Representing Victoria in Parliament


This is the most up-to-date information on Murray's legislative work in Parliament, including the goal of each bill or motion he has introduced or joint-seconded, as well as links to further information.

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Bills and Motions Introduced or Joint-Seconded by MP Murray Rankin:

 

Protecting the Environment

 

A climate change action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Bill C-619 –– June 16, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6653669  

 

An Environmental Bill of Rights

Bill C-634 –– October 29, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6729653&Mode=1

 

Banning oil tankers in Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound

Bill C-211 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253368

 

An action plan for the recovery of Southern Resident Orcas

Motion M-460 –– October 24, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Randall-Garrison(71995)/Motions?sessionId=151&documentId=6264819  

 

Protecting the Sooke River

Bill C-667 –– April 23, 2015

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=7926813&Mode=1 

 

Protecting the Colquitz River

Bill C-668 –– April 23, 2015

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=7926812&Mode=1  

 

Protecting the Goldstream River

Bill C-509 –– May 8, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6254070&Mode=1

 

Strengthening rules for sustainable resource development

Bill C-481 –– October 16, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6251860 

 

A climate change action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions  

Bill C-224 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253401 

 

Requiring finfish aquaculture to use closed containment facilities

Bill C-225 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253404  

 

Allowing local governments to request navigation and vessel restrictions to protect public safety and the environment

Motion M-441 –– April 22, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Marc-Andre-Morin(71430)/Motions?sessionId=151&documentId=6253295

 

National Sustainable Seafood Day

Motion M-435 –– October 16, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Fin-Donnelly(63592)/Motions?sessionId=151&documentId=6253277

 

Improving coordination of ocean science research across Canada

Motion M-506 –– April 29, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Murray-Rankin(60078)/Motions

 

Reducing the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Motion M-613 –– April 26, 2015

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Murray-Rankin(60078)/Motions

 

 

Building a Balanced, Prosperous Economy


Cracking down on offshore tax avoidance

Bill C-621 –– June 16, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Bill=C621&Parl=41&Ses=2

 

A National Urban Workers Strategy

Bill C-542 –– October 21, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6256794  

 

Expanding Canada Pension Plan benefits

Motion M-471 –– October 30, 2013 

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Murray-Rankin(60078)/Motions

 

A National Housing Strategy to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing

Bill C-400 –– February 27, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=5353445   

 

Protecting unpaid interns from sexual harassment and unfair working conditions

Bill C-620 –– June 16, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6662058

 

A national strategy to eliminate poverty

Bill C-233 –– May 6, 2013
http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253428  

 

Condemning tax hikes on everyday goods and services introduced in Budget 2013

Opposition Motion –– April 15, 2013
http://murrayrankin.ndp.ca/speech-to-opposition-day-motion-on-tax-hikes-in-budget-2013  

 

 

Health, Safety and Quality of Life 


Offering tax credits for the in-home care of a disabled relative

Bill C-203 –– May 6, 2013
http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253344

 

A federal framework for addressing Lyme Disease

Bill C-442 –– October 16, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253923  

 

Cycling Infrastructure Strategy

Motion M-527 –– January 27, 2015

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Peggy-Nash(3242)/Motions  

 

Reducing food waste and facilitating the donation of safe, unsold food to community organizations and food banks

Motion M-499 –– March 26, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Ruth-Ellen-Brosseau(71357)/Motions  

 

Improving vehicle safety by requiring side guards on heavy trucks

Bill C-603 –– May 28, 2014

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6597183

 

Protect persons with disabilities from hate propaganda by amending the Criminal Code

Bill C-541 –– October 21, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6256805  

 

National Day of the Midwife

Bill C-548 –– November 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6278567  

 

 

 

Privacy, Information and Transparency


Implementing ‘open government’ reforms recommended by the Information Commissioner of Canada

Bill C-301 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6253596&Mode=1  

 

Improving response times for Access to Information Act requests

Bill C-253 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253488 

 

‘Right to Know’ motion on GMO labelling

Motion M-480 –– December 3, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Murray-Rankin(60078)/Motions  

 

Strengthening the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act 

Bill C-505 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6254058  

 

 

 

Canada on the world stage


Establishing the Department of Peace

Bill C-273 –– November 28, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6253758&Mode=1  

 

Ending the trade in conflict minerals

Bill C-486 –– October 16, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=6052043&Language=E&Mode=1 

 

 

Promoting cultural diversity

 

Punjabi Heritage Month

Bill C-514 –– May 29, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6254079&Mode=1  

 

 

 

Protecting animals 

 

Protecting animals from intentional cruelty by amending the Criminal Code

Bill C-232 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6253425  

 

 

 

Improving education

 

Strengthening accountability for post-secondary education funding

Bill C-265 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6253524&Mode=1  

 

Establishing a national literacy policy

Bill C-327 –– May 6, 2013

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&billId=6253626&Mode=1