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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

Today

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

Posted on Twitter There was a shooting today in Ottawa. As far as we know, the PM and all MPs are safe. I will post an update when possible.

Yesterday

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, ...

Posted on Twitter The Conservatives' "tough on crime" agenda now extends to birdwatchers. https://t.co/HpthJaVzpY #yyj #cdnpoli

Two days ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter 74k homes got their last delivery today. You don't save a business by cutting service & raising prices. #yyj #cdnpoli http://t.co/hNTPUsVoTA

Posted on Twitter Frightening "@VanObserver: Towing rope for Russian vessel near Haida Gwaii snapped 3 times http://t.co/cO8lcJSgz4 http://t.co/JAFmmRvSFj"

This week

Posted on Twitter Unreal. @CPC now has CRA targeting birdwatchers for political activity http://t.co/mHJTX8a4WE

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

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 ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Findlay, not Rankin, misleading taxpayers National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay says “every voice of authority” has corrected Victoria MP Murray Rankin concerning the Canadian Revenue Agency audits of charities, and then identifies two top officials in her bureaucracy as her independent ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Comment: NDP's Rankin misleads on charities: minister I am responding to the erroneous, misleading information stated by New Democrat MP Murray Rankin in his commentary regarding charity audits conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency (“Tory audit tactics on charities worrisome,” Aug. 22). Rankin implies ...

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 ...

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 ...