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  • His favourite word is conservatives.

NDP MP for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 35% of the vote.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Brendan Cox: London attacker no more represents Muslims than Jo Cox's murderer represents people from Yorkshire https://t.co/wA31O7AO8C

This week

Posted on Twitter Great moderators for NDP leaders debate in Montreal, but message for @RosaneDL & @hoangmai: you are urgently needed back in HoC! #ndpldr

Posted on Twitter At #bridgesforwomen chanceto reconnect w @AKimCampbell early mentor of mine as her teachingassistant at UBC long ago https://t.co/Xay4c8vOmY

Posted on Twitter Amazing panel of 1st Nations women leaders at #bridgesforwomen #IWD event in #yyj today https://t.co/sDSuMTy405

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, with this budget, the Liberals have yet again failed to deliver on their most crucial promise made to veterans during the election campaign: lifelong ...

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act Mr. Speaker, I listened with astonishment and exasperation to the member's speech on Bill C-22. It included everything from reminding us that this is the only ...

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted Yes on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Kmiec "just about" to finish speech at #PROC at 3 hours: on topic review of almost every aspect of proposed rules change, but not quite done

Posted on Twitter @Jmin_r Yes Harper used the rules & his majority aggressively, but never tried to force rule changes w/out all party agreement.

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. I want to go back to my concern about the other four “Eyes” and the sharing of activities and maybe requests ...

Spoke in the House on Operation UNIFIER Mr. Chair, I will be splitting my time this evening with the member for Edmonton Strathcona. I am pleased to rise in the debate tonight to ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, last Thursday the Liberals released the supposed recovery plan for the southern resident killer whales, but it is one that includes no action. Only ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Vote 1c under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1c ... As a committee we were in Washington, D.C. One of the things we heard from various different sources was they felt that Russia was sure to ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for North Island—Powell River. In the course of debate so far this morning, I have ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Mr. Speaker, the point the members on the other side seem to be missing is that pre-clearance works just fine without these new powers for the ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Canada must be a force for stability in this increasingly dangerous world by acting as a counterweight to the erratic and disruptive foreign policy ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. Thanks to our witnesses for being here today. I'm going to start by saying something I know I've said before. I ...

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his comments on this, but I simply do not understand his position, and he incorrectly portrays the NDP ...

Mentioned by Sooke News Mirror LETTER: 'Climate change' scam unravelled The Feb. 15 News Mirror gives 34 inches for Saint Suzuki to spout again, the same day MP Randall Garrison sends out a mass mailer calling for “real action on climate change.” The very next day the Financial Post's Lawrence Soloman noted that the global ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thanks, Mr. Chair. Thanks very much, Mr. Jennings, for being with us today. Part of my background is work in Asia-Pacific areas. I think there are ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I guess I'll start by—I don't know what to call it—“musing” a bit. This committee had set its own goal ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Welcome back, everybody, after what I call the “winter break”. Welcome to the two new members of the committee. It's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under Communications Security ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I have to say at the outset that we're discussing supplementary estimates for 2016-17. That's the current fiscal year. The ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Christyn, for being here. It's good to see you again. I was particularly glad to see your emphasis ...

Mentioned by Daily Xtra Federal NDP denounces Etobicoke park crackdown Randall Garrison, a Vancouver Island MP and NDP LGBT issues critic,  IMAGE 1 OF 1 Randall Garrison, a Vancouver Island MP and NDP LGBT issues critic, says Project Marie reminds him of the 1981 bathhouse raids. Courtesy NDP.

Mentioned by Victoria News Local MP calling for LGBTQ service records to be revised The MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke is calling on the federal defence minister to revise the service records for people who were dishonourably discharged from the Canadian Forces for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Randall Garrison recently ...

Mentioned by rabble.ca (blog) Liberals' support for NDPer's transgender bill could augur well for the future The Trudeau Liberals celebrated the first anniversary of their election by voting for an NDP MP's bill that would guarantee rights to transgender people. It was British Columbia NDPer Randall Garrison who proposed the measure, Bill 16, which, if ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Liberal Transgender Rights Bill Wins Support Of Some Tory Leadership Hopefuls Randall Garrison speaks in the House of Commons on May 7, 2012. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press). NDP MP Randall Garrison received some special applause in the House. His private member's bill on transgender rights was gutted by the ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Liberal Transgender Rights Bill Wins Support Of Some Tory Leadership Hopefuls Randall Garrison speaks in the House of Commons on May 7, 2012. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press). NDP MP Randall Garrison received some special applause in the House. His private member's bill on transgender rights was gutted by the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act respecting the repeal of the Acts enacted by the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 and amending or repealing certain provisions enacted by that Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-204 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-698 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Tod Creek)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-668 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Colquitz River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-667 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Sooke River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-609 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (critical infrastructure)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-557 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vancouver Island)