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  • His favourite word is conservatives.

NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

Won his last election, a byelection in 2012, with 37.20% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Cars honking, cyclists stopping to say hello--a very warm welcome to #yyj for @ThomasMulcair in Cook Street Village! http://t.co/ZBVqwxLIEL

Posted on Twitter . @ThomasMulcair in #yyj. Here to talk to folks in Cook Street Village about affordable childcare and saving the CBC! http://t.co/dVDETLfWAK

Posted on Twitter Want to chat about current affairs in Parliament? Join my Q&A on Saturday morning, 10am @ Koffi, 1441 Haultain. #yyj http://t.co/Axlb5ZJrfI

Posted on Twitter Fascinating talk w/@uvic Canada Research Chairs on climate, Indigenous law, health & astrophyics. Join Ideafest! http://t.co/lFyhKBQI0y

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Great mtg today w/ Jeannette MacInnis & Paul Lacerte, the friendly folks of the @BCAAFC. Thanks for all you do! #yyj http://t.co/TUrtnPGN56

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter So impressed by the hard work volunteers at @RossBayVilla have put into restoring this piece of #yyj heritage! http://t.co/qzmwgb8OR4

This week

Mentioned by Times Colonist Canada needs protection against terrorism Victoria MP Murray Rankin says anti-terrorism Bill C-51 is unnecessary, but despite devoting two paragraphs to his personal qualifications in security matters, he failed to make a valid case for his assertion. Terrorist warfare is raging in many parts of the globe ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Pipeline Safety Act Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to rise, and I wish to salute my colleague from New Westminster—Coquitlam for his excellent speech just now. I ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Canadians are worried about pandemics and communicable diseases, but instead of investing to improve public health, the Conservatives have cut billions in funding. The ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP MPs plan Victoria forum on terror bill Victoria MP Murray Rankin, along with Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison will host the panel discussion at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., on Friday evening. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist. Previous ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Mentioned by Times Colonist Comment: Why Bill C-51 is unnecessary and dangerous This is an edited version of Victoria MP Murray Rankin's speech in Parliament Monday. I rise with great sadness to debate Bill C-51. I am sad because the Conservatives appear to be using national security as a wedge issue, using fear to divide us at the very ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP MPs plan Victoria forum on terror bill Victoria MP Murray Rankin, along with Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison will host the panel discussion at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., on Friday evening. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist. The NDP ...

Spoke in the House on National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and a privilege to speak on this important initiative introduced by my colleague, the member for Montcalm. I am grateful ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, while considering the Kinder Morgan proposal that would drastically increase tanker traffic off the coast of my riding of Victoria, Conservatives stood by as ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I rise with great sadness today to debate Bill C-51. I am sad because the Conservatives appear to be using national security as a ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the issue is that the Conservatives act as if they had nothing to do with extra medical fees, when the main reason hospitals, clinics, ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are letting tax cheats of the hook and are doing nothing to help middle-class Canadians. The media report that a single bank, ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, when the Conservatives voted to support an NDP motion to compensate thalidomide victims, they promised swift action. Now, months later, as deadlines pass, survivors ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Statutory Review of the Pest Control Products Act I'm happy to do that. I just wanted to have it on the record that we believe there's not enough time for this review. I can ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-608, An Act respecting a National Day of the Midwife and ... My next question builds on what Dr. Lunney has been asking about on the neonicotinoids, and of course, Mr. Young and others have raised this as ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Greens disappoint with candidate decision It is disappointing that the Green party is planning to run a high-profile candidate against the NDP's Murray Rankin in Victoria. Rankin earned his environmental spurs many years ago working as an environmental lawyer. Since being elected as our MP, ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Ex-CBC host Jo-Ann Roberts seeks Green nomination in Victoria If Roberts wins the nomination — no one else is seeking selection as yet — she will face incumbent Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin. In 2012, the NDP retained Victoria in a tight byelection against the Greens. It was prompted by the retirement of NDP MP ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014, Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 5b under ... That makes sense. Now, here is an issue that came up last week in the House. We've learned of yet another massive privacy breach, and by ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Mr. Chair, we had the benefit of hearing from the chief public health officer, Dr. Taylor, a very impressive individual. The concerns that we have with ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-428, Electronic Petitions Thank you very much, Chair. I appreciate your being here. Since I only have a short amount of time, I think I would like to start ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... On the point of communication, I know, and Mr. Therrien may also know, that there's been a big debate within the Office of the Information Commissioner ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Welcome, Minister, and thank you to the officials for being here. This budget is 460 pages long. It corrects a number of errors in previous bills ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you to all of the witnesses for appearing this morning, bright and early. I appreciate your being here. I'd like to ask, ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-621 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance)