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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 #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

Posted on Twitter Superb interview with @arkellsmusic on Q with @jianghomeshi my son Jordan turned me on to them this past summer - great cdn band!

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is with great surprise that we learned today that the Conservatives have quietly lifted sanctions on two Russian banks. In addition, they continue ...

Posted on Twitter Great crowd out for Monia Mazigh's Book Launch for her book 'Mirrors and Mirages' #Ottawa

Posted on Twitter Quantity over quality in Conservative sanctions on Russia. Banks de-sanctioned, tycoons protected: http://t.co/gT4fYzipbw #cdnpoli #Ukraine

Posted on Twitter Weird- Ralph Goodale refer's to his leader as 'the member for Papineau' in his question in HoC during QP #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Thanks to all participating in @C486JMC Day of Action yesterday! I hand-delivered dozens of letters to @HonJohnBaird supporting Bill C-486.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Getting ready to turn off my phone for the National Day of Action on Conflict Minerals supporting @C486JMC. Join me and #TurnOffConflict!

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 ...

This week

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history, with over 5,000 cases being reported now. The rate of infection has overwhelmed ...

Spoke in the House on Conflict Minerals Mr. Speaker, more than five million people have died as a result of the war in the Congo. The conflict is fueled and funded by minerals ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to take part in the debate, but it is unfortunate, to be polite, that we are not able to have a ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Ebola Outbreak Mr. Speaker, as I begin I will mention that I will be sharing my time with the member for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert. As we have heard tonight, the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the procurement of temporary personnel services by the government over the last five years: (a) what is the total government expenditure for such ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I would like to present petitions from residents from the national capital region who want to see the government act on the cleanup ...

A week 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 ...

Mentioned by Oye! Times NDP 'Surprised' at Decision to Send Forces to Iraq NDP Foreign Affairs critic, Paul Dewar, has raised eyebrows over Ottawa's decision to send almost 100 military advisers to Iraq in order to aid the forces fighting the Islamic state, but in a non-combat mission. Dewar stressed that the mission should ... Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, and Liberal MP, Marc Garneau, accompanied Mr. Dewar on a trip to Iraq in order to acquire first-hand understanding of the toll the Islamic State militants are taking on the region. Mr. Baird announced millions of dollars in ...

Mentioned by CTV News NDP 'surprised' by decision to send Canadian Forces to Iraq NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar is questioning Ottawa's decision to send about 100 military advisers to Iraq to take part in a non-combat mission, saying the mission should first be subject to parliamentary debate before any boots hit the ground. Dewar told CTV's Question Period ... Dewar accompanied Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Liberal MP Marc Garneau on a trip to Iraq last week to get a first-hand look at the toll the Islamic State militants are taking on the region. During that trip, Baird announced ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada John Baird's Iraq Trip Adds Non-Partisan Moment To Tory Policy Seconds later, amid the sandbags, Kurdish fighters and media cameras, he was shoulder to shoulder with two of his toughest political opponents — Paul Dewar and Marc Garneau, the foreign affairs critics for the NDP and Liberals. Together, they gazed out at ...

Mentioned by Kurdish Globe Baird Visits Kurdistan Regional Government, Reiterates Canada's Support of ... He was joined by an all-party delegation consisting of Paul Dewar, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, and Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament for Westmount-Ville-Marie. September 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Erbil, in the ...

Three months 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 ...

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.

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