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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

A week ago

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

A month ago

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

Two months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Minister, I need some help with clarification. It's pretty clear where the Conservatives are. They just want to stay with status quo. They want first past ...

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 ...

Mentioned by iNews880.com 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 Local politicians pen support for LRT The letters sent to Mayor Fred Eisenberger's office are signed by MP's Filomena Tassi, David Christopherson, Paul Miller and Scott Duvall, as well as MPP's Andrea Horwath, Ted McMeekin and Monique Taylor. The letters say LRT will attract new investment ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business In other words, it in no way becomes untimely or out of order because we surpass that date before we reach a conclusion, correct? We're clarifying ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Via Rail Canada Inc., Special Examination Report of the Spring 2016 Reports ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, all, for attending today. First, I would just acknowledge that it's always a struggle to not bring one's personal feelings when ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business I'll be supporting the official opposition's motions. I wasn't particularly thrilled with the responses by the government. I think Mr. Richards's question of whether the government ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 4, Drug Benefits—Veterans Affairs Canada, of the Spring 2016 Reports of ... Thank you all for coming, Deputy and General—you have so many titles. It's good to see you again, sir. It's fair to say that Canadians have ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Initiatives toward a family-friendly House of Commons and Question of privilege related ... All right. There are protocols for the release of bills, given the importance of making sure that Parliament hears it first, which is a right and ...

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, ...

Mentioned by The Telegram All party committee urged to accept Trudeau's apology and move on New Democrat MP David Christopherson shared her views with the all-party committee that is gathering today to discuss how to respond to the incident from earlier this month, when Trudeau had tried to pull Conservative whip Gord Brown through a group of ...

Mentioned by 620 CKRM.com All-party committee urged to accept Trudeau's apology and move on New Democrat MP David Christopherson shared her views with the all-party committee that is gathering today to discuss how to respond to the incident from earlier this month, when Trudeau had tried to pull Conservative whip Gord Brown through a group of ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Hamilton has lost a political giant. My statement in the House of Commons today on the passing of Ian Deans https://t.co/l2JxumI7jm #HamOnt

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, today, the Auditor General reported that Canada is treating our army reservists like second-class soldiers. They are underfunded, under-equipped, and undertrained. In fact, our ...

Posted on Twitter Honoured to celebrate with Hamilton's newest Canadian citizens @TheAGH. Congrats to all! https://t.co/kj7gSUx5za

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, Hamiltonians were front and centre in the fight to save home mail delivery. They know just how important this service is for seniors and ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Stolen.

Posted on Twitter Saddened by the passing of Jack McFarland. A true hero and inspiration to all who were fortunate to meet him. #HamOnt will remember.