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NDP MP for Windsor—Tecumseh (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Why You Should Look At Injured Veterans Before You Write Off Unions Just over a year has passed since I began working for Joe Comartin, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, working with Essex County veterans. With the closure of the Windsor office, a total of nine Veterans Affairs offices were closed around the ...

This week

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)

A week ago

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 ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com NHL Says It's Not Hypocritical Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, who authored Bill C-290, and Windsor-West MP Brian Masse speak with the media. (BlackburnNews.com file photo.) The National Hockey League has responded to a letter from Windsor West MP Brian Masse ...

Mentioned by Canadian Mortgage Broker News FAR OUT FRIDAY: Tight underwear forces politician to leave during vote by MBN | 20 Feb 2015. Those brokers who have had a sit down with a client can commiserate with one Canadian Member of Parliament who had to take a brief absence from the House of Commons yesterday. New Democratic Party MP Pat Martin had to share ... When Conservative MP Royal Galipeau asked deputy speaker Joe Comartin if a vote still counts if an MP leaves while it's being counted, the Winnipeg Centre MP stood up to offer his explanation. “I can blame it on a sale that was down at the Hudson's Bay ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca A brief Twitter rundown of Pat Martin's tight underwear issue When Conservative MP Royal Galipeau asked deputy speaker Joe Comartin if a vote still counts if an MP leaves while it's being counted, Martin then stood up to explain. "I can blame it on a sale that was down at the Hudson's Bay [Company] — they had ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Pat Martin says tight underwear led him to leave seat during vote When Conservative MP Royal Galipeau asked deputy speaker Joe Comartin if a vote still counts if an MP leaves while it's being counted, Martin stood up to offer his explanation. "I can blame it on a sale that was down at the Hudson's Bay [Company] – they ...

Mentioned by The Carillon Martin blames undies for rising ahead of vote ... but was directed by Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin to sit down and he did. Then he stood to vote on cue. After the vote, the Conservative MP Royal Galipeau questioned whether Martin's vote should have counted because Martin left his seat during the vote.

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Events of October 22, 2014, in Ottawa Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations between the parties and I believe that if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion: ...

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

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Today, I remember Cpl Andrew Grenon who was killed while serving in the war in Afghanistan back in 2008. #WhoWillYouRemember

Posted on Twitter Join me at the Labour Appreciation Night event where I'll be honoured to accept this year’s Charlie E. Brooks Award http://t.co/K6y8bqVL8m

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..

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 ...

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 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)