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  • His favourite word is vaccine.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 52% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Conservative premiers want to take us back to the dark days of private health care. Ontario's Doug Ford openly talks about privatizing services. Heather ...

Posted on Twitter It’s clear Conservatives all over the world think healthcare should be better for the rich. Canadians know equal ac… https://t.co/36XxhyzVNJ

Posted on Twitter Conservative premiers want to take us back to the dark days of private healthcare. Doug Ford openly talks about pri… https://t.co/3igN1e44yZ

Posted on Twitter Here’s a Triple-Triple-Triple Conservative debacle: cryptocurrency collapse, CEO pilfering and offshore tax evasion. https://t.co/mWHiOCOD1p

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #221 on Bill C-291 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (child sexual abuse ...

Voted No on Vote #222 on Bill C-249 Respecting the encouragement of the growth of the cryptoasset sector

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-228 Amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits ...

Posted on Twitter They should be. https://t.co/2UIoGFgmFd

Posted on Twitter Today I was pleased to meet with @AlikaMD, President of @cma_docs. We discussed practical solutions to Canada’s he… https://t.co/EL73SYpPpZ

Spoke in the House on Public Complaints and Review Commission Act Madam Speaker, of course the NDP thinks it is a good idea, as I do, that this bill pass. The CBSA is the only major law ...

Voted No on Vote #219 on Bill C-32 Implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 ...

Posted on Twitter I think the main takeaway is that successive Liberal and Conservative federal governments have missed every carbon… https://t.co/48QGkDZAg7

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code moved for leave to introduce Bill C-307, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (menstrual products). Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-307 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (menstrual products)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2022 Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour and a true privilege to rise in the House and speak on behalf of the great people of Vancouver ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Over-the-Counter Paediatric Medication I'm going to get into what you're doing about it. A recent article in Policy Options said the following: “Drug shortages have been a...fact of life ...

Spoke in the House on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness Act Mr. Speaker, it is always a privilege to rise in this House and speak on behalf of the great people of Vancouver Kingsway and as the ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, nothing is more important to Canadians than the health of our kids, but right now children are being admitted to ERs because of a ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, parents do not want to hear excuses; they want to know their kids will be taken care of when they get sick. Across Canada ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Children's Health Thank you. With the amendments and subamendments it was starting to remind me of the old adage that an elephant was designed by a committee. We ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act Mr. Speaker, while listening to my Conservative colleague, I am reminded the Conservative Party has come a long way since Stephen Harper called the climate crisis ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Budget Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, witnesses, for all of your testimony. I think I'll have time for one or two questions that I'd like to ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-31 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a couple of practical reasons to respectfully oppose this amendment, as well as some broader constitutional ones. On a practical ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Canada's Health Workforce and Over-the-Counter Paediatric Medication Thank you. I'm going to first express that I'm deeply concerned by and empathic with the situation Canadians find themselves in by not getting access to ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Children's Health Just for the record, of course the $650 payment to families—and there are two of them—is an interim bridge measure to hold families until the permanent ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Children's Health I hate interrupting you, but I have only six minutes. You brought up medication, which made me think of another question I wanted to direct to ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Children's Health Thank you. Could you clear some of this up? I have read Bill C-31. Of course, to get the money, a person has to attest that ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-272 An Act respecting the development of a national employment strategy for persons with disabilities

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-265 An Act respecting the development of a national perinatal mental health strategy

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-256 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (composition of boards of directors)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-255 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-254 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (change of political affiliation)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-227 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age)