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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Didn't vote on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Didn't vote on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Didn't vote on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Review of the Plan of the Department of National Defence to Record ... Thank you, Chair. I appreciate your underscoring the importance of the issues. I know this has not been a fun or comfortable meeting for you. It ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under House of Commons and Vote ... Good. Thank you. Next is members' access. I've raised this on numerous occasions in numerous Parliaments. What I'm seeking is some assurance, on the record, ahead ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2016 Very good. Thank you, Chair. Thank you all very much for being here. I'd like to begin with just a couple of comments. As you know, ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Venture Capital Action Plan, of the Spring 2016 Reports of ... I don't want to let this go by without something on the record in terms of its importance. Colleagues will know that we just attended the ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Committee photo-op goes haywire after opposition refuses to let parliamentary secretary join ... in a secret-ballot vote. Ms. Murray, though, frequently attends committee meetings, drawing the ire of NDP MP and committee member David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) who argues that her presence violates the spirit of the government's pledge.

Spoke in the House on Ibrahim Jame Mosque Mr. Speaker, last month in my riding of Hamilton Centre, a tragedy was averted thanks to the quick action of some of Hamilton's newest residents. On ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I was born and raised in Ontario, but my dad was born in Saskatchewan. I will always have an affinity for Saskatchewan. I want ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... Thank you, Chair. I have just two things. I wanted to mention, on providing a subsidy to the official agents who complete Elections Canada training and ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Venture Capital Action Plan, of the Spring 2016 Reports of ... Thank you, Chair. I will be very brief. I make this intervention as the longest-serving, continuous member on this committee. I'm referencing the presence, again, of ...

Spoke in the House on CANADA LABOUR CODE Mr. Speaker, I will try not to take it personally that you cut the time just as I took the floor. I know that these things ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Lively crowd debates whether to change Canada's election system A boisterous David Christopherson began a public meeting Saturday afternoon to a crowd of more than 80 people in the council chambers at City Hall. The Hamilton Centre MP along with Hamilton Mountain MP Scott Duvall hosted an electoral reform town ...

Posted on Twitter Great turnout to discuss electoral reform with @sduvall07 and @CraigScottNDP #HamOnt #electoralreform #cdnpoli https://t.co/RAPhhX6bfm

Posted on Twitter REMINDER: Come out tomorrow (Sept 17) to join me and @sduvall07 and have your say on reforming our electoral system https://t.co/M8uY3egN5S

Mentioned by HamiltonNews MPs Scott Duvall, David Christopherson holding electoral reform meeting Saturday at Hamilton City Hall Hamilton Mountain MP Scott Duvall and Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson are hosting a Make Every Vote Count Equally public meeting Saturday. The two New Democrats was to consult with Hamiltonians on options for reforming the way Canadians ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Signpost Hamilton Mountain MP Scott Duvall and Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson, both NDP representatives, are hosting a Make Every Vote Count Equally town hall meeting to consult with Hamiltonians on options for reforming the way Canadians elect ...

Posted on Twitter Join me and @sduvall07 at our Electoral Reform town hall on September 17th at City Hall https://t.co/t5BXGFmSeE https://t.co/hQhsGVpt7g

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter Just shattered at the loss of Mauril Belanger - a great friend and Parliamentarian. Thoughts are with Catherine, family and friends.

Posted on Twitter Concerned about #climatechange? Join me and @sduvall07 at our joint town hall on Aug 16 and have your say: https://t.co/qGawzwSNej #HamOnt

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Thank you very much, Chair. I want to go back to the comments Ms. Romanado made in response to my comments, to the effect that we ...

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Thank you, Mr. Mayrand, for being here today. I want to add my voice, and I'm sure we'll also get a formal opportunity down the road ...

Mentioned by AM900 CHML More politicians put support behind Hamilton LRT One is signed by MP's David Christopherson, Paul Miller and Scott Duvall, as well as MPP's Andrea Horwath, Ted McMeekin and Monique Taylor. They believe “Light Rail Transit will be a great benefit” and that “building it is the right thing to do for our ...

Mentioned by 640 Toronto News More politicians put support behind Hamilton LRT One is signed by MP's David Christopherson, Paul Miller and Scott Duvall, as well as MPP's Andrea Horwath, Ted McMeekin and Monique Taylor. They believe “Light Rail Transit will be a great benefit” and that “building it is the right thing to do for our ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, first I would like to congratulate my colleague from Vancouver East for not only an excellent speech but obviously a reflection of the work ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, yesterday the chair of the public accounts committee tabled “Report 11: Chapter 1, Implementing Gender-Based Analysis, of the Fall 2015 Report of the Auditor ...

Posted on Twitter Will always remember singing O Canada w/ @TheBaldasaro after many election debates. #HamOnt lost a true original. https://t.co/7puE7mLN21

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, another day, another scandal involving KPMG. It appears it was not enough for KPMG to just advise clients on how to evade paying taxes, ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to take a couple of minutes to make a couple of personal comments. Last Friday, the House had the historic ...

Spoke in the House on Ian Deans Mr. Speaker, on behalf of myself, the member for Hamilton Mountain, my leader, my caucus, and my party, I rise in the House today to join ...