Free Canada Flags from MP Nate's Constituency Office
Visit our office at 1902 Danforth Ave. to pick up your household's FREE Canada Flag. We hope to see every home flying one this year!
You can also join Nathaniel at the 61st Annual East York Canada Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. at Dieppe Park. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and finishes at Stan Wadlow Park.
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Protecting Endangered Whales
I spoke in favour of a study that would help the government understand how to best protect vulnerable whale populations.
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Recognizing Helena Kirk
I stood in the House of Commons to recognize Helena Kirk, a childhood cancer survivor, and to recognize her hard work and passion in getting equitable treatment for children diagnosed with cancer across Canada.
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Questioning Facebook: Cambridge Analytica Scandal
At committee I questioned two representatives from Facebook about recent data breaches they've experienced, and their responses to these crises.
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Questioning AggregateIQ: Facebook Data Breaches and Brexit
AggregateIQ, a Canadian company that worked for the Leave Brexit campaign, appeared before the Privacy, Ethics, and Access to Information Campaign, and weren't entirely forthcoming.
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Budget 2018: Smart and Fair Governance
My Budget 2018 speech in support of smart and fair governance, encouraging thoughtful debate on taxation and carbon pricing, and greater support for basic income support programs to address poverty.
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Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis - March 1, 2018
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith - Bill C-50, improving political financing
Nate speaks on a range of topics, from the importance of our political financing rules in contrast to those in the US, to the recent protests in Iran, to electoral reform, to how we can restore the per-vote subsidy.
Nate Visits East York C.I. - December 21, 2017
Nate Visits the CCEY Seniors Centre - December 18, 2017
Nate's Family Visits Ottawa - November 20, 2017
IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians - November 17-18, 2017
Mack in the House - October 24, 2017
Briefing Session with Equifax Canada - December 4, 2017
Holiday Hampers - December 13, 2017
Petitions - December 4, 2017
Budget Implementation Act - November 28, 2017
Statement on The Cannabis Act - November 21, 2017
Beaches Christmas Parade - November 26, 2017
Statement on The Neighbourhood Group - November 20, 2017
Join us for the International Human Rights Town Hall on November 14th
On November 14th at 6pm at Hope United Church (2550 Danforth Ave, Toronto) Nate will be joined by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, for a discussion about international human rights and the role Canada can and should play on the world stage.
We'll discuss a number of topics, including Myanmar's current ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, arms deals and the Arms Trade Treaty, and protecting Canadians and permanent residents from rights violations in other countries.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/128431701239667
KAIROS Kitchi Blanket Exercise - September 13, 2017
Jason Balgopal, Beach Citizen of the Year 2017
Statement on Reconciliation - September 28, 2017
Speaking on the Rohingya crisis - September 26, 2017
East York Canada Day Parade - July 1, 2017
Pride Toronto - June 25, 2017
Eid Prayer at Dentonia Park - June 25, 2017
Backyard BBQ with Hon David Collenette - June 22, 2017
BEY Liberals Annual April Fundraiser - April 27, 2017
Speaking about our Canadian Olympians and Penny Oleksiak
On September 26, 2016 I rose in the House of Commons to congratulate and recognize our amazing Canadian athletes that participated in Rio 2016.
Presenting Public Petitions on Animal Cruelty to the House of Commons
On September 23, 2016 I rose in the House of Commons to present tens of thousands of signatures, of people who are calling for our government to ban the import of cat and dog fur.
Speaking on C-37
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith speaks on Bill C-37 "An Act to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act"
Autism Treatment Petition
Presenting Emily Kalbun's petition on autism treatment in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
Recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the UV Index
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith rose in the House of Commons on June 15, 2017 to recognize the importance of science and the global effort to tackle climate change through innovation and leadership. He also specifically recognized Jim Kerr, David Wardle, and Tom McElroy, the creators of the UV Index.
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on Babsocks & Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Hockey
Pull up your Babsocks tonight, and support our Toronto Maple Leafs. A little shout out in the House of Commons. #GoLeafsGo
C-246 2nd reading 2nd hour of debate FULL DEBATE VIDEO
C-246 Modernizing Animal Protections Act Full Debate
2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate.
