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Liberal MP for Beaches—East York (Ontario)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Taking action on human rights. #cdnpoli https://t.co/9SgAANrcux

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes (against his party) on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Posted on Twitter Only two weeks left to complete our #Canada150 Literacy Challenge in Beaches-East York! #CanLit https://t.co/LXXLsIL1xW

Posted on Twitter Speech in the House, recognizing Dr. John Dick for his pioneering #cancer research, and @gildastoronto for its supp… https://t.co/VjrXf2SGPC

A week 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 ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Beaches-East York MP hosts Canada 150 literacy challenge Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is getting kids reading for Canada's 150th anniversary. The local MP has recently launched the Canada 150 literacy challenge in his riding. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis is the creator of the non-partisan, ...

Posted on Twitter To better protect our #privacy, we need to embrace new laws and new technology. #cdnpoli https://t.co/EMXjVC0IgV

Posted on Twitter #HappyMothersDay to my wonderful wife, mom, and grandmom. https://t.co/KjTSXJGFCs

Posted on Twitter Today is #MyalgicE International Awareness Day, and I support increasing our research funding for #ME/#CFS. #cdnpoli https://t.co/tLdye9oXFI

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, ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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. ...

Mentioned by Beach Metro News CanLit challenge looks to make Canadian history an open book The class was the first to complete Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's Canada 150 Literacy Challenge, which is encouraging classrooms in the riding to read 150 pieces of Canadian literature – not only novels, but news articles, poems, ...

Mentioned by Torontoist With Toronto's Support, Canada Moves Closer To a National Shark Fin Ban The family of Toronto filmmaker and shark advocate Rob Stewart joined councillors Wong-Tam and Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre), as well as Beaches East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, in support of the shark fin ban at a press ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Beach Metro News MP responds to new marijuana legislation Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is generally in agreement with the government's newly tabled Cannibis Act, legislation that introduces a framework to legalize marijuana. “Overall, the proposed law is sensible drug policy. It is a public ...

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 ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Prothom Alo (English) Canadian MP meets Khaleda Photo: BNPVisiting Canadian ruling party MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith met Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday. The meeting was held at the BNP chief's Gulshan office in the evening. BNP standing committee members ...

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 in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, at the outset, I would like to note that I will be splitting my time with the member for Brampton East. We have a ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com uReport: Justin Van Dette roast supports Aids Committee of Toronto Among the attendees were Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory, Julian Fantino, Anthony Farnell from Global news, Ken Reid from Sportsnet, MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MPP Arthur Potts, and councillor John Burnside. His friends from the Michael ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thanks very much. I wanted to begin with the recommendations of your predecessor with respect to PIPEDA. I want to start with enforcement powers, which you ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) With respect to the right to be forgotten, there are different ways it can come into play. If I, for example, could publish an article about ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian Group ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA) Maybe I'll put it a different way then to be fair, because I don't want to put you on the spot on a policy matter. In ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge. We can, and should, treat drug use and abuse as a ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions, including e-petiton 297. The petitioners call upon the government to implement a carbon fee and dividend on ...

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)