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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.

Today

Voted No on Vote #5 on Bill C-2

Posted on Twitter Potable, clean water is a human right and a core need for health. The time for “consultation” is over. It’s time fo… https://t.co/Hzre3di0tZ

Posted on Twitter Vancouver firefighters are dealing with three overlapping crises—the pandemic, overdoses, and climate-caused emerge… https://t.co/zGLBDw3R63

Posted on Twitter Without a worldwide vaccination effort, variants like Omicron will continue to emerge. A TRIPS waiver would allow… https://t.co/a3TZlyfMhM

Posted on Twitter "Young Canadians are engaged, well-informed, passionate advocates for a better future, for their future. Many young… https://t.co/a8YGeQ7kPO

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #4 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Posted on Twitter This is not just ethical, it's also practical. We know that without a global vaccination effort, new COVID-19 varia… https://t.co/lxOjCCY3Sa

Posted on Twitter Border restrictions will only help slow the spread of variants like Omicron. Canada must support the TRIPS waiver… https://t.co/ZTwgBJGRGs

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, as this is the first opportunity I have had to speak at any considerable length in this House, I would ask the indulgence of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, no one is protected from COVID-19 until everyone is protected. The omicron variant makes this clear. For months, health experts, the WHO and New ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #1 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #2 Government Business No. 1 (Order respecting the business of the House and its committees) (amendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #3 Government Business No. 1 (Order respecting the business of the House and its committees)

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I actually rise to speak to the point of privilege raised by my hon. colleague from the official opposition. Before I start, I would ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Thank you. I have to tell you that I've been in Parliament for 13 years, and there have been a few times when I have been ...

Spoke in the House on National Renewable Energy Strategy Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-318, An Act respecting the development of a national renewable energy strategy. Madam Speaker, I am honoured to introduce the ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I have heard a number of members speak to an issue that I think is very important for you in assessing this ruling, and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-318 An Act respecting the development of a national renewable energy strategy

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Thank you. I think it's important to clarify what we're doing today. First of all, we are here to discuss the supplementary estimates and there is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce two petitions. The first is e-petition 2853, which has been signed by over 500 citizens. The petitioners assert that ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Okay. I want to break down those 13 million doses. More than seven million of the doses are being donated from Novavax, whose vaccine is currently ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you, Mr. Thériault. Dr. Lexchin, I'm just going to lay bare this issue with the PMPRB. On the one side, ...

Spoke in the House on Extension of Sitting Hours in June Madam Speaker, I have been privileged to be in the House for 13 years. The hon. member is correct that it is absolutely routine every June ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I happen to be one who believes that the responsibility to provide affordable housing transcends all levels of government. We need the municipalities, the ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Okay. Dr. Tunis, many Canadians have received their first dose of AstraZeneca. Many of them are now coming up for their second dose. Most provinces, if ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s Guidelines I'd very much like to add my voice to what my colleague, Mr. Thériault, just said. Last week the Liberals were extremely opposed to a motion ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-306 An Act respecting the development of a national perinatal mental health strategy

Spoke at the Health committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss a Work ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm going to speak to the motion very briefly and then move an amendment. Having listened to the concerns expressed by my ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the ... Thank you. I really appreciate the opportunity to have heard from Mr. Van Bynen prior to my speaking. I think any fair reading of the remarks ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-286 An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to enact the Expungement of Certain Drug-related Convictions Act and the National Strategy on Substance Use Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-255 An Act respecting the development of a national employment strategy for persons with disabilities

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-248 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (composition of boards of directors)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-246 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-241 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (change of political affiliation)