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  • His favourite word is chair.

NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

A month ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Special Examination Report - International Development Research Centre, of the Fall 2016 ... Very good, merci. That concludes the time for this hearing. On behalf of the committee, we appreciate you being here today. We very much appreciate that ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Subject matter of Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections ... Minister, thank you very much for coming. We very much appreciate it. I have to tell you, you being here is a complete shemozzle. I am ...

Spoke in the House on Steel Industry No, no, that's all talk. You're not doing it.

Voted Yes on Vote #183 on Bill C-301 Amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered ...

Voted Yes on Vote #182 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #181 on Bill C-306 Establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #180 on Bill C-235 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder)

Voted No on Vote #179 on Bill C-30 Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Fall 2016 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada Thank you, Mr. Ferguson, and your staff, for another fantastic job on behalf of Canadians by your department. Like Mr. Lefebvre, I want to spend a ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Special Examination Report - Atlantic Pilotage Authority, of the Fall 2016 Reports ... Thank you for your attendance here today. We do appreciate it. The first thing I want to note is the percentage of incident-free assignments. It's 99.93%. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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.

More than three months ago

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 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 ...

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

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

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Dreschel: Hamilton MPs, MPPs beat drum for LRT New Democrat MPs David Christopherson and Scott Duvall, Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin, and NDP MPPs Andrea Horwath, Paul Miller and Monique Taylor. In a separate more cautiously-worded letter, Liberal MP Filomena Tassi said she supports previous council ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Despite letters from other MPPs and MPs, Bob Bratina isn't ready to support LRT ... rail transit (LRT) here. But one name is noticeably absent – Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Bob Bratina, a former mayor who says there are too many unanswered questions. ... David Christopherson, NDP MP for Hamilton Centre. Scott Duvall, NDP MP for ...

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 ...