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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by CHEK Victoria MP Murray Rankin calls for pot pardons once marijuana is legal "There are thousands and thousands of Canadians who have a criminal record for that activity which is now legal as of October 17th so my concern is we're not doing justice to those people who have had their lives affected," says Victoria MP Murray Rankin.

Two days ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pardons, impairment, provincial approvals linger in new pot world Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said Canadians can consume cannabis recreationally without criminal penalties beginning Oct. 17, but upstanding citizens with a record for simple pot possession will remain unable to coach soccer or apply for certain jobs.

Posted on Twitter Victoria's Ska & Reggae fest in on! Be sure to check it out: https://t.co/2I3XP6tNxr #yyj

Posted on Twitter Recreational cannabis consumption will be legal on October 17. However, people who have been convicted of marijuana… https://t.co/pw7jALvmi4

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pardons, impairment, provincial approvals linger in new pot regime Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said Canadians can consume cannabis recreationally without criminal penalties beginning Oct. 17, but upstanding citizens with a record for simple pot possession will remain unable to coach soccer or apply for certain jobs.

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

This week

Spoke in the House on Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act Mr. Speaker, I want to start by echoing words that we just heard from the hon. member for Cape Breton—Canso. He used the word “admiration” in ...

Posted on Twitter What's happening in the United States is absolutely disgraceful. Nearly 2,000 children have been sent to mass deten… https://t.co/06l8CuwVH8

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it may surprise Canadians who travel abroad to acquire human organs that might have been removed from victims without their consent that they face ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Canada should be investing in clean, renewable energy sources that create good quality, long-lasting jobs for today's workers and future generations. Instead of looking ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by saying that I am sharing my time with my esteemed colleague, the member for Timmins—James Bay. I am ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, we will soon rise for the summer recess. There is much to do before then, but I would like to take this moment to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights entitled “Main ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Canadians did not vote to buy a pipeline. Yesterday, the grand council chief of the Anishinabek nation called the Liberals' decision to spend $4.5 ...

Spoke in the House on World Oceans Day Mr. Speaker, today is World Oceans Day. Oceans regulate our climate, produce half the oxygen we breathe, fuel the water cycle, and provide nourishment for nearly ...

Posted on Twitter Oceans regulate our climate, produce half the oxygen we breathe, fuel the water cycle, and provide nourishment for… https://t.co/FVpUS5j6AD

Posted on Twitter When choosing what to eat, Canadians have no way of knowing if they are buying genetically modified products. The g… https://t.co/WPAruqSNEg

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... Thank you. Thank you, Minister, and thanks to your officials as well for being with us today. It won't surprise you that I'm going to ask ...

Posted on Twitter Washington Gov. Jay Inslee calls the Trans Mountain pipeline "profoundly damaging." He says, "Now is not the time t… https://t.co/CiedAtThZ3

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Mistake to go 'all in' on pipeline, says MP Murray Rankin The federal Liberals have mistakenly gone “all in” on the Trans Mountain pipeline, NDP MP Murray Rankin told a packed auditorium at Victoria High School on Friday. Rankin, the MP for Victoria, told an audience of about 600 people that Canada will find ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you to all the witnesses. My question is for Mr. Fortin. I agree with what you said about member of Parliament Maria Mourani's bill C-452. ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Capital's federal politicians back Horgan in opposing pipeline He has the backing of the capital region's federal politicians with Green Party MP Elizabeth May, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands, calling the decision “an historic blunder” and Victoria's NDP MP Murray Rankin calling it “shameful and irresponsible.”.

A month ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada I would like to thank all the witnesses for their really compelling testimony. I would like to particularly thank Ms. Perrier and Ms. Falle for being ...

Mentioned by Palestine Chronicle NDP MPs should Withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group Victoria area MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin are members of the Canada Israel Interparliamentary Group (previously named Canada-Israel Friendship Group). Garrison is vice-chair of a group ... The chair of the group is York Centre MP Michael ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada I would like to begin by thanking all the witnesses for their testimony. I've got so many questions and so little time. Let me jump in, ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-375 and Bill S-210 Thank you. I wasn't here. My colleague Alistair MacGregor was here, but I understand that Dean Embry, from the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, expressed ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you. There so much incredible information and so little time. I would like to start with you, Dr. Benoit. First, I'm delighted you could join ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Well, it's funny, because I thought I heard you talk about—perhaps it was another witness—the importance of keeping the law. You certainly said that about Bill ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all the witnesses for getting us started on this fascinating area. I want to build on what Mr. Fraser asked Mr. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-386 An Act to establish Orange Shirt Day: A Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-362 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance)

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