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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 Welcoming Pakistani trade mission with Cda Pakistan Business Council, but sad that half delegates were refused visas http://t.co/ThzwiMdnKD

Posted on Twitter Time to repopulate Canada’s arrival cities http://t.co/pwAWFAUDYO

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter With Brampton Centre Liberal candidate Ramesh Sangha at his Xmas party,plus a bevy of other candidates #lpc #cdnpoIi http://t.co/XK4VQ2qAhy

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, Kevin Page, a former senior Department of Finance official, said that he “disagree[s] vehemently with the Minister of Finance statement that Finance does not ...

Posted on Twitter #CPC chose not to spend $1.1 billion in budgeted funds for veterans since 2006, while wasting $743 million in taxpayer money on advertising$

This week

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, immigration officials have confirmed that within the government's existing plans there is space for more than 10,000 additional government-assisted refugees over the next three ...

Posted on Twitter Great work, Bang-Gu Look forward to working together +"@LPC_O: Congrats to Bang-Gu Jiang in Markham-Unionville! #LPC http://t.co/aBLjOu1gvQ"

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter Good meeting on Sri Lankan issues with MP M.A. Sumanthiran and @ArnoldChanMP. Report on war crimes due March 2015 http://t.co/QmufqHEuzm

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, a direct quote from today's media report on Syrian refugees is as follows, “Only 219 had actually been resettled from overseas, of which 93 ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the government’s processing of immigration applications: what is the total average cost to government and time required to complete a single application for ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government funding, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the courts ordered the government to restore health services for all asylum seekers. The minister just said he is limiting full coverage to children ...

Spoke in the House on Komagata Maru Mr. Speaker, in May, 1914, the Komagata Maru, a former coal ship, anchored outside Vancouver with British subjects of Indian heritage on board, including 12 Hindus, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, when I heard that courts had rejected the government's request to delay restoration of a fair refugee health policy, my reaction was to thank ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca The QP Clip: John McCallum dismisses Chris Alexander For weeks, Liberals have opened their turns during Question Period on temporary foreign workers. MP John McCallum, the longtime representative of Markham-Unionville, is the party's lead critic of the Tories' handling of programs intended to hire temporary ...

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 ...