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Last in Parliament September 2008, as Liberal MP for Scarborough Southwest (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2006, with 48% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Petitions March 23rd, 1995

Madam Speaker, I have a petition with a number of signatures from the southern Ontario area.

The petitioners pray that Parliament not amend the Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in any way which would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of homosexuality, including amending the Human Rights Act to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions March 23rd, 1995

Madam Speaker, the second petition is signed by constituents in Scarborough West.

It prays that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously, and that Parliament make no changes in the law which would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

Petitions March 23rd, 1995

Madam Speaker, I have three petitions this morning. The first petition is signed by about 70 residents of the western portion of Toronto.

It prays that Parliament act immediately to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

Breast Cancer March 21st, 1995

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health and concerns breast cancer. Credible scientific evidence and numerous studies show a possible link between abortion of a first pregnancy and breast cancer.

Could the minister ensure Canadians that the possible link will be thoroughly investigated? Will the minister tell the House what steps she is taking to ensure the potential risk factor is explained to all Canadian women?

Petitions March 1st, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition from constituents of mine praying that Parliament not amend the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in any way that would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of

homosexuality, including amending the Canadian Human Rights Act to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

I support all three petitions.

Petitions March 1st, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the next petition is signed by constituents of mine in Scarborough West and environs.

It prays that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously and that Parliament make no changes in the law that would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

Petitions March 1st, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions this afternoon. The first one prays that Parliament act immediately to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

It is signed by approximately 150 people in the Toronto area.

Petitions February 22nd, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the final petition is also from in and around my riding in Scarborough, praying that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously and that Parliament make no changes in the law that would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

It goes without saying I agree with all three petitions.

Petitions February 22nd, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the second petition prays and requests that Parliament not amend the Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in any way that would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of homosexuality, including amending the Human Rights Act to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

This is signed by quite a number of people from in and around my riding in Scarborough.

Petitions February 22nd, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions. The first is from the Toronto area and calls on Parliament to amend the Criminal Code of Canada and the Young Offenders Act to provide for heavier penalties for those convicted of violent crime, specifically young offenders.

I am glad to note that our government is doing something about that.