Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for LGBT Issues, rose in Question Period today to ask the Minister about how the Government of Canada will respond to LGBT refugees affected by the ban imposed by American President Donald Trump's Executive Order.
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
October 18th, 2016
C-16 (Gender Identity) Second Reading Speech
September 30th, 2016
Reciprocal Diplomatic Access to Tibet
July 27th, 2016
NDP TO INTRODUCE PMB TO REPEAL BILL C-51
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2016
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.
April 22nd, 2016
Randall Garrison's Statement on Southern Resident Killer Whales - 04/22/2016
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Madam Speaker, I rise once again today to call for action to save the southern resident killer whales. These whales have great spiritual significance for first nations. They are an icon for Vancouver Island and an important part of our local tourism economy.
February 18th, 2016
Statement on LGBT Syrian Refugees
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in November, when the government announced it would recognized LGBT refugees as among the highest risk Syrian refugees, I was among the first to praise the government for changing Caanda's policy to recognize the fact that LGBT refugees are subject to extra risks simply because of who they are.
June 18th, 2015
Speech to Introduce Bill C-698, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Tod Creek).
May 7th, 2015
Randall Garrison Stands Up For Local Residents Regarding Derelict Vessels (Bill C-638)
September 29th, 2014
August 5th, 2014
Environmental Issues - Summer 2014 Update
Summer seems like a good time to provide an update about some of the environmental issues I have been working on in Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca. I am continuing to work alongside my colleagues in the NDP Federal Caucus to promote a healthy environment and sustainable communities, and in particular to strengthen protection of local ecosystems, waterways, coastlines and oceans.
January 30th, 2014
Open Letter to Minister Blaney On the Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez in CBSA Custody
January 30, 2014
The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario
Dear Minister Blaney,
As I am sure you are well aware, the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez, a Mexican woman facing imminent deportation, occurred in December while she was in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency (CSBA) at the Vancouver airport. This tragic death has sparked an outcry from the public demanding answers as to how this could have happened. While it is true that the BC Coroner’s Service is investigating this death, that inquiry will only determine cause of death and will not address questions of accountability for those under CBSA custody.
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.
January 17th, 2013
Statement on Canadian Blood Services proposal to end ban on blood donations by gay men
NDP Health Critic, Libby Davies
NDP LGBTQ Critic, Randall Garrison
Canadian Blood Services has made a request to Health Canada to change the current lifetime ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood to a five-year deferral. This would mean that any gay man who has abstained from sex with a man for at least five years would be allowed to donate blood.
December 10th, 2012
HELP SURJIT BHANDAL STAY WITH HER FAMILY IN CANADA!
June 27th, 2012
Canadians invited to share their priorities for the 2013 federal budget
May 22nd, 2012
Recipients of the Diamond Jubilee in Esquimalt - Juan de Fuca
March 19th, 2012
OAS Town Hall
Dear community members,
There was a mistake in my Saanich News ads about my upcoming town hall. I want to clarify that it is in fact happening Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place. I look forward to spending time with you and having a chance to discuss your concerns and ideas regarding changes to our Old Age Security.
November 11th, 2011