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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

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 ...

Posted on Twitter San Fran do it again Madison Bumgardner truly amazing pitcher #WorldSeries

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted Yes on Vote #261 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Posted on Twitter Here @ Diwali Celebration @ the National Archives #Ottawa http://t.co/pbZfquWsYd

Posted on Twitter The previously quoted tweet came from @JohnKerry. Thanks again for visiting #Ottawa and sharing your sympathy with Canada. #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter "In the past week, the world has seen up close #Canada’s strength/unity/resolve. #CanadaStrong http://t.co/uYhV8CQxgj”

Posted on Twitter Inspiring leadership from Canada’s newest honorary citizen @Malala in supporting #UNRWA reconstruction in #Gaza: http://t.co/BpwUJdSh8K

Posted on Twitter Alain Gervais addressing NDP caucus, Alain was one of heroes of Oct 22 who put his life on line #thankyou #cdnpoli http://t.co/WH3cWKlm09

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, we want to ensure we have clarity and transparency on the mission. On another topic, there is urgent need for more help on Ebola. ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, today the U.S. Secretary of State is visiting Ottawa and holding talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. We welcome Secretary of State Kerry ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, yesterday Ukrainians bravely went to the polls throughout most of the country despite continued intimidation and aggression. The election is an important step forward ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Events of October 22, 2014 Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, ordinary passersby rushed to Corporal Nathan Cirillo's wounded body, desperately pumping his chest and urging him to hold on. Ottawa lawyer Barbara ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I too wish to speak in support of Bill C-35, which we are debating today. I want to express my gratitude to the guards, ...

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, all Canadians applaud Malala Yousafzai's courage and her vision for a world where girls have equal access to education. We cannot let her stand ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, just two weeks ago the Prime Minister announced that Canada's participation in the Iraq war would last six months. Already new details are emerging ...

Two weeks ago

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: ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Two 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 ...

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