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Liberal MP for Markham—Unionville (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter .@MikeBloomberg, like @justintrudeau pushes Harper to act Keystone solution runs through Canada http://t.co/qoVUbTaGRE via @BV

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to share my time with my colleague from Saint-Laurent—Cartierville. I have the pleasure of speaking to this difficult subject because I ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Amazing a small country like Sweden will accept 350,000 refugees over 4 years. Dinner with Swedish parliamentarians http://t.co/7zCkjRnHIX

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Posted on Twitter Dotting the lion's eyes at YMCA in Markham. Happy Year of the Ram! http://t.co/WzyTOyTYiL

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Year of the Ram in Markham with @frankscarpitti @rezamoridi Consul General and many others http://t.co/KExzPHFpuE

Posted on Twitter Greeting new citizens in Markham. Canada's most diverse community welcomes diverse group of new Canadians http://t.co/Ik2PmsftUi

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Black History Month with our great Whitby candidate @celinachavannes and @JustinTrudeau and many others http://t.co/nldbK2C6XJ

Spoke in the House on Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act Mr. Speaker, it means that members only have to listen to me for half the time. They might approve of that proposition. I am pleased to ...

Spoke in the House on Assaults Against Public Transit Operators Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to say that the Liberal Party will vote in favour of this bill. My colleague from Wascana once introduced a similar ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, last year the presidents of China and the United States personally agreed to 10-year visas for tourists and business travellers from both countries. Meanwhile, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Opposition Motion—Job Creation Mr. Speaker, I am pleased, and even proud, to say that the Liberal Party will vote against this motion. At its heart, it reflects the core ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Injured Pakistani Schoolchildren Mr. Speaker, on December 16, 2014, 132 Pakistani schoolchildren were massacred by the Taliban, and many more were injured. Of course, we all condemn this act ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, with mushrooming processing times for family-class immigrants and too many unwarranted denials of visitor visas, it is hardly surprising that Conservative MPs hear complaints ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary secretary is wrong and the Prime Minister was wrong when he said that the government was not in the business of raising ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America I just want to say that I certainly think Canada can work together with the U.S. militarily without losing sovereignty, because I think in the big ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 7b under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses. In terms of taking the best first out of the pool, I wonder if this would put ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. In your introductory comments, you said: When departments do not fully consider the on-the-ground impact of their activities, they are missing opportunities ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of clauses 376 to 381 of Bill C-43, A second ... Okay. There's some debate about whether the new pension will be better or worse than the old one. I can't imagine it would be anything other ...

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 ...

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 ...