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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

This week

Voted No on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I, unfortunately, have been one of those who had a ringside seat for this whole process from beginning to end and I agree with ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Bill Thompson Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today with great sadness, on behalf of me and the member for Hamilton Mountain, to pay tribute to our ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2016 and Report 4, Mental Health Support for ... Thank you. I'm expressing my own opinion, and I welcome your response to it, but I take this to be a very defensive document. I'm very ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, my friend's excellent speech was well thought out, and accurately portrayed some of the trepidations that people have while recognizing that going forward is ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Preventing Corruption in Immigration and Border Services, of the Spring ... Okay. We have a long way to go on this front, because I'm pointing to page 19, paragraph 3.92. In it the Auditor General says: We ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada Thank you very much, Auditor General, and your team. I'd like to focus, if I may, on your special message to us. This doesn't happen very ...

Spoke in the House on Finance Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General regularly exposes government negligence and incompetence, and today is no exception. The latest report also reveals that the Liberals refused to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Canada Post Corporation, Vote 1 under ... Sorry, that's not my question. I have limited time. I apologize, but that's not my issue. That wasn't much of an answer. I'm sorry, but that ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, it is actually a question of privilege. Once again I find myself joining others who are rising to raise an issue of my rights ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... Thank you for being here. It's unfortunate that we're back again. I want to say right at the top, though, that I appreciate your comments, Director ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... We in the opposition respect that the government ran on certain platforms. You get elected. You have the legitimacy, and the moral as well as the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 5, Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment and Retention—National Defence, of the Fall ... Thank you very much, Chair. We were mentioning pilots. Apropos to that, and I say so up front just to get it off my chest, I ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I am in my fifth Parliament, and I cannot tell you how many times we have already dealt with this issue at PROC. We ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 7, Operating and Maintenance Support for Military Equipment—National Defence, of the ... Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you to all our witnesses for being here today. You all know how long I've been around here. The more ...

Posted on Twitter Happy to support the We Own It Campaign (OPSEU) with Olivier Lopez & Erin Thorson, #Public = Better #We Own It !!… https://t.co/EuUA4HHO9T

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, my friend covered a lot of ground. I take much of what he has talked about as underscoring the difficulty the government has between ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House Affairs Committee work piling up as fillibuster continues over Standing Order reform push NDP MP David Christopherson consults with an opposition staffer ahead of resuming the filibuster at the House Affairs Committee on April 5. He alone spoke eight hours in all that day, and for another four hours on April 6. The Hill Times photograph by ...

Spoke in the House on Marijuana The first step. You know it's just the first step.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House Affairs Committee work piling up as fillibuster continues over Standing Order reform push NDP MP David Christopherson consults with an opposition staffer ahead of resuming the filibuster at the House Affairs Committee on April 5. He alone spoke eight hours in all that day, and for another four hours on April 6. The Hill Times photograph by ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Opposition filibuster in committee over suggested changes to House procedure delayed The opposition filibuster was set to start up again Monday at noon, likely with bluster and bombast from NDP MP David Christopherson, who was raring to go as he spoke to reporters before the meeting began. But then Liberal MP Larry Bagnell, the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Committee filibuster over changes to House of Commons rules to resume Monday, opposition MPs say "Until the government moves away from their power grab we're going to be staying in this major filibuster that the government has brought on," said NDP MP David Christopherson. That pledge was echoed by Conservative MP Scott Reid, who said he wants ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' ... April 3—opposition MPs on the Procedure and House Affairs Committee detailed the joint efforts taken to present what NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called a “unified effort” responding to the government's attempt to push ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' ... April 3—opposition MPs on the Procedure and House Affairs Committee detailed the joint efforts taken to present what NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called a “unified effort” responding to the government's attempt to push ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Ana Qarri is the Hamilton Centre rep for #daughtersofthevote. Great to meet her on the Hill. The future of Cdn poli… https://t.co/egCSA9JjBB

Posted on Twitter Wonderful to have the opportunity to take part in today's ceremony @TheAGH and welcome Hamilton's newest Canadian c… https://t.co/BIzIeVzxRV

Posted on Twitter Wonderful to speak at the @Downtownmosque. Open house on til 8pm tonight. Come for a tour and meet your neighbours! https://t.co/FUnxpXRM5G

Posted on Twitter Great time at Winterfest Kickoff with MC @JasonFarrHamOnt Don't hibernate! Check out the many events of #HWF2017 https://t.co/uCSFpugdZH

Posted on Twitter Beyond disappointed Libs have abandoned their promise on #electoralreform. Cynical to campaign on a promise and break it in office #HamOnt