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NDP MP for Victoria (B.C.)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter So happy to meet with Rev. Sheryl Black and summer students, Mimi, Mavis and Josh last week at St. Aidan's United C… https://t.co/JcVCw5DGnP

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Kinder Morgan now says expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline will cost the fed. government another $1.9 billion bey… https://t.co/iB5tNv6aMj

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Pictured here with Ania from @AlacrityCanada in Victoria. Alacrity is an amazing not-for-profit organization that i… https://t.co/5Zfg5hOGP4

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter A huge thank you to @FinDonnelly for coming to Victoria for his #SaveWildSalmon tour. Proud of Fin for continuously… https://t.co/KLLc4XrPLO

Posted on Twitter So impressed by community members walking from Victoria to Vancouver to draw attention to the plight of forgotten p… https://t.co/LuxIWpQ1IJ

Posted on Twitter Had a wonderful time meeting families at the BC Summer Reading Club today at @GVPL. I was also please to donate You… https://t.co/q2KtZdQC5i

Two months ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Editorial: Don't rush pot pardons As soon as the bill legalizing recreational marijuana is enacted, Victoria MP Murray Rankin intends to introduce a private member's bill that would expunge the criminal records of those who have been convicted for minor possession of marijuana.

Mentioned by Socialist Project Canadian Solidarity with Palestine In particular, we are dismayed that NDP justice critic Murray Rankin and NDP defence critic Randall Garrison serve as executive members of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. ... Mike Palecek, President Canadian Union of Postal Workers; Chris ...

Mentioned by CHEK Victoria MP Murray Rankin calls for pot pardons once marijuana is legal "There are thousands and thousands of Canadians who have a criminal record for that activity which is now legal as of October 17th so my concern is we're not doing justice to those people who have had their lives affected," says Victoria MP Murray Rankin.

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) NDP won't bail on Canada-Israel group, despite pressure There are currently four NDP MPs on the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, which works for “greater friendship and goodwill between parliamentarians of Canada and Israel.” Murray Rankin and Randall Garrison are both on the group's executive, while ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pardons, impairment, provincial approvals linger in new pot world Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said Canadians can consume cannabis recreationally without criminal penalties beginning Oct. 17, but upstanding citizens with a record for simple pot possession will remain unable to coach soccer or apply for certain jobs.

Mentioned by Times Colonist Pardons, impairment, provincial approvals linger in new pot regime Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said Canadians can consume cannabis recreationally without criminal penalties beginning Oct. 17, but upstanding citizens with a record for simple pot possession will remain unable to coach soccer or apply for certain jobs.

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

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 in the House on Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act Mr. Speaker, I want to start by echoing words that we just heard from the hon. member for Cape Breton—Canso. He used the word “admiration” in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it may surprise Canadians who travel abroad to acquire human organs that might have been removed from victims without their consent that they face ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Canada should be investing in clean, renewable energy sources that create good quality, long-lasting jobs for today's workers and future generations. Instead of looking ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by saying that I am sharing my time with my esteemed colleague, the member for Timmins—James Bay. I am ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, we will soon rise for the summer recess. There is much to do before then, but I would like to take this moment to ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights entitled “Main ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Canadians did not vote to buy a pipeline. Yesterday, the grand council chief of the Anishinabek nation called the Liberals' decision to spend $4.5 ...

Spoke in the House on World Oceans Day Mr. Speaker, today is World Oceans Day. Oceans regulate our climate, produce half the oxygen we breathe, fuel the water cycle, and provide nourishment for nearly ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you to all the witnesses. My question is for Mr. Fortin. I agree with what you said about member of Parliament Maria Mourani's bill C-452. ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada I would like to thank all the witnesses for their really compelling testimony. I would like to particularly thank Ms. Perrier and Ms. Falle for being ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada I would like to begin by thanking all the witnesses for their testimony. I've got so many questions and so little time. Let me jump in, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-375 and Bill S-210 Thank you. I wasn't here. My colleague Alistair MacGregor was here, but I understand that Dean Embry, from the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, expressed ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Thank you. There so much incredible information and so little time. I would like to start with you, Dr. Benoit. First, I'm delighted you could join ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Human Trafficking in Canada Well, it's funny, because I thought I heard you talk about—perhaps it was another witness—the importance of keeping the law. You certainly said that about Bill ...

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)