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Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 37% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Winter Festivals in Edmonton Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to talk about Edmonton's winter city initiative. Thanks to the City of Edmonton's winter city initiative, Edmontonians ...

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 (against his party) 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 No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Thank you @AKimCampbell! I look forward to your wise counsel. See you soon! #diversity #experience

Posted on Twitter Today I rose in the House to speak on #YEG's Winter City Initiative | je me suis levé afin de parler de l'initiativ… https://t.co/7uG0Kt7KXY

Posted on Twitter Extremely proud to lead Parliament's first #LGBTQ2 Secretariat to address discrimination against #LGBTQ2 Canadians:… https://t.co/lujarUfjFk

Posted on Twitter Great blog post from @EEDC_BRAD on how #Budget2017 is creating growth opportunities for #YEG businesses. https://t.co/5imVFFhiim

Posted on Twitter #Budget2017 is drawing positive reactions from officials & experts across Canada, including #YEG Mayor @doniveson:… https://t.co/qL1cPl6Vke

Two days ago

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Budget 2017: Parliament's first LGBTQ2 Secretariat announced The federal government will spend $3.6 million over three years, starting in 2017, to establish an LGBTQ2 Secretariat within the Privy Council Office to support MP Randy Boissonnault in developing and coordinating government initiatives on LGBTQ2 issues.

Mentioned by Ottawa Sun Parliament's first-ever LGBTQ2 Secretariat announced The federal government will spend $3.6 million over three years, starting in 2017, to establish an LGBTQ2 Secretariat within the Privy Council Office to support MP Randy Boissonnault in developing and coordinating government initiatives on LGBTQ2 issues.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Read my post on our recent @ParlAmericas trip & the economic relationship that Canada shares with Cuba & Costa Rica: https://t.co/ifgZqNn7x8

A week ago

Mentioned by CBA National (blog) Interview with Randy Boissonnault Randy Boissonnault, the MP for Edmonton Centre, is the Prime Minister's Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues. His job is to advise on the federal government's advancement of the LGBTQ2 agenda, working to promote equality for the LGBTQ2 community, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 Mr. Chair, we had a discussion about where we should have the expression of gender diversity and it was important to make sure that we have ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MPs reject Liberal government's attempt to gut genetic discrimination bill Alberta Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault had introduced a motion in the House to remove key sections of the legislation, including those relating to penalties for genetic discrimination and language forbidding employers from subjecting job applicants to a ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 That's okay. We'll suppress the “o” for a moment and bring it back. Thank you very much. I appreciate your clarification of what we intend to ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-305 Thank you, Chair. Thank you, both, for travelling to Ottawa. It's really important for us to have your perspective from the LGBTQ2 community and also a ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House today to speak to this opposition motion regarding religious discrimination. I will start by noting ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Jordan's principle was established in response to the death of Jordan River Anderson, a five-year-old member of Norway House First Nation in Manitoba. This ...

Spoke in the House on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act moved: Motion No. 1 That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting the short title. Motion No. 2 That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 2. ...

Mentioned by McGill Tribune Trudeau's Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues hosted by Liberal McGill On Feb.10, Liberal McGill welcomed Member of Parliament (MP) Randy Boissonnault to Gerts bar for a conversation with McGill students. Boissonnault serves as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's appointed special advisor on issues pertaining to the lesbian, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System It's be helpful for us to understand the scope of the issue. If we try to move the needle 50%, but it's only going to make ...

Spoke in the House on Job Losses in the Energy Sector Mr. Chair, I grew up in rural Alberta. Before entering politics, I was a business owner, and many people in Edmonton's business community are friends and ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System Thank you. I'd like to thank you both for your testimony today. Mr. Fritsch, I'm interested in the intersectionality between people who are suffering from mental ...

Mentioned by Daily Xtra Canadian government spending $3 million to determine fate of gay blood ban MP Randy Boissonnault, the Liberal's special advisor on LGBTQ2 issues, appeared at the House of Commons health committee on Feb 2, 2017, for its ongoing investigation into the federal policy that bars men from donating blood if they've had sex with ...

Spoke in the House on Queen Elizabeth II Madam Speaker, today Canada celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Sapphire Jubilee and Her Majesty's outstanding service to the Canadian people. Today we are honouring a ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program and Current Blood Donation Restrictions on ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to be here today. This is the first time that, as senior advisor ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ms. Govender and Mr. Currie, thank you both for being here today. Ms. Govender, on your website your organization is described as ...

Spoke in the House on Shooting in Quebec City Mr. Speaker, in this lunar new year of the rooster, I had hoped to bring upbeat greetings on behalf of my riding. Instead, I bring a ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to speak in support of Bill C-37, an act that would better equip both health and law ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Lefebvre. The question is not so much what I expect of you but rather whether you want to influence ...