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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

Mentioned by National Union of Public and General Employees Commons Finance Committee looks at politically motivated tax audits 2014)—Responding to a request by New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Murray Rankin, the House of Commons Finance Committee held a special closed-door meeting to look into the possible "misuse" of the Canada Revenue Agency. The in ...

Two days ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca CRA charity audits: Committee has 'no plans' to look into alleged interference Although parliamentary rules forbid MPs from disclosing anything that happened during the in camera session, NDP MP Murray Rankin told reporters that he was "disappointed" in the outcome. "All we want is accountability," he said. "There are newspaper ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star NDP hopes to put CRA under microscope on charity audits NDP MP and revenue critic Murray Rankin (Victoria) has questioned whether the audits were politically motivated actions against those advocating for environmental causes and other issues clashing with the Harper government's policies. “I want to clear the ...

Three days ago

Mentioned by Saanich News LETTER: Charity audits rightfully concerning Your editorial regarding Victoria MP Murray Rankin, and his efforts to have a summer meeting of a parliamentary meeting to clarify the criteria for auditing charities for their political activities, is timely and troubling. The Canada Revenue Agency has created a ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Victoria News EDITORIAL: Transparency goes both ways Victoria MP Murray Rankin and his New Democrat colleagues are pressing for an unusual summer meeting of a parliamentary committee to clear the air over the auditing of charities for their political activities. Rankin says there are too many allegations that ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca CRA's charity audits prompt NDP call for summer meeting The New Democrats are pressing for an unusual summer meeting of a parliamentary committee to clear the air over the auditing of charities for their political activities. New Democrat MP Murray Rankin, the party critic for national revenue, wants the finance ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Northern Gateway Pipeline Mr. Speaker, the 21 Conservative MPs from British Columbia have disappeared from the face of the earth. They are hiding from their constituents because of the ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the northern gateway pipeline proposal is just wrong, wrong for British Columbia and wrong for Canada. The Conservatives want to force British Columbians to ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-3, which is yet another omnibus bill that only affects five bills this time. ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, British Columbians want this pipeline proposal rejected. The multi-million dollar promotion campaign has completely failed. People know the pipeline proposal is short sighted and ...

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-621, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance). Mr. Speaker I rise to introduce an act to ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am also tabling a petition on Bill C-18, calling on Parliament to refrain from making changes that would restrict farmers' rights or add ...

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

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Conservatives keep promising they will not approve an unsafe pipeline like the northern gateway, but yesterday the minister was in New York promising a ...

Spoke in the House on Request for Emergency Debate Mr. Speaker, last night I gave you notice under Standing Order 52 (2) that I would be seeking leave today to propose an emergency debate on ...

Three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact and Certificate of ... Thank you, Chair. Bonjour, Monsieur Therrien. The Barreau du Québec has a code of ethics, a code de déontologie, which states that a lawyer cannot reveal ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to set the context before I move the first of several amendments to part 5 of the budget implementation act ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Main Estimates 2014-15 : Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY, ... In my part of the world, I've had a number of environmental organizations call to tell me how concerned they are about apparently aggressive auditing of ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Chair, amendment NDP-4 is virtually identical, certainly in intent and perhaps in text, to what we had moved in the context of one that was defeated ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Welcome, witnesses. My first question is for Professor Worswick. Back in October you did an economic analysis. In your paper you commented on the changes made ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Okay. I'd like to ask you about something else you said just now. I'm very pleased to see that you've also drawn this committee's attention to ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thanks again to all of our witnesses for being here. My first question is for Professor Cockfield. The constitutionality of FATCA and hence our IGA in ...