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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Had a wonderful time Christmas carolling with other MPs in Parliament yesterday! https://t.co/EeFXTjJF9f

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #977 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #976 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Proud of my niece Caitlin and her spouse, Cameron! https://t.co/ZZ3NVZQg5E

This week

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 23rd report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights concerning Bill ...

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act moved that Bill C-415, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Madam ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Madam Speaker, yesterday I stood in Parliament with leaders from the John Howard Society. They said pardons do not provide enough protection for people with criminal ...

Posted on Twitter It’s simple: pardons do not give Canadians with convictions for cannabis possession enough protection or a fair cha… https://t.co/0w6d9eS4Aj

Posted on Twitter My bill to expunge criminal records for cannabis possession is up for debate today. Here’s why cannabis convictions… https://t.co/oRNVuEa4aJ

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Affairs Madam Speaker, my presentation tonight emerges from a question that I asked of the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade on September 25, ...

Posted on Twitter My bill on the expungement of criminal records for cannabis possession is up for debate tomorrow! I talked about it… https://t.co/iMBiiDIGjl

Voted Yes on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Voted Yes on Vote #973 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Anti-Semitism Mr. Speaker, Statistics Canada reports that last year the number of hate crimes increased by almost 50%. We now know, all too well, that online hate ...

Posted on Twitter Proud to sign the pledge for environmental rights. I support the recognition in law of the right to a healthy envir… https://t.co/IC6TI5IY5D

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, when I made my speech on Bill C-75 at second reading, I mentioned that we were eager to work with the government to improve ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I had the honour, on October 29, to second Bill C-417 introduced by my friend and colleague from St. Albert—Edmonton. As he indicated, we ...

Spoke in the House on Pharmacare Mr. Speaker, last week, the Liberals gave $14 billion in tax breaks to rich corporations and left families struggling to make ends meet. Now Canadians and ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada and Subject Matter of Clause 686 (Part 4, ... I want to pursue that, because I agree with you that the default should always be openness—the open court principle, public confidence in the administration of ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 There's a line item, and the purpose of NDP-4 is to remove certain parts of Bill C-75, lines 27 to 29 on page 70, which deal ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 I've been silent and will not likely participate in much of the back and forth about each of these efforts to hybridize. I would just like ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 I think those were points well made by Mr. Fraser. I certainly agree that the changes to the administration of justice offences will go a long ...

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

Three months 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 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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)