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NDP MP for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 40.90% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Facing more extreme weather events Harper disqualifies most communities from fed disaster assistance w/out warning or consultation #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter About to go on CFAX to talk about upcoming session and federal budget #ndp #yyj

This week

Mentioned by Times Colonist After years of lobbying, Saanich woman a permanent resident Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided in 2013 to let Bhandal stay on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, but Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison said getting permanent residency means Bhandal and her family can finally be sure she ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist After years of lobbying, Saanich aunt gets permanent residency Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided in 2013 to let Bhandal stay on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, but Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison said getting permanent residency means Bhandal and her family can finally be sure she ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Overriding theme of what Kevin Page tells NDP caucus on Conservative economic record "this is not good fiscal management." #cdnpoli #ndp

Posted on Twitter My thoughts are with Tillicum Target workers as Target abandons Canada http://t.co/p2OrSDczbm

Posted on Twitter Policies prove it is PMO who run VA, not Minister. Advocate Keith Neville ordered to stop work with veterans' appeals http://t.co/6Kl95Q92FG

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Just visited amazing http://t.co/iOZqf5aA6u community education & environment project San Francisco Nayarit #ngo #sustainability #ForTheKids

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the U.S. Senate report on the CIA's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques is very clear: torture is not only morally wrong, it does not work. ...

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service of Canada Mr. Speaker, it is way simpler than that. This minister needs to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement and start getting them the treatment ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition containing dozens of signatures from the Greater Victoria area, the majority of them from my riding, forwarded ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I was particularly moved by the colleague's comments about refugees. I have been involved with refugees in my riding for a long time, and ...

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service of Canada Mr. Speaker, let us try this again. Edward Snowshoe needed treatment for depression. Instead, he was left in solitary confinement for 162 days, and then he ...

Spoke in the House on Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca Mr. Speaker, whether it is a national child care program, restoring a federal minimum wage to a living wage level, or fighting to keep home delivery ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I rise with some regret today to speak to Bill C-44 at report stage. This comes from the fact that when the Minister of ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 5b ... Mr. Minister, to look specifically at CSIS, which you've raised, your plan was to cut $24.5 million, and your government lapsed another $18.2 million, so what ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, this week we have reports of the stoning to death of two gay men in Syria. That is the reality too many LGBT refugees ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act ... No, you said, “Shall the bill carry?” I don't intend to make a long, drawn-out statement, but going through the amendments we've seen, I think the ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I just want to stress again, Mr. Minister, that when you talked about this bill at the outset we had ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of Clauses No.232 to No.249 of Bill C-43, A second ... Mr. Chair, I'll be sharing my time with Madam Doré Lefebvre. Of course, I want to thank Ms. O'Sullivan for being here again, but in particular ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act I'll take part of that time and then give part of it to my colleagues. I'll try to be very quick. The problem we've seen today ...

Mentioned by TheTyee.ca Gunfire at Centre Block Prompts Overseas Flashback When the crack of gunfire echoed down the halls of Centre Block on Parliament Hill last Wednesday, NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison knew immediately what was happening. It was the sixth time in his life that he'd heard the panic, shots and chaos of ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the ministers for being here today. Minister Blaney, you threw out this kind of rhetorical question: would we want ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Senate likely to amend transgender rights bill, senator says NDP MP Randall Garrison is pushing the Senate to adopt his bill, which would make it illegal to discriminate or incite hate on the basis of gender identity, defined in his bill as an “individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Lawsuits a danger with trade agreement I don't often support the NDP, but MP Randall Garrison is bang-on in his commentary criticizing the Canada-China trade deal. Among his other complaints, he points out that Canadian taxpayers face massive liabilities arising out of Chinese investors' potential ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca NDP MP still hopes Senate passes transgender rights bill – three years on OTTAWA – An NDP MP who has waited more than three years to see what happens to his bill that seeks to enshrine transgender rights in Canada says he hopes the Senate moves quickly to pass it into law. But Randall Garrison admits he doesn't know ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Dr. Shaw, for being with us today. As I mentioned to you earlier, I've had the privilege of hearing ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to start with a reflection on something that came up at the end of the testimony of the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-609 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (critical infrastructure)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-557 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vancouver Island)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-509 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-435 An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act (divorce and corollary relief)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-397 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (golfing expenses)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-279 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression)