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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 Great turnout for 150th Anniversary celebrations for All Saints Anglican Church #ottawa http://t.co/FyNW8RgVk9

Posted on Twitter Canada's Foreign Aid Spending To Hit Record Lows: Watchdog http://t.co/XNRRir6AAp via @HuffPostCanada

Posted on Twitter Great day for a skate on the canal - ice is perfect as is the temperature #ottawa http://t.co/HivKaDxdXS

Posted on Twitter Unions and government compete for the moral high ground http://t.co/HRYcPk8p8T

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Government 'did not put limits' on special forces in Iraq (with video) http://t.co/agSvk2205c

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter NDP MP Corrects Tory Minister's 'Baseless' Talking Points http://t.co/1LhJ6rYh9l via @HuffPostCanada

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Corrects Tory Minister's 'Baseless' Talking Points On Wednesday, NDP foreign affairs critic and former public school teacher Paul Dewar took to Facebook to post his corrections to a statement on the Iraq mission released by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Denis Lebel. Dewar, unsurprisingly, gave Lebel's ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NDP MP and former teacher Paul Dewer 'schools' Tory on ISIS combat memo An NDP Member of Parliament has grown so frustrated by government talking points on Canada's military presence in Iraq that he has returned to his roots as a public school teacher and graded them. Harshly. Paul Dewar took umbrage with a “fact sheet” released by Conservative MP Denis Lebel, which sought to counter the current confusion about the Canadian military's role in Iraq by, in part, saying the media has been dishonest about what role the military was playing in the battle against ISIS militants. The issue ...

A week ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Neil Bantleman trial in Indonesia needs more Canadian pressure, NDP says The Canadian government should apply more pressure in the trial of Neil Bantleman in Indonesia, said two MPs from the NDP on Friday. The NDP is concerned about the circumstances of [Bantleman's] arrest, detention and trial," said Paul Dewar, MP for ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Edmonton Examiner Opposition presses feds to bring in more Syrian refugees OTTAWA - Opposition parties hammered the federal government Friday for not allowing more Syrian refugees into Canada. NDP MP Paul Dewar said if countries such as Sweden and Germany can accept "tens of thousands" of refugees from the warn-torn ...

Mentioned by Northumberland Today Opposition presses feds to bring in more Syrian refugees OTTAWA - Opposition parties hammered the federal government Friday for not allowing more Syrian refugees into Canada. NDP MP Paul Dewar said if countries such as Sweden and Germany can accept "tens of thousands" of refugees from the warn-torn ...

Mentioned by Times of Fort Erie Opposition presses feds to bring in more Syrian refugees OTTAWA - Opposition parties hammered the federal government Friday for not allowing more Syrian refugees into Canada. NDP MP Paul Dewar said if countries such as Sweden and Germany can accept "tens of thousands" of refugees from the warn-torn ...

Spoke in the House on René Chartrand Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the remarkable life of René Chartrand. For 21 years, from 1987 to 2008, René was a constant presence on ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the crisis in Syria has created millions of vulnerable refugees who are in absolutely dire need, yet reports today reveal that the Conservatives are ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Canada has been involved in a war in Iraq since September. Four months later, we still do not know some basic facts. We do ...

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Canada committed to taking in 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, but only 457 Syrian refugees have landed in Canada. The minister ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you. Thank you to our witnesses. I believe that we have heard some of these points underlined in our study so far. I should start ...

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, if the Conservatives are not going to build the 125 spaces they promised, they could at least stop shutting them down. Last week, Ottawa ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, 50 years ago, the Government of Canada decided to use a refurbished bakery warehouse for the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The result was ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will truncate my comments, but the message is fairly clear. We have a democracy that has been around since 1867. It predates access ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the government’s commitment on July 3, 2013, to accept 1,300 Syrian refugees: (a) how many Syrians have been granted refugee status in Canada ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you. I'm glad to hear that. It was a good question by my colleague because I think people need to understand that this isn't about ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you to all our witnesses for their absolutely superb presentations. I wish we did have more time. Maybe one day we'll actually ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business and Briefing on Freedom of Religion in Nigeria Thank you to our witnesses, particularly to you, Saa. You have experienced something that no child should experience. You are brave for telling us your story. ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our witnesses. Before I begin, I want to put a motion forward at the end of our discussion, just ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Chair, and thank you to our guests. I should say, as a local MP from Ottawa, that I welcome you here to Ottawa. There ...

Three months 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 ...

More than 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 ...

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