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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 #984 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #983 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #982 Motion for the production of papers P-15 (Documents pertaining to the reception at the residence of the High ...

Voted No on Vote #981 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Posted on Twitter Thinking of my friend Rev. John Smith, former colleague on Hamilton City Council and predecessor as Minister of Cor… https://t.co/u7Ra53uvf6

Didn't vote on Vote #980 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Absolutely thrilled to be passing the torch to @MatthewGreenNDP as the next candidate for Hamilton Centre. Matt's… https://t.co/yaGiZAH9Hc

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Canada’s Fighter Force—National Defence, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for being here again. Once more around the mulberry bush, eh, Deputy? I want to open my remarks by going ...

Mentioned by TheSpec.com Liberals aggressively searching for candidate for post-Christopherson race in Hamilton Centre Is the riding of Hamilton Centre a NDP bastion or MP David Christopherson's personal stronghold? The federal Liberals believe it's the latter. And with Christopherson calling it quits next year, they're going great guns to find the right candidate to ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA - Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an "abysmal embarrassment" that parliamentarians ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA – Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an “abysmal embarrassment” that parliamentarians ...

Mentioned by Powell River Peak Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison OTTAWA — Opposition MPs are furious about the Liberals' decision to set the terms for an independent commission to organize leaders' debates for the next election. NDP MP David Christopherson says it is an "abysmal embarrassment" that ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Building and Implementing the Phoenix Pay System, of the 2018 ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you for your attendance today. We have a report that is not necessarily good, but it's not horrible. On ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times Deputy minister turnover a cause for concern, says House committee NDP MP David Christopherson, the House Public Accounts Committee's vice-chair, says he accepts and trusts the auditor general's professional opinions because that's how the system is supposed to work. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2018 Thank you very much, Chair. Thank you, all, for being here and for all your work. Right off the top, I want to give a personal ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 6, Employment Training for Indigenous People—Employment and Social Development Canada, of ... Thank you, Chair. I have to say that when I found out that the next report, at our next hearing, was going to be on indigenous ...

Spoke in the House on Officers of Parliament moved: That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Administration of Justice in the Canadian Armed Forces, of the ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for being here, in particular, Deputy and Commodore. I spent a few months as my party's defence critic. One of ...

Mentioned by CHCH News Andrea Horwath backs Fred Eisenberger in Hamilton mayoral race She joins Hamilton Mountain MP Scott Duvall and Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson who have also endorsed pro-LRT incumbent Eisenberger. Horwath has been a long-time supporter of the proposed LRT in Hamilton. Back in May, she reaffirmed ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 5, Socio-economic Gaps on First Nations Reserves—Indigenous Services Canada, of the ... Thank you, Chair. Before I get down to the specifics of the actual report, I have a few comments to make. They begin with the status ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-76 I want to underscore, since I've been here from the beginning of this process, that I'm just finding out now—because my friend Nathan is the lead ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 69th report of the Standing Committee ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter After 30+ years in elected office, and the last 14 as MP, I will not be seeking re-election in 2019 and plan to ste… https://t.co/ahDEHNxPH4

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Briefing on the Message of the Auditor General in the 2018 Spring ... Thanks, Chair, and thank you, Mr. Ferguson. I've been wrestling with this ever since we received it, but more in terms of where we go with ...

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, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply A hundred and forty positions.

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 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 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 ...

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