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Liberal MP for Scarborough—Guildwood (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 36.20% of the vote.

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter What price transparency? $800 check to the Conservative Party. No donation, no update, no questions http://t.co/ONqg9PUNJk #cdnpoli #hw

Posted on Twitter Conservative taxpayers with an extra $800 get to hear how Bay Street Joe will spend our money 1st http://t.co/HBmBIJXRtI #cdnpoli #hw

Posted on Twitter Give the CPC $800 and you get the privilege of hearing the Fiscal Update. Opposition MPs need not apply. http://t.co/HBmBIJXRtI #cdnpoli

This week

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the United States is going to meet its 2020 Copenhagen targets. The Government of Canada, however, is not going to meet its 2020 Copenhagen ...

Posted on Twitter Catch me on Power&Politics at 6:20 with @evansolomoncbc cc:@PnPCBC We are discussing climate change agreements (or lack thereof) #cdnpoli

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks so much to all who participated in our C-585 round table today. It was great to hear from you, #Scarborough http://t.co/7bomgpSoTj

Posted on Twitter Attending today's Roundtable? Head over to the Science Wing, and Room 128 in the basement http://t.co/EsLgJjXvHM

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census) Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his efforts in putting together the bill. It is quite commendable. I recollect that a few ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, according to DND's annual report, the department missed 60 of its performance targets. That is six, zero. Half of all government procurements are hopelessly ...

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, ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Subject matter of Clauses 102 to 142 (Industrial Design Act), 174 to ... Chair, you'll be interested in knowing that due to the efforts of the Ontario government, Toronto has not had a smog day in two years, largely ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park and Order ... I support the amendment because it does give some parameters for agricultural activity. Currently, as clause 19 reads, it does not prevent the carrying out of ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government communications since May 30, 2014: (a) for each press release containing the phrase “Harper government” issued by any government department, agency, office, ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, yesterday at a press conference with President Hollande, the Prime Minister added as a point of information that Canada had reduced its emissions from ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I would like the minister to respond to the member's invitation, but I am not holding my breath for that to happen. It appears ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Prior to this bill being tabled, there was a discussion chaired by the Honourable Peter Kent, then the Minister of Environment. The discussion paper went to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I too thought the member made a thoughtful speech. Usually, when a government is looking at a surplus, there is an allocation among debt, ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Thank you to each one of you for your contribution here. I want to tone down the false food fight a bit and see whether we ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America You saved the best for last, didn't you? It's been an interesting discussion, and I thank you both. I want to ask you a question about ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park You seem to be comfortable. They don't seem to be quite so comfortable. But we'll put that aside for the time being. I want to address ...

A month ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Parliament should not be turned into 'armed fortress', says Liberal MP McKay Liberal MP John McKay, left, chats with Rev. Stephen Kirkegaard and Jane Sigen during the Scarborough-Guildwood community barbecue he held last month. McKay was evacuated from the House of Commons after gunshots were fired in Wednesday's fatal ...

Mentioned by BBC News Canada parliament shooting: MP heard 'pop, pop, pop' ... and was then chased by police into the building. Video footage taken inside parliament showed police ducking for cover, as a long burst of gunfire rang out. John McKay, an MP who was evacuated from the building, told reporters what happened.

Mentioned by Washington Post Parliament MP describes Canada shooting A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said. John McKay, a member of parliament, describes what he heard. () ...

Mentioned by Washington Post Parliament MP describes Canada shooting A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said. John McKay, a member of parliament, describes what he heard. () ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Liberal MP John McKay reflects on a sobering morning on Parliament Hill Liberal MP John McKay was not locked down with the rest of the Liberal caucus, and many MPs from all parties gathering for their regular Wednesday caucus meetings, when the alleged shooter entered the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberal MP reflects on terrifying moments on Parliament Hill Liberal MP John McKay choked back emotion Wednesday morning, after witnessing first-hand as Parliament's routine was shattered by a gunman who stormed the Centre Block building before being shot dead by the House Commons sergeant-at-arms.

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials The reason I ask is that the Ontario government has been on a campaign—rightly so, in my judgment—about distracted driving, so I bought some earbuds. These ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Fall ... Thank you, Chair. I wanted to go to chapter 2, recommendation 2.50, with respect to the Canada-Alberta implementation plan, where it says, “...with due consideration for ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-474 An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments