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Liberal MP for Beaches—East York (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @Ak__Ashii "More, we can dispute whether certain examples fall within any one of these definitions, and at the same… https://t.co/mi7iuOvUqR

Posted on Twitter @Ak__Ashii "We can criticize the treatment of women in Islam and Christianity, without being Islamophobic or Christ… https://t.co/CMPHieHpux

Posted on Twitter @Ak__Ashii For reference: "I agree that we should not condemn rational criticism of any religion, or of any other i… https://t.co/WOquXokV4j

Posted on Twitter @SusanIverach And here I thought our common love of animals might prevent personal attacks. :)

Posted on Twitter @SusanIverach Please read the study.

Posted on Twitter @Ak__Ashii Here was my argument in support of the M103 study at the time of the debate: https://t.co/cFgvtostuY Th… https://t.co/gnHBtXREls

Two days ago

Mentioned by Beach Metro News First Nations housing providers face funding issues Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith acknowledged the problem. The intention of the subsidies was that, with the savings Indigenous housing providers receive, once the mortgage was paid off, organizations would be in a position to continue to ...

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Briefing on Net ... Thanks very much. It's probably that 0.00001% of cases that happened in 2005 with Telus. It's interesting that we're talking about net neutrality, but we haven't ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com East Toronto residents invited to anti-racism town hall A discussion on how east Toronto communities can stand against hate, intolerance and discrimination will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Beach Hill area. Co-hosted by MPP Arthur Potts and MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the Anti-Discrimination and Anti ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it cannot be denied that new pipelines will increase upstream emissions. Our government, in approving this pipeline, has at the same time indicated it ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Madam Speaker, we have some of the strongest political financing rules in the world. We can look at the ban on corporate and union donations, the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today that are all related to improving the humane treatment of animals in Canada. The first two petitions ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Mr. Speaker, before I begin my speech, I note that the parliamentary secretary and I agreed on ground rules for the fundraiser I held. We agreed ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thanks very much. I want to get into a discussion of de-indexing a little bit and the online reputation report, but we are just finalizing our ...

Mentioned by Metro Canada could decriminalise all drugs in wake of weed legalisation Canadian Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said, 'We see on all the metrics that matter, in terms of a public health approach, positive success stories. 'I think the easiest way of thinking about it is we currently use the criminal justice system to ...

Mentioned by Fort McMurray Today 'A complete mess in this country': Liberal Party resolution to decriminalize use of all drugs criticized Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. "We see on all the metrics that matter, in terms of a public health approach, positive success stories," Toronto Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said in an interview. "We're certainly not talking about legalizing ...

Mentioned by Simcoe Reformer 'A complete mess in this country': Liberal Party resolution to decriminalize use of all drugs criticized Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. "We see on all the metrics that matter, in terms of a public health approach, positive success stories," Toronto Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said in an interview. "We're certainly not talking about legalizing ...

Mentioned by Standard 'A complete mess in this country': Liberal Party resolution to decriminalize use of all drugs criticized - The Kingston Whig Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. "We see on all the metrics that matter, in terms of a public health approach, positive success stories," Toronto Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said in an interview. "We're certainly not talking about legalizing ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "The Trudeau ... Certainly. We've adopted a motion that says we want to hear from you, so we certainly do want to hear from you, and we will want ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Committee Business Thank you, Chair. I don't begrudge you for holding a special meeting and bringing us all back from our ridings, but I was the child care ...

Spoke in the House on Beaches—East York Mr. Speaker, the holidays are a time to spend with family and with our community. We have been lucky to celebrate the holidays in Beaches—East York ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Certificate of Nomination of Mario Dion to the Position of Conflict of ... Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. The fact is that we did meet and having heard the answers from Mr. Dion, I move: That the Committee report ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Briefing on Net Neutrality and Certificate of Nomination of Nancy Bélanger to ... It occurs to me that if I were to give Mr. Cullen one name and ask for his feedback on that one name, and take that ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-59 I would agree. That makes sense, which would suggest that maybe we don't have a gap in efficacy review with Bill C-22 on the table. In ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and Travelling in the United States ... Can you provide this committee with—in writing, I expect you don't have it today—the detailed steps Equifax is taking to monitor the dark web? I'm not ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. In the first petition, 100 petitioners are calling on the environment minister to educate Canadians about the impact ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, the member opposite suggested there is not a lot to show for some of the federal spending. However, the Governor of the Bank of ...

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Act Madam Speaker, I have to say my colleague highlighted the problems, in his view, of creating a requirement or an ability to decline requests that are ...

More than three months ago

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)