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  • His favourite word is refugees.

Conservative MP for Ajax—Pickering (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 44.10% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Presenting Canadian film maker @leninmsivam w/ @ncctonline Film Arts Awards at Grand Gala in Scarborough tonight! http://t.co/krIEAAikXl

Posted on Twitter W/ @AliceWongCanada, @MPLoisBrown (+ other MPs!) at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Year of Ram Banquet! http://t.co/iBBIMSuOT6

Posted on Twitter Attended 1st annual Library Science Fair in #Ajax today. Thx to @ajax_library @PickeringHS @UOIT, students + parents. http://t.co/pPZpYkur1J

Posted on Twitter Delighted to hear Muslim Sri Lankan Canadian community views on Islam, citizenship, security, world issues. #cdncit http://t.co/dNLjhpUT3x

Posted on Twitter Thanks to #Durham Tamil Ass'n for today's forum on ending violence against women in our community. #NotOnOurWatch http://t.co/alN7ivtpoE

Posted on Twitter As Russian propaganda channels spew out hyper-paranoid fiction, facts remain same: #Nemtsov was killed for opposing Putin's war in #Ukraine.

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Spoke in the House on Rise in anti-Semitism Mr. Chair, I am thankful for the honour of taking part in tonight's debate. I would like to thank members of all parties who have made ...

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Mississauga—Streetsville for his hard work for his constituents and for Canadian citizenship, because Mississauga is one ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-China Relations Mr. Speaker, the member obviously thinks we have our Canadian policies so right that they do not even deserve a motion from him. He needs a ...

Spoke in the House on Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act moved that Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we are in touch with the Government of China on this, as on many other issues, because we are making huge progress with it ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Service Resumption Act, 2015 moved: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour and Minister of Status ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, I thank the very hard-working member for Kootenay—Columbia, both for the question and for the amazing work he does for his constituents every day ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration First, Mr. Speaker, I would remind the House that what the member opposite said is nonsense. It has never been easier to get into Canada as ...

A month ago

Mentioned by South Asian Link Jinny Sims Writes To Immigration Minister Alexander On Visa Refusals To ... I do my best to help them with these applications by writing support letters and contacting staff at CIC, but, too often, these applications are denied,” Surrey-Newton MP Jinny “Jogindra Kaur” Sims wrote to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. SURREY ...

Mentioned by South Asian Link Immigration Minister Alexander Helped Bureaucrats Avoid Giving Full Details On ... Documents show Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's office intervened to save bureaucrats from answering part of a formal question from an NDP MP. New Democrat MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe submitted a question about processing times for visa ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP MP to challenge Chris Alexander over visa data requests A New Democrat MP is accusing Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander of thwarting her efforts to learn more about how the government deals with visa applications. And she's ready to take the matter to the floor of the House of Commons when ...

Mentioned by Cambridge Times Chris Alexander helped bureaucrats avoid giving... OTTAWA — Newly released documents suggest the office of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander intervened to save bureaucrats from answering part of a formal question from an NPD MP about wait times for visa applications.

Mentioned by West Valley News Chris Alexander helped bureaucrats avoid giving full details on visa delay times ... OTTAWA—Newly released documents recommend the office of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander intervened to save bureaucrats from answering aspect of a formal query from an NPD MP about wait times for visa applications.

Mentioned by Toronto Star Chris Alexander helped bureaucrats avoid giving full details on visa wait times OTTAWA—Newly released documents suggest the office of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander intervened to save bureaucrats from answering part of a formal question from an NPD MP about wait times for visa applications.

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you to my colleagues as well. Under Bill C-38, passed in 2012, our government included measures to transform the economic ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Mr. Chair and dear colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to speak today about Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. As you all know, since ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System and Supplementary Estimates ... Thank you. Mr. Chair, colleagues, thank you for inviting us. Good afternoon everyone. I'm delighted to be here with so many from the senior leadership of ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-24 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b and 7b under CITIZENSHIP AND ... I apologize for having come down the hall a minute or two late. We were under the misapprehension that a certain vote was still happening. I ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 174 and 175 (Criminal Code) and 290 to ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair, and thank you to my colleagues for inviting me here today to speak about two initiatives that are very important ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Care of ill and injured Canadian Forces members I'll speak up. It's very moving for all of us, and for all who are watching in the broader audience, to hear directly from someone like ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Care of ill and injured Canadian Forces members Thanks, Chair. Thanks to you both for your testimony and for the work of the organization. I think it's a particularly powerful example of the response ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Care of ill and injured Canadian Forces members We are all in your debt in that respect, and really, around this table, we've shared stories from your books and benefited from the insights. I ...