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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter RT #UVic's John Lutz interviewed by @CdnPress on translation of Douglas Treaties into Indigenous languages @CTVNews https://t.co/UhW0nNsuAs

This week

Spoke in the House on Rosemary Brown Mr. Speaker, in recognition of Black History Month, I want to honour a colleague and friend, Rosemary Brown. Social worker, activist, politician, and determined feminist, Rosemary ...

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Voted Yes on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted Yes on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister of Canada is spreading alternative facts on democratic reform. According to the Prime Minister, it was not his fault that he ...

Spoke in the House on Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in support of Bill C-211. I thank the member for Cariboo—Prince George for bringing the bill forward. I ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I rise to support this motion, although I deeply regret that I have only four minutes to do so. The announcement made last week ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on the government to acknowledge the security challenges posed by climate change and poverty and to shift spending away from ...

Posted on Twitter A pleasure to meet with (L-R) George Davison, @scottd9922 and Fred Hospes from @CanadianLabour today in my Parliame… https://t.co/XpYOskkqdD

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, this report shows that the federal government's health care offer falls far short of the provinces' increased costs. Already we are seeing the direct ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. First, I am pleased to present a petition from hundreds of constituents in Victoria, calling on the government to ...

Posted on Twitter Grateful and proud of students @UVicLaw: Canadian law school students band together to help refugees banned by Trump https://t.co/9A1n75V6Yl

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, President Trump has issued yet another executive order. This one has serious implications for all Canadian travellers or innocent Internet users. Trump's order excludes ...

Posted on Twitter @seventylayerdip Thank you! Lots more to do to keep up the pressure.

Posted on Twitter And thank you to those who lined up outside, filled the galleries, and continue to call my office supporting the NDP's push for real action.

Posted on Twitter Thank you to each of my fellow MPs still engaged in this crucial #EmergencyDebate as we enter the final hour before midnight.

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Victoria mayor, local celebrities lip sync in 'Biketown' music video A parody music video promoting Victoria's cycling community and starring a number of local celebrities is racking up hits online. The video, "Biketown," stars Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps as well as Saanich South MLA Lana Popham, Victoria MP Murray Rankin ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Goldstream News Gazette (registration) MP Report: Bill would end genetic discrimination We in the NDP now have a new House Leader, Murray Rankin of Victoria, after Peter Julian stepped down from his post to consider a run in the leadership race that will take place in October 2017. Due to this vacancy, I have been asked to take over ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 Thanks, Chair. I guess this is pretty straightforward. In our view and the view of most witnesses who dealt with this issue, the committee lacks a ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Local historian honoured by Governor General in Ottawa David Johnston, Victoria MP Murray Rankin, Pierre Berton Award winner Merna Forster and Times Colonist editor-in-chief Dave Obee, a member of the board of CanadaÕs National History Society, which sponsors the award. Photograph By Sgt Johanie ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Government determined to pass bills on budget implementation, CPP, debate trade deals in next five weeks NDP House Leader Murray Rankin, left, Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, parliamentary secretary to the Government House leader, and Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen say although the tone has improved in the House, the next five straight weeks ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Government determined to pass bills on budget implementation, CPP, debate trade deals in next five weeks NDP House Leader Murray Rankin, left, Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, parliamentary secretary to the Government House leader, and Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen say although the tone has improved in the House, the next five straight weeks ...

Mentioned by The Province Oversight of security agencies balances safety with rights NDP MP Murray Rankin got a lot wrong about Bill C-22, which will create a long-overdue committee of Parliamentarians to scrutinize Canada's security agencies. Allow me to set the record straight. The government will have a minority of members on the ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 It's been 35 years ago already since the McDonald commission recommended that there be an election of a chair, that the chair be a member of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on New Process for the Nomination of Supreme Court Justices Minister, I would like to welcome you as well and thank you for coming to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. I would particularly ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-247 That's very kind of you. I'll miss this committee a great deal, seriously, and I appreciate all that you've done as chair. I want to build ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-247 Yes. I'm looking forward to it. I think we're going to actually see this, which I think will be helpful, and we're going to talk to ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-242 I, too, would like to thank you, Mr. Spratt, for a very lucid presentation. It's very helpful to the committee at this stage of our deliberations, ...

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, ...

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