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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 Folks sharing some festive cheer at the Dartmouth North Association meeting. @TakeActionGroup http://t.co/s2ARfzIra6

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter I was treated to a preview of 'On a Dime' from @joelplaskett's next album today. It was awesome, thanks Joel! #excited #DartmouthRocks

Posted on Twitter Thanks @shop_mainstreet for a lovely reception hosted by Greg Fong's The Garden View.

Posted on Twitter Intrepid reporter @larochecbc, from the backside. Covering gov announcement for @dartmouthlearn. http://t.co/mOV332Rg8i

Posted on Twitter Getting ready for turkey dinner at John Martin Junior High! http://t.co/8VD5wpYeQl

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @DartmouthLearn on the big announcement today! You deserve it! http://t.co/KDtgcSBvgr

A week ago

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 Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, Canadians pay EI premiums so they have insurance if they lose their jobs, so they can still pay the bills and put food on ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to rise and speak for a few moments on Bill C-12. Bill C-12 would amend the Corrections ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, veterans are not the only Canadians to be treated callously by the Conservatives. Listen to this one. Since 2002, the government has been unfairly ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have an opportunity to participate in the discussion on Bill S-6. I am concerned about the way the government is ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Sawmill River Mr. Speaker, the Sawmill River runs through beautiful downtown Dartmouth between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Banook as part of the Shubenacadie Canal system. However, unfortunately ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Two months ago

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, ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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)