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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.

This week

Posted on Twitter Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Programme: more early stage funding for high-potential start-ups. #cdnimm http://t.co/9p2UvUzAsB

Posted on Twitter Peshawar attack shows darkness at heart of Pakistani/Afghan #Taliban ideology: our hearts go out to all victims + their families.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter W/ do-nothing policy, #Libs + #NDP have abandoned Syrian, Iraqi Muslims, + vulnerable minorities, to #ISIL brutality. We are acting. #cdnimm

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, someone is going to have to teach Franz Kafka over there the difference between a resettled refugee and an asylum claimant. Canada has approved ...

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted No on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Posted on Twitter This #HumanRightsDay let's be proud Cda has welcomed 22K Iraqi + Syrian refugees, + is taking strong action to protect millions more. #UDHR

Posted on Twitter #Libs #NDP defend abuse, vulnerability, esp for young women, inherent in proxy, telephone, fax or internet marriage! @StellaAmblerMP #M-505

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, it says a lot about the hon. member and the party that he represents that he would turn the 22,000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we have already made the strongest commitment on a per capita basis, of any nation, to taking refugees from both Syria and Iraq. We ...

Posted on Twitter "Under ExpressEntry we will quickly, proactively recruit immigrants to meet Canada's changing labour market needs." http://t.co/rJka5VNR1b

Mentioned by CBC.ca 457 Syrian refugees resettled in Canada, but pledge was for 1300 The government faces a difficult challenge to fulfil its commitment to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of this year, newly released figures from the office of Immigration Minister Chris Alexander suggest. The news comes as Amnesty International and the Syrian Canadian Council ... The numbers are contained in written answers to questions submitted by NDP MP Paul Dewar in October, and tabled in the House of Commons yesterday. The document says that as of Nov. 13, 457 Syrian refugees have landed in ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, I think everyone in Canada is proud of our role in providing protection and refuge to those from the LGBT community who have sought ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, as the member already knows, Canada has already received nearly 22,000 refugees from both Syria and Iraq. Here is what the Liberals would have ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Franz Kafka rides again. He has clearly taken out a membership card in the NDP. Today, the number of Syrian refugees that have arrived ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we have overfulfilled our commitment in this regard. A total of 1,800 Syrians are already in Canada and 20,000 Iraqis have arrived in Canada ...

Mentioned by durhamregion.com MP, MPP used Remembrance Day to talk politics I attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Ajax Legion this year, and I'd like to comment on remarks made by MP Chris Alexander, MPP Joe Dickson, and Mayor Steve Parish. Mr. Alexander appeared to take advantage of the opportunity to make the ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we just heard once again why Canadians understand, and certainly Syrian refugees understand, that the one member of Parliament who they cannot count on ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Five things we learned in QP Monday The louder-than-usual heckling and jeering even prompted Liberal MP Ralph Goodale to remark, “My goodness they are testy, Mr Speaker.” Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander was in fine form as he hopped to his feet like a kid who knows ...

Mentioned by Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin MP and Minister for the Status of Women Leitch instrumental in drafting new ... After spending months meeting people across the country along with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Simcoe-Grey Member of Parliament and Minister for the Status of Women Dr. Kellie Leitch, along with Minister of Justice Peter McKay, ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Employment and Social Development Canada - Notice 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister and Member of Parliament for Ajax–Pickering, and the Honourable Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State (Finance), on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Hill Climbers: Storeshaw bids farewell to Ottawa Hill Climbers: Storeshaw bids farewell to Ottawa. A recent update of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's ministerial staff roster has revealed a number of new staffing changes. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright. Mike Storeshaw ...

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 ...