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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted No on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

A week ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Budget Request of the Office of the Auditor General for 2019-20 —in light of the fact that others aren't, but here you are facing the fire. But also, I thank you for your tone, your approach and ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of a Legacy Document “Goodbye” would be the end of the sentence. You almost have me speechless, which is quite the accomplishment. I'm blown away. I just confess that, for ...

Spoke in the House on Auditor General of Canada Mr. Speaker, the 2015 Liberal platform promised this: “We will ensure that all of the officers [of Parliament] are properly funded and accountable only to Parliament.” ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 5, Equipping Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, of the ... That's okay. I understand your sensitivity, but I did try to be careful to say it was your position, not you personally. All I want to ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter The work of the Auditor General is critical to oversight and transparency. There's only two weeks left to get the f… https://t.co/kyUEmJTPWW

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Office of the Auditor General and ... My colleagues can believe that. It's not hard to believe that I would be like that. Listen. What I want to do is read into the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 2, Conserving Federal Heritage Properties, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... We have lots of material. This is just the first page he's given me. We're just warming up. I'm trying to find this motivation. If it's ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Finance Mr. Speaker, this is the first time in the history of Canada that the government of the day has failed to adequately fund the work plan ...

Posted on Twitter Intentional under-funding of the Office of the Auditor General by the Liberals is an attack on govt oversight and a… https://t.co/IdFqo7dEzD

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Mandate of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and Oversight ... Yes. I have absolutely no doubt that that's the case. Again, I had the benefit of speaking to you before, a number of months ago. I ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Office of the Auditor General and ... Thank you. I'm thinking three steps ahead and losing my current step. There was a government-wide austerity program. Much to my chagrin—to tell you the truth—the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 2, Processing of Asylum Claims, of the 2019 Spring Reports of ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you for being here today. I appreciate it. I want to pick up on the last discussion. I jotted ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Officers of Parliament Madam Speaker, I want to begin by thanking colleagues both in the first hour and specifically today. My friend for Beauport—Limoilou was very generous in his ...

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter Please join us this evening at City Hall as we remember and honour all of those who died in the Ethiopian Airlines… https://t.co/EOhre8rAkb

Posted on Twitter Devastated to learn that Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash has touched our Hamilton community. My deepest condolenc… https://t.co/hUx957wzSc

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Some people fight FOR @SteelworkersCA and pensioners, while others choose to pick fights with them. I know what sid… https://t.co/LGftwkJQbc

Spoke in the House on Michael Ferguson Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay tribute to a friend and Canada's Auditor General, Michael Ferguson. Canada has lost an exemplary public ...

Posted on Twitter Profoundly saddened by the loss of Michael Ferguson, Canada's Auditor General. Mike was an outstanding person whose… https://t.co/zvqBeYs4g0

Mentioned by TheSpec.com Liberals aggressively searching for candidate for post-Christopherson race in Hamilton Centre Is the riding of Hamilton Centre a NDP bastion or MP David Christopherson's personal stronghold? The federal Liberals believe it's the latter. And with Christopherson calling it quits next year, they're going great guns to find the right candidate to ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA - Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an "abysmal embarrassment" that parliamentarians ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA – Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an “abysmal embarrassment” that parliamentarians ...

Mentioned by Powell River Peak Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA — Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an "abysmal embarrassment" that ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Deputy minister turnover a cause for concern, says House committee NDP MP David Christopherson, the House Public Accounts Committee's vice-chair, says he accepts and trusts the auditor general's professional opinions because that's how the system is supposed to work. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.

Spoke in the House on Officers of Parliament moved: That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each ...

Mentioned by CHCH News Andrea Horwath backs Fred Eisenberger in Hamilton mayoral race She joins Hamilton Mountain MP Scott Duvall and Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson who have also endorsed pro-LRT incumbent Eisenberger. Horwath has been a long-time supporter of the proposed LRT in Hamilton. Back in May, she reaffirmed ...

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 ...

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