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  • His favourite word is place.

NDP MP for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 45.20% of the vote.

Two days ago

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

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Hamilton, Ontario Mr. Speaker, all Hamiltonians are tremendously proud of our city. Recently dubbed the "Comeback Kid of Canadian cities" by the Ontario Business Report, Hamilton is well ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I have repeatedly raised with a number of members in this place today the concern about the fact that I do not see the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the minister is clearly feeling the heat, and so now the Conservatives want to have it both ways. They want to claim credit for ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras Mr. Normandin, I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you. I'm sure that the Canadian government is proceeding in a way to best influence the situation ...

Mentioned by The Epoch Times 'Harper, Help Free My Dad,' Pleads McGill Law Student (L-R) Conservative MP Scott Reid, Wang Bingwu, Ti-Anna Wang, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, former MP David Kilgour, and NDP MP Wayne Marston called for democracy activist Dr. Wang Bingzhang to be released from prison in China during a press conference ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis I appreciate your being here today. What occurred in Rwanda was a near complete social breakdown from the perspective of somebody in North America, where our ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, we have had two serious cases, Abdullah Almalki and Maher Arar. Justice Iacobucci and Justice O'Connor made significant recommendations around the protection of Canadians' ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on 1984 Anti-Sikh Attacks Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the House to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the tragic massacres of 1984 that targeted Sikh men, women and children ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras Like the other members of the committee we were hoping for something more positive, but we can always count on getting the facts when you come ...

Spoke in the House on Nathan Cirillo Mr. Speaker, yesterday our nation came together, standing to honour Corporal Nathan Cirillo. As the member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, I was the corporal's ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government spending in the Hamilton East—Stoney Creek riding, what was the total amount spent, from fiscal year 2010-11 up to and including the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Corporal Nathan Cirillo Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to salute Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a constituent in my riding and a member of ...

Mentioned by Niagarathisweek.com Hamilton Argylls soldier fatally shot at National War Memorial Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Wayne Marston, who heard the gunshots from inside the NDP's Parliament caucus office, said the death is heartbreaking. During the shooting rampage he was escorted out of a side door, through the Senate building and ...

Mentioned by InsideHalton.com Parliament Hill shooting: MP Wayne Marston heard at least 20 gunshots Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Wayne Marston heard at least 20 gunshots inside Parliament Hill Wednesday morning, before he and the rest of his NDP caucus were whisked out of the building by security. Marston said they were led out a side door, through ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Forced Harvesting and Trafficking of Human Organs Thank you, Mr. Chair. I just want to note that when I first arrived here in 2006—I won't name them—there were a number of MPs who ...

Mentioned by The Epoch Times MPs Warn of 'Wave of Executions' in Iran NDP MP Wayne Marston and Conservative MP John Weston look on as Liberal MP Irwin Cotler pleads the case of Iranian Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi during a press conference Oct. 7, 2014 on Parliament Hill. Boroujerdi is slated for execution for ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Challenges Faced by North Korean Refugees I've had a bit of experience with the Korean church community in Hamilton. I went to one of their services and they in fact thanked us ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq by ISIL/Daesh —if it hadn't been, in my belief, the political distortion that happened in the interim between that time and when the Americans first left. They've replaced ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Wayne Marston's politics shaped by poverty and family tragedy As Wayne Marston prepares to drive to Hamilton, he chooses a song from his vast repertoire. Every week the NDP MP clocks more than a thousand kilometres back and forth from Parliament Hill to his Hamilton riding, where he lives with his wife, Barb.

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Rights of Women in Afghanistan Thank you, Mr. Chair. Staci, I just want to let you know that a number of years ago I spent two wonderful days in Lake Leelanau, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Gentlemen, I wasn't expecting to be surprised here today. When Cliff Davis, the CEO from Nevsun, spoke to us by teleconference, I came away from that ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Justin Stark's mom speaks Denise Stark, speaking from MP Wayne Marston's office in Hamilton, said Nicholson called Thursday morning to personally apologize. She said she thanked him for the formal apology but explained, "how our wounds have been reopened since receiving the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-331 An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-564 An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index