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Liberal MP for Spadina—Fort York (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 55% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter @sherirbenson & I know better is always possible. But studying it for another year would be a setback. We must act and we are/r

Posted on Twitter Don't get me wrong I respect & understand the good work & experience of @sherirbenson & appreciate how frustrating being in opposition is/q

Posted on Twitter @sherirbenson M147 is the NDP trying to slow down progress and then claim they alone care. It's symbolism not action. We don't support it/p

Posted on Twitter @sherirbenson Another reason we don't need a "special" committee to do it. Our Govt is acting is funding and is pushing ahead on housing/o

Posted on Twitter @sherirbenson An existing Committee of Parliament will deal with Homelessness as part of this bill in the context of a full housing bill /n

Posted on Twitter @sherirbenson and @jennykwanbc both participated. They also know there is a pending bill to enact the National Housing Strategy /m

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Homelessness Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Motion No. 147, a motion sponsored by the member for Saskatoon West that would appoint a special parliamentary ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I wish the member had been present in the last term of Parliament when the Conservative Party fired Julian Fantino for running away from ...

This week

Voted No on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, on the issue of the GIS, let me be very clear. We made it automatic enrolment a month ago. That has been done and ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, first, I would like to correct the record. There is no obligation under the legislation or the program that requires people to get signed ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, this is more of a comment than a question. I heard the member opposite reference her time at the Toronto port authority and having ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act Madam Speaker, I heard the phrase “an abdication of executive responsibility” used frequently in the previous speech. The abdication of executive responsibility was the complete absence ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CTV News Feds agree to open Moss Park Armoury today to serve as 24/7 winter respite site The federal government will open the Moss Park Armoury to serve as a 24/7 winter respite site for the homeless in the next several hours, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan said. Vaughan said the city would announce soon when the facility would open, but it would ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Moss Park Armoury to open as winter respite centre: federal government Adam Vaughan, the MP for Spadina–Fort York, originally announced the armoury would open Friday evening, but the city is now warning that it could take until the end of the weekend to open its doors to the public. Government officials are conducting ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Deal reached to open Moss Park Armoury to Toronto's homeless Weeks after homeless activists demanded it, Moss Park Armoury will open as a temporary respite centre for Toronto's most vulnerable citizens. Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan told reporters at city hall Friday that Ottawa is giving the City of Toronto ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Toronto Star Moss Park armoury poised to be opened as an emergency homeless centre Liberal MP Adam Vaughan expects agreement by the end of Thursday on Toronto using the Moss Park armoury as an emergency homeless centre, but says round-the-clock access might be an issue. “The city wanted an answer by 6 p.m. (Thursday) and there should ...

Mentioned by CTV News Toronto submits request to feds to use Moss Park Armoury as shelter space A decision on whether to use the Moss Park Armoury as a seventh winter respite site amid extreme cold temperatures in the city is expected to be made on Thursday, Spadina-Fort York Member of Parliament Adam Vaughan told CP24. The decision is expected ...

Mentioned by CTV News Toronto submits request to feds to use Moss Park Armoury as shelter space A decision on whether to use the Moss Park Armoury as a seventh winter respite site amid extreme cold temperatures in the city is expected to be made on Thursday, Spadina-Fort York Member of Parliament Adam Vaughan told CP24. The decision is expected ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, I thank my NDP colleague for her remarks. Since taking office in 2015, our government has faced two overarching challenges. First, we have been ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today with the intention of speaking about Bill C-24, which would formalize in statute the one-tier ministry of this government. We are ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Experiential Learning and Pathways to Employment for Canadian Youth Accessibility to the parliamentary process is one of the most fundamental rights of a citizen of this country, and there is no group that is more ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on 2017 Centennial Flame Research Award and Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life ... I too would like to get back to Mr. Shiner for a couple of quick questions, and the others could comment. Many of the areas you ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors Thank you, and thank you for the work you do. It's incredibly important. Marika, I have a couple of questions. In terms of how we proceed ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Canada’s Preferential Status under the United States Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) I'd like to move and table the motion of colleague Alaina Lockhart, the MP for Fundy Royal, that the committee recommend to the House the following: ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on The medias and local communities Thank you very much. I read through the brief and listened to your presentation. I guess I'm struck by a couple of contradictions, which appear in ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on OMNI programming changes You've made a number of comments about the business model, which we appreciate is changing, and certainly those of us who have worked in the industry ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 3, Tax-Based Expenditures, of the Spring 2015 Report of the Auditor ... This particular credit was brought in in 2009 when the housing market across North America was in extraordinary turmoil, with the mortgage crisis that hit the ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Mental Health in Canada I have one final question. You also talk about populations that the federal government has a direct responsibility for, and you didn't list immigrants. I know ...