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NDP MP for Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Posted on Twitter One of the many bikes @ tom brown arena for the 30 anniversary agm of citizens for safe cycling #ottawa http://t.co/aGcPneqskI

Posted on Twitter While Cons deliberate on what our role should be we could be saving lives by building refugees camps and protecting minorities in Iraq

Posted on Twitter The @NCC_CCN says it's time to re-imagine the future of #LeBretonFlats. Here's what #Ottawa residents told me in '07: http://t.co/ow5UcPHaIZ

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, what we do know is that when that party was in opposition, its members asked for a vote in the House every time we ...

Posted on Twitter The case for Canada to go to war in Iraq has not been made /via @globeandmail http://t.co/L4vAUyS0yz

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter Democracy's face-palm moment - via @winnipegnews http://t.co/Q4hwvKlfQY via @sharethis

Posted on Twitter NDP calls on government to support rights and freedoms in Hong Kong: http://t.co/6MgTP5ZIGB #cdnpoli #HongKong #NDP

This week

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 in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are leading us into an expanded military role in Iraq, and the Liberals are ready to go along without a vote in ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we are now hearing that the government offered the Americans our troops before we were asked. That is what I am hearing the parliamentary ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, first I want to acknowledge the apology by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and thank him for doing that. I have a ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, if unchecked, Ebola could kill hundreds of thousands of people in the upcoming months. Today, at a high-level meeting at the United Nations, President ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP's Facepalm Captures A Nation's Frustration On Wednesday night, Calandra appeared on CBC's Power & Politics with NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar and Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau. The MPs discussed the ongoing fight against ISIL and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's admission ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Conflict Minerals Mr. Speaker, tonight the House will vote on a bill that can help cut off resources to violent extremists in the Great Lakes region of Africa. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I have petitions from right across the country, but primarily from Calgary. These petitioners are asking the government to deal with the horrific ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, what is really pitiful is the Minister of Immigration, who will not do his job when the world community asks for Canada to do ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by MSN Canada Stephen Harper confirms 69 advisers to Iraq ahead of MP debate Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left), Liberal MP Marc Garneau, (centre) and NDP MP Paul Dewar, right, arrive at the airport, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press. MPs are putting their thoughts on ...

Mentioned by MSN Canada Stephen Harper confirms 69 advisers to Iraq as MPs set to debate mission Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left), Liberal MP Marc Garneau, (centre) and NDP MP Paul Dewar, right, arrive at the airport, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press. MPs will get their first opportunity to ...

Three weeks 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