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  • His favourite word is chair.

Conservative MP for Richmond Hill (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Very moving special Memorial Service in memory of the victims of the tragic attack in Peshawar Pakistan at Vishnu Mandir in #RichmondHill.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter `Twas the Night Before Christmas, recited by @pmharper & CPC MPs. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! https://t.co/u9GMX0inVg #CPCTwasTheNight

Posted on Twitter `Twas the Night Before Christmas, recited by @pmharper and CPC MPs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! https://t.co/u9GMX0inVg

This week

Posted on Twitter Delighted to attend Homelife Victory Realty Holiday Party. Thank you to Victor Fishman & team for the warm welcome! http://t.co/oVSxYBJfmK

Posted on Twitter Pleased to attend Mayor's Chanukah on Ice event in #RichmondHill hosted by @mayorbarrow & Chabad Romano Centre. http://t.co/gthUa3cUwC

Posted on Twitter Great to see @csleungmp @MarkAdlerMP @KentThornhillMP @johntoryTO at the Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Willowdale hosted by JRCC.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, I believe I have been very clear so far today, and I will say it again. To suggest that we are focusing on only ...

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)

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, temporary suspension of removals of foreign citizens who are subject to deportation are in place for a limited time while their country of origin ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 7b under ... Thank you. I can tell this will be a faster, more effective, and more efficient recruitment process that will select immigrants based on the skills and ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in support of our government's economic action plan for 2014, a plan that contains many measures that will ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, this week the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, stated, “We must advocate with governments for child marriage to be prohibited by ...

Spoke in the House on Sri Lanka Mr. Speaker, our Conservative government is committed to combatting terrorism. Despite the objections of the NDP, we have taken strong action to keep Canadians safe from ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF THE INFORMATION AND ... I'm sure you're familiar with the report that was tabled by the committee in the House of Commons on April 23 of this year. The report ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses for appearing before us today. We certainly appreciate your comments and your opening remarks. Your Eminence, I'd ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with my colleague, the member for Huron—Bruce. I want to begin by saying that nobody who is ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Passport Canada Mr. Speaker, our government introduced a 10-year Canadian e-passport, which is more secure and gives Canadians more value for their money. Canadians purchasing the new 10-year ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Race Relations Foundation Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for hosting a successful symposium in Ottawa this week titled “Our Canada: Building on Citizenship, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 172, 173 (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act), 183 and ... With respect to what we have heard about this particular facilitative change that has been implemented in the budget implementation act 2, we believe the provincial ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 172, 173 (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act), 183 and ... Thank you. I'm going to touch a bit on Mr. Cash's line of questioning, specifically with charter compliance. I think what Mr. de Vlieger has been ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Commemorative festival pays tribute to Veterans in Richmond Hill RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Costas Menegakis, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, today announced Government of Canada funding for a musical and theatrical memorial celebrating the achievements and sacrifices of Canada's Veterans. MP Menegakis made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs. Presented by Arts Richmond Hill, Festival of Praise and Remembrance 2014 is sponsored by Alliance Veterans Alliance – Les Amis, Inc. The ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Columbia Valley Pioneer Bureaucracy an issue for workforce FOREIGN EXCHANGES — Members of chamber, local business operators and citizens joined voices with MP David Wilks and Costas Menegakis, Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on the foreign worker program. Photo by ...

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Canine cops deserve respect too, justice minister says York Regional Police hosted MacKay, accompanied by Richmond Hill MP Costas Menegakis. Jolliffe provided the politicians with a demonstration by the canine unit at the Aurora headquarters while they discussed the proposed Justice for Animals in Service ...

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Canine cops deserve respect too, justice minister says York Regional Police hosted MacKay, accompanied by Richmond Hill MP Costas Menegakis. Jolliffe provided the politicians with a demonstration by the canine unit at the Aurora headquarters while they discussed the proposed Justice for Animals in Service ...

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) Minister MacKay and MP Menegakis Visit York Regional Police Canine Unit "We were pleased to host Peter MacKay, Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Costas Menegakis, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill here today at York Regional Police Headquarters and were proud to give both a demonstration of our ...

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com 155 Richmond Hill youths tap into Summer Jobs grants Students in Richmond Hill are gaining valuable work experience this summer as a result of the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Richmond Hill MP Costas Menegakis highlighted the successful program during a visit to Blagovest ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make ... Mr. Chair, the members opposite referred to members of the governing party on the committee. I would ask you to review what they said. I think ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make ... Mr. Chair, in effect, this particular amendment would eliminate the additional grounds and streamlined process for revocation and would add a new requirement for a hearing ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System The main reason we decided to do this study is because we found that there was abuse in Canada's immigration system of women primarily. It does ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-515 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals)