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

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @TamaraLorincz @NDP @liberal_party @rabbleca NDP supports an increase for CF combined with same increase in aid bud… https://t.co/HPjRftAV3d

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @amackendrick First anniversary of his apology promise..... an advisor but no end to blood ban, no overturning of d… https://t.co/y27OTy4I15

Posted on Twitter So happy to see passage of #C16 by Senate & to get full rights & protections for trans community. Next up federal policies to match the law.

Posted on Twitter 1yr later Libs reduce Hill #Pride flagraising to 1 hr partisan photo op Gay MPs no role, no progress on gay promises https://t.co/MEAeK30Tyx

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business If I understood correctly the answer given in question period today by the parliamentary secretary, the government has not decided yet to buy Super Hornets. He ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Transgender trailblazer narrowly lost in BC election, but vows to continue her activism Randall Garrison, NDP MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke and the party's critic for LGTBQ concerns, with B.C. provincial NDP Leader John Horgan at the 2016 Victoria Pride Parade. Garrison tried to recruit Oger to run for the federal party. handout / PNG.

Posted on Twitter @compartycanada yup & more for aid $ for $ w Defence increases plus my golf bill to keep hundreds of student summer jobs in my riding viable

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Mr. Speaker, I must say that despite the late hour, I am really enjoying the debate at this point. We get to hear the Liberals list ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I have to say I am disappointed to be here tonight, sitting until midnight, spending time on a bill like this. Of course, we ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Victoria. I am pleased and proud to rise today to speak in favour of ...

Posted on Twitter Shenanigans in House as Liberals & Conservatives now officially in cahoots over #ParisAccords- same inadequate targets, same lack of action

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, we know that torture and summary executions are immoral and run counter to Canadian and international law. They also alienate potential supporters in the ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, at least 42 gay men from Chechnya have had to flee for their lives and are now hiding in dangerous situations elsewhere in Russia. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Chair, I am going to be doing a brief preamble that is related to some of the questions I am going to ask, but I ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act Madam Speaker, I am going to start by tipping my hat both to Fridays and the Senate today. For those who think that nothing important ever ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Madam Speaker, LGBTQ Canadians are getting tired of waiting for real action to follow the selfies. Nearly a year ago, the government received briefs from groups ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) PS unions welcome forthcoming apology to LGBTQ Canadians, want involvement in consultations ... MP Randy Boissonnault, wears a multi-coloured tie at the first rainbow flag-raising on the Hill on June 1, 2016. He is joined by fellow gay Liberal MPs, from left, Scott Brison and Rob Oliphant, and New Democrat MPs Sheri Benson and Randall Garrison.

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Iran Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to return to Mr. Powell and Mr. Parsi. First of all, I want to say thanks for the ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Daily Xtra Federal politicians speak out against bullying on Day of Pink Some, like NDP MP Randall Garrison, explicitly called on the federal government to demand Russia investigate the situation (which Canada's foreign minister did in a statement three days later, but still won't say whether Canada will take more refugees).

Mentioned by Daily Xtra Federal politicians speak out against bullying on Day of Pink Some, like NDP MP Randall Garrison, explicitly called on the federal government to demand Russia investigate the situation (which Canada's foreign minister did in a statement three days later, but still won't say whether Canada will take more refugees).

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala Sarah Manns, parliamentary assistant to NDP MP Randall Garrison; Mr. Garrison, Jeremy Dia; and president of CCGDS Calla Bennet, at the photo booth. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar. Yours truly taking a selfie with Environment Minister ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Sooke News Mirror Sooke MP calls for action on resident killer whales A federal government plan aimed at bolstering the populations of endangered northern and southern resident killer whales needs to be reconsidered, says Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke MP Randall Garrison. Garrison called the Liberal plan a rehash of the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business Exactly. Having somebody who has spent time at the graving dock and who understands the relationship among the shipyards, the graving dock, and the serving base, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing from the Burma Task Force Canada on the Continuous Human Rights ... Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for their personal testimony and their testimony on behalf of the Rohingya people today. In the ...

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 ...

More than three months 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 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 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 ...

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)