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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

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to offer one word in the beginning of my remarks, which is Snowden. When we talk metadata and improper access, he ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives gave up on their vows for governmental transparency. The "T" word is something that they only inflict upon their enemies. This Conservative ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I hear noise from the Liberal side of the House. I guess they cannot get enough attention these days. Over the summer, we saw ...

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 in the House on Conflict Minerals Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Newmarket—Aurora, because I am forever standing in this place saying that we should be working together, ...

Spoke in the House on Refugees Mr. Speaker, today as we mark World Refugee Day, it is a time of growing concern in the international community as the number of displaced persons ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, I must say that this is one of the more interesting debates that we have had in this House in a while. I do ...

More than three months ago

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 in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, listening to the speech by the member for York Centre is much like listening to most of the Conservatives' response to this debate. Rather ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Iran I was wondering if perhaps there had been some direct connection in Iran that you'd had, but okay, we can move on. There are other things ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Iran You're touching on something that's very critical here. Professor Akhavan was before our committee. He spoke to us about the fact that it was very critical ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Case of Sergei Magnitsky I think that's very fair, Mr. Chair. I'm of the generation, Mr. Browder, of MAD: mutual assured destruction. That was a two-edged sword, because everybody thought ...

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 ...

Mentioned by CTV News Mother of deceased soldier says 1-cent cheque 'reopened' wounds Flanked by her husband and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Wayne Marston, Denise Stark spoke with reporters Thursday, days after receiving the cheque from Public Works. The cheque, which was dated Feb. 28 and labelled as “release pay” was made out ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network 'Absolutely ridiculous' that mother of fallen soldier sent cheque for one cent ... OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson calls it "absolutely ridiculous" that the mother of a dead soldier received just one cent for her son's military release pay. Nicholson's comments came after NDP MP Wayne Marston raised the case of Cpl. Justin Stark ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network 'Absolutely ridiculous' mother of fallen soldier sent cheque for one cent: Nicholson OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson calls it "absolutely ridiculous" that the mother of a dead soldier received just one cent for her son's military release pay. Nicholson's comments came after NDP MP Wayne Marston raised the case of Cpl. Justin Stark ...

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