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Liberal MP for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 39% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Wishing a blessed and peaceful Ramadan to everyone in #HamOnt observing this holy month. #Ramadan https://t.co/Gcm4JDoFqp

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed attending the raising of a time capsule buried in 1967 at Delta Secondary School today. @HWDSB #HamOnt

This week

Posted on Twitter Today I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of Hamilton's #Canada150 CF-18s at the Warplane Heritage Museum. #HamOnt #CdnPoli

Posted on Twitter Had a great time at my Constituency Open House last night. A great opportunity to meet with many of the constituents I serve. #HamOnt

Posted on Twitter For those interested in attending my Constituency Open House tomorrow, you can RSVP on Facebook at https://t.co/M3GWrSn1Fg.

Posted on Twitter Just one day until my Constituency Open House. I hope to see you tomorrow evening between 6 and 8 PM at my local of… https://t.co/lWVrAmMEvL

A week ago

Mentioned by The Flamborough Review Hamilton officials applaud federal government's $2 million Canada 150 funding Hamilton Liberal MP Bob Bratina re-announces the federal government's $2 million Canada 150 grant to the city May 19 at the historic Auchmar Estate. The city has until the end of March, 2018 to complete the 12 projects to qualify for the funding. - By ...

Mentioned by The Flamborough Review Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Liberal MP Bob Bratina's relationship remains “professional” on behalf of city Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger (left) and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Liberal MP Bob Bratina (right) says they will remain professional in their relationship as they do what they can for the city. In the middle is Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Liberal ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Hamilton officials applaud federal government's $2 million Canada 150 funding Hamilton Liberal MP Bob Bratina re-announces the federal government's $2 million Canada 150 grant to the city May 19 at the historic Auchmar Estate. The city has until the end of March, 2018 to complete the 12 projects to qualify for the funding. - By ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Liberal MP Bob Bratina's relationship remains “professional” on behalf of city Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger (left) and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Liberal MP Bob Bratina (right) says they will remain professional in their relationship as they do what they can for the city. In the middle is Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Liberal ...

Mentioned by CHCH News Hamilton receives $2M for upgrades at local parks, historic sites, cultural centre The City of Hamilton will be receiving $2 million from the federal government for infrastructure upgrades at local parks, libraries, historic sites and community centres in the city. Hamilton East — Stoney Creek MP Bob Bratina announced the funding ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Eisenberger and Bratina remain cordial at infrastructure announcement It was, after all, their first public appearance together since an unusually high profile war of words where the MP Bob Bratina dissed the Mayor Fred Eisenberger's pet project (light rail transit), and Eisenberger hit back by saying Bratina wasn't ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted No on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Madam Speaker, most electricity is transmitted throughout the world, thanks to the innovations of a remarkable man named Nikola Tesla. In 1898, a group of Hamilton ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, the finance minister has a tradition that when he makes his first budget speech, he has a new pair of shoes. Since this is ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am glad there was mention of tourism, because we heard some statements from across the way saying that measures we have taken would ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions The point you make is interesting from our perspective, because you want to get them back to work, and one of the big concerns we have ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions I'm fascinated by the differences among countries. In my city of Hamilton, we have a large Polish community and the Polish combatants regularly honour old soldiers ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA) and Briefing Session with the ... Just briefly, this is a huge old company, a multinational. I looked it up. It has $700 million in assets, 34,000 employees. They must know what ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans You made a comment about the improvement in suicide rates in Quebec. It has been stated that there was an increase in the suicide rates past ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thank you very much. Mr. Cameron, I was interested in your opening remarks with regard to the model continuing. We heard more discussion about that. You've ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thanks, gentlemen. My mind is just spinning because I don't how we're going to come out with a simple, agreed upon set of facts that we ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you. In my previous life I was a mayor, and I had a senior adviser of military heritage and protocol, Geordie Elms. He'd been the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally For full disclosure, I started in Dofasco in 1964. I think at least seven members of my family have worked there through the years, so I ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, internal documents from Canada Revenue Agency show that it cut some of its most highly trained staff and folded international tax evasion units because ...

Spoke in the House on Bernie Custis Mr. Speaker, the city of Hamilton has its own unique place in the history of black Canadians. Sadly, part of that history was lost yesterday with ...

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to address this topic. Going back to an earlier comment by my colleague across the way, I regularly take the train ...

Spoke in the House on Religious Freedom Mr. Speaker, between 2012 and 2015, hate crimes against Muslims in Canada doubled, reaffirming the need for this House to take a stand against Islamophobia. In ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Honourable Lincoln Alexander Mr. Speaker, it is appropriate that this month we acknowledge the first black man to sit in this Parliament, a man I was proud to call ...