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December 2nd, 2016

Randall Garrison Question on Minister Carr's Comments on Military and Pipelines

02/12/2016 Randall Garrison (MP for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for National Defence) asked during Question Period today for the government to respond to the comments made by the Minister of Natural Resources James Carr on using the Canadian military to defend pipeline construction in Canada.

November 30th, 2016

Randall Garrison Opposing Kinder Morgan for Impact on Southern Resident Killer Wales

30-11-2016 - Randall Garrison (Member of Parliament for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke) spoke in the House of Commons during Question Period today in objection to the Government's approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline because of its impact on Southern Resident Killer Whales.

October 18th, 2016

C-16 (Gender Identity) Second Reading Speech

Today I rose in the House of Commons to speak in favour of Bill C-16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code. This bill will add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

September 30th, 2016

Reciprocal Diplomatic Access to Tibet

In June 2016, I put a question on the Order Paper regarding Canadian diplomatic access to Tibet. This question was answered by the Government of Canada on September 19, 2016. You can read the question below and view the answer by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

July 27th, 2016

NDP TO INTRODUCE PMB TO REPEAL BILL C-51

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NDP TO INTRODUCE PMB TO REPEAL BILL C-51

OTTAWA – The NDP Public Safety Critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke) will introduce a Private Members Bill to repeal C-51, the dangerous and ineffective legislation rushed through Parliament by the former Conservative government and supported by the Liberal Party.

May 20th, 2016

Randall Garrison's Speech at Report Stage on Bill C-14

Randall Garrison (Member of Parliament for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke) speaks on Bill C-14; An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts.

December 9th, 2015

NDP RE-INTRODUCES TRANS RIGHTS BILL

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December 9, 2015

OTTAWA — Canada’s new parliament will once again have the opportunity to add gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

February 6th, 2014

NDP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY FOR LGBT RIGHTS DURING OLYMPIC GAMES IN SOCHI

OTTAWA – Today, as the Olympic Games in Sochi are about to open, NDP Members of Parliament are wearing rainbow ties and scarves in the House of Commons to show support for games free of all discrimination and to show solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in Russia.

January 17th, 2014

PIPE BOMB INCIDENT SHINES LIGHT ON AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENING PROBLEMS

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While Canadians pay more in security fees, Conservatives cut funding to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

December 11th, 2013

CONSERVATIVES DESTROY POSTAL SERVICES, DRASTICALLY RAISE PRICES

OTTAWA – Instead of looking for ways to modernize operations, Canada Post and the Conservatives are taking an axe to long-treasured postal services – killing good jobs, eliminating home delivery, cutting rural post office hours and drastically increasing postage rates.

November 29th, 2013

Randall Garrison Launches Petition to Save the Whales

Victoria - Today Esquimalt- Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison launched a petition drive to save the remaining 81 Southern Resident Killer Whales. “I have received overwhelming response from my constituents supporting my motion M-460 that contains an Action Plan to address key threats to the survival of the Southern Resident Killer Whales,” Garrison said. “The next step is to bring these voices to Parliament,” Garrison noted. Signatures will be collected throughout the holidays so the petitions can be tabled in the House of Commons when it resumes sitting on January 27th.

October 31st, 2013

NDP WANTS CONSULAR OFFICIAL FOR SOCHI GAMES

OTTAWA – The NDP delivered a letter to Foreign Minister John Baird today requesting that he ensure all Canadians are able to safely compete in and attend the 2014 Sochi Games.

September 27th, 2013

CONSERVATIVES SKIP UN MEETING ON INTERNATIONAL LGBT RIGHTS

OTTAWA – New Democrats are criticizing the Conservatives for failing to participate in the highest level UN meeting ever held on LBGT rights.

May 29th, 2012

NDP Pleased The Federal Government Will Not Appeal Win For Veterans

A WIN FOR CANADA’S VETERANS

Decision by Government to not appeal ruling is the right move says NDP

OTTAWA – Official Opposition Veterans Affairs Critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore) and Deputy Critic Sylvain Chicoine (Châteauguay-Saint-Constant) are pleased the federal government will not appeal the recent Federal Court decision on the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) Long Term Disability payments that ruled in favour of injured veterans. The federal government had until May 31st to announce its intention to appeal.