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  • His favourite word is niagara.

Liberal MP for St. Catharines (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 43% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #367 Private Members' Business M-108 (Contribution of ranchers and farmers)

Voted No on Vote #366 on Bill C-349 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization)

Posted on Twitter @VE3ZKS Non-partisan library of Parliament study. If you contact my office my staff would be happy to send it to yo… https://t.co/kEYkhiQdjd

Posted on Twitter There have been many great tributes to Gord Downie, but here's an excellent one from my friend, Mark Gerretsen,... https://t.co/5qv6W5ozY4

Posted on Twitter On Persons Day we pay tribute to the “Famous Five”: a group of trailblazing women who fought for women’s rights... https://t.co/Z8tMoufkhK

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise here today to defend an individual of incredible integrity. We have heard a lot of attempts in this place ...

Voted Yes on Vote #365 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted No on Vote #364 Opposition Motion (Implementation of a universal pharmacare program)

Voted No on Vote #363 Opposition Motion (Minister of Finance's documents submitted to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner)

Posted on Twitter What type of Conservative Party does Andrew Scheer want to build? Nothing has changed since the dog whistle politic… https://t.co/IvNeWjFzCg

Posted on Twitter The Canadian Railroad Historical Association - Niagara Division unveiled a plaque today in Lakeside Park detailing… https://t.co/kPoWq5OSal

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @Lizmseger Where did you see this?

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50 With regard to donations being made available instantaneously or in a very rapid turnaround, in my experience in a campaign, when you have a limited window—and ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50 Many fundraisers offer a chance to buy a table's worth of tickets. In that case, some donors may donate much more than the single ticket price. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for bringing his concerns forward. I imagine we disagree on quite a bit. However, if his ...

Spoke in the House on Oil Tanker Moratorium Act Mr. Speaker, I was just reading in The Globe and Mail some excellent news out of British Columbia, which is the economy there is going to ...

Spoke in the House on Export and Import Permits Act—Bill C-47 Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I move: That, notwithstanding the order made on Thursday, September 28, 2017, the recorded division on the ...

Mentioned by Niagarathisweek.com Regional funding for agri-food research centre called 'sound legacy investment' ... wine production for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and St. Catharines riding MP Chris Bittle as part of a tour of the college's teaching winery in August. The college wants the region to contribute $1.6 million to its agri-food research centre under ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for coming before us today. Mr. Reid brought up a point in terms of different models, and he suggested ...

Spoke in the House on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Mr. Speaker, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to honour the 10,000 children currently fighting cancer today, to remember the many children we have ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of ... If I could, I would just follow that up, Mr. Chair. I appreciate Mr. Christopherson's comments. I'm happy to give him page 32 from our platform, ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned that members on this side were not taking part in the debate. I would like to commend my hon. colleague, ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Statement - Prime Minister names new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the appointment of Member of Parliament Chris Bittle as the new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons: "I am very pleased ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Statement - Prime Minister names new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the appointment of Member of Parliament Chris Bittle as the new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons: "I am very pleased ...

Mentioned by CTV News PM Trudeau shuffles parliamentary secretaries OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his roster of parliamentary secretaries, promoting Bill Blair to do double-duty on the justice and health files, and naming backbench Liberal MP Chris Bittle as the new deputy House leader ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals want input from MPs on nomination challenges, Mendès says most want 'outright protection' Liberal MP Chris Bittle (St. Catharines, Ont.) told The Hill Times he would also provide his feedback and input to the party in the fall. He declined to share specifics, but said that rural and urban ridings should have different rules because of ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals want input from MPs on nomination challenges, Mendès says most want 'outright protection' Liberal MP Chris Bittle (St. Catharines, Ont.) told The Hill Times he would also provide his feedback and input to the party in the fall. He declined to share specifics, but said that rural and urban ridings should have different rules because of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, the hon. member is going to mention to clergy in her community the repeal of this section. Is she also going to mention that ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-46 Thank you so much. I didn't practise in the area of criminal law. We've heard a lot about delays in the criminal justice system. I saw ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System I want to commend Mr. MacGregor for bringing this forward. I don't want to speak on behalf of Mr. Nicholson, but in Niagara, I know it's ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Madam Speaker, I am shocked that the member opposite would suggest that these appointments were not merit based. My question is based on a couple of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System Thank you. I'll open this question up. Is there a role for technology to step in and bridge the gap, especially with minority languages? We discussed ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... Minister, thank you for joining us. I know a lot of Canadians would be terrified to enter a room with this many lawyers, but I thank ...