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  • His favourite word is c-51.

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

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

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Natural Resources still suggested that the Liberal government is prepared to use police and defence forces to counter protests against ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will not be supporting this motion today. It is part of a regrettable tendency I see of both the Liberals and the Conservatives ...

Voted No on Vote #167 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #166 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #165 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #164 That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, except any Vote disposed of ...

Voted No on Vote #163 That Vote 1b, in the amount of $10,825,154, under Privy Council Office — Program expenditures, in the Supplementary ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, while B.C. Liberal MPs sit silent, B.C. New Democrats stand united to fight the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Southern resident killer whales were designated as ...

Posted on Twitter Why do BC Liberal MPs sit silent while their govts approval of Kinder Morgan threatens extinction of So. Resident Orcas? #ndp MPs fight back

This week

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Madam Speaker, I listened very carefully to the member for Davenport, whom I think made very persuasive arguments for this bill. She also said something very ...

Posted on Twitter #Trudeau breaks multiple promises w #KinderMorgan approval: on reconciliation climate change, better process, evidence-based decisions

Posted on Twitter At the Vancouver False Creek nomination of transgender Mom @MorganeOgerNDP for May BC election #publiced #canqueer https://t.co/nBB05iieKi

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Lucky to get to hear Ivan Coyote speak just now at two-spirit youth conference at Victoria Native Friendship Centre #canqueer

Posted on Twitter Trudeau undermines universality of LGBTQ rights accepting evolution/pace excuse for criminalization https://t.co/MWJkUMVP67 via @torontostar

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Situation in Tibet Thank you very much. I thank Cheryl Hardcastle for giving me the time that she would normally have today. It's a great pleasure to have Dr. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to both of our witnesses for being here today. I want to talk about an issue that I've ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, it is a great pleasure to rise in support of Bill C-305, introduced by the member for Nepean. The bill is both timely and ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, it is clear that the Liberals' promise of an open competition to replace the CF-18s was not worth the paper it was written on. ...

Posted on Twitter Despite the long road still ahead good to have progress in Canada as we mark yet another somber Trans Day of Remenbrance #TDOR #canqueer

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Human Rights Act Mr. Speaker, as I join this third reading debate on Bill C-16 today, I want to take this opportunity to mark the Trans Day of Remembrance, ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America I thank the witnesses for their patience with us today. The members of the committee will know that I've been talking about some of my concerns ...

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.

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the Chief of the Defence Staff on Current Operations Okay. Thank you. I have with me today over 140 letters from DND employees in my riding, and I know other members have received them. I'm ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Next Agricultural Policy Framework Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. In the last Parliament, I spent six months on the agriculture committee, but most of that time we were talking ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-16 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Just briefly I think this bill is unusual in that it was twice blocked by the Senate. So this is ...

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge Remembrance Day, which all members will be marking in our ridings next week. I know that on November 11, ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you to both witnesses for being here with us again. You said the second need was to maintain our shipbuilding strategy. My question for you ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-16 Mr. Chair, I am very pleased to be able to join the committee for this session, and I'm very pleased to be able to talk to ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Sooke News Mirror Childcare, transportation, anti terror bill issues top Sooke MP's agenda Between introducing a bill to disassemble the controversial anti-terror Bill C-51 and carrying Sooke's voices to Ottawa, NDP MP Randall Garrison has kept busy since last fall's federal election. The MP, who serves the Sooke-Esquimalt-Saanich ...

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

More than three months ago

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)