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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, this week, the Prime Minister received a dozen letters from jurors across Canada suffering mental health challenges after experiencing trauma from graphic evidence and ...

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Indian Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith for her passionate advocacy on behalf of indigenous women in this context. I was disappointed ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Changes to the Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I wish to say from the outset that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Beloeil—Chambly. I ought to say ...

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance). Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-362 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance)

Posted on Twitter Just introduced a new bill to close a $400 million gap in Canada’s anti-tax-avoidance laws. More at:… https://t.co/l7becICBIu

Posted on Twitter @ChantalHbert New national security committee could be added to this excellent list, sweeping powers for PM and cab… https://t.co/mgOZUHHvu5

Spoke in the House on Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today in strong support of Bill S-226, which is entitled “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act”. The ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by simply associating myself with the eloquent remarks of the member for Durham and to say how much the ...

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, these commissioners work for all Canadians and report to Parliament, not to the government of the day. This is to ensure their independence so ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Investment Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development told Canadians that the government had conducted a national security review, full stop, of the ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Makes no sense! RT @FinDonnelly: “Liberals refuse to explain decision to kill salmon education program.” #yyj https://t.co/4VIQ4c1f9H

Posted on Twitter @cdnjuryhelp Thank you again for your leadership!

Posted on Twitter Today's announcement on abandoned vessels is pretty thin and doesn't empower Coast Guard as @s_malcolmson proposes in her bill.

Posted on Twitter Proud to join @cdnjuryhelp today to announce @NDP support for a national standard for support programs for all Cana… https://t.co/tdveMNCYPo

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Opposition House leaders want new special committee to take over Commons rule changes study, vow to continue ... The filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs committee is back on after two days of unsuccessful talks between Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, and NDP House Leader Murray Rankin.

Mentioned by Times Colonist Federal budget: 'How much is coming to Victoria?' Murray Rankin, NDP MP for Victoria, said the majority of spending on housing won't come until after 2019, which is when the next federal election is scheduled. “The numbers sound great, but it's so back-end loaded that less than 10 per cent of it is ...

More than three months 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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) New National Security Oversight committee likely to cost more than any other House or Senate security committees NDP MP Murray Rankin (Victoria, B.C.) and Conservative MP Tony Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont.), both members of the House Public Safety and National Security Committee, said they have not been consulted on the logistics of setting up the ...

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 ...

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)