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NDP MP for Burnaby—New Westminster (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 49.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter J'ai écrit une lettre à l' #ONÉ sur #KinderMorgan au sujet de la zone écologique du #MontBurnaby https://t.co/pJgMEH4BEt #polcan #NPD

Posted on Twitter I've written to #NEB https://t.co/5Fb470Dij6 doesn't make sense 2 extend this work permit to #KinderMorgan on #BurnabyMountain #cdnpoli #NDP

Posted on Twitter Please RT if U support victims of #Thalidomide compensation. Living in harsh conditions due 2 irresponsibility of gov't & drug company. #ndp

Posted on Twitter Breaking News: Libby Davies begins #ndp debate in House to provide long-overdue compensation to survivors of #Thalidomide - no more waiting!

Two days ago

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 Conservatives fail to meet needs of Canada's veterans https://t.co/pSnNK0PisS #CPC closed 9 service offices across Canada #cdnpoli #NDP

Posted on Twitter non-respect des anciens combattants #déficiencesdesservices aux anciens combattants est une honte #CPC https://t.co/T25JM7VJZw #polcan #NDP

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Library and Archives Canada Mr. Speaker, that is not all. Library and Archives Canada is buried under 98,000 boxes of material waiting to be archived. Some have been gathering dust ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, here is another shocking story where the government has failed Canadians. A few minutes ago, we learned of another massive privacy breach at the ...

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

This week

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the government's process involves arresting people. It actually should involve consulting Canadians. This is about getting development right, not doing it at any cost. ...

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

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers come forward NDP industry critic Helene LeBlanc and natural resources critic Peter Julian hold a news conference in Ottawa October 4, 2012. Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the party of trying to ... Bouchra Taibi, who was working for New Democrat MP Helene Leblanc, and Melanie Bellemare, who was working for MP Francois Choquette, both accuse the party of wrongful dismissal. Taibi filed a lawsuit in the summer while Bellemare is expected to do so by Dec. 31. Taibi's case ...

Mentioned by Coast Reporter NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers file lawsuits NDP industry critic Helene LeBlanc and natural resources critic Peter Julian hold a news conference in Ottawa October 4, 2012. Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the party of trying to convince them not to file a complaint against the elected members who employed them.Bouchra Taibi, who was working for Leblanc, and Melanie Bellemare, who was working for MP Francois Choquette, have each filed lawsuits claiming wrongful dismissal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers come forward NDP industry critic Helene LeBlanc and natural resources critic Peter Julian hold a news conference in Ottawa October 4, 2012. Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the party of trying to ... Bouchra Taibi, who was working for New Democrat MP Helene Leblanc, and Melanie Bellemare, who was working for MP Francois Choquette, both accuse the party of wrongful dismissal. Taibi filed a lawsuit in the summer while Bellemare is expected to do so by Dec. 31. Taibi's case ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers file lawsuits NDP industry critic Helene LeBlanc and natural resources critic Peter Julian hold a news conference in Ottawa October 4, 2012. Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the ... Like Fabiola Ferro, who took legal action earlier this month against New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine for wrongful termination, Taibi and Bellemare argue the party tried to stifle their attempts to come forward. Taibi's case, which also involves allegations of harassment in the workplace, says one of ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers come forward NDP industry critic Helene LeBlanc and natural resources critic Peter Julian hold a news conference in Ottawa October 4, 2012. Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the party ... Like Fabiola Ferro, who took legal action earlier this month against New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine for wrongful termination, Taibi and Bellemare allege the party tried to stifle their attempts to come forward. Taibi says one of her former colleagues verbally harassed her and that Leblanc didn't ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Here are the facts, Mr. Speaker. The fact is, the Conservatives are slashing services for veterans. The fact is, there are fewer mental health professionals helping ...

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise to speak in favour of Bill C-26. As members know, the NDP will be supporting this bill at second ...

Spoke in the House on Business of the House Mr. Speaker, since the last Thursday question two weeks ago, the House has seen fit to support a number of good pieces of legislation. The member ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we actually believe in reducing poverty, not increasing it. That is the difference between the two. The finance ...

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise today in the House because of this government's sorry record. This is the 82nd time that ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Five things we learned in QP Monday The Del Mastro Factor NDP House Leader Peter Julian kicked off QP asking if the government will admit that it has a problem with election fraud, citing Friday's guilty verdict against MP Dean Del Mastro, robocalls and the in-and-out scandal. “Will the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Study of use of House of Commons resources by the Official Opposition Actually, Mr. Chair, I think I may take the spot this time, and then we can go to Mr. Scott. I'm sorry about that; we're all ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business and Meeting Requested by Three Members of the Committee to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I understand under McCarthyism there were the same kinds of hearings with the Republicans yelling and screaming at witnesses. I gather that's ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Study of use of House of Commons resources by the Official Opposition Again, it's 7388 Vedder Road, common address, co-location. I'll move on, though. I'll ask you a number of questions. You probably won't have time in the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. It's very clear that we are talking about a change to the rules. Mr. Lukiwski can try to change the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Yeah, well, I'm not sure the public is going to be particularly impressed by that “hear, hear”, given that this committee now has to go through ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you very much. Coming back to a comment you made, Mr. Harrison, about the leaking out, the preponderance of foreign-owned companies working in the oil ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thanks, Mr. Chair. Thanks to all our witnesses for being here today. This is all interesting. I'd like to start with you, Mr. McGowan. That was ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's a pleasure to be back here. You did interrupt Mr. Christopherson in the middle of a very valid point he was ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-430 An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-408 An Act to ensure that warning labels are affixed to products containing toxic substances

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-402 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-393 An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-387 An Act to establish Leif Erikson Day

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-378 An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-360 An Act to support Canadian professional football