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NDP MP for Timmins—James Bay (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 35% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, as always, it is a great honour to rise in this House, as I have done many times over the past 20 years. I ...

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-62 Amend Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), No. 2

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill C-62 Amend Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), No. 2

Voted Yes on Vote #642 on Bill S-202 Amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate)

Voted Yes on Vote #643 on Bill C-317 Establish a national strategy respecting flood and drought forecasting

Voted Yes on Vote #644 on Bill C-273 Amend the Criminal Code (Corinne’s Quest and the protection of children)

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act ... Again, I offer my deep embarrassment to our witnesses. This legislation is important, and they know it. If they reached out to my office, we would ...

Spoke in the House on Victor M. Power Mr. Speaker, the city of Timmins has lost a political icon. Mayor Victor M. Power has gone to the angels. Nobody loved Timmins more than Vic. ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act ... Thank you to our witnesses. This has all been excellent. This legislation is being driven very much by the Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia governments. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, Northern College in my region has had extraordinary success with relations with international students. So many students have come here, gotten an education and ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, on the point of order, I appreciate that and I appreciate the intervention by my Conservative colleague. I just want to be clear, because ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, Jared Guerard was a beautiful young Cree artist. He died this past weekend in a horrific house fire in Peawanuck. A young woman is ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the issue of gang crime is serious, but we see that the Conservatives have voted against CBSA. Under Stephen Harper, all the tough-on-crime bills ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act ... We will reach out to you, because it's very important. We don't want to have a new industry come up and affect either the environment or ...

Spoke in the House on Fossil Fuel Advertising Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-372, An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising. Mr. Speaker, last summer, 200,000 Canadians were forced out of their homes from ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-372 An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act ... How did you hoodwink the provinces? How did you pull the wool over their eyes? That would suggest a very dismal view of the Premier of ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am honoured, as always, to rise in this House. I have been here 20 years, and I have never seen a time when ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act ... Thank you so much, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being back at your most welcome seat, where we love to have you. If you want to ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour ... Thank you, Chair. I have a fair amount of experience on the indigenous front. It is often a dark story, but there are some extraordinary young ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you to our speakers. In my previous round of testimony, I felt it necessary to put on the record the dark side ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Unlawful Transfer of Ukrainian Children to Russia and Meetings Thank you so much, Chair. Thank you so much, Prosecutor General Kostin, for being here. This is a very difficult conversation. We have seen a pattern ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter I encourage people to read the book Fire Weather by John Valiant. It is a brutally frighting look at how we are bur… https://t.co/XhXVSMfqF4

Posted on Twitter Victoria Day weekend: Secret daughter project. Stay tuned. https://t.co/oQl7bVvgCL

Posted on Twitter If you love the mining history of the north you will love this production. May 26 at the Classic Theatre Cobalt May… https://t.co/VTBZwqTbnt

Posted on Twitter On this most Canadian of weekends - the May two-four, the May Run here is that most Canadian band singing about tha… https://t.co/Xnedx0xKee

Posted on Twitter I came across this deep open mine shaft on the hill behind my house. The hill was exploited by the "Big Cobalters"… https://t.co/3yiFiwid92

Posted on Twitter The poor Brits. Democracy is confusing for them. This is the land that gave us Boris Johnston and Nigel Farage. https://t.co/expK5Nb1Mw

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-309 An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (public institutions)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-580 An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Firearms Act and the Contraventions Act (long guns)