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Liberal MP for Markham—Unionville (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Herb Gray served Canada and Windsor with great honour. He was the very model of a successful parliamentarian to which we can all aspire. RIP

This week

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Bengali New Year in Toronto. Shubho Nobo Borsho! http://t.co/0maNdqLjEU

Posted on Twitter Wishing a long and successful playoff series for the @Raptors - the whole country's cheering you on!

Posted on Twitter #HappyEaster and #HappyEasterWeekend to all!

Posted on Twitter Brings inequality to life (or death): "rich" US men live 4 years longer than "poor" US men - gap for women a bit bigger at 5 years - Canada?

Posted on Twitter @calxandr For those interested in Syrian refugees, I'll be on CBC Radio, As it Happens, tonight, probably between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Vaisakhi Mr. Speaker, next week, Sikh, Hindu, and Buddhist Canadians across our country will celebrate Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi has different meanings for the different faiths that celebrate the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Okay, thank you. My vote, then, is fifteen of our witnesses oppose it , two are in favour, and one is agnostic, so that's where our ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Okay. That's all I need. I only have a very short time. I've asked 15 witnesses now to say just yes or no on that. Out ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, for once I congratulate the minister for his acceptance of clear non-Orwellian Liberal logic. Well done. However, he is not off the hook on ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak to this bill. Clearly, as you know, the Liberals will vote against it. I will start with the ...

Spoke in the House on 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide Mr. Speaker, I would like to seek unanimous consent from the House for the following motion, that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, Progressive Conservative John Diefenbaker would be absolutely ashamed of the disgusting performance on refugees by a successor government. Absolutely ashamed. Last week, the minister ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Welcome, all of you. On this question of language test requirements for spouses, I made the point in the House on Wednesday that this was Orwellian ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, Statistics Canada keeps telling us that all their facts are wrong. The finance department's own research shows that the best way to grow the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the government is considering imposing language tests on spouses coming to Canada. At committee yesterday, six out of six witnesses opposed this move, saying ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Then she can go some other time, because I don't have much time. Thank you very much to all of you for being here and for ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to removal orders, by country and for each calendar year from 2006-2013: (a) for each deportation order issued, what is (i) the departure order, ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System and Supplementary Estimates ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, Minister and officials. I'd like to focus on the citizenship program, beginning with your chart, which shows a mushrooming of processing ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System I have the numbers, which maybe are not the latest, but they're up to March 2013, which is quite recent, showing major increases for families, also ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Thank you. Like many, I have many spousal applicants in my riding office and sometimes I'm not quite sure if they're honest. Many times I know ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Temporary Resident Visas for Visitors Well, thank you. I've always thought that a big country like the U.S. has obvious advantages over Canada in terms of size and power. One way ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Canmore Leader Wild Rose MP Richards says Liberal critic all bluster 0 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 ...