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Liberal MP for Beaches—East York (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted No on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Posted on Twitter Which CRTC-specific rules that currently exist to protect #NetNeutrality would you propose to cut? We’ve started lo… https://t.co/x9IKj3JalT

Posted on Twitter #Christmas on the farm. https://t.co/JE6WAhfSYq

Posted on Twitter @ParlInternship I wish I had her with me longer!

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter #Crokinole is a Symington #Christmas tradition. I even practised on the board @amysymington’s uncle and dad made fo… https://t.co/7HIitByPcY

This week

Posted on Twitter @notafreebird What are you talking about? Nobody voted in favour of ISIS. The suggestion is ludicrous. If you read… https://t.co/L89LUG1Ur8

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Posted on Twitter The Montreal Massacre happened 28 yrs ago, when 14 women were murdered because they were women. My mom used to take… https://t.co/b6L9burpB1

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and Travelling in the United States ... Frankly, when you're coming in and asking for $1.8 million, it would be better to break it down, I would suggest, in a much more detailed ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Report Stage Madam Speaker, about 12% of Canadians self-report using cannabis every year, but around 80% of Canadians say they use alcohol; 4.4 million Canadians are at risk ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Madam Speaker, I have heard a lot of talk about delays from the other side, requests to delay this legislation further, and that we are rushing ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants Thanks very much. Mr. Waldman, you made the fairness point about hardship, and Mr. Rae reiterated just now that it's dehumanizing, in many ways, to reduce ...

Spoke in the House on The Neighbourhood Group Mr. Speaker, The Neighbourhood Group has provided support to Toronto neighbourhoods since 1911, including in Beaches—East York. Its mission is to serve people at every stage ...

A month ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Beaches-East York MP to host human rights town hall Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is inviting the community to attend a Human Rights Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The event, which will feature special guest Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, will run from 6 to ...

Mentioned by National Observer Despite outcry, committee makes few changes to Access to Information bill Committee members rejected most of the amendments put forward Wednesday, including some from Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. The Access to Information Act allows applicants who pay $5 to ask for federal documents, but it has been widely ...

Mentioned by CHAT News Today MPs begin amending Access to Info bill, but many suggestions voted down Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith says it's an important safeguard because an agency would have to get the commissioner's approval before rejecting an application for federal files. Transparency advocates and the commissioner herself sounded alarms ...

Mentioned by The Flamborough Review Despite outcry, few changes to info bill ... the House of Commons with few changes, despite the deep concerns of transparency advocates and opposition MPs. Committee members rejected most of the amendments put forward Wednesday, including some from Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca What did MPs amend in the access bill? Not a whole lot. While he acknowledged the bill wasn't amended as much as Legault called for, Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith — who broke rank with his Liberal colleagues on a number of votes and supported several opposition amendments — said he still considers ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, my friend just mentioned harms. Three thousand Canadians are born every year with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. That is 3,000 Canadians and just one ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca What did MPs amend in the access bill? Not a whole lot. While he acknowledged the bill wasn't amended as much as Legault called for, Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith — who broke rank with his Liberal colleagues on a number of votes and supported several opposition amendments — said he still considers ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... I'm one of two members who was here when we made those recommendations. Certainly, we did recommend an order-making model that would have a reasonableness standard. ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... Ms. May had an amendment to delete 6.1(1)(c). I understand the reasons for doing so, but in some cases it may slow the machinery of government ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... We should just walk through section 6 in detail, because obviously we as a committee, as you know, recommended a wide variety of things in our ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... This is a bit of déjà vu, because I made this comment last week as well, but I don't think anyone on this side has concerns ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech and will note that I am welcoming one of her constituents, my father-in-law, out for lunch shortly. ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... Thank you very much. Thank you very much, Commissioner. I want to make sure I'm clear in my head as to the concern in relation to ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the ... But there's an important step in between there, which is that the government has to take the commissioner to court. I think that's an important consideration ...

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)