- Sheila Malcolmson
- Arif Virani
- Larry Miller
- Richard Cannings
- David Graham
- Bob Zimmer
- Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Nate's speech re: Bill C-246, 2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Nate's Speech in Parliament in Ottawa re: Bill C-246, 2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Go to www.beynate.ca to learn more about this Bill and what you can do to protect animals from criminal animal abuse and cruelty.
Also, visit me at www.facebook.com/beynatemp to get involved.
Nate Erskine-Smith urges an end to the gay/bisexual blood donor ban
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (from Beaches-East York) rose in Parliament on June 14 2016 on World Blood Donor Day to urge an end to the ban on gay and bisexual blood donors.
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes Balmy Beach Club and Rugby Canada in Parliament
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes Balmy Beach Club and Rugby Canada in Parliament - June 1st 2016, 2 p.m.
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the achievements of a formidable group of men, women, and youth.
The Balmy Beach Club is a historic local landmark in Beaches—East York, home to the greatest rugby club in Canada. As winners of back-to-back provincial championships in 2014 and 2015, and after a perfect 20-win, undefeated season in 2011, it has the most provincial championships in Ontario rugby history.
My friend, Cory “Applesauce” Appleton, leads the back-to-back champion seconds team, and its under-25 academy team won the Toronto rugby union men's championship last year.
We should all speak proud of our national programs, as two of our teams prepare for the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, while Rugby Sevens joins the sports program.
This month, our national senior men's team will be hosting a series of international matches in Vancouver, Calgary, and my home town, Toronto.
Let me close by acknowledging Rugby Canada's world-class safe-sport program, PlaySmart, and by thanking Gerry Allen, a long-time Beaches resident for his tireless work promoting the club and the game."
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on CTV's Power Play with Don Martin, talking about C-14
Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on CTV's Power Play with Don Martin, discussing why he did not vote for Bill C-14 (Medical Assistance in Dying)
MP Erskine-Smith explains Bill C-246 Modernizing Animal Protections Act
The first hour of debate on Bill C-246 occurred on Monday May 9 at 11 a.m. in the House of Commons.
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches-East York) spoke about the bill's merits.
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Discusses Medical Assistance in Dying
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith rises in the House of Commons to discuss Bill C-14
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MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes the Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith stands in the House of Commons to recognize the Toronto Beaches Lions Club on their successful parade, year after year.
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MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's Bill C-246 will protect animals from abuse
On February 26, 2016 Mr. Erskine-Smith introduced his private member’s bill, which consolidates three former pieces of legislation related to animal welfare:
1. Ban the importation of shark fins that have been removed from a shark carcass
2. Strengthen and modernize the Criminal Code’s existing animal cruelty offences
3. Ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada, and requires source fur labelling
This legislation is necessary and will not impact accepted hunting, farming, fishing, or research practices. In fact, previous analyses of identical Criminal Code amendments conducted by the Justice Department and Minister categorically stated that the amendments would not affect these practices.
This is not a partisan issue. Canadians across the political spectrum care about improving animal welfare and this bill addresses three specific and achievable goals. This bill has widespread support across the aisle, and similar legislation has previously been introduced by NDPs and Liberals in the past.
• 80% of Canadians want to end our involvement in shark finning around the world
• 92% of Canadians believe we should close loopholes in the Criminal Code and make it easier to convict on charges of animal cruelty
• Currently, less than 1 out of every 1000 complaints of animal abuse are successfully prosecuted
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith recognizes Bertha Wilson on IWD2016
On International Women's Day 2016, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, M.P. for Beaches-East York, recognizes the Honourable Bertha Wilson, Canada's first female Supreme Court Justice.
Beaches-East York MP Introduces Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith introduced the Modernizing Animal Protections Act on Friday February 26 in Canada's House of Commons.
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith International Mother Language Day SO-31 Member's Statement
On February 19, 2016, Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith rose in Canada's House of Commons to recognize International Mother Language Day. IMLD is significant to the Bengali community in Beaches-East York.