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  • His favourite word is benefits.

Liberal MP for York South—Weston (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Didn't vote on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Didn't vote on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Didn't vote on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Didn't vote on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Posted on Twitter Proud to don a Vyshyvanka to celebrate Ukrainian culture and demonstrate solidarity with the people of Ukraine. https://t.co/xOYJRId4WU

Posted on Twitter Fier de faire une Vyshyvanka pour célébrer la culture ukrainienne et faire preuve de solidarité avec le peuple ukra… https://t.co/lfZEWuCOfd

Posted on Twitter On #IDAHOT we celebrate love, hope and the freedom to be ourselves. Let’s continue to fight against hatred and bigo… https://t.co/xdeLHeEDZe

Posted on Twitter J'ai parlé aux élèves de @CJPAC de l'importance de l'engagement politique. Merci de me recevoir. https://t.co/6xEPtvIatu

Posted on Twitter On #IDAHOT we celebrate love, hope and the freedom to be ourselves. Let’s continue to find against hatred and bigot… https://t.co/fM2Yy2cuJV

Posted on Twitter #IDAHOT Célébrons l'amour, l'espoir et la liberté d'être ns-mêmes. Continuons à lutter contre la haine et l’intolér… https://t.co/b7TC6iv9H2

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I am happy to inform the member opposite that we have been lauded globally as having a really good model of a refugee system ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I have quoted from the agreement numerous times, but I will now quote the head of the UNHCR in Canada, who said, “I really ...

A month ago

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Name-blind hiring process rolled out to reduce bias against job seekers ... research in Canada, the UK, Australia and the U.S. that showed there is a subliminal bias in people reading too much into names,” said Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who first delivered the idea to Parliament last year as a rookie MP from Toronto.

Mentioned by Toronto Star Ottawa pilots 'name-blind' recruitment to reduce 'unconscious bias' in hiring ... Minister Ahmed Hussen, who first delivered the idea to Parliament last year as a rookie MP from Toronto. “Name-blind recruitment could help ensure the public service reflects the people it serves by helping to reduce unconscious bias in the hiring ...

Mentioned by Canoe Afghan interpreter fears assassination for serving Cdn troops, wants to move to Canada That's how federal Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole describes the “terrible” response from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to an Afghan interpreter's fear of assassination for serving Canada's troops. Karim Amiry, 28, now living in ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, we value all of the ways in which newcomers enrich our society. We are committed to making sure, with Bill C-6, that we further ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for Brampton South for being a strong voice for newcomers. As part of budget 2017, our government ...

Mentioned by National Observer Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks with refugee youth in Vancouver Despite the challenges faced by refugees and new immigrants, which include language barriers and family separation, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen feels optimistic that young newcomers will find a way to become thriving members of Canadian ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Immigration minister meets with youth group, plays soccer Canada's immigration minister laced up his sneakers and worked up a sweat playing indoor soccer with a group of immigrant and refugee teens on Friday in Vancouver, following a meeting with the youth group. Minister Ahmed Hussen sat down with the ...

Mentioned by The Sackville Tribune Post Atlantic immigration pilot project underway The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project is underway in New Brunswick. From left: Charlottetown MP Sean Casey; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier; federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen; ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Updated Mandate Letter of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Good afternoon, members of the committee. I'm very pleased today to appear before the standing committee for the first time. It's a ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, it is very rich for that member, that government, and that previous party to bring up the Mexico visa lift. They considerably damaged our ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, while I will not speak to a specific case, our expectation on both sides of the border is that travellers will be treated with ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the international community has consistently praised Canada for its compassionate, responsible, and generous refugee program. We will take no lessons from the previous government ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, I am very much committed to the Official Languages Act, and my department is working very closely to make sure that the availability and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Access to the Justice System My final question has to do with the low threshold for someone to get coverage. In Ontario, for example, a single person must make less than ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-201 Thank you, Chair. Thank you, panel, for coming in and giving us your very useful testimony. My question is related to the accuracy and effectiveness of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-201 Thank you, Chair. Thank you, gentlemen, for coming in to speak to this committee about Bill S-201. My first question goes to Mr. Boudreau and Mr. ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-227 Thank you, Madam Chair, and members of the committee. It's quite an honour to be here in front of you to present my private member's bill, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-16 Thank you, Minister. I was encouraged by something you said earlier. You said part of your motivation was to combat hate and discrimination wherever they are ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on New Process for the Nomination of Supreme Court Justices Thank you. I'm encouraged by what Minister Wilson-Raybould said, that the process is open to further refinements down the road. That's encouraging because we can always ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-247 Thank you, Mr. Sikand, for coming before the committee this morning. My question has to do with the possible other uses of the device. Would you ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-227 An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)