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Liberal MP for Markham—Unionville (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter Good discussion on Filipino radio with Lib candidate Darshan Kang in Calgary on immigration and live in caregivers. http://t.co/BfwJAaxMeD

Posted on Twitter Good turnout at Liberal immigration forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary. http://t.co/gqZd1rBZWY

This week

Posted on Twitter With @MajidJowhari and Mohajer family at their Montessori school. They're doing great work for the community! http://t.co/3MUSNfZEQh

Posted on Twitter Chinese Consul General singing for crowd at his reception to celebrate 65th anniversary of founding of modern China. http://t.co/pprlujERdF

Posted on Twitter @HedyFry @waitinginsyria Same question asked by @Kevin_Lamoureux yesterday. Non-answer about how great their record is on other things

Posted on Twitter Today marks 3rd occasion @pmharper has celebrated free trade agreement w/ European Union – yet no agreement is actually in place. #CdnPoli

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, I want to ask the immigration minister a serious question about the world's worst refugee crisis, which is Syria. Three months ago, I presented ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition that calls upon the government to rescind the government cuts in the interim federal health program ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, in a move that is symptomatic of the Conservatives' callous disregard of family reunification, they have cut off the entry of spouses into Canada ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, even economist Jack Mintz and small business champion Dan Kelly have criticized the Conservatives' employment insurance plan. They say that it is bad for ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the government’s immigration commitments in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and Typhoon Haiyan, for each event: (a) on what date did ...

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 ...