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NDP MP for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 36.30% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Dropped off a donation and bought their new cd @alderneymarket. These guys put on a great show @AlderneyLanding . http://t.co/KTAa4B4NZo

Posted on Twitter Ran into a regular @alderneymarket. Good to see Jim mobile again. http://t.co/BEXqAbyBBT

Posted on Twitter NS Wood carvers are hard at it this morning @AlderneyLanding @alderneymarket http://t.co/4AcODPUKqR

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter #FF @FoodNoise1 a great new business providing locally sourced, healthy meals that will be opening their doors next month on Portland Street

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present a petition on behalf of more than 200 residents of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. It was presented to me by a ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Amazed the Conservatives killed transgender rights bill #C279 in the Senate. Thx for your hard work @r_garrison! https://t.co/2XsnmztgcZ

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, a letter from 120 businesses, scientists, lawyers, and citizens is begging the Prime Minister to rethink dangerous changes to the aquaculture regulations. The minister ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter With @hannah_machat & @truth4youthHFX @forum4yc having dinner and good conversation. http://t.co/QwZrw2dDEW

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Regional Economic Development Mr. Speaker, the economy of smaller towns and regions is also suffering under the Conservatives. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation was replaced by ACOA. However, whatever it ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to rise and speak to this bill. As I indicated, I think this is an important bill ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives gutted Canada Post, refused to consult Canadians about it, and are now hiding details about the bungled plan. With more than 300,000 ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to rise and finish my intervention from last week on this important bill. Bill C-21, An Act ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to dip my toe into this debate for a few moments. It is an important issue. I also want to ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, we are talking about disaster relief for the provinces. The current government, without any notice, has tripled the threshold to qualify for disaster relief. ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Sawmill River town hall meeting planned for tonight MP Robert Chisholm is hosting the meeting. His office sent out 3,000 to 4,000 automated calls to constituents on Monday to announce it, says his spokesperson, Matthew Spurway. However, who will make the final decision is complicated, and the various ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Thank you to the senior staff at DFO and the coast guard for being here with us today. Let me ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b under COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, Vote 1b ... All right. Let me move on to another one. DND's departmental performance report, tabled on the same day as the supplementary estimates (B) in November of ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... I appreciate that suggestion. I have to say, though, the minister has been around this file for some time. She is very competent, good on her ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I want to ask a bunch of questions. If I may, I'll ask them one after the other and then ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-518, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances ... Thank you very much, Mr. Ryder, for your presentation. I'm interested in the other aspect of the fairness question that has been raised and was certainly ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca Darren Fisher wins federal Liberal nomination in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour The municipal politician, 49, won a five-candidate nomination race Saturday in Dartmouth. He won in an afternoon contest that was run at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. NDP MP Robert Chisholm is the riding's representative in Parliament. He's held the seat since ...

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown Joe Byrne starting early run at federal NDP seat for Charlottetown Joe Byrne, from left, and Trevor Leclerc, welcome Robert Chisholm to P.E.I. Chisholm, NDP Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour and Opposition critic for fisheries and oceans, was guest speaker for a meeting Friday of the NDP Charlottetown federal riding association. At the meeting, Byrne was declared ... "He wants to carry the banner, he wants to be out there, he wants people to know what he is going to do as their MP, that kind of hard work," said Chishom of Byrne. "That is a difference between the ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca MP Robert Chisholm seeks answers about closure of Shannon Park arena Robert Chisholm is again taking issue with Halifax city hall's response to the closure this month of a Dartmouth arena. The Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP on Friday criticized city council in a news release about the Shannon Park rink, which shut its doors weeks ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca MP Robert Chisholm 'shocked' by Shannon Park arena closure Dartmouth Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm is questioning Halifax's response to the abrupt closure of a busy arena. After half a century and countless hours of hockey, figure skating and ringette, the Shannon Park arena shut its doors this week. The sudden ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca MP Robert Chisholm 'shocked' by Shannon Park arena closure Dartmouth Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm is questioning Halifax's response to the abrupt closure of a busy arena. After half a century and countless hours of hockey, figure skating and ringette, the Shannon Park arena shut its doors this week. The sudden ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and thank you, Mr. Pinhorn, for coming and presenting to us today. It was an interesting presentation, and I have ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... Thank you very much, Mr. Kerr. Thank you for travelling to appear before the committee. I appreciate your taking the time. I know that you have ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-605 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (protecting the Employment Insurance Operating Account)

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Use of Eco-certification in Wild-Capture and Aquaculture Fisheries I find this very interesting. I have to say that a couple of hearings ago, when my colleague across the way raised concerns about eco-certification and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-540 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (non-consensual making or distributing of intimate images)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-492 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Shelburne River and other rivers)