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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

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

Two days ago

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

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

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @CanningsNDP: biologist, renowned birder, author and, now, NDP candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay! #cdnpoli #yyj

Posted on Twitter My constituency office in Victoria is open to serve you as usual, all are welcome. #yyj

Posted on Twitter Thx @simonwhitfield We're in the House w/ renewed resolve “Parliamentary business starts at 10 on Thurs, & dammit, we’re going 2B there @ 10

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 ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Until notified by Parliamentary Security, our constituency office remains closed. My staff and I are safe, thank you for your patience. #yyj

This week

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, ...

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two 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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

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 ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Labelling GMOs about transparency, not health say advocates NDP MP Murray Rankin's motion M-480 wants genetically modified food to be labeled because Canadians have the 'right to know,' but industry says information is already readily available. By RACHEL AIELLO | Published: Monday, 09/22/2014 12:00 am EDT.

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 ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the DSC/Fiscal Arbitrator tax scheme: (a) when did the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) initially execute an investigation; (b) when did the CRA post ...

More than three months ago

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

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, witnesses. Mr. Labonté, in the big picture, the trend through environmental legislation over the last few years has been that the ...