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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #867 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #866 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #865 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #864 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #863 Concurrence in an opposed item

This week

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, ...

A week ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Andrea Horwath's NDP to lead opposition in a 'very divided province' after Ontario election No one was surprised to see her on council, said long-time friend Denise Christopherson, wife of Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson. She met Horwath at a Take Back the Night march more than 30 years ago. Even back then, she said, Horwath was ...

A month ago

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Scott Simms Says Party Whips And Punishments Have 'Devolved' Parliament One Liberal, one NDP MP stick necks out to support Tory motion on Canada Summer Jobs attestation: Liberal MP Scott Simms, NDP MP David Christopherson, Green leader Elizabeth May. This is the so-called "values test" or "abortion pledge." #cdnpoli.

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Follow-Up Podcast: Liberal MP Scott Simms Rages Against The Party Machine OTTAWA — A Liberal and NDP MP were punished this spring for voting in favour of a Conservative motion asking the government to drop its controversial attestation requirement for Canada Summer Jobs funding. NDP MP David Christopherson lost his role ...

Mentioned by MorinvilleNews.com National Column: Many questions left in Weir ousting Last March, veteran Ontario MP David Christopherson broke ranks to vote with the Conservatives against the government's requirement that organizations seeking funding from the federal summer's jobs program attest they respect reproductive rights. A few ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca The curious case of Erin Weir Last March, veteran Ontario MP David Christopherson broke ranks to vote with the Conservatives against the government's requirement that organizations seeking funding from the federal summer's jobs program attest they respect abortion rights.

Mentioned by National Post John Ivison: Left-of-centre Liberals leave Singh's NDP struggling for relevance But others have been self-inflicted, most notably, the decision to punish veteran MP David Christopherson for voting in support of a Conservative motion on the summer jobs program. Christopherson is a long-time supporter of a woman's right to choose ...

Three months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates Yes, but given what you're saying, I didn't hear a deadline. You guys are as anxious to have it in place as I am, so you're ...

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 at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates I'm not going to make a mountain out of this, but it still troubles me. The way that the government has viewed this, in my opinion, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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