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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.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Two days ago

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

A week 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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, my friend talked about how some of these deals get put together and questioned the validity of some of the deals. My understanding from ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to this motion. As members of Parliament, the single most important duty we have is to give consideration ...

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, after paying into CPP for 25 years, Bruce Thompson, a veteran from my riding, was diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer. His doctors say he ...

A month 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, a number of years ago, I travelled to Seoul with the then foreign affairs minister. While I was there, we had a briefing from ...

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, Stelco pensioners worked hard. They followed the rules. Now they are left to wonder if their deferred wages will be put at risk by ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Mr. Kyriakakos, oftentimes we ourselves and the government are in disagreement on points of view and perspectives, but the testimony on Eritrea that's come before this ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Vietnam Mr. Chair, just on one point, obviously, this particular issue needs more time. That's evident to me. Also, there were a couple of frustrations and I ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Situation in Camp Ashraf I was trying to start a kind of line of questioning here, and it got moved just a little bit. Last year—or I guess it's longer ...

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Soldier's mom speaks out on 1-cent cheque CBC News will stream Denise Stark's statement live from MP Wayne Marston's office in Hamilton at 5 p.m. ET. The issue was first raised in question period Tuesday in the House of Commons. Cpl. Justin Stark, a 22-year-old infantry soldier with the Argyle and ...

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