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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 #CPC’s income splitting proposal mainly benefits wealthy & really hits provincial budgets. #LPC #cdnpoli ·

Posted on Twitter Ignorance is cheap – but parliamentary knowledge costs /via @globeandmail http://t.co/Y018kvVO4t

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter This is cost of democracy - and grossly inflated Answering a written question from an MP cost the government $117,188 http://t.co/kI1bdnWruf

This week

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 ...

Posted on Twitter At Polish festival in PHP with Lib contenders and volunteers http://t.co/CunvXTCtvW

Posted on Twitter At Polish festival in PHP with http://t.co/N5W9tKKids

Posted on Twitter Amazingly good that 3 Lib contenders in PHP so friendly with each other (Mary Leckie there earlier but had to leave) http://t.co/gJQONf0eht

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, from the employment minister claiming that Irish workers are more culturally compatible with Canada to the immigration minister who slurs newcomers by saying that ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member on his speech, but given the somewhat self-satisfied tone, one would think the Conservatives had created heaven on earth in ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, what is: (a) the number of all positions authorized through Labour Market Opinions, broken down by (i) region, ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Mr. Speaker, yesterday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day on which we bring attention to this very serious problem that often goes ignored. Elder ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the temporary foreign worker program seems to be run by three unwise ministers. They will not hear complaints about Canadians losing their jobs. They ...

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 in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, while perhaps not the most heinous action by the Conservatives, the cancellation of the long-form census was arguably the stupidest, depriving Canadians of a ...

More than three months ago

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 ...