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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Cannabis Amnesty rights a historic injustice. Prohibition disproportionately affected indigenous and black Canadian… https://t.co/hXQOyGDwPl

Posted on Twitter Cannabis Amnesty rights a historic injustice. Prohibition disproportionately affected indigenous and black Canadian… https://t.co/QsMnBLlFqa

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to see Vancouver’s own Seth Rogen favouring expungement of cannabis possession records over pardons. Better… https://t.co/H4lwEHfCyE

A week ago

Posted on Twitter With Jagmeet Singh and Randall Garrison, MP at Victoria's Zero Waste Emporium. Owners Paula and Nairn welcomed us… https://t.co/wPZJOs5KRr

Posted on Twitter Justice is blind, but in Canada, it is not colour blind. Black Canadians have had more than their share of cannabi… https://t.co/JnVoaL4ClW

Posted on Twitter A law that unfairly burdens minorities is an unjust law. We need to expunge cannabis convictions to relieve their… https://t.co/QSFyR7CAg3

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you very much, Chair, for having me back to the committee. I have a personal interest in this, as I'll describe, so I'm pleased that ...

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking my colleague from Trois-Rivières. He gave a passionate speech, although it did come a little early. I ...

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Didn't vote on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted No on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted Yes on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke at the Finance committee on Committee Business I'm not sure that there really is a conflict on the table. I understand from your recent comment that you're saying that a certain amount of ...

Spoke in the House on Tax Evasion Mr. Speaker, since we learned from the Panama papers the enormous scale of overseas tax evasion three years ago, $1.6 billion has been recovered globally, yet ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to explain at the outset that the NDP will oppose this legislation. Over the next 20 minutes that I have available, ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I know that you have heard many questions of privilege over the past while, and I will not waste your time or the time ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on the justice committee, the member for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I heard the member opposite ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I appreciate following my friend from Timmins—James Bay, because he has channelled the anger that many Canadians have. Today I come to this discussion ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Remediation Agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the Discussions Between the Office of ... Thank you, Chair. My motion is simple. I also have three reasons in justification for it that I'd also like to give. First of all, the ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Remediation Agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the Discussions Between the Office of ... Chair, I look to you for guidance as to the receivability of the following motion, but I'll read it and then explain why I believe it's ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, yesterday we heard explosive testimony from the former attorney general. It directly involved the Prime Minister of Canada, and Canadians still have not heard ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Remediation Agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the Discussions Between the Office of ... Thank you. Mr. Chair, I have to say that I am very shaken by what I've heard here today. I've been a lawyer for over 40 ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, from the beginning of the SNC-Lavalin saga, the Prime Minister sent mixed messages to Canadians. First, he refused to allow the former attorney general ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Diabetes Strategies in Canada and Abroad and Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in ... I'd like to begin by thanking all the witnesses and in particular to salute my constituent, Coroner Lapointe. It's lovely to have you here, Coroner Lapointe. ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Remediation Agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the Discussions Between the Office of ... Yes. I agree as well with the Liberal member of Parliament for Toronto Beaches, Mr. Erskine-Smith, when it comes to the merits of a remediation agreement ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Remediation Agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the Discussions Between the Office of ... Thank you, Mr. Wernick, for referring to what you called, I think properly, the “precious gift” of an independent prosecutorial service. We had a final decision ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Referendum letters: No MP Murray Rankin might believe we don't need all the facts to make a decision, but I do. He might be happy to “let experts and other non-partisan people of good faith figure out what's best,” but I'm not. Premier John Horgan might want us to “take a ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Les Leyne: Don't worry about ballot's second question Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin has some comforting advice for anyone puzzling over that complex second question on the referendum ballot. Don't worry about it. Rely on people of good faith to work out the details. article continues below ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews LETTER: Reader pitches vote for a climate leader Last week, I visited my MP Murray Rankin's office to deliver the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's most authoritative voice on climate science. I also called on my MP to champion legislation that aligns Canada's ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Nathan Cullen named parliamentarian of the year Neither Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin nor federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May came out on top in the annual Maclean's magazine parliamentarian awards. The award winners are chosen by members of Parliament, who nominate their peers across ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Chrystia Freeland named hardest-working parliamentarian Neither Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin nor federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May came out on top in the annual Maclean's magazine parliamentarian awards. The award winners are chosen by members of Parliament, who nominate their peers across ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Freeland named hardest-working parliamentarian Neither Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin nor federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May — nominated for awards in Maclean's magazine's 11th instalment of its parliamentarian awards — came out on top at a gala in Ottawa on Monday night. Rankin, elected in ...

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

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)