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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.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter An honour to stand with so many at #RedUmbrellaDay in #yyj, always a powerful and inspiring event. @PEERSVictoria http://t.co/mQpGnVqLaq

This week

Posted on Twitter Walking home from work? Drop by 1057 Fort Street for some treats and hot apple cider at my community office open house, now until 6pm! #yyj

Posted on Twitter Thanks for inviting me over for lunch today @ourplacesociety. Always good to spend time with family members! #yyj http://t.co/anUqTAJqQP

Posted on Twitter .@ThomasMulcair @r_garrison @FairVoteCanada We pledge to make 2015 the last unfair election. #PR2015 #yyj #cdnpoli http://t.co/wX26K0qn05

A week ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have established that they will not show leadership. They have established that the NDP voted against bad Conservative budgets that failed to ...

Posted on Twitter Today the House of Commons released the quarterly expenditure reports for MPs. You can find my report here: http://t.co/auAkqONdfF.

Posted on Twitter Former Conservative cabinet minister slams the Minister of National Revenue for breaching her privacy. http://t.co/Q5cpqBlO3f #cdnpoli #yyj

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I agree with chair, the member for Edmonton—Leduc, that this report contains much useful information. We heard from dozens of witnesses who were able ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Canada Revenue Agency is going after an 82-year-old B.C. man who has dementia. It is fining him $12,000 for failing to declare a ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, far too many Canadian seniors reach retirement and find they do not have enough savings to live comfortably. Public pensions just have not kept ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I note the enthusiasm of all members for my presentation on Bill C-12, but I am not sure that will be warranted when I ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Mr. Speaker, the Conservative MPs on the House access to information committee think that the best solution to fix our ever-shrinking right to know in Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my petition calls for the improvements to retirement security of the 62% of Canadian workers without any workplace pension. The petitioners call for expansion ...

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 in the House on Canada Shipping Act Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure to rise to speak in support of this historic bill introduced by my hon. colleague from Skeena—Bulkley Valley. It ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP rejected transferrable vote Victoria MP Murray Rankin says: “For decades, the NDP has been proposing that Canada adopt proportional representation.” Not hardly. In 2005, B.C. voted on the issue of the single transferrable vote, which as close to proportional representation as we are ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Trudeau supports electoral reform While Victoria MP Murray Rankin makes several good points about the inherent unfairness of the current “first past the post” system, he is wrong on one thing. Contrary to Rankin's assertion, the federal Liberals under Justin Trudeau have taken the lead as ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Proportional voting could stall Parliament In parallel with his commentary promoting proportional representation as the best method for electing MPs, Victoria MP Murray Rankin is conducting a recorded telephone message campaign promoting the same thing. In both cases, while extolling the virtues ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Victoria News Victoria MP Murray Rankin gets nod from NDP Victoria MP Murray Rankin will again fly the banner for the New Democrats in next year's federal election. Rankin, 64, was officially nominated by the party last weekend. Rankin was elected MP for Victoria in a byelection in 2012 and was recently elected by ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Victoria MP Murray Rankin gets nod from NDP Victoria MP Murray Rankin will again fly the banner for the New Democrats in next year's federal election. Rankin, 64, was officially nominated by the party last weekend. Rankin was elected MP for Victoria in a byelection in 2012 and was recently elected by ...

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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Vaughn Palmer: A Green hue spreads, threatening Vancouver Island's orange ... As civic election day approached, three prominent Victoria-area New Democrats issued a letter of endorsement for the capital city's two-term mayor. “Dear friend,” wrote provincial MLAs Carole James and Rob Fleming and federal MP Murray Rankin. “We are ...

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, ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Thank you to all of the witnesses. I only have a short amount of time. I'm going to start with Mr. Ball of the chartered accountants. ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... My question concerns this entire division in terms of the objective with respect to credit union regulation. It seems to change the way in which credit ...

More than three months ago

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