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  • His favourite word is justice.

NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter “We agree with Rankin that prior criminal records for simple possession should be expunged entirely. If the governm… https://t.co/GYSCX8C5O2

Mentioned by Midas Letter VIDEO: Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty on Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSE:ACB) Support The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty has been working closely with MP Murray Rankin, who tabled a bill at the beginning of October to expunge the criminal records of those with minor cannabis convictions that are no longer considered illegal under Bill ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter The Liberal government is feeling the pressure to wipe criminal records for cannabis convictions rather than pardon… https://t.co/M6ZXeR8yHx

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pot pardons don't go far enough, Victoria MP Murray Rankin says The federal government's plans to streamline pardons for minor pot possession convictions don't go nearly far enough, says Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin. While the federal government is talking about speeding up pardons, Rankin's proposal would go ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pot pardons don't go far enough, MP Murray Rankin says The federal government's plans to streamline pardons for minor pot possession convictions don't go nearly far enough, says Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin. While the federal government is talking about speeding up pardons, Rankin's proposal would go ...

This week

Posted on Twitter My bill proposes the expungement of cannabis convictions, while the Libs are offering a pardon process. I'm happy t… https://t.co/dmUOmKS5eI

Posted on Twitter I’m disappointed the Min of Public Safety ruled out expungement of cannabis convictions because he claims that’s re… https://t.co/R9WW5z26LI

Posted on Twitter The Liberals have had three years to prepare for this, yet they still don’t have any legislation to help thousands… https://t.co/FWJRNq7jKA

Didn't vote on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Posted on Twitter This is huge news! The government will announce its plans tomorrow to pardon Canadians convicted of simple possessi… https://t.co/2bZLBkuvHk

A week ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Murray Rankin: Expunging marijuana convictions gives people a fair chance ... illegal drug sales. My bill isn't about giving Canadians a “free ride.” It's about giving them a fair chance. It's about righting past wrongs and helping thousands of Canadians get on with their lives. Murray Rankin is the NDP member of Parliament ...

Mentioned by CFJC Today Kamloops Give amnesty to those with old pot possession convictions But a private member's bill introduced by Victoria MP Murray Rankin makes good sense. The bill would allow anyone charged with personal possession of cannabis products that will be legalized Oct. 17 to apply to the Parole Board to have the charges ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Straight.com Shauna Sylvester's prospects rest on Vancouver voters realizing that the NPA has no chance of winning a majority Victoria NDP MLAs Carole James and Rob Fleming and NDP MP Murray Rankin signed a letter urging their supporters to reelect the mayor. The public was repeatedly warned that if they didn't back Fortin, the hated B.C. Liberals would take control of city hall.

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-415, an act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions. Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to introduce ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, Patricia Kidd from Victoria was married to her husband, Pete, a naval surgeon, for 31 years. They raised two sons and loved each other ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-415 An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions

Voted No on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, as if prescriptions were not expensive enough, this new NAFTA deal will make them even more expensive. This deal will increase drug costs for ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thanks to all of the witnesses—so many witnesses, so little time. I want to first, if I may, just do a shout-out to Professor Parkes, whom ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Absolutely. I thank you for bringing that reality to our attention here. The other thing I wanted to ask you was about number six of your ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Affairs Mr. Speaker, thanks to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian courts have given women the right to choose, the right to medical assistance in dying, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thanks very much, Chair. Thanks for your support in getting this before members in a timely way. Welcome, Tony Clement, to our committee. This motion is ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act Mr. Speaker, the member has spoken about her desire to get this place to declare this particular pipeline to be to the general advantage of Canada. ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Act Mr. Speaker, as I indicated from the outset in response to the parliamentary secretary's speech, the NDP is very proud to support the bill. In response ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, this morning, two Liberal cabinet ministers announced a new and improved plan to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline. In the last election, the ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, imagine picking up the phone only to hear the government say. "You owe us money.” That would certainly give me a scare. In fact, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 I just want to say for the record, Mr. Cowper, that I really appreciate the work you did on the criminal justice system for the 21st ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 I suppose I just want to clear one thing up, Mr. Friedman, because you challenged the good Professor Roach on his recall of recommendation 15 of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you very much. Mr. Rosenes, I don't have a lot of time, because we're running late, but I also want to salute you for your ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thanks, I appreciate it. Good afternoon, Minister. Thank you very much for joining us as we begin this journey on C-75. I hope we're going to ...

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 ...

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)