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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

Didn't vote on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Didn't vote on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Voted No on Vote #233 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #232 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement an energy efficiency program to encourage owners ...

A week 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

Three weeks ago

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

Two 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 ...

Three months ago

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

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Laurentides—Labelle. I support this bill at second reading. This bill, just as a bit ...

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, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on the Government of Canada to reverse the cuts and services announced by Canada Post and to instead look for ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger Permanent Closure Devastating to Fort Frances – Rafferty OTTAWA – Thunder Bay – Rainy River Member of Parliament John Rafferty said the announced permanent closure of Resolute's Fort Frances paper mill will be devastating to the local economy, but that he will work to secure the pensions and severance pay ...

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

Mentioned by TbNewsWatch.com 'Not surprised' THUNDER BAY -- Count one local MP as somebody who was not the slightest bit shocked by the Supreme Court's ruling on Senate reform. MP John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay-Rainy River) says Prime Minister Stephen Harper knew full well the Supreme ...

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)