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  • His favourite word is respect.

Liberal MP for Beaches—East York (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 49% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter @jm_mcgrath Ha, I know that feeling

Posted on Twitter @jrmstrong Thanks, a constituent's idea and list to get others thinking about their own reasons. Definitely not a ranking!

Posted on Twitter @36Emmet @JustinTrudeau There's no shortcut to reconciliation. I do think we've made fair progress to date.

Posted on Twitter MP update for May/June. Remember to join us for Pride this Sunday and for the #EastYork Canada Day parade on July 1… https://t.co/UvpsggcmyI

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

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Madam Speaker, I was going to ask the member opposite if he is worried about the cannabis question because he is afraid of saying yes. On ...

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

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

Posted on Twitter It's National Indigenous Peoples Day, PM Trudeau announced renaming Langevin, and the House passed Bill S-3 #cdnpoli https://t.co/q6hRvmXOy7

Posted on Twitter @mariedanielles Fair point though, I'll correct it to the House.

This week

Spoke in the House on Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I know the debate has been fractious at times and I know there is a bit of bad blood, but I am of the ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on UV Index Mr. Speaker, it is critical that we trust in science and in our scientists. Despite recent challenges, I remain hopeful about global efforts to tackle climate ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) I only have about a minute and a half left. We haven't heard a lot about the right to portability of data before our committee, but ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Vimy Oak planting marks three anniversaries at Notre Dame high school Veteran Ashley Zedner pours a shovelful of dirt on Notre Dame High School's new Vimy Oak as Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith holds the tree up. The oak was planted on Friday, June 2 to mark the 75th anniversary of the school, the 100th ...

Mentioned by Beach Metro News Local MPs split on election reform Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the MP for Beaches-East York, was one of the two Liberal MPs who went against the party line and voted yes. “Electoral reform is important to many constituents, it's important to me, and I'll continue to be an advocate for ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Toronto Star Vimy Ridge oak tree planted at Notre Dame High School in Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (left) with students of Notre Dame High School after planting a special oak tree from the Vimy Ridge Oak Tree Project at the school Friday. The event was in honour of Canada 150, the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, and 75th ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Casey refuses to toe Liberal party line on electoral reform vote Liberal MP apologizes to Canadians after Trudeau abandons electoral reform. The Trudeau ... Casey and one other Liberal, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith of Ontario, voted in favour of the report, along with all the opposition, but the Liberals rejected the ...

Mentioned by Beach Metro News MPs set to vote on electoral reform report recommendations Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, who has been critical of his party's position, is one of the Liberal MPs planning to vote in favour of accepting the report's recommendations. “I will be voting to concur in the ERRE report,” said Erskine ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Liberal MPs Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Sean Casey Vote To Call Out Electoral Reform Pledge Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith voted with the opposition to accept electoral reform report. (Photo: Liberal Party). Trudeau campaigned on the promise during the 2015 election saying: “We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, as I was saying, the black market has no age limit and no quality controls. We also know there is a better way. With ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Cancer Mr. Speaker, Gilda Radner once said that having cancer gave her membership in an elite club she would rather not belong to. We all know friends ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Yes. We had an interesting witness before us who recommended a model code that would allow us to shorten privacy policies and would require express consent ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit took place in Ottawa a month ago. I rise today to continue to raise awareness of this important cause ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote ... Whether it's the use of Facebook, Instagram, or other social media—you have a report on the Internet of things—privacy seems to loom larger and larger in ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote ... Thanks very much, Commissioner, for appearing before us. I just want to get some of the numbers right. We have $6.9 million in proposed budget allocation. ...

Spoke in the House on Toronto Maple Leafs Mr. Speaker, our Toronto Maple Leafs are back. We have a strong, young, and exciting team with a great future ahead. We can feel the love ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA) and Briefing Session with the ... Sure. I can understand, especially with that court decision in the interim, that it changes the negotiating playing field, as it were. Mr. Cossette, I think ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA) and Personal Information Protection and ... Absolutely. Thanks to all of the witnesses. I got married a number of years ago. When I and the wedding party bought our suits for the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thank you to all the witnesses. I want to start with you, Mr. Fraser. You cast some doubt or expressed some caution with respect to our ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) With respect to a further question on accountability, the previous privacy commissioner spoke of enforceable agreements. Where there has been an audit per se, and the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-246 An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Fisheries Act, the Textile Labelling Act, the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (animal protection)