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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

A month ago

Voted No on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates Thank you. That's helpful. That really is helpful, because we can link what you just said—that we'd like to see that kind of flexibility—to other important ...

Voted No on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted Yes on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Didn't vote on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 2, Call Centres—Canada Revenue Agency, of the Fall 2017 Reports of ... Thank you, Chair. Just to close off that accuracy issue, we've had this in the past with these departmental results reports. We may need to go ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates Great. Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you, all, for being here. My first observation is that it's nice to see gender balance. It's very good. ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Phoenix Pay Problems, of the Fall 2017 Reports of the ... Thank you, Chair. I have to say that the scale of the government incompetence and its negative impact on Canadian citizens is mind-boggling. I've been around ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates When you informed me we weren't going to get to this today, I didn't want to delay, so I've given up my time in the rotation ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MPs to demand government put interests of citizens 1st after auditor's report "We've made a decision that we don't normally, but we are actually going to hold a public hearing on each and every chapter of that report because they were all so important," New Democrat MP David Christopherson said in an interview with CBC Radio's ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Fall 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Mr. Ferguson, and all your staff. Where to begin? For the first time ever, I've talked to a couple of colleagues ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Services and Facilities Provided to Members of Parliament with Young Children and ... Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you all very much for being here. I wasn't at the last meeting. I had another commitment, so I ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 2, Custom Duties, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor ... Thank you all for your attendance today. This is a really bad audit, make no mistake. This was one of those in which, with every page ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Auditor General and PCO still butting heads over cabinet secrecy The public accounts committee met for an hour Thursday to discuss for a second time the impasse over the auditor general's access to cabinet documents but no resolution was found, said committee member and NDP MP David Christopherson. Ferguson ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Auditor General and PCO still butting heads over cabinet secrecy The public accounts committee met for an hour Thursday to discuss for a second time the impasse over the auditor general's access to cabinet documents but no resolution was found, said committee member and NDP MP David Christopherson. Ferguson ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Ottawa in 'major legal crisis' with AG over oil and gas documents That fight is still ongoing and Ferguson is preparing a message to Parliament — a last-resort option to try to get the government to act, said NDP MP David Christopherson, who sits on the public accounts committee. “We went in camera – not to do the ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Ottawa in 'major legal crisis' with AG over oil and gas documents That fight is still ongoing and Ferguson is preparing a message to Parliament — a last-resort option to try to get the government to act, said NDP MP David Christopherson, who sits on the public accounts committee. “We went in camera – not to do the ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberal, NDP MPs resign from Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group after chair notifies members about ... First-term Liberal MP Chandra Arya (Nepean, Ont.), and five-term NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) told The Hill Times they resigned after Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North, Ont.) sent the email to all 16 Parliamentarians in the friendship ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Myanmar Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity, although, like many others, I rise with a very heavy heart, given what is happening to fellow human beings about ...

Spoke in the House on Arnold Chan Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my leader and all members of the New Democratic Party, I also rise in the House today to pay tribute to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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