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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 42% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #109 That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to ...

Posted on Twitter The Special Committee on Electoral Reform is in #YYJ today! 3pm-9:30pm at Harbour Towers on Quebec St. https://t.co/g7vOMOPea9

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Mr. Speaker, I believe, at this stage of the proceedings, I am asking a question of my colleague, the Minister of National Revenue, involving a matter ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the questions that Canadians are wrestling with today are about the kind of Supreme Court we want, and how we get there. Are we ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code (passive detection device) Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to address Bill C-247, a bill that would add ambient air alcohol sensors to the arsenal of tools that ...

Voted Yes on Vote #108 on Bill C-232 Amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)

Voted No on Vote #107 on Bill C-229 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related ...

Voted Yes on Vote #106 on Bill C-221 Amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

Voted No on Vote #105 That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study to prepare and bring in a ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the statement made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on May 12, 2016, in relation to the Magnitsky case: (a) what information has ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Please join the #yyj conversation on electoral reform tomorrow at Vic High: https://t.co/4ZY4FvSJEi @nathancullen

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter Please join our town hall on the Trans-Pacific Partnership #TPP @RandallGarrison https://t.co/eX5lBlMpRb

Mentioned by Post Justin Trudeau preaches pot patience: 'We need to do this right' on legalization - Regina Leader Earlier this week, NDP justice critic Murray Rankin said the existing “patchwork” system is unfair because in cities like St. John's, Nfld., and Vancouver, pot possession charges are either minimal or non-existent, as police focus on dealers and other ...

Posted on Twitter Senate accepts House version of #C14 by a vote of 44 to 28. #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to address the government's motion on a response to the Senate regarding the amendments it has made to ...

Spoke in the House on Physician-Assisted Dying Mr. Speaker, the fact is that the Liberal government is being stubborn and intransigent, rejecting the evidence and advice of Canada's top experts in both medicine ...

Posted on Twitter Sad to see my amendment to preserve the words of the Supreme Court in #C14 rejected by the government. Thanks to all those who supported it.

More than three months ago

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Tory MP suggests it's easier to buy pot than coffee in Vancouver His comments came during an NDP motion that would see selling marijuana remain illegal in Canada, but simple possession for personal use not be enforced. Victoria MP Murray Rankin, the party's justice critic, said in an email that many voters feel ...

Spoke in the House on Physician-Assisted Dying Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Justice insisted Bill C-14 complied with the Carter decision, but courts in Alberta and Ontario disagree. She argued the bill was ...

Mentioned by Medicine Hat News NDP motion calls on feds to decriminalize marijuana for personal use But New Democrat MP Murray Rankin says that could take two years to come into effect, leaving many Canadians at risk of criminal records for something the government doesn't believe should be a crime. Rankin has introduced a motion in the House of ...

Mentioned by Westman Journal NDP motion calls on feds to decriminalize marijuana for personal use But New Democrat MP Murray Rankin says that could take two years to come into effect, leaving many Canadians at risk of criminal records for something the government doesn't believe should be a crime. Rankin has introduced a motion in the House of ...

Mentioned by The New Hamburg Independent NDP motion calls on feds to decriminalize... But New Democrat MP Murray Rankin says that could take two years to come into effect, leaving many Canadians at risk of criminal records for something the government doesn't believe should be a crime. Rankin has introduced a motion in the House of ...

Mentioned by theifp.ca NDP urges Liberals to decriminalize pot But New Democrat MP Murray Rankin says that could take two years to come into effect, leaving many Canadians at risk of criminal records for something the government doesn't believe should be a crime. Rankin has introduced a motion in the House of ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply moved: That the House: (a) recognize the contradiction of continuing to give Canadian criminal records for simple possession of marijuana after the government has stated that ...

Posted on Twitter Great to see @UVicResearch and @Ocean_Networks sharing Victoria's world-class oceans research with Ottawa on #WorldOceansDay! #yyj

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System Thank you. I'd like to thank everyone for coming. This is a very provocative panel. I want to build on a question that Mr. Hussen asked. ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... Thank you to Minister Wilson-Raybould. Thanks for coming back with your officials. I want to ask about two or three things in the time available. First, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... I would like to begin by thanking you, Chair, for an excellent job as chair of this committee. I see nodding around the room. I think ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... I was also going to note that Mr. Cooper and I think a Liberal amendment go to the same place. Our advice from legislative counsel was ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... I appreciate what Mr. Hussen said about the health accords, and the fact that we're going to be dealing with that later. I think that's a ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... Right, so my fallback would be to do that. The reason that I believe this is really important—and I note that the Senate-House committee agreed—is that ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... Thank you, Mr. Arvay. You've obviously been very categorical here this morning with us when you've said essentially—if I'm not putting words in your mouth—that if ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... Professor Downie, I want to salute you, first of all, not only for being a professor of medicine and law, which is something, but also for ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-621 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance)