Randall Garrison

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Singh Takes On MPs in Bid for NDP Leadership

Federal MPs Jenny Kwan, Kennedy Stewart and Randall Garrison are just some of those who have thrown their support behind Singh. As well, he has...

If chosen as NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh won't seek federal seat until 2019

Other members of the NDP caucus have lined up behind Singh recently, including Brian Masse, an Ontario MP elected in 2002, as well as B.C.'s...

NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump's 'Despicable' Trans Military Ban

"Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human rights but that we will stand up...

Gay men are being persecuted in Chechnya – but Canada says it's not our problem

New York Times“I've run out of patience with the government,” said B.C. MP Randall Garrison, the NDP's critic on LGBT issues. “All we hear is...

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...

Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill Times - The ...Hill Times (subscription)Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal...

MP Report: Frustration mounts over broken promises

- NewsPeninsula News ReviewConstituents call for Canadian government to do more to help bring peace to Iraq and Syria.and more »...

NDP MP Randall Garrison introduces bill to repeal anti-terror 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...

Fingas: Civil liberties no better under Liberals

Faced with that pattern of delay, NDP MP Randall Garrison has announced his intention to introduce a private members' bill to put the contents of...

Mulcair says NDP will push for repeal on anti-terrorism law, despite divided public support

(subscription) (subscription)Outgoing NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told The on Aug. 11 that his party will push ahead with a private member's bill from...

Entrapment decision a pyrrhic victory if Bill C-51 not amended ...

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody embrace outside of the law courts in Vancouver after a Supreme Court judge ordered the release, saying the pair was ...and...

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.

NDP MP Randall Garrison Says Liberals Dragging Feet On C-51 Reform

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...

NDP's Garrison 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...

Justin Trudeau may face tough questions at NATO summit

NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue to be an active member in...

Trudeau heads to first NATO leaders' summit - www.kingstonregion.com/

Trudeau heads to first NATO leaders' summitwww.kingstonregion.com/NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue...

Trudeau heads to NATO summit with commitments, but questions await

NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue to be an active member in...

Trudeau will face pointed questions on Canada's NATO role at Poland summit

NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue to be an active member in...

Trudeau says government can do better for LGBT Syrian refugees

NDP MPs Jenny Kwan and Randall Garrison have criticized the Liberal government for not being able to quantify how many LGBT Syrians have made it...

Trudeau says government can do better for LGBT Syrian refugees

NDP MPs Jenny Kwan and Randall Garrison have criticized the Liberal government for not being able to quantify how many LGBT Syrians have made it...

Half of Afghans captured and deliberately 'terrorised' by Canadian troops were innocent, say military police

... violations of international law and also a stain on the reputation of all those Canadians who went there and served in good faith. So...

NDP renews call for inquiry into Afghan detainee abuse

(subscription) (subscription)“We've called for a public inquiry for a number of years and the Liberals supported that call when they were in opposition,” said...

Maintenance bill for sub fleet jumps by $900 million

“There's a real question as to how long we can continue to maintain the submarines we have,” said NDP MP and defence critic Randall Garrison,...

Let's make sure the Senate finally passes Bill C-16

This is not the first time such legislation has been introduced: in 2012, NDP MP Randall Garrison introduced a near-identical bill that didn't make it...

The House is back and will vote on assisted dying

(blog) (blog)She mentioned the justice minister working with her NDP colleague Randall Garrison on transgender rights, and the House's non-partisan debate on the suicide...

Bill C-16 introduces transgender protections but keeps Harper's damaging human rights legacy

The bill is almost identical to Bill C-279, a private member's bill introduced in 2012 by NDP MP Randall Garrison. The two bills seek to...

Liberals had been elbows-up before Justin Trudeau got physical: Tim Harper

The NDP reacted as if its members were being carted off on stretchers, and the Conservatives — the party of prorogation — spent most of...

Optimism attached to new bill

Previous to Bill-16, the latest bill for the protection of transgender rights, Bill C-279, was introduced as a private member's bill in the summer of...

Opposition MPs react to Trudeau's 'elbowgate' on Twitter

Something I'm learning tonight: a lot of Trudeau supporters are like Trump supporters. They defend the indefensible, including bullying. — Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 19,...

Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind on transgender bill

For one, there's her friendship with NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose private member's bill to defend the rights of transgender Canadians was gutted last year...

Rempel credits NDP MP for changing her mind on transgender bill

For one, there's her friendship with NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose private member's bill to defend the rights of transgender Canadians was gutted last year...

A New Bill Will Ban Discrimination Against Transgender Canadians

Garrison took part in the announcement, praising the government for picking up his bill. But he warned that the government needs to ensure it gets...

Liberals unveil transgender rights law

The law was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Similar legislation has failed to pass Parliament on multiple occasions, including the...

Liberal bill seeks to safeguard Canadian transgender community

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Randall Garrison, who has tried and failed to enact legal protection for transgender Canadians in the past, said he expects the...

Liberal government to introduce Canadian transgender rights bill

Previously, Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke MP Randall Garrison, the LGBT critic for the NDP, had twice introduced bills to amend the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code to...

Transgender rights legislation coming 'very shortly'

NDP MP Randall Garrison reintroduced the legislation as Bill C-204, an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity...

Bumpy road toward an independent Senate a 'work in progress': Harder

(subscription) (subscription)This legislative back and forth between the two bodies of Parliament happened with NDP MP Randall Garrison's private member's Bill C-279 in 2013.

BC Ferries will be eligible for federal grant

News that BC Ferries will become eligible for infrastructure funding through the federal New Building Canada Fund is being met with a positive reaction by...

Liberals consider Star Wars sequel in secret defence consultations

NorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)"After promising to be a more transparent and progressive government, they are musing about radically changing services Canadians rely on and...

Mulcair's ouster removes a blight on NDP's LGBT record

The party cannot simply rely on its queer MPs to wave the flag for LGBT issues — unless, I suppose, Randall Garrison is elected leader...

Former Liberal minister serving on military review panel has been advocate for missile defence

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said Graham's comments raise fears a decision on missile defence has already been made. Opposition critics have previously worried the...

NDP confuses ballistic defence with Harrison Ford, and other reasons to fear for humanity

The NDP is against Canada re-examining its role in ballistic missile defence, because it reminds them of a 30-year-old popular movie franchise. Addressing the possibility...

Sooke MP plays down leadership bid

Sooke MP Randall Garrison won't run for the leadership of the federal New Democrats. The position became vacant when Tom Mulcair lost a leadership review...

Hate Crimes Against Muslim Canadians Doubled Over Three Years

A new private members bill tabled by NDP MP Randall Garrison aims to recognize gender identity based discrimination under the law. In Canada, most police-reported...

Hate Crimes Against Muslim Canadians Doubled Over Three Years

A new private members bill tabled by NDP MP Randall Garrison aims to recognize gender identity based discrimination under the law. In Canada, most police-reported...

Transgender people still not counted in Canada's hate crimes data

NDP MP Randall Garrison has tabled it again as a private member's bill, Dyck said, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's mandate letter includes the instruction...

Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight

(subscription) (subscription)NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, B.C.) and spokespeople for Amnesty International Canada and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group say this...

MPs in Ottawa defend Tom Mulcair as NDP interim leader

WATCH: The New Democrats are dealing with the fallout of a weekend vote that cast leader Tom Mulcair aside. He's offered to stay on in...

No more details yet on Liberal promise for LGBT pardons

The NDP's LGBT issues critic says the government hasn't acted on its pledges to the community. MP Randall Garrison says Canadians want action, from a...

Everything on the table during upcoming review of military, defence minister says

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said Kenney's comments “demean the careers of some of the public servants involved, and definitely demeans the career of Madame...