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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.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Manufacturing Industry Mr. Speaker, yesterday, when the NDP asked about 400,000 Canadians losing their jobs because the Conservatives failed the manufacturing sector, the member for Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Mr. Speaker, by now Conservatives have become famous for the way they have sabotaged our access to information system, but now we have discovered that instead ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to speak to this important measure. The motion is: That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister of Canada ...

Posted on Twitter Have you heard rumbles from US jets south of #yyj? Report the details to murray.rankin.c1@parl.gc.ca so I can make enquiries in Ottawa. Thx!

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Posted on Twitter @MeganLeslieMP. So inspiring to see this packed room and feel the level of concern about #ClimateChange in Canada. #carbonforum.

Posted on Twitter @MeganLeslieMP looking forward to great discussion with key experts: #carbonforum #ClimateChange

Posted on Twitter “I believe the most important economic asset Canada has is the middle class" says Mulcair: http://t.co/c9zPHfPx7h #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, thalidomide survivors just do not have the luxury of time. They have been suffering from their disabilities their whole lives. The Canadian government told ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the administration of pensions by the government: (a) what is the current and total number of pension members, active and retired; (b) what ...

Posted on Twitter Upcoming fed budget needs to boost economy and middle class: Middle class Canadians deserve economic leadership http://t.co/Rr7Z0ieH0M #yyj

Posted on Twitter “I conveyed to her that for us, the sense of urgency remains": Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada - http://t.co/N6swFJX0n8

A week ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Ex-CBC host 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 ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Victoria MP takes over health critic's role Victoria MP Murray Rankin got a pat on the back and a new job from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Friday. Rankin was named the NDP's health critic – a plum job within caucus. He replaces Vancouver MP Libby Davies, who is retiring. “It's a big deal and I'm ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MPs say they're looking to form next government, despite polls showing ... 'I think we keep our eye firmly on the target, which is one Stephen Harper,' Victoria MP Murray Rankin told The Hill Times in an interview. 'I think the people of Canada will understand that we are the better alternative; it's keeping our eye on that ball that's ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Victoria News Victoria teacher gets national recognition On Friday, Murray Rankin, Victoria MP, presented Margaret McCullough with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence Certificate of Achievement. Out of almost 400,000 teachers across Canada, the Glenlyon Norfolk School teacher was one of only ...

Two months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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. ...

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)