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

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles for his remarks. I very much enjoy working with him on the defence committee. I ...

Voted Yes on Vote #113 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that: ( a) before making decisions on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #112 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “funding proposals,” and substituting the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #111 on Bill C-234 Amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)

Voted Yes on Vote #110 on Bill C-247 Amend the Criminal Code (passive detection device)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford. I rise today in support of Bill C-22 at second reading. This should ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, Canadians still overwhelmingly oppose Bill C-51, and the Liberals promised a major rollback, even though they voted for this Conservative legislation. Yesterday, I introduced ...

Voted Yes on Vote #109 That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to ...

This week

Mentioned by Optimist Victoria-area MP Randall Garrison introduces bill to repeal anti-terror C-51 - The Battlefords News OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has followed through on a promise to table a private member's bill to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison, who represents Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke in the House of Commons ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 moved for leave to introduce Bill C-303, An Act respecting the repeal of the Acts enacted by the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 and amending or repealing certain ...

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

Posted on Twitter Correction: My bill to repeal #C51 is #C303. Let's restore rights and focus on what works: resources to enforcement and de-radicalization

Posted on Twitter Introduced my PMB #C304 to repeal #C51 entirely. Let's restore rights and shift emphasis to resources for enforcement & deradicalization

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Randall Garrison Moves To Repeal Anti-Terror Bill C-51 OTTAWA — A New Democrat MP has followed through on a promise to table a private member's bill to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the omnibus security legislation known as Bill C-51 infringes ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Glad to see HoC Health Committee study science behind gay blood ban. Should be short since there is none #endtheban #LGBTQ #canqueer #ndp

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to human rights concerns in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China and in Tibetan areas of China including in Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, and ...

Posted on Twitter A step toward accepting that negative attitudes toward sex workers further increases risk of violence Repeal C-36 https://t.co/t38D78nbZw

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Between Sooke Fall Fair yesterday and Metchosin Days today, lots of prize winning local food on display! https://t.co/31U8GjEi2v

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks to firstresponders working the holidays, but also those who don't get time off, working weekends & second jobs just to make ends meet

Two months ago

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Anti-terrorism law: Why the Liberals aren't living up to vow to amend it New Democrat MP Randall Garrison is putting together a bill aimed at repealing anti-terrorism measures brought in by the Conservative government a year ago. Mr. Garrison says the Liberal government is moving too slowly on its election promise to soften ...

Mentioned by Yorkton News Review NDP's Garrison will table bill to repeal C-51 ... MP says he will table a private member's bill at the earliest opportunity to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures — accusing the Trudeau government of moving too slowly on planned reforms. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca NDP MP will table bill to repeal C-51 NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the security legislation known as Bill C-51 severely compromised the rights of Canadians while doing little to improve safety. The bill gave the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more power to thwart ...

Mentioned by Prince George Citizen NDP's Garrison will table bill to repeal C-51 OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP says he will table a private member's bill at the earliest opportunity to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, says the legislation known as ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, everyone agrees we need to replace the CF-18s. However, sole-sourced procurement is costly, bad for accountability and often ends up taking even longer to ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, during the campaign, the Liberals said that they would not purchase the F-35, but right after being elected, they said maybe yes, maybe no. ...

Spoke in the House on Public Service Labour Relations Act I did see him in the precinct today, Madam Speaker. He now works for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, so he is ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing of Reserves 2000 on the Reserve Force of the Canadian Army ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for appearing today. I also want to thank you for your service to Canada, and ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thanks to the witnesses for appearing today and particular thanks for the comprehensive look at our presence in the Arctic. I am going to take the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you. I'm going to give that to the witnesses, of course. I was going to ask about the Arctic, but the parliamentary secretary asked my ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Briefing with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and Briefing ... It's good to see Mr. Sapers and Mr. Zinger again. As the NDP public safety critic and vice-chair of the public safety committee, I've had the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America I want to return to the ABM question here. We seem to have the Conservative government moving toward a reconsideration, and now there's some reason to ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to our witnesses for appearing today. This discussion we're having often centres on NORAD and the replacement of the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America One of my concerns with the announcement of the review is that there is no indication of what the process is after the collection of the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America One of the things I think the government is going to be grappling with is the linking of threat analysis to capability development within the Canadian ...

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)