types charges? And, I'm sorry, ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-414 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-413 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial discretion)

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Allegations of Wrong-Doing during the 41st General Election Thank you Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here, Mr. Mayrand. I just want to challenge something, because it's disturbed me from the beginning. One of ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Relating to Threats to the Member for Provencher Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Mr. Toews, for being here As you know, when I supported your motion for finding a breach of privilege, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Relating to Threats to the Member for Provencher Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, witnesses, for being here. I want to pursue the issue of identifying the culprit in terms of what our staff.... ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-290 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-628 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-627 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)