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  • His favourite word is animal.

Liberal MP for Willowdale (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 49% of the vote.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @JohnFilionTO @DrJoshuaTepper Many thanks for this John.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Physical distancing has halved rate of spread of COVID-19 in B.C., official modelling suggests | CBC News https://t.co/3Ho9aUjG96

Posted on Twitter Just received an Emergency Alert https://t.co/94INswpWU5

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter BBC News - Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start 'caremongering' trend https://t.co/87pVbDEWcJ

Posted on Twitter When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? https://t.co/t7htLy8Xnh

Posted on Twitter Rapid response COVID-19 science conducted by father and daughter virologists | National Newswatch: https://t.co/uxiy3EPbqk

A month ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Fraud Calls in Canada Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you, Mr. Gamble. Thank you, Mr. Lawford. There was a lot of information and it was incredibly helpful. Mr. Lawford, you ...

Spoke in the House on Seniors Madam Speaker, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to the comments made by my hon. colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith regarding the acquisition of Retirement ...

Spoke in the House on Privacy Madam Speaker, Canadians are understandably anxious about how their data is being used in an increasingly digital world. Allow me to assure my colleague that the ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2019-20 It's quite obvious that you have been keeping a very busy pace. You have been travelling around. You've been to St. John's, Saskatoon, Sarnia. Given, in ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Subject matter study of clauses 22 to 38 and 108 to122 of ... Thank you, Madam Chair. My first question is for you, Mr. Herman. First of all, thank you very much for appearing before our committee. You come ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Committee Business I suppose the challenge before this committee is to make sure that there's overlap and coherence amongst all the various issues that the committee members want ...

Spoke in the House on Telecommunications Madam Speaker, I can assure my hon. colleague that our government is focused on ensuring that our laws keep pace with Canada's rapidly evolving telecommunications landscape ...

Spoke in the House on Telecommunications Industry Madam Speaker, I am happy to respond to the comments from the hon. member for Calgary Nose Hill regarding the affordability of telecommunication services for Canadians. ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, allow me to emphasize that our government is squarely focused on ensuring that Canadians have access to good, well-paying jobs. Manufacturing has traditionally been ...

Spoke in the House on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Mr. Speaker, on this first day of Parliament, I rise to recognize the tragic event that occurred on January 8: the downing of Ukraine Airlines flight ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-China Legislative ...

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Minister Lametti and Madam Campbell for once again making yourselves available and explaining the intricate process involved in selecting Supreme Court ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate and Bill C-266 I certainly support the motion, but I have to say this is really disturbing. The member who has introduced this motion, out of respect for all ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status and Online Hate Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ms. Shepherd, on March 22 you were published in Maclean's. A quote is attributed to you. I suspect you had said, “Appearing ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate You say that you are attempting to have healthy conversations and that you're attempting to do so in a transparent fashion, but you say in one ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, gun violence in Canada is on the rise. While crime rates in general have dropped during the past several decades, gun violence has increased. ...

Mentioned by NOW Magazine Annual Willowdale Family BBQ Hosted by Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, this fun-filled family event includes food, entertainment and activities. Noon-2 pm. Free. Info. Location Hendon Park 50 Hendon, Toronto, Ontario M2M 1A2 View Map. Tags All Ages, Free, ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Conservatives and New Democrats claim there's 'not a riding in Ontario that's beyond' their reach federally in 2019 Conservative MP Peter Kent, and NDP strategist Brad Lavigne say that they will target the ridings in the 2019 federal election that the PCs and NDP stole from the Liberals provincially in the June 7 election. But, Liberal MPa Ali Ehsassi and Jean Yip ...

Mentioned by NOW Magazine Beyond Crisis Join Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi for a screening of the climate change documentary followed by Q&A with the film's producer/director Kai Reimer-Watts. 6:30 pm. Free. www.beyondcrisisfilm.com/screenings.html ...

Mentioned by Hill Times New speechwriter in the PMO, Minister Hajdu has a new press secretary ... speechwriter, Astrid Krizus. Until recently, Ms. Krizus was working as a legislative assistant to Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, who represents Willowdale, Ont., on the Hill. Her twin sister, Meghan Krizus, continues to work as a constituency assistant to ...

Mentioned by National Post Full Comment: We are shaken and grieving, but I know we are not broken By Ali Ehsassi, MP. Yonge Street, the heartbeat of Toronto, stopped this week as violence tore through North York. As the member of Parliament for Willowdale, I was overcome by shock that this could happen in my riding. As a member of the community, I ...

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs defend taking trips paid by lobbyists, foreign governments, but some say the practice needs review The House hasn't reviewed the rules governing sponsored travel “in some time,” said Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi. Whether there should be a limit on the value of travel accepted and whether lobbyists should be allowed to pay for MP trips are “appropriate ...