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Liberal MP for Markham—Unionville (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 38.90% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Diwali at Gursikh Sabha Gudwhara. Impressed they're raising money to support families of fallen soldiers. http://t.co/TOrmXmxp61

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter A very happy Diwali to all Justin Trudeau on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas http://t.co/QAW08KmzdF via @liberal_party

Posted on Twitter Justin Trudeau on shootings in Ottawa - Glad to see him speak in solidarity with Muslim comm'ty http://t.co/xt1gvJC5n6 via @liberal_party

Posted on Twitter Kevin Vickers receiving massive standing ovation in House of Commons http://t.co/Syvek4dTG0

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter My heartfelt condolences to family of Cpl Nathan Cirillo STATEMENT by @JustinTrudeau : Shootings in Ottawa http://t.co/g8psuRg1NC

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, in the past, all governments have matched the contributions of charity to assist with natural disasters. Given the unprecedented refugee crisis in Syria and ...

Posted on Twitter #LPC motion requires govt to regularly update on measures being taken to ensure Ebola does not pose threat to health+safety of Canadians.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, that is not the whole story. Under the Conservative government, government-approved refugees, which it controls directly, are down by 22%. The Conservatives do not ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Scarborough—Guildwood. As members have heard before, the Liberal Party is desirous that Canada plays ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we heard today that a government internal report had said that staff cuts have been a big factor behind slow-paced refugee settlement. I would ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to support the bill put forward by my colleague from Guelph. I do not usually use the word brilliant, but in ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague asked a brilliant question just before his speech in which he juxtaposed all of the Conservative free trade deals, which they have ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, spouses are arguably the most important people in the lives of Canadians. In 2006-07, the government allowed more spouses to enter the country than ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Rosh Hashanah Mr. Speaker, yesterday evening was the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of 10 days of reflection and atonement ...

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 ... I would like to ask you a question based on The Globe and Mail article, an editorial saying “don't banish them”, where it quotes the charter ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make ... Mr. Chair, I wasn't aware that votes on clauses were supposed to be preceded by lengthy speeches of one's views, but since the NDP has given ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome again to all of the witnesses. I'd like to pursue the NDP line of questioning a little bit, in a slightly ...

Mentioned by AM900 CHML Liberal MP John McCallum holds roundtable on Temporary Foreign Workers Liberal Immigration Critic John McCallum was in Hamilton today speaking with community stakeholders about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Liberal MP is taking the discussion across the country in order to find out what Canadians think of the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to both witnesses for being with us today. In particular, Mr. Gupta, I appreciate your willingness to share with us ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Welcome to all the witnesses. Thank you very much for your testimony. I agreed with a good chunk of what Mr. Attia ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you very much, and welcome to all the witnesses. In all the committees we have heard, I don't think I've heard one with a broader ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you very much. Thank you to all the witnesses for being here. I certainly agreed with much, not all, but much of what Mr. Fogel ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and on your instructions I'll be very polite to Conservatives. I won't mention them. I'm a bit confused over this intent to ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP's Tyrone Benskin Broke Rules, Ethics Watchdog Finds In the letter to Benskin and to Liberal MP John McCallum, who made the complaint to the commissioner's office, Dawson says Benskin "has contravened his reporting obligations," as set out in the code. MPs are required to disclose any liabilities worth more ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Tyrone Benskin broke rules, ethics watchdog finds In the letter to Benskin and to Liberal MP John McCallum, who made the complaint to the commissioner's office, Dawson says Benskin "has contravened his reporting obligations," as set out in the code. Read: NDP MP Tyrone Benskin 'truly sorry' for not ...

Mentioned by South Asian Link Proposed Quebec Ban On Religious Symbols Is Unacceptable By MP John McCallum. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has slammed the Government of Quebec for proposing new rules which would ban religious headwear worn by doctors, teachers, and others with salaries paid by the public sector. It is astonishing that such a proposal to drastically curtail religious and individual rights could emerge in Canada in 2013. It is also ... John McCallum is Liberal Member of Parliament for Markham-Unionville and the Liberal spokesperson for immigration, multiculturalism and seniors.

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Home News Markham, Stouffville MPs at odds over latest... “I think it's an excuse not to get back to work,” said John McCallum, Liberal MP for Markham-Unionville of the Conservatives' decision to prorogue government until October. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Monday while on an Arctic ...

Mentioned by Cochrane Times Richards brushes off McCallum comments Liberal MP John McCallum says Wild Rose MP Blake Richards is one of 65 backbench MPS the government is monitoring in print, radio and television and he questions how much faith Prime Minister Stephen Harper has in him. The Markham-Unionville MP ...