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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 #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted Yes on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Posted on Twitter Sponsored by @WorldBank. Invited by @MATCHIntFund and @NobelWomen. Denied a visa to Canada. Why, @MinChrisA? http://t.co/0sBr0sj8HV

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, let us be clear here that the Conservatives explicitly left the door open to bombing Syria and the NDP explicitly opposed that. Now, the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Posted on Twitter Another day, still no answers about the possible expansion of our #ISIL mission into #Syria and the role of #Assad: https://t.co/GzKQaGhbWi

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Winnipeg for his intervention. As usual, it was very precise and well rounded. He gives me an ...

Posted on Twitter Hearing from residents @ Westboro Beach Community Association AGM very active community annual activies include bonfires! #Ottawa

Posted on Twitter Good to meet Sri Lankan Tamil MP M.A. Sumanthiran about human rights and justice in #SriLanka. Photo with @RathikaS. http://t.co/lZzrngbBlb

Spoke in the House on Freedom of Expression and Association in Hong Kong Mr. Speaker, if you seek it you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That this House reiterates Canada's continued support for freedom ...

Posted on Twitter House of Commons adopts NDP motion supporting democracy in Hong Kong: http://t.co/AHLWU9L9Uy #cdnpoli #HongKong

Posted on Twitter Le Parlement adopte une motion afin d’appuyer la démocratie à Hong Kong : http://t.co/5FCFDR8Ofx #HongKong #polcan

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the global terrorism index has recorded an almost fivefold increase in fatalities caused by terror attacks around the world. Last night, we learned that ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, we are proud of our researchers, but we are not proud of the government for giving away the store. The government has refused to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present today signed by hundreds of petitioners. The petitioners are asking the government to put a hold on the ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I would like to give my colleague credit for a very thoughtful speech. He gave some very specific examples as to why he thought ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I gather from the member's speech that she wants us to cut through the hyperbole and the usual rhetoric, so I will get right ...

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: ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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