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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Finance Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General regularly exposes government negligence and incompetence, and today is no exception. The latest report also reveals that the Liberals refused to ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, it is actually a question of privilege. Once again I find myself joining others who are rising to raise an issue of my rights ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... We in the opposition respect that the government ran on certain platforms. You get elected. You have the legitimacy, and the moral as well as the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 5, Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment and Retention—National Defence, of the Fall ... Thank you very much, Chair. We were mentioning pilots. Apropos to that, and I say so up front just to get it off my chest, I ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I am in my fifth Parliament, and I cannot tell you how many times we have already dealt with this issue at PROC. We ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 7, Operating and Maintenance Support for Military Equipment—National Defence, of the ... Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you to all our witnesses for being here today. You all know how long I've been around here. The more ...

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

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, my friend covered a lot of ground. I take much of what he has talked about as underscoring the difficulty the government has between ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House Affairs Committee work piling up as fillibuster continues over Standing Order reform push NDP MP David Christopherson consults with an opposition staffer ahead of resuming the filibuster at the House Affairs Committee on April 5. He alone spoke eight hours in all that day, and for another four hours on April 6. The Hill Times photograph by ...

Spoke in the House on Marijuana The first step. You know it's just the first step.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House Affairs Committee work piling up as fillibuster continues over Standing Order reform push NDP MP David Christopherson consults with an opposition staffer ahead of resuming the filibuster at the House Affairs Committee on April 5. He alone spoke eight hours in all that day, and for another four hours on April 6. The Hill Times photograph by ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Standing Orders of the House of Commons Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the Prime Minister for taking so many questions today. I would also like to point out, again, that he ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to join in the debate. I would like to start by coming back to the focus of what ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Opposition filibuster in committee over suggested changes to House procedure delayed The opposition filibuster was set to start up again Monday at noon, likely with bluster and bombast from NDP MP David Christopherson, who was raring to go as he spoke to reporters before the meeting began. But then Liberal MP Larry Bagnell, the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Committee filibuster over changes to House of Commons rules to resume Monday, opposition MPs say "Until the government moves away from their power grab we're going to be staying in this major filibuster that the government has brought on," said NDP MP David Christopherson. That pledge was echoed by Conservative MP Scott Reid, who said he wants ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' ... April 3—opposition MPs on the Procedure and House Affairs Committee detailed the joint efforts taken to present what NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called a “unified effort” responding to the government's attempt to push ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition parties say their ongoing filibuster a protest against Liberals' 'political thuggery' ... April 3—opposition MPs on the Procedure and House Affairs Committee detailed the joint efforts taken to present what NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) called a “unified effort” responding to the government's attempt to push ...

Spoke in the House on Rules of the House Mr. Speaker, this goes well beyond an innocent discussion paper. The government House leader should not insult our intelligence by claiming otherwise. However, if she is ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-25 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Unlike everything else where I'm just kind of dropped in and do my best with the notes I have—we've all ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 2, Income Tax Objections - Canada Revenue Agency, of the Fall ... At the outset, Mr. Hamilton, I have to say that I was a little disappointed. Also, you missed an opportunity for getting a brownie point by ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Chief Electoral Officer’s report entitled "An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century: ... Thank you very much, Chair. Minister, thank you again for your attendance. I also want to thank you for the recent meet-and-greet we had in your ...

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

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Vote 1c under Parliamentary Protective Service If I may, sir, of the two areas that have jumped out so far, one, of course, is the media itself, through the press gallery, their ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 4, Oversight of Passenger Vehicle Safety, of the Fall 2016 Reports ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I very much appreciate your raising the issue right off the top. This is a serious matter, and it's not the first ...

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

More than three months ago

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