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NDP MP for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour (Nova Scotia)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to talking with @thesmacleodshow on @News957 at 2:15pm about Affordable Childcare and our town hall meeting tomorrow.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Tonight check out some great art in downtown Dartmouth for free with @artwalkhalifax #artwalkhrm https://t.co/gfS4AbwiMM

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to my friend Steve Ross and the other recipients of this year's NS Medal of Bravery! http://t.co/CWsIVqBb12

Posted on Twitter Good to see @hrmgov councillor Bill Karsten yesterday when I met with FCM members. He works hard for his constituents http://t.co/cE5kdHNZvc

Posted on Twitter Happy Birthday to @ClearyNDP !

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, because of Conservative mismanagement, our navy now faces a seven-year period with no re-supply capacity. The minister's original plan has clearly fallen through. His ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter .@RedAloud @MarkButlerEAC feel better?

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise. I thank my colleague the member for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for sharing her time with me. This is an important debate, ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Employment Insurance (EI) for fiscal years 2012-2013 through 2014-2015 (year-to-date): (a) what was the volume of EI applications broken down by (i) year, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, October 31 is the two-year anniversary of the groundbreaking report from the Cohen commission, which made 75 recommendations to protect B.C.'s sockeye salmon. However, ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to stand for a few moments to talk about Bill C-43. I indicate that I will be ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a few petitions that I would like to table on behalf of constituents of Dartmouth—Cole Harbour. The first petition is in respect ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Community Service Mr. Speaker, people all over Dartmouth—Cole Harbour are working hard to build a stronger community, and they deserve our gratitude. Thanks to Laura McAvoy and the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the member for Winnipeg North as he talked about what Jack Layton said and what the NDP stood for. ...

Two months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca HOWE ROOM: Leslie's crew out duels Chisholm in row-off After putting in some time at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting and touring the Halifax waterfront, Mulcair, along with Halifax MP Megan Leslie and Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm, crossed the harbour to Dartmouth to check out the ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca HOWER ROOM: Leslie's crew out duels Chisholm in row-off After putting in some time at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting and touring the Halifax waterfront, Mulcair, along with Halifax MP Megan Leslie and Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm, crossed the harbour to Dartmouth to check out the ...

Mentioned by CTV News Nova Scotia celebrates National Day of Action on Climate Change NDP Member of Parliament Robert Chisholm joined people in Nova Scotia for National Day of Action on Climate Change in honour of Jack Layton. The former leader of the NDP had his legacy honoured by people building on his work. Chisholm went door to ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Thanks very much. I want to thank the witnesses very much for coming and telling us their stories. First of all, I want to acknowledge the ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thanks very much, gentlemen. I want you to know that we worked very hard to try to get the voices of the inshore here to present ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you very much. Thank you to the officials from the department. If members of this committee understand one thing, it's just how complicated the decisions ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, gentlemen, for taking the time to be here and for your presentations. I understand that you've had a ...

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)