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  • His favourite word is treaty.

NDP MP for Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Israel and Gaza: With rights come responsibilities: http://t.co/07RtR4oE3F

Posted on Twitter The civilian deaths in Gaza are unacceptable. So is constant fear of rocket attacks. A ceasefire is needed now. http://t.co/jVkHhbbKIh

Posted on Twitter I wish all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr a day of peace, happiness, fellowship, and celebration. Eid Mubarak!

Posted on Twitter NDP condemns violence perpetrated by ISIL in Iraq: http://t.co/9boLoUlCxb #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Le NDP condamne la violence perpétrée par l’EIIL en Irak : http://t.co/6c2YnhaOTV #polcan

This week

Mentioned by Toronto Sun NDP wants Tories to fund UN agency that housed terrorist rocket launchers ... the government to give money to the United Nations agency in Gaza that Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird rebuked this week because terrorist rocket launchers were found in one of its schools. In a letter Friday, the party's foreign affairs critic, Paul Dewar, ...

Posted on Twitter Canada must put civilians first in #Gaza. The Conservative attacks on the UN are ridiculous and scandalous. http://t.co/Kw79ygLvZb #cdnpoli

Mentioned by Winnipeg Sun NDP wants Tories to fund UN agency that housed terrorist rocket launchers In a letter Friday, the party's foreign affairs critic, Paul Dewar, urged the minister to help the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). "UNRWA has warned that its supplies could run out at any time, and is requesting an urgent ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we used to have a proud tradition with regard to refugee claimants seeking asylum. However, the numbers have dropped by half, so the government's ...

Spoke in the House on Conflict Minerals Act Mr. Speaker, I want to start by thanking all of my colleagues, in particular my colleagues on this side. I particularly want to thank the parliamentary ...

Spoke in the House on Combating Counterfeit Products Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to mention that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin. We are now switching from 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

Didn't vote 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 Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today to debate at third reading of Bill C-6. It has had a rather long history. In fact, it goes back to ...

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

Mentioned by CBC.ca RAW Paul Dewar on Scott Street detour Paul Dewar, the NDP MP for Ottawa Centre, said the city could have handled the issue better had Mayor Jim Watson or another city official picked up the phone and called the NCC. He said while city staff and the NCC staff have been talking, municipal ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order with regard to this subject. Just over one year ago, the foreign affairs committee agreed with my ...

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, I rise to first of all underline a number that was just mentioned and that is number 73. This is the 73rd time that ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we need a lot more than just words on this file. The refugee situation next door in Syria is spinning out of control. It ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the violence in Iraq is growing. Aid groups are warning of a looming crisis that will spin out of control. This week half a ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Federal MPs campaign for candidates in this week's Ontario provincial election Out on the hustings: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, top centre, with local Ottawa area Grit candidates John Fraser, Yasir Naqvi, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. NDP MP Paul Dewar and Ms. McKenzie. A town hall with Ontario Progressive Conservative ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Federal MPs campaign for candidates in this week's Ontario provincial election Out on the hustings: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, top centre, with local Ottawa area Grit candidates John Fraser, Yasir Naqvi, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. NDP MP Paul Dewar and Ms. McKenzie. A town hall with Ontario Progressive Conservative ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thanks, Chair. Thanks to all our guests. Mr. Gillespie, I think you were fairly comprehensive, and I understand your point of view and how you've integrated ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, L20 and L25 under ... Mr. Chair, I want to make three comments, and then I'll let you go right through it. With respect to the estimates, I note that there ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) PS modernization exercise shows bureaucracy 'hived off' from government Treasury Board President Tony Clement said the biggest challenge is recruitment and retention. NDP MP Paul Dewar said the government engagement in the Destination 2020 report was lacking. By MARK BURGESS | Published: Monday, 05/19/2014 12:00 ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Chair. Thank you to our guests. Both of the presentations were very concise and very helpful for our work. You're our first witnesses as ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Corporate Practices by Companies Supplying and Manufacturing Products in Developing Countries for ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the members of the panel for their intervention. They have provided us with some updates from a year ago when ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, L20 and L25 under ... I absolutely do. So I'm giving credit where it's due. But now to you, Minister Baird, because you're the one who's actually responsible for how things ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Thanks again, Ms. Stein. I want to talk about sanctions again. One of the questions that is important to raise, just to get your take on ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine I'll get right to it. Both of our guests, thank you so much. I really appreciate your testimony. I have questions for both of you, first ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria I certainly remember here in Ottawa we had Project 4000, and that was 4,000 South Asians, mostly Vietnamese refugees. You see them now fully integrated and ...

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