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NDP MP for Outremont (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 56.40% of the vote.

Today

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Letters: Calandra and question period I watched Conservative MP Paul Calandra's three “answers” to the same question from NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and I saw his tearful apology with very many empty seats around him. His “answers” on Sept. 25 were insulting to Mulcair, to Parliament and ...

Posted on Twitter MT @Zac_Johnstone: #NDP @ThomasMulcair & MPs like @nikiashton participated in #OrangeShirtDay! #AFN #Cdnpoli http://t.co/oGMzbOGiyg

Posted on Twitter Les Canadiens méritent des vraies réponses. Ajoutez votre nom pour supporter notre plan: http://t.co/aX5g8xcKkz #NPD http://t.co/S3rJfY5jlI

Posted on Twitter We need to fix #QP. Add your name to back our plan: http://t.co/3SMugudnVP #NDP #cdnpoli http://t.co/I6EvpoRxJI

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Didn't vote on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter Le @premierministre a la responsabilité de donner des détails sur le déploiement de Canadiens en #Irak #polcan #NPD http://t.co/hDNiCaSYxU

Posted on Twitter Prime Minister Harper has a responsibility to provide details for sending Canadians to #Iraq #cdnpoli #NDP http://t.co/e6BglfMKir

Posted on Twitter Vous avez mon appui indéfectible: MT @MichaelleJeanF: Conclusion, 4 jours en marge de l'Assemblée générale ONU http://t.co/5tfQTBpi88

Two days ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca NDP's Mulcair rallies party faithful in election-style meeting Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle (left), Party Leader Thomas Mulcair, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault, Timmins MP Charlie Angus, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas and Sudbury MPP Joe Cimino take the podium Saturday at the NDP's Northern Ontario Council.

This week

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP's Facepalm Captures A Nation's Frustration ... with a bizarre non-sequitur about Israel. Calandra's off-topic answer spurred an evidently exasperated NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair to question the neutrality of the Commons Speaker for not forcing the Tory MP to respond with some relevant information.

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, actually, the public record could not be clearer. Ten years ago, when he was opposition leader, the current Prime Minister said, every military mission, ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, let us put things in perspective here. This is about whether or not the Prime Minister of Canada tells the truth. Here is what ...

Mentioned by CANOE MP Paul Calandra gives tearful apology for failing to answer questions Calandra also reportedly cursed at Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair during the exchange, leading the Speaker of the House on Wednesday to call Calandra's language "unsavoury." Friday afternoon, Calandra could barely speak a full sentence without ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Paul Calandra Tearfully Apologizes For Response To Thomas Mulcair Conservative MP Paul Calandra fought back tears in the House of Commons Friday as he apologized to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair — and all members of Parliament — for his performance in question period this week. Calandra, the parliamentary secretary ...

Mentioned by Journal Tory MP Paul Calandra cries during apology for House behaviour - St. Thomas Times Calandra also reportedly cursed at Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair during the exchange, leading the Speaker of the House on Wednesday to call Calandra's language "unsavoury." Friday afternoon, Calandra could barely speak a full sentence without ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, let us try to get a real answer from that minister and not more wordplay. Canada has promised to accept a total of 1,300 ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, cabinet is one thing; that is one of the branches of government. Parliament is where elected officials make decisions. Again from New York, the ...

Spoke in the House on Ulrick Chérubin Mr. Speaker, today the community of Amos and all of Abitibi-Témiscamingue are in mourning. Like everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, I was truly ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Voted No on Vote #233 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, this evening, the House will vote on the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. We are very proud of the role the member ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, there are no boots on the ground, so they must be in sandals or levitating. They are not in a combat mission, but they ...

Voted Yes on Vote #232 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement an energy efficiency program to encourage owners ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I can understand the confusion. We are in the Middle East and we are under the I's, but we are talking about Iraq. It ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Thank you. I do appreciate your opening on that with regard to the difference between “real reality”, as you just said, and “reality”, so let's stay ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Mr. Chairman, we're supposed to be looking at these things as a continuum. The speaker continues to go back to his original motion. He keeps explaining ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-476 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Budget Officer)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-600 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for charitable gifts)