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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

A month ago

Posted on Twitter I'm on @cfax1070 with Pamela McCall at 1pm today discussing the big stories of 2016. Listen in if you can #yyj

Posted on Twitter Important for #yyj orgs hiring students next summer: deadline to apply for federal funding is January 20th. https://t.co/9dY53pFAd0

Spoke in the House on Business of the House Mr. Speaker, I too would like to take a brief moment to rise on behalf of the NDP caucus to extend season's greetings and holiday wishes ...

Posted on Twitter NDP seeking to fast-track bill to prevent overdose deaths. Passing this bill can save lives in #YYJ. https://t.co/HrAvo5aFZ8

Voted Yes on Vote #183 on Bill C-301 Amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered ...

Voted Yes on Vote #182 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #181 on Bill C-306 Establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #180 on Bill C-235 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder)

Voted No on Vote #179 on Bill C-30 Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its ...

Posted on Twitter Renowned security law expert Craig Forcese strongly supports the revised, "well-balanced" version of C-22 as amende… https://t.co/fCp08gIXIT

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, CSIS has been storing sensitive data on totally innocent Canadians, a policy that the government defended, but the courts have now said is illegal. ...

Spoke in the House on Scholars at Risk Mr. Speaker, here on the Hill today, an organization called Scholars at Risk is meeting to discuss the importance of protecting academics around the world who ...

Posted on Twitter Call on #SaudiArabia to do the right thing: release imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi to his family in Canada #FreeRaif https://t.co/RBx2nbmrgI

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 ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Madam Speaker, I rise and find myself in substantial agreement with the hon. member for Louis-Saint-Laurent. It is really quite disturbing that after merely one hour ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, on the same point of order related to the request made by the government just a moment ago, I would like to go on ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke for a balanced, thoughtful, and well-researched presentation. I was particularly taken with his description of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present yet another petition, this time from the residents of Burnaby in Vancouver, calling on the government to oppose ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. I will be very brief. For the record, the third party speaks in favour of what ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Castanet.net First lady of currency NDP MP Murray Rankin says the proposed model would allow the government to arbitrarily deny crucial information to the committee. A Federal Court judge says CSIS violated the law by keeping potentially revealing electronic data about people who posed ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Security expert @cforcese recommends deleting whole sections of #C22 to remove the "triple lock" on oversight committee’s access to info.

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 ...

More than three months ago

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)