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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.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter @RobSilver So, the possibility of an 80/10 split

Posted on Twitter @RobSilver Only 90? I like the optimism.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Great Holiday Food Drive Mr. Speaker, the Great Holiday Food Drive is an important annual event in St. Catharines that aims to stock our local food bank heading into the ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to stand today and join in the second reading debate on private member's Bill C-375, an act to amend the ...

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act Mr. Speaker, it is clear the member is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ2 community in her riding and beyond. I want to thank her for ...

Posted on Twitter @curtisw72 Show me the part of the motion that undermines free speech, a Charter protected right. Spoiler alert you… https://t.co/AgEiAUIPig

Posted on Twitter Sorry I can't make it, but I'll be making a statement in the House about it at 11am. https://t.co/xaYX6TrV6f

Posted on Twitter @TonyTillmanSr @AndrewWGill ??? https://t.co/tXLKAajXkR

Posted on Twitter A free press is fundamental to our democracy and is a Charter protected right. Those who seek to undermine that rig… https://t.co/bOD8h3nVQg

This week

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Madam Speaker, the first issue is a bit of a geography lesson. Members from the Conservative Party like to refer to the Minister of Innovation, Science ...

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his passionate speech on the topic. I have been listening throughout the day, and one ...

Voted Yes on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #429 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #428 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates Is the timing of the debate something that a commissioner should get into? Is that something that should be discussed? Is that something the networks have ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to correct one point by the hon. Conservative member when he talked about party leaders dressing up. It was interesting to ...

Mentioned by St. Catharines Standard Niagara welcomes federal housing plan The federal government says the funds will start rolling out in the spring, but St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle the details are still to be worked out. "There will have to be negotiations with the province," said Bittle. "But I will say the government ...

Spoke in the House on Vimy Ridge Oak Mr. Speaker, last week I was pleased to join Principal Gretsinger and the students and staff of Oakridge Public School to plant an English oak sapling. ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today in support of Bill C-45, the proposed cannabis act as amended by the Standing Committee on Health. I ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Niagarathisweek.com YWCA passes major capital campaign milestone ... the Branscombe Family Foundation; St. Catharines riding MP Chris Bittle; YWCA board president Jennifer Bonato; Christopher O'Conner, of RBC Wealth Management; Doug Smith, of Wise Guys Charity; committee and YWCA board member Misette Crittelli; ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50 I appreciate those comments, but I think Mr. Kingsley was talking about something different in terms of overall donations. That is a completely different conversation from ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-50 I appreciate your comments, but is there the appropriate balance in this legislation? With respect, the legislation applies only to parties that have members in the ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months 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, ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...