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Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Liberal Member of Parliament, Beaches-East York

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, and a lawyer in Ontario.
I'm Deeply Sorry My Party Broke Its Promise On Electoral

I'm Deeply Sorry My Party Broke Its Promise On Electoral Reform

I ask a simple question: should a party with less than 40 per cent of the popular vote control 100 per cent of the power in our democracy? There is an overwhelming consensus that the answer is "no." Democracy's legitimacy lies in its authority from the people.
02/02/2017 12:38 EST
My Animal Cruelty Bill Was Defeated -- Here's What's

My Animal Cruelty Bill Was Defeated -- Here's What's Next

When I introduced Bill C-246, I said it would help to bring our animal protection laws into the 21st century, but it was really a basket of modest measures to improve our laws. While Bill C-246 was defeated, citizens across our country spoke loudly in support of improving our animal protection laws. And here is the silver lining: an issue that was not on our government's agenda is now there, thanks to the incredible outreach efforts of compassionate Canadians of all political stripes.
10/13/2016 09:54 EDT