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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

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)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, this is getting absurd. The minister flat out refused to answer in committee yesterday when he was asked the simple question: “Was the constitutionality ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak in favour of Bill C-27 at third reading. However, like my colleague from Windsor West, who ...

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

This week

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

Posted on Twitter Packed hall in EJDeF today for #takebackourcoast meeting with MP Nathan Cullen #NDP #cdnpoli

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Trans Day of Remembrance Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize November 20 as the Trans Day of Remembrance. People in communities across Canada and around the world are marking ...

Posted on Twitter Just made statement in HoC calling on Senate to mark Trans Day of Remembrance by passing #C279 without further delay #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Maria Mourani for signing #NDP membership card. You can too: https://t.co/wyb62Tefw9 #cdnpoli ndp http://t.co/KEpcoTjPIn

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to the minister, I think there are a couple of things in his statement that may inadvertently mislead the public. ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the member's comments on this bill. I know that he and his party are great advocates of the free ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the relationship between Conservatives and veterans has deteriorated dramatically, precisely because of the government's ongoing failures when it comes to veterans. Most serious is ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, the fact that there are only two and a half minutes remaining to debate this bill really does illustrate the point that many members ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Proud to vote in favour of #ndp MPDan Harris' bill to make Remembrance day a national holiday!

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, as this may be my last opportunity to speak to the House before Remembrance Day, I really look forward to these Remembrance Day services. ...

A month ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter At Equal Voice reception supporting more women in the House #cdnpoli #ndp

Posted on Twitter NDP caucus thanking Constable Alain Gervais who stood against our caucus door to protect us last week #ndp #cdnpoli http://t.co/MA6SbMs2w2

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 ...

Two 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 ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail House Speaker dismisses bid to vote again on transgender protections The ruling from Speaker Andrew Scheer on Monday came after a request from NDP MP Randall Garrison to, in essence, allow a re-vote on whether “gender identity” should be added to the list of “identifiable groups” afforded extra protection under hate crime ...

Mentioned by VICE New Documents Show That Canadia's Federal Government Is Panicked About ... But Randall Garrison, the member of parliament (MP) sponsoring the bill, might just trump them yet. For a piece of legislation that the government said it held no formal position on, the Justice Department put a lot of work into making sure Conservative MPs ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'm very pleased to be here today. When I saw Bill C-13, it was interesting to note that clause 12 ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thanks to both of our presenters today. One of the things you've really done is.... We started off saying ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada One of the claims that I think you're referring to was in Elizabeth Lower-Basch's paper on the social impact bonds. She says two things that I ...

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

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Social Finance as it Relates to Crime Prevention in Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much to the witnesses for being here today. I'm going to make some remarks before I turn ...

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)