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NDP MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 48.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Vision Care for School-Age Children Mr. Speaker, October is Children's Vision Month. It is estimated that nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems. Despite the economic, social, and health care ...

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 ...

This week

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal NDP sets out child care plan MP John Rafferty (NDP-Thunder Bay-Rainy River) visits children in Waldorf pre-school care at Hyde Park School. The party announced its plan for affordable child care on Tuesday. (Brent Linton). Child-care costs are breaking the household budgets of too ...

A week ago

Mentioned by TbNewsWatch.com Child-care pledge NDP MP John Rafferty (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) said the plan is to work with the provinces to implement the program. The goal is to make heading back to the workforce attractive to parents, who might see spending the lion's share of their salary on child ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Didn't vote on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Didn't vote on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Veterans Affairs tabled a disappointing response to a unanimous report on the new veterans charter. We heard from 54 witnesses ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Regional Economic Development Mr. Speaker, the Ring of Fire project is just one example of Conservatives failing Canadians in northern Ontario. Since the Conservatives have come to power, Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Labour Mr. Speaker, “What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all”. Those are the immortal words of J.S. Woodsworth, and words we live by on this ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter A column I penned in the @CJ_ThunderBay re:@UniforTheUnion #1075 strike at Bombardier http://t.co/AneX4eALGn #fairness #equality #solidarity

Mentioned by Net Newsledger John Rafferty – Holes Poked in Job Creation Numbers ... and take active measures to create jobs, improve the skills of young and old workers alike to get the struggling economy back on its feet. In short, we'll deliver the services and programs that you and our economy expect, need, and deserve.John Rafferty MP

Three months ago

Mentioned by www.muskokaregion.com/? Home News CNIB's Lake Joseph Centre launches All Hands on... Lake Joe camper Brendon French checks out accessible apps on the iphone with MP Tony Clement and John Rafferty, CEO, CNIB. Clement was on hand to help launch CNIB's Lake Joseph Centre's new All Hands on Braille program. The program provides ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger What a Week – John Rafferty MP More posts by John Rafferty MP. John Rafferty is the current Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Rainy River and a member of the New Democratic Party caucus in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario. John was first elected to serve as MP in the ...

Posted on Twitter I stand in solidarity with @UniforTheUnion Local 1075 in their struggle for fair wages and secure pensions for ALL members. #solidarity

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Thunder Bay MP works to save monarch butterflies John Rafferty is using his passion for monarch butterflies to convince others that Canada should contribute to saving them. The NDP MP for Thunder Bay - Rainy River tabled a motion in Parliament last month asking the government to "address the decline in ...

Spoke in the House on New Democratic Party of Canada Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have devoted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to rebrand Canadian history in their own image. The Conservatives have ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-24, particularly in light of the fact that later this week, on Friday, I ...

Spoke in the House on Conservative Party of Canada Mr. Speaker, one has to feel sorry for the member for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke. She left NATO documents in an airport, to be found by Sheila Copps. However, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, in the second petition, the petitioners are calling for a stop to the violence against bus drivers. The petitioners call upon the House of ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter and Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Minister and Ms. Chaput, for being here today. I'm going to concentrate on face-to-face service with veterans. The nine veterans offices have been closed. ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms That leads to my second question, which is about aboriginal policing, and in particular first nations policing. We've heard in other committees, public safety in particular, ...

Posted on Twitter News of Fort Frances @resolutefp mill closure is devastating. Staff and I here to help toll-free at 1-800-667-6186. http://t.co/u8BBACHzPL

Posted on Twitter RIP Jim. http://t.co/6xzQp7RGYG

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you both for being here today. It's interesting that we started off this session talking about transitions, and continued to. It's ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you to everyone for being here today. I'll try to ask everybody a question, if we can fit it in. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you. This question is for you, Mr. Burke. I was intrigued when in your presentation you talked about integrating the Department of National Defence with ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you. I only have six minutes, so.... Now, we've heard a number of witnesses talk about this, and you also mentioned it briefly when you ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, everyone, for being here. I have a service dog question, but it will be my last one because I have other ones set up ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, witnesses, for being here. Thank you guests and veterans for being here. I was very pleased with everything ...

Posted on Twitter 8 suicides in 2 months and the #CPC are cutting VA staff and closing their offices? The #NDP stands with veterans. http://t.co/kXdTcBQSFf

Posted on Twitter This closure is wrong and together we are going to fight it. Our veterans deserve better. http://t.co/5PmqspdNaj

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-531 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transit operators)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-338 An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (termination and severance pay)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-294 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-227 An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-569 An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-532 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (warning labels regarding the consumption of alcohol)