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NDP MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Mentioned by TbNewsWatch.com MPs reflect Local members of parliament say they're surprised and saddened to learn of the sudden death of a former House colleague. MP John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay-Rainy River) said news about the death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty spread through ...

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

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present three petitions, all on the same subject matter. They call on the government to reinstate the federal funding that ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of petitioners from Sault Ste. Marie, Thessalon, and Wawa, who are concerned that the government ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the minister talks as if the only solution to eliminate fraud is to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. All he needs to do ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by many people in Northern Ontario who are trying to save the Algoma Central Railway. It ...

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 in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition in which the petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to recognize animals as sentient beings that can feel pain, ...

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 in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, listening to the member say that unlimited liability is a good situation in the case of negligence sort of begs this question. What is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a number of petitions, all on the same subject, signed by thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of Canadians ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the nine regional offices of Veterans Affairs that are to be closed by February 2014 (Charlottetown, Corner Brook, Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Kelowna, ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Net Newsledger John Rafferty – Holding the Government Accountable John Rafferty – Holding the Government Accountable ... In a bizarre twist a Conservative Member of Parliament, Brad Butt (Mississauga-Streetsville), was caught lying in parliament during a February 6th debate on this proposed election bill. ... Sudbury MP and the NDP Critic for Consumer Protection and Small Business has agreed to co-host two meetings – 3:00pm Friday March 21st in Fort Frances, and 3:00pm Saturday March 22nd in Thunder Bay – to hear about how the federal government can help make life ...

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 ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you very much, both of you, for being here. There's lots of food for thought. I'd like you to both ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you for expanding on that. Mr. Laidler, you mentioned a number of times—and this wasn't the original question I was going to ask you—the support ...

Mentioned by KenoraOnline Rafferty speaks out about propane prices John Rafferty NDP MP John Rafferty spoke in the House of Commons about the rising cost of propane. Home heating costs have been on the rise in Northwestern Ontario as the price of propane skyrockets. NDP MP John Rafferty raised the issue before the ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger John Rafferty Speaks Out on Propane Pricing OTTAWA – Thunder Bay – Rainy River Member of Parliament John Rafferty rose the issue of skyrocketing propane prices in the House of Commons and questioned whether suppliers are price gouging during the cold winter months. Rafferty said that he has heard from “dozens” of constituents on the issue, and stood in the House of Commons to make their concern known to the government. The MP made the following statement just prior to Question Period today. Mr. John Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River, NDP): ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger Rafferty – Abysmal budget for Northern Ontario Abysmal Do Nothing Budget – Rafferty. OTTAWA – Thunder Bay – Rainy River Member of Parliament John Rafferty slammed the Conservative government for presenting what he calls a “do-nothing” budget that fails Northwestern Ontario. John Rafferty fired ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by news.com John Rafferty - Reverse Veteran's Office Closures - Wawa In the last 2 months there have been eight military suicides yet Conservatives continue their plan to shutter Veterans Affairs offices across the country. Yesterday in the House of Commons NDP MP John Rafferty (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) delivered the ...

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

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you, all five, for being here today. I'm not a government member but an opposition member. Just to clarify ...

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)

Posted on Twitter Please support LU radio folks. Great school and a great local station! @luradio1027 #important! http://t.co/iG5PiPUclF

Posted on Twitter Thank you to everyone in Thunder Bay - Rainy River for your feedback and support on the LGR. http://t.co/v7Cecyjx #gunregistry #cdnpoli

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)

Posted on Twitter Thank you Jack. You will be missed by all Canadians. http://t.co/Yk44IhJ #jacklayton #cdnpoli

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)