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NDP MP for Hamilton Centre (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Liberals Don't Want To Talk About Scott Simms' Punishment For Breaking Ranks Veteran NDP MP David Christopherson also broke with his party line on the attestation vote. "[Canadians] have the right to say anything [they] want about a law, and that attestation took that right away. I cannot condone that," he told the National ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Bill Kelly: It's time that MPs be allowed to vote their conscience NDP MP David Christopherson was dressed down by party leader Jagmeet Singh and Liberal MP Scott Sim was stripped of his committee status by his party for doing the same thing. READ MORE: NDP Hamilton MP gets job back after backing Conservative motion ...

Three days ago

Mentioned by Lifesite Trudeau punishes lone Liberal MP who voted against pro-abortion attestation Hamilton MP David Christopherson was the only member of the NDP caucus to vote for the Conservative motion, telling the National Post the attestation “took away Canadians' right to disagree with the laws that they have to obey.” NDP leader Jagmeet ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Liberal MP Scott Simms Punished For Backing Tory Motion On Summer Jobs Attestation While Simms was the only Liberal to break ranks, Ontario NDP MP David Christopherson also faced backlash from his leadership for voting with the Tories. "I wrestled with it, of course. You don't vote against against your own caucus lightly ...

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Didn't vote on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca The Defining Moment: Standing Up When Everyone Else Sits Down In particular, Liberal Scott Simms and New Democrat David Christopherson should be applauded. (It should be noted that Xavier Barsalou-Duval, Marilène Gill, and Mario Beaulieu of the Bloc Quebecois and Elizabeth May of the Green Party also voted for ...

Mentioned by Hill Times NDP discord shows lack of focus, poor caucus management from Singh, say insiders Mr. Singh and NDP MPs are presenting a united front now after he reversed punishment of veteran MP David Christopherson for voting against the party. Mr. Singh removed the Hamilton Centre, Ont., MP from his role as vice-chair of the Procedure and House ...

Three weeks ago

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

A month 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 ...

Two 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 ...

Three months ago

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, ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Arnold Chan Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my leader and all members of the New Democratic Party, I also rise in the House today to pay tribute to ...

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