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NDP MP for Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Editorial: What's the rush with federal legislation? http://t.co/Gzk4beZgKy

Posted on Twitter Best to @HalieCBC on her last day as host for cbc morning - job well done! #ottawa

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Conservatives just shut down debate on #C51 study. That's why I #StandWithRosane and Canadians' rights and freedoms. #cdnpoli @RosaneDL

Posted on Twitter Memorial to the Victims of Communism becomes multi-million dollar controversy | iPolitics http://t.co/vv9XqN8ahu

Posted on Twitter Very sad news an incredible humble spirit R.I.P. Ernest Côté, WW II veteran, dead at 101 http://t.co/ZJdhvEFBgL #ott

Posted on Twitter Hear Tom Mulcair talk about c-51 on The Current - Critics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight http://t.co/pV1I7PkzSv

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Rise in anti-Semitism Mr. Chair, I rise tonight to speak to the issue of anti-Semitism, particularly on how we view it here in Canada and what we are doing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, here is what is offensive. In the last three years, Foreign Affairs has cut $148 million for security upgrades at embassies. These security upgrades ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the minister just told us Yakunin is not on the list, but it gets worse. Including Yakunin, we have Putin's former deputy aide and ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Paul Dewar, Jim Watson speak out against site for victims of communism memorial Opposition to the Memorial to the Victims of Communism widened Tuesday as Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar called on the government to move it to a different location and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson described it as a “blight” on its Wellington Street site.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, I think what is being lost by the whip is something he actually said in his own speech, which is that we are the ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the world is currently coordinating its response to ISIS-inspired terrorism and extremism. Canada should be at the table and not on the sidelines. A ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you to our witnesses for their superb overviews. Each of you kind of complemented one another, as if you had coordinated this. The component parts ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair. There are a lot of absolutes being thrown around and I just want to maybe bring us back to the fact that, as ...

Spoke in the House on Resignation of Minister Mr. Speaker, like many last night, I was shocked and surprised by the announcement by our friend across the way of his decision to step down ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the fact remains that Canada's sanctions simply do not match up with our allies'. These three friends of Putin are being protected by the ...

Spoke in the House on Leon Katz Mr. Speaker, Leon Katz was a pioneer. Trained as an engineer, Leon invented technologies that revolutionized the practice of medicine in Canada, including Canada's first heart-lung ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on Canada's Response to ISIL Thank you, Mr. Chair. On this side, as the official opposition, let's start with a couple of things. This isn't about who can say they support ...

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 our guests today. I want to start off by acknowledging something that we had asked for after I accompanied Minister ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Corrects Tory Minister's 'Baseless' Talking Points On Wednesday, NDP foreign affairs critic and former public school teacher Paul Dewar took to Facebook to post his corrections to a statement on the Iraq mission released by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Denis Lebel. Dewar, unsurprisingly, gave Lebel's ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NDP MP and former teacher Paul Dewer 'schools' Tory on ISIS combat memo An NDP Member of Parliament has grown so frustrated by government talking points on Canada's military presence in Iraq that he has returned to his roots as a public school teacher and graded them. Harshly. Paul Dewar took umbrage with a “fact sheet” released by Conservative MP Denis Lebel, which sought to counter the current confusion about the Canadian military's role in Iraq by, in part, saying the media has been dishonest about what role the military was playing in the battle against ISIS militants. The issue ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Neil Bantleman trial in Indonesia needs more Canadian pressure, NDP says The Canadian government should apply more pressure in the trial of Neil Bantleman in Indonesia, said two MPs from the NDP on Friday. The NDP is concerned about the circumstances of [Bantleman's] arrest, detention and trial," said Paul Dewar, MP for ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by The Sudbury Star 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 ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun 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 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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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