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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, things have gotten so bad at the Canada Revenue Agency that people cannot even understand the letters it is sending out. Just think about ...

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Posted on Twitter Happy to vote to protect transit operators from criminal assaults: S-221 passed 2nd reading with unanimous support. @UNIFOR333BC #yyj

Posted on Twitter Proud to second #ndp environmental bill of rights: Fed govt owes this to Canadians - http://t.co/dveNUvKjH1 #cdnpoli #environment

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Honored to represent @ThomasMulcair and #NDP as Cdn human rights hero Irwin CotlerMP receives Raoul Wallenberg medal http://t.co/fSn2CAgPmn

Posted on Twitter Emails reveal BC lacks adequate oil-spill response resources: http://t.co/gWsM6y1QNC

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Join me to discuss #CanadaPost at 10am at Spiral Cafe, 418 Craigflower Road. #yyj #cdnpoli

Mentioned by Times Colonist MPs stunned by gunshots, told to get on the floor After a harrowing day of being whisked off Parliament Hill and into lockdown at a nearby hotel, Victoria MP Murray Rankin walked home through eerily empty Ottawa streets to find a warning at his door. “Parliament Hill came under attack today...” read the ...

Posted on Twitter Some reflections on the events in Ottawa yesterday. http://t.co/dT5PiXOExd #yyj #cdnpoli

Mentioned by Victoria News Victoria MP caught in Ottawa shooting drama Murray Rankin hid under a desk at the Centre Block building at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday, as an NDP caucus meeting quickly turned into a whirling state of terror. “Just before 10 a.m., we heard what we thought were construction sounds,” said ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Victoria MP Murray Rankin 'shocked' by Parliament Hill attack Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said he and his colleagues were shocked after hearing gunshots on the highly secure Parliament Hill and seeing the chaos that followed. “I heard 10 gunshots at least and huddled with colleagues under a desk,” Rankin said.

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 I want to build on what Mr. Van Kesteren has been talking about. In particular, Professor Cockfield, you've written about corporate tax reform. Just now you ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, what ever happened to ministerial responsibility? We have seen the Conservatives go after environmentalists, human rights groups, international development groups and yes, even bird-watchers, ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you to all the witnesses. Mr. McKenna of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, it won't be a surprise to you that as the member ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives' tough on crime agenda has now extended to birdwatchers. Yes, this is a group of birdwatchers celebrating their 80th anniversary. Now, suddenly, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Chair. Thank you to all of the witnesses. This has been fascinating. First of all, to Mr. Laroche from the Canadian Airports Council, I ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you to all the witnesses for attending. It's very interesting and there's not enough time to do justice to all of you. I want to ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you to all the witnesses for coming today. I'd like to start with Dr. Klasa of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. First of all, I'd like ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 All right. I only have a minute, so Mr. Douglas of the National Angel Capital Organization, this question is for you. It's a very open-ended question, ...

Spoke in the House on Violence against Women Mr. Speaker, I have previously spoken in the House about the need to address the pressing issue of violence against women. Today, I am raising the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you for coming. I have a very limited amount of time, so if I may, I'd like to begin ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Yes. The other thing that I think you didn't have the time to reference in your oral presentation, but which is found in your brief, is ...

Mentioned by Victoria News Victoria MP gets NDP's top BC spot Victoria MP Murray Rankin is taking on a new role as the federal NDP's British Columbia caucus chair. Rankin was voted into the position by his NDP colleagues in Ottawa last week. “I am so honoured to have the confidence of this talented group of B.C. New ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Brent Rathgeber's book launch at Ottawa ByWard Market's Eighteen, photos by ... Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, NDP MP Murray Rankin, CBC's Laura Payton, pictured on Sept. 18, at Eighteen in Ottawa's ByWard Market for Mr. Rathgeber's book, Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Brent Rathgeber's book launch at Ottawa ByWard Market's Eighteen, photos by ... Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, NDP MP Murray Rankin, CBC's Laura Payton, pictured on Sept. 18, at Eighteen in Ottawa's ByWard Market for Mr. Rathgeber's book, Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada.

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, we never said that they were reducing the total number of auditors. The minister's answer is muddy but the facts in her leaked documents ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives' income-splitting plan will give nothing to 86% of Canadians while handing out tax breaks to the richest in our country. It is ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the intervention by the parliamentary secretary on this important debate. She characterized the position of the opposition moving the motion as saying ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Conservative campaign to silence anyone who disagrees with them has reached a new low. Environmental groups, anti-poverty organizations, and international human rights defenders ...

More than three months ago

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