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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 Congrats to @sukhdhaliwal on his epic nomination win for #TeamTrudeau , but also to Randeep Sarai for a great effort - 22,000 new members!

Posted on Twitter Won't be lonely for long as only Lib MP in 905 - with 5 other great Lib 905 candidates - and there are many more! http://t.co/YwAFfuuWCE

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Great questions from students - better than QP! "@CIVIX_Canada: @JohnMcCallumMP is meeting with Markville Secondary students.

Posted on Twitter With Consul General of Pakistan after signing book of condolence for 140 murdered children and teachers http://t.co/kzDHiDHpIK

This week

Posted on Twitter @calxandr Why not announce new investor prog BEFORE you dropped old one,so old applicants could transfer to new program? U just dumped them!

Posted on Twitter Spoke to Pakistani Consul General on terrible massacre. He asked Canadians for our prayers and solidarity. I expressed agreement.

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, today the United Nations asked countries to commit to taking 100,000 more refugees from Syria, not Iraq, and Canada's commitment was zero. Nothing at ...

Two weeks 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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, we can clearly see how much this matters to the government. The veterans affairs minister has not answered a single question, not one, all ...

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 in the House on Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act Mr. Speaker, this has been a remarkable show of co-operation, which is relatively rare in the House. I understand that all parties are in total agreement ...

A month 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...