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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Thank you @ErikKarlsson65 for coming to the 'Hill for the launch of #movember #ottawa http://t.co/7uok53hB1b

Posted on Twitter Join @MSF_canada at @uOttawa next Tuesday for a free presentation on the #Ebola epidemic and how Canada can help: http://t.co/G25u9CLmPy

Posted on Twitter This is superb overview of current day Iraq Losing Iraq | FRONTLINE | PBS http://t.co/QlGk3ViWaV via @frontlinepbs

Posted on Twitter Excellent discussion with #Iraq ambassador on opportunities for governance, humanitarian, and security cooperation. http://t.co/czyM4WakHS

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks all who came out for #NDPAction on #ChildCare day. http://t.co/R5PZPYrW9j

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed playing trivia at the #Westboro #Legion tonight. Glad to see a big crowd out supporting #Ottawa charities! http://t.co/w5HYGUkZ7c

This week

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: ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Assaults Against Public Transit Operators Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak in support of this bill, as many of my colleagues are doing. I think everyone in this House is behind ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, former Canadian ambassador David Mulroney said it best. We have learned hard lessons from Afghanistan, one of which is that clear objectives are critical ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, just look at them. It is not just that the logistics of sending Canadian planes are still being figured out; it is the combat ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence It is answers like that, Mr. Speaker, that have Canadians worried about mission creep. Last night, the Conservatives voted against the NDP's alternative plan, which would ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague from London has brought in a private member's motion on urban forests. Clearly one of the things that is important is having ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by constituents and people in the Ottawa area who note that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is ...

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 in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, that is hardly enough when people are threatened by a harsh winter and the government has announced no new money for refugee camps. The ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, along with my colleagues on this side of the House, I have some real concerns about how well defined things are and what the ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #250 That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 13, the debate not be further adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #249 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Paul Calandra's tearful apology RAW 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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca (blog) Paul Dewar's facepalm defines the week that was in #cdnpoli "Winning the internet" probably isn't high up on NDP MP Paul Dewar's list of daily tasks, but he accomplished it this week -- though perhaps not in the way he might have imagined. Dewar found himself screen-capped, quoted and even turned into .gif form ...

A month ago

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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