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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.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Voted Yes on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Madam Speaker, a lot of promises are made on the campaign trail. Some are big-ticket items, some are local concerns, some promises are made once, and ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Madam Speaker, I appreciate that latitude. I also appreciate that latitude can only go so far and that my remarks need to be germane to Bill ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Madam Speaker, Bill S-201 is legislation designed to protect the rights of Canadians to the privacy of their own genetic information. Currently, Canadians who receive genetic ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada S-201: NDP Blasts Liberals For Trying To Gut Genetic Discrimination Bill Veteran NDP MP David Christopherson rose to address the fate of Bill S-201, championed by former senator James Cowan. The bill would prohibit employers and insurance companies from forcing an individual to undergo genetic testing or disclose their ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Preparing Indigenous Offenders for Release, of the Fall 2016 Reports ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for your attendance today. I would like to take a moment, while we have the opportunity of being ...

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted Yes on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, The Beyond the Border Action Plan, of the Fall 2016 ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you all for being here today. This is a rather extraordinary meeting. It's not usual for us to take ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Private Members' Business and Briefing with the Minister of Democratic Institutions Very good. Thank you, Chair. Minister, thank you very much for coming. I've congratulated you privately. Let me publicly congratulate you on your ascension to cabinet. ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, The Beyond the Border Action Plan, of the Fall 2016 ... I want to do what may look like we're belabouring something, which is exactly what we are doing. On the issue about data, about data being ...

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

A month ago

Posted on Twitter With @BrianMasseMP and @Erin_Weir at Parl Hill vigil for victims of the QC mosque shooting #endislamophobia #HamOnt https://t.co/ZgJiQ8EBSZ

Posted on Twitter Love is better than hate. A blanket immigration ban based on religion or nationality is unacceptable #HamOnt https://t.co/5bi1O9C1Qo

Three months 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.

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%. ...

More than three months ago

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...