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  • His favourite word is lead.

Liberal MP for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

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This week

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A week ago

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A month ago

Voted Yes on Vote #984 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #983 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #982 Motion for the production of papers P-15 (Documents pertaining to the reception at the residence of the High ...

Voted Yes on Vote #981 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #980 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (A), 2018-19: Votes 1a and 5a under ... General Natynczyk and I were together with some great veterans of the Devil's Brigade not so long ago at a special event. There was a veteran ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, something I hear in my riding is that releasing members and veterans are concerned about the length of time it takes to get a ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans Thank you. You've all brought some great perspectives to our committee. Thank you all. Mr. Pearce, I want to start with a couple of things that ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans You're doing this pretty much on your own. We set out to try to make things better for veterans. Generally speaking, are you seeing any improvements, ...

Spoke in the House on Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Speaker, November 25 marks the anniversary of the modern statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Hamilton, we have over one hundred ethno-cultural groups and languages, ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 Madam Speaker, I am always pleased to hear the interventions of my friend for Provencher, Manitoba. However, I want to point out the things that are ...

Mentioned by HamiltonNews Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats switch games from football to politics Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Scott Duvall and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Liberal MP Bob Bratina will been examining their own game plans to counter potential political rivals. Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats Marwan Hage and Peter Dyakowski have switched ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being This is a good conversation, and we need to have it. One issue that keeps coming up, which is very interesting and difficult to deal with, ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being Thank you very much. I was reviewing one of those sites where people comment on having worked at a place. One place was VETS Canada. It ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, Remembrance Day this year falls in the dark shadow of the recent attack on Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Veteran Affairs Committee hears from NWT Rangers We never would have got the same picture in a committee room in Ottawa, this was really good information for us to hear,” said Liberal MP and committee chair Bob Bratina. The committee heard from Northern veterans as well, during their two days in ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Hamilton mayoral candidates make a last-minute push for Monday's vote It's a row of large newer homes on a Hamilton Mountain suburban street, and mayoral candidate Vito Sgro is sprinting. He runs from door to door, flyers in hand. When it looks like someone is home, Sgro goes to the door with Bob Bratina, Liberal MP for ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Andrea Horwath endorses Fred Eisenberger in Hamilton's mayoral race Bob Bratina, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Liberal MP, has endorsed Sgro, who is a long-time Liberal campaign organizer. Bratina has long opposed LRT. "I've known Vito Sgro for more than 20 years," Bratina said in a statement. "His success in private ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Endorsements continue as Hamilton's mayoral candidates battle to the wire Former Hamilton mayor and current Liberal MP Bob Bratina stepped forward on Thursday to endorse mayoral challenger and LRT opponent Vito Sgro. READ MORE: Endorsements are piling up in Hamilton, 5 days ahead of municipal election. Bratina says ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans That's interesting for those folks, because they tend not to have resources nearby as it is. Then I'm thinking, after many years of service and the ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Canadian Transportation and Logistics Strategy Thank you. Mr. Marshall, most people would not generally be aware that we've been opening coal mines in the Tumbler Ridge area. I visited those mines ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Steel town MPs, industry reps, cool to idea of quota-for-tariff exemption for US metal duties The All-Party Steel Caucus is meeting this week, including: Liberal MP Bob Bratina, Liberal MP Terry Sheehan, NDP MP Scott Duvall, NDP MP Tracey Ramsey, Seniors Minister Filomena Tassi, and NDP MP David Christopherson. Photographs courtesy of ...

Spoke in the House on Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act Mr. Speaker, we are all familiar with our own statistics of the Canada child benefit. I am wondering if the statistics are correct for Timmins—James Bay, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, October is Women's History Month in Canada. During this month we celebrate the many accomplishments of women and girls in our country and are ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans We heard much testimony like that—that it was great and you had each other's backs and that was it. It's sad that we're having to deal ...

Spoke in the House on Byron “Barney” Rawson Mr. Speaker, Hamiltonian Byron Rawson was the youngest wing commander in the British Commonwealth during World War II. Barney, as he was known, was an 18-year-old ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Winnipeg Centre. I cannot imagine that there is a single heart in this place ...