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  • His favourite word is chair.

NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #892 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Matthew Green becomes new executive director for civic inclusion centre Green, an outgoing Ward 3 councillor, plans to seek the federal NDP nomination for Hamilton Centre next year. Long-time MP David Christopherson isn't running again. In the meantime, Green will head the non-profit, which advocates for diversity and equity.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 69th report of the Standing Committee ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Jagmeet Singh's NDP is losing incumbents and that could hurt in 2019 ... the NDP's only MP from Alberta, and London-area MP Irene Mathyssen. In addition to these two, the NDP will be without the services of at least five other MPs going into the 2019 federal election, including Ontario MP David Christopherson and Quebec ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada NDP MP Linda Duncan Says She Won't Run Again. Tory Strategists Admit They Need Rivals To Do Better. Earlier this summer, popular Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson, a fixture in the House since 2004, said he would not seek re-election. Christopherson was briefly punished by Singh for breaking party ranks and voting for a Conservative motion ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star Into the orange sunset: Alberta NDP MP Linda Duncan won't run again in 2019 On Monday, Irene Mathyssen, NDP MP for London Fanshawe, announced she will not seek a fifth term. Last month, longtime NDP Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson announced he will not seek re-election. Other departures include former leader Tom ...

Mentioned by CTV News Lone NDP MP in Alberta not running in 2019 EDMONTON -- Alberta's lone NDP member of Parliament is calling it quits. Linda Duncan has announced on ... Last month, longtime NDP Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson announced he will not seek re-election. Other departures include former ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada NDP MP Linda Duncan Says She Won't Run Again. Tory Strategists Admit They Need Rivals To Do Better. Earlier this summer, popular Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson, a fixture in the House since 2004, said he would not seek re-election. Christopherson was briefly punished by Singh for breaking party ranks and voting for a Conservative motion ...

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter After 30+ years in elected office, and the last 14 as MP, I will not be seeking re-election in 2019 and plan to ste… https://t.co/ahDEHNxPH4

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Briefing on the Message of the Auditor General in the 2018 Spring ... Thanks, Chair, and thank you, Mr. Ferguson. I've been wrestling with this ever since we received it, but more in terms of where we go with ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Building and Implementing the Phoenix Pay System, of the 2018 ... Thanks, Chair. I have two areas. I don't know if I'll have enough time, but I see that we have time on the clock. I'm hoping ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Briefing on the Message of the Auditor General in the 2018 Spring ... Thank you, Chair. First off, thank you very much for your attendance. It's good to see you again. May I also echo your comments about the ...

Spoke in the House on Hamilton Supercrawl Mr. Speaker, in 2004, a group of local artists and gallery owners began a monthly event to highlight the developing arts scene along James Street North, ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 4, Oral Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit—Health Canada, of ... Very good. Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for your attendance today. Again, it won't come as a surprise to anyone that when it comes to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Use of Indigenous Languages in Proceedings of the House of Commons Thank you, Chair, and I want to thank my colleague Romeo for coming in today. I've been serving in Parliaments since 1990, provincially and federally, and ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Phoenix Pay Problems, of the Fall 2017 Reports of the ... Thank you, Chair. I appreciate that. Thank you all for your attendance today. In terms of the report itself from the Auditor General, I am reminded ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Interim Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thanks, Chair. I agree that there are some detailed questions that are best asked and answered in camera. But there are some general questions, I think, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply A hundred and forty positions.

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Settlement Services for Syrian Refugees—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, of ... Thank you, Chair. As these things go, it's a pretty good audit. You know I'm a hard marker, and I tried to get something a little ...

Posted on Twitter Sad to learn of the passing of our longest serving mayor and my good friend Bob Morrow. Whether he was acting as A… https://t.co/IvtoBru5hD

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Windsor West for his tour de force explanation on an issue that most of us have some ...

Spoke in the House on Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to join in the debate. Normally one of the first things we do when we rise is to establish our ...

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, more and more Canadians are experiencing the harsh reality of losing their pension and benefits when a company goes bankrupt. Sixteen thousand Sears Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Theatre Aquarius Mr. Speaker, last month Theatre Aquarius in my riding of Hamilton Centre opened for its 45th season. From its humble beginnings in a school auditorium, Theatre ...

Spoke in the House on Federally Funded Health Research Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Kitchener Centre for today's motion. His knowledge and his passion for health clearly came through in his ...

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

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