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  • His favourite word is military.

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

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Panel of powerful new trans local officials from Minneapolis, Palm Springs, & Erie at #LGBTQLeaders17 https://t.co/KRbU2PTdwv

This week

Posted on Twitter @SenatorBooker blows roof off #LGBTQLeaders17 with defiant speech about the country the US can be https://t.co/fgX0glnV7c

Posted on Twitter Danica Roem speaking not just as 1st trans person elected to state leg but as an advocate for people LGBTQLeaders17 https://t.co/hgL3J22Gqj

Posted on Twitter Perhaps a little too early to pop the bubbly here but love has won in Australia! #samesexmarriage now the law in 26 nations #LGBTQLeaders17

Posted on Twitter Great opening remarks by @SenatorBalwin at #LGBTQLeaders17 Elected Officials Summit in Washington, DC focus on being role models & mentors

Voted No on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Act Madam Speaker, having heard the previous Liberal question about this great bill, I will ask the member about four snappy quotes. The first is, “The proposed ...

Voted No on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #429 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #428 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I always listen carefully to the remarks from the member for Calgary Forest Lawn. He has a lot of experience here, and although we ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act Madam Speaker, I want to give the member an example from Vancouver Island that is even more egregious. We have 13 nations that make up the ...

Posted on Twitter @alexmegami Apologies for being late to change to more inclusive LGBTQ2+ from today forward. Thanks to all who shouldn't have had to push

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1b ... Thanks, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here today. Being from the west coast, I'm very glad to see additional funding for the search and ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, after yesterday's historic apology to the LGBTQ community and with the answer we just had from the Prime Minister, we see an opportunity here ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, it would be ironic if the government makes a just apology to the LGBTQ community tomorrow, and then fails to act to address ongoing ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberals show 'lack of respect' with invites to LGBTQ2 apology event, say NDP Justin Trudeau's government is showing a lack of respect to the very community it is trying to apologize to, said NDP MP Randall Garrison. Garrison said that while the federal government is poised to make an historic apology to members of the LGBTQ2 ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'd like to welcome back all three witnesses. If anyone has been following the proceedings, they'll know I've been concerned ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Creation of an Independent Commissioner Responsible for Leaders’ Debates I have to say that I did not share my question list with the minister. She keeps anticipating my questions and answering them in advance. I ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present petition e-1162 concerning Tibetan human rights defenders. This petition was originated by Namdol Tenzin from Scarborough, and it calls ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to go back to what I'll call Dr. Sedra's list of updates to remain relevant for NATO. I think in ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Transgender Day of Remembrance Mr. Speaker, today we are hearing many moving statements on Remembrance Day, but this afternoon I rise to mark another day of remembrance: the Transgender Day ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is unacceptable that Canada will be welcoming the world to a conference on peacekeeping without making any specific commitment on a peacekeeping mission. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thanks, Mr. Chair. I tried to remember where we left off because I felt I was at a critical point in my discussions with Dr. von ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca LGBTQ apology will keep remedies separate from regret: PM special adviser NDP MP Randall Garrison, the LGBTQ critic for his party, said even though criminal laws, military rules and government policies regarding LGBTQ people changed decades ago, people are still dealing with consequences of their criminal records and ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Federal apology to LGBTQ community needs to be 'just': NDP NDP MP Randall Garrison wants the Liberal government to expunge the criminal records of Canadians previously convicted of consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners and revise the dishonourable discharge records for LGBTQ people kicked out of ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen Back up LGBTQ apology with remedies for historic harms, NDP urges Trudeau NDP MP Randall Garrison wants the Liberal government to expunge the criminal records of Canadians previously convicted of consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners and revise the dishonourable discharge records for LGBTQ people kicked out of ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Federal apology to LGBTQ community needs to be 'just': NDP NDP MP Randall Garrison wants the Liberal government to expunge the criminal records of Canadians previously convicted of consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners and revise the dishonourable discharge records for LGBTQ people kicked out of ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. I want to echo the call from Mr. Baines to actually take his presentation and make it part of the records ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thank you, Dr. Dorn, for being here today. I read with interest the piece you and Dr. Stodilka presented, called “Beyond Troops: Canadian Contributions to NATO ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Meeting With a Delegation From Ukraine Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I also welcome the Prime Minister here. I'm hoping we can use the frequent contacts we've had recently to build ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Sooke News Mirror Jordan river coming back from the dead Local MP Randall Garrison and members of the Jordan River Stewardship Roundtable are working to bring the Jordan River “back from the dead,” according to a statement released by the MP's office. And while the statement may seem hyperbolic, there is ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-368 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Sooke River, Jordan River, Bilston Creek and Muir Creek)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-367 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Colquitz River, Tod Creek and Craigflower Creek)

More than three months ago

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)