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  • His favourite word is veterans.

Liberal MP for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed reading a story to a group of children at Saltfleet Library this morning. Thanks for having me… https://t.co/uMp3dUE6uU

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @hamiltonfire288 My pleasure!

Posted on Twitter Amazing moment in Parliament today listening to the inspirational Malala Yousafzai. Thank you for being a teacher t… https://t.co/z5DXwY6stP

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted No on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted No on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Liberals must prove they care about steelworkers Did anybody go on the government website to see if Bob Bratina has gotten up in the house to defend the 20,000 pensioners, active workers, salary group, suppliers, and the City of Hamilton and Haldimand? He hasn't. This man keeps lying since he ran for ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews LETTER: MPs respond to Bratina column on steel issues We were profoundly disappointed to read the unnecessary partisan comments made in MP Bob Bratina's report published in this newspaper on March 23, criticizing the efforts of Members of Parliament to help improve the steel industry in Canada. MPs of all ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be here. The question that needs to be answered is whether steel should get the support of government ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans I'm sure you need these very qualified people, who typically would be younger people coming out of the university setting. It would be more difficult for, ...

Posted on Twitter @carleycatrina It was my pleasure!

Mentioned by HamiltonNews A steely resolve ... patiently waiting for the federal Liberals to do something about Hamilton and Canada's struggling steel industry, it's not surprising local steelworkers and pensioners were more than just a little angry at Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Bob Bratina ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Former Hamilton NDP MP Wayne Marston looking at a political comeback Former Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Wayne Marston is thinking of returning to the rough and tumble world of politics. After losing to Bob Bratina, Hamilton's former mayor, in the 2015 federal election, Marston said in an interview it is “his intention ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Veterans Affairs, and Vote ... Yes. I've had the honour of presenting young veterans with civic pins and commemorative materials over the past few years. These are remarkable young men and ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Wayne Marston thinking about seeking NDP nomination After losing to Bob Bratina, Hamilton's former mayor, in the 2015 federal election, Marston said in an interview he intends to seek the Hamilton East-Stoney Creek federal NDP nomination. ... During his nearly 10 years serving the people of Stoney Creek ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Former Hamilton NDP MP Wayne Marston looking at a political comeback After losing to Liberal MP Bob Bratina, Hamilton's former mayor, in the 2015 federal election, Marston said in an interview it is “his intention to seek” the Hamilton East-Stoney Creek federal NDP nomination. The federal election is scheduled to take ...

Posted on Twitter Visitation for Bernie Custis with his sister Joan, nephew Brandon and Bob O'billovich https://t.co/HYzRK0kMR6

Posted on Twitter There is something to be said about the generosity of #HESC. Thank you. @HFShare @HWCDSB #HamOnt https://t.co/u0N3NYUGEi

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 ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Water Quality Madam Speaker, I thank all the members who spoke today and previously, the members for Brandon—Souris, Trois-Rivières, Mégantic—L'Érable, and Lac-Saint-Louis. I am touched by the government's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Water Quality moved: That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should address the growing concerns of lead pipes and water quality in private residences across ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, as a former mayor, I know that virtually all of my colleagues, including my successor in Hamilton, were enthusiastic about our platform to support ...