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  • His favourite word is thanks.

Liberal MP for Beaches—East York (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @BestStephen @RGDancingMan This is a bad take. From climate action, to poverty reduction, to reconciliation, it isn… https://t.co/ehHb7X1zOG

Posted on Twitter @hughjarse5 - Canada Child Benefit - price on pollution - coal phase out - restoring long-form census - investment… https://t.co/E6s7IUSK7S

Posted on Twitter "The Canadian election on Monday may be too close to call. But no one can say Canada hasn't changed for the better… https://t.co/rNvUeCCM8I

Posted on Twitter "Scheer’s plan to move backwards on gun control will endanger public health...The three other major national partie… https://t.co/CamyDUD1gn

Posted on Twitter @BrookMishna By no means the biggest, but if you think it's not important then you aren't paying attention.

Posted on Twitter Lastly, I'll just leave this here: https://t.co/kBHo3pYa71

Two months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Committee Business When I was first made vice-chair of this committee I don't think anyone realized how popular we'd be. Welcome, everyone. I have two points of clarification. ...

More than three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted No on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted Yes on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-460, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts. He ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-460 An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke in the House on Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member not only for his service, but for his advocacy in this place, particularly as someone who is gravely ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Digital Government Services and Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence and ... Thanks. Whether you call it algorithmic transparency or algorithmic explainability, as the GDPR does, when some of us were in the U.K. and asking questions of ...

Spoke in the House on 75th Anniversary of D-Day Mr. Speaker, today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Canadians reclaimed Juno Beach in what marked the beginning of the end for the ...

Spoke in the House on Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-454, An Act respecting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-454 An Act respecting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status and Online Hate My concern is with enforcement. I think there should be a high threshold for the Criminal Code. None of you have suggested a single example over ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. If you seek it, I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following: That notwithstanding any ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present petition e-2071 signed by thousands of Canadians who note that the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy I think if we've learned anything from the last few days, it's that we continue to live in an age of surveillance capitalism that has the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy Okay. I'm running out of time, so I want to talk about liability and the responsibility for content on your platforms. I understand that for very ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy Right. The last question I have is for Mr. Therrien. We had a number of excellent witnesses last night and this morning who really highlighted the ...

Spoke in the House on Privacy Mr. Speaker, as our lives are increasingly lived online and companies increasingly profit from big data and our personal information, we need to respect, protect and ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Digital Government Services and Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under ... The last comment I will make is to encourage you to turn your attention to this, at the very least, if you haven't already. In our ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate On the platforms piece, I generally understand the answer to that. There is financial accountability in the form of some type of sanction if they don't ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, climate change is an emergency for our planet and it is important that the House come together. I have heard in the House already ...

Mentioned by The South Bayview Bulldog Communists on guard against mail delivery in East York Some of those fighting for a more perfect world, including at least one member of the Communist Party of Canada, broke up a nomination meeting for Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Sunday. They supported postal workers upset with being sent back to ...

Mentioned by Beach Metro News Treatment of Canada Post workers sparks protest at nomination party for Beaches-East York Liberal MP Erskine-Smith By NINA RAFEEK. Protesters interrupted Beaches—East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's speech at his nomination party to deliver a message on Sunday. The approximately one dozen protesters on behalf of postal workers briefly took over the event at ...

Mentioned by Hill Times House should set up permanent Commons committee on digital issues, says NDP MP Angus, after unprecedented ... Participants included, clockwise from top left: NDP MP Charlie Angus and Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith; Ireland's Eamon Ryan and Hildegarde Naughton; Belgium's Nele Lijnen; Brazil's Alessandro Molon; Singapore's Sun Xueling (left) and Edwin ...

Mentioned by Beach Metro News Beach residents invited to Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting in Kew Gardens Sponsors for this year's Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting event include Canadian Tire, COBS Bread, the Beach Village BIA, Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Tom Jakobek, Hooper's Pharmacy, Pippins Tea, Dyson's Valu-Mart, the Fox ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Lawmakers from nine countries grill Facebook in rare international hearing Canada's representatives included Bob Zimmer, the chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI), and his co-chairs Charlie Angus and Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. Canada is continuing to ...

Mentioned by National Post Why are the world's politicians in London grilling Mark Zuckerberg's empty chair? Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith asked Allan if Facebook should be held responsible for illegal activity on the platform and Allan replied that “we need to get to the right balance on where our responsibilities.” Facebook shouldn't be responsible for ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-413 An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (compliance with obligations)

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)