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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Today in #QP I asked the Conservatives why they choose to target charities instead of tax cheats: http://t.co/wtAdEGAAsX #cdnpoli #CRA

Posted on Twitter Kudos to @THSVic + @HeroWork! RT @TimesColonist Community comes together to help house Victoria's homeless youth #yyj http://t.co/e91O74U4k6

Posted on Twitter International lawyers’ group calls for international court on the environment http://t.co/SADVpAtdOT via @torontostar

Posted on Twitter Good article in @TheHillTimes that discusses my motion to label GMOs http://t.co/QXmW03CURS People have a #RightToknow. #cdnpoli #GMO

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.

Three days ago

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

Posted on Twitter Take six minutes and watch some of the most heartfelt words I’ve ever heard in this House. Thank you, @RomeoSaganash. http://t.co/rGaVlSbfth

Posted on Twitter Today we took control of the house, in solidarity with those calling for a national inquiry, to force a debate on #MMIW #NDP #proudofmyteam

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

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 ...

A week ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Old Age Security (OAS) pension and benefit appeals: (a) how many appeals were made to the OAS Review Tribunal between 2004 and 2013, ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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. ...

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

More than 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 ...