About David

David Christopherson has been Hamilton Centre’s hardworking Member of Parliament since 2004. As part of Tom Mulcair’s NDP team, he’s determined to get results for hardworking middle-class families.

In Parliament, David has led the charge to defend Hamiltonians from the fallout of Stelco’s 2007 foreign takeover by U.S. Steel. He’s a strong advocate for tougher rules on takeovers—and new measures to protect the pensions of workers left behind. He has fought for steps to ensure Employment Insurance is there when we need it. And he has championed practical plans to create quality manufacturing jobs and make life more affordable for middle-class families.

For 30 straight years, Hamiltonians have re-elected David to fight for their priorities. He has served two terms as a city councillor (1985-90) and three as a provincial MLA (1990-2003)—and is now serving his fifth mandate as Member of Parliament.

As NDP Deputy Leader, David worked closely with Tom Mulcair to hold Ottawa accountable to Canadians. He draws on his experience as a cabinet minister—having served as Solicitor-General in an Ontario NDP government.

A staunch defender of democracy, David has joined international election observation missions in Ukraine (2004, 2010, 2014), Serbia (2007), Georgia (2008), Moldova (2009), and Morocco (2011). He has also co-chaired the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association.

Born in Hamilton, David lives with his wife Denise Doyle, who is a recipient of the Agnes Macphail Award for her landmark work on women’s issues.