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NDP MP for Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 52.10% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter Great day for those who believe in engagement as the most effective tool of diplomacy. Thanks to our diplomats for their work on #Cuba.

Posted on Twitter This is what diplomacy looks like – and Canada is very good at it. #Cuba #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter My heart sinks @ news of children killed for the simple act of going to school BBCNews school attack leaves 141 dead http://t.co/c64GhICeR7

Posted on Twitter Thanks Dylan @PaulDewar with Ottawa musician Danielle Allard @daniellejallard at the @OttawaMission #christmasdinner http://t.co/LgpVn7zmoE"

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Christmas carols in the capital #Ottawa http://t.co/Qswq5Pg0Ht

Mentioned by Strathmore Standard Opposition presses feds to bring in more Syrian refugees OTTAWA - Opposition parties hammered the federal government Friday for not allowing more Syrian refugees into Canada. NDP MP Paul Dewar said if countries such as Sweden and Germany can accept "tens of thousands" of refugees from the warn-torn ...

Spoke in the House on René Chartrand Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the remarkable life of René Chartrand. For 21 years, from 1987 to 2008, René was a constant presence on ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the crisis in Syria has created millions of vulnerable refugees who are in absolutely dire need, yet reports today reveal that the Conservatives are ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Canada has been involved in a war in Iraq since September. Four months later, we still do not know some basic facts. We do ...

Posted on Twitter My statement in the #HoC today celebrating René Chartrand, the #Catman of Parliament Hill: https://t.co/wgDPoiKCEc #cdnpoli #Ottawa

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Canada committed to taking in 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, but only 457 Syrian refugees have landed in Canada. The minister ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you. Thank you to our witnesses. I believe that we have heard some of these points underlined in our study so far. I should start ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca 457 Syrian refugees resettled in Canada, but pledge was for 1300 The news comes as Amnesty International and the Syrian Canadian Council call on Canada to do more for the people who fled years of bloody fighting in Syria. The numbers are contained in written answers to questions submitted by NDP MP Paul Dewar in ...

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, if the Conservatives are not going to build the 125 spaces they promised, they could at least stop shutting them down. Last week, Ottawa ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, 50 years ago, the Government of Canada decided to use a refurbished bakery warehouse for the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The result was ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will truncate my comments, but the message is fairly clear. We have a democracy that has been around since 1867. It predates access ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the government’s commitment on July 3, 2013, to accept 1,300 Syrian refugees: (a) how many Syrians have been granted refugee status in Canada ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you. I'm glad to hear that. It was a good question by my colleague because I think people need to understand that this isn't about ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you to all our witnesses for their absolutely superb presentations. I wish we did have more time. Maybe one day we'll actually ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business and Briefing on Freedom of Religion in Nigeria Thank you to our witnesses, particularly to you, Saa. You have experienced something that no child should experience. You are brave for telling us your story. ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our witnesses. Before I begin, I want to put a motion forward at the end of our discussion, just ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our guests. I should say, as a local MP from Ottawa, that I welcome you here to Ottawa. There ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business Chair, if the government is going to play it this way, opening and closing meetings, the irony here is that we have Mr. Hawn who wants ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Sitting out elections In this file photo, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left), Liberal MP Marc Garneau, (centre) and NDP MP Paul Dewar, right, arrive at the airport, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Baghdad, Iraq. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz ORG XMIT: ...

Mentioned by The Catholic Register Defining just war New Democrat MP Paul Dewar flushed with surprise when asked whether, as someone raised Catholic, he considers Canada's involvement in the bombing of ISIL terrorists to qualify as a just war. “I honestly don't know,” the NDP's foreign affairs critic said last ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Stephen Harper's Iraq Airstrikes Plan Questioned By Some Tories Edmonton Conservative MP Laurie Hawn told reporters he believes there is “absolutely” unanimity in the Tory caucus for a combat role, such as airstrikes. “The air force is the obvious player, and I think that's the lowest risk option with the highest impact,” Hawn, a former air .... NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar thinks Canada should join the coalition but focus solely on humanitarian assistance. “You don't just have to be flying air jets and dropping bombs to be doing your part,” he said. “The most serious part, and ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Paul Calandra apologizes for non-answers as sources pin blame on PMO Meanwhile, Calandra's unapologetic appearance on CBC News Network's Power & Politics on the day he made his initial remarks became an international viral sensation due to the remarkable response it elicited from NDP MP Paul Dewar, whose "face ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you to our guests. I want to start with Minister Baird. I saw what you saw and heard what you heard. I think it's very ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-486 An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-572 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Budget Officer)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-571 An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the purchase of minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-570 An Act respecting the labelling of food products containing sodium