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  • His favourite word is citizenship.

Liberal MP for Willowdale (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 53% of the vote.

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, as a member of the standing committee that assisted in drafting Bill C-6, I am honoured to rise today to celebrate the recent changes ...

A week ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thank you. In preparing for your appearance here, I had a chance to check out your website, and I noticed that you do a lot of ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I would advise the House that I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam. It brings me great joy ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Terrorist Attack in Tehran Mr. Speaker, everyone in this House was shocked and saddened to hear of the brutal terrorist attack in Tehran yesterday. The 12 dead and dozens injured ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) I'd like to ask Ms. Bourne-Tyson and Ms. Haigh a question, but first of all, I'd like to thank everyone for appearing before us. It's been ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Democratic Institutions introduced legislation to make political fundraising more open and transparent. All members in the House fully appreciate that ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com uReport: Long-awaited play structure opens at Yorkview Public School ... TDSB Trustee Alexander Brown, the Raptor, Yorkview principal Artemis Manoukas, former Yorkview acting principal Catherine Huycke, Yorkview vice-principal Ann Marie Romanovich, Superintendent Louie Papathanasakis, and Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi ...

Posted on Twitter @MDPrimeau thank you Matthew, the pleasure was entirely mine. Great advocacy in action.

Posted on Twitter Riveting discussion at Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative event in Ottawa with Minister Sajjan in attendance. https://t.co/znvHwaRDnh

A month ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thank you ever so much, gentlemen, for your testimony. It was very helpful. I'll start off with Mr. Watson. I had the pleasure of listening to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will start with Mr. Parsi. It's great to hear from you. I have had many opportunities to talk to you, of ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Thank you, Mr. Chair. On this question, there has been very fascinating testimony from all of our witnesses. Thank you. It's been very helpful. My question ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Since we are asking the CRTC questions now, I was wondering if you could perhaps comment on the Blackstone decision. You were commenting earlier to the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote ... Thank you. I'd like to join my colleagues in thanking you for your leadership over the course of the past seven years. It was very interesting; ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote ... Absolutely. Thank you for that. Lastly, you alluded to OECD comparative studies of how each jurisdiction is doing. You did note that generally speaking we do ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals push back against eliminating deferred-tax provision, but say Morneau open to change “I'm very much concerned,” Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi (Willowdale, Ont.), who practised law before getting elected in the 2015 election, said in an interview with The Hill Times. “I think that there might be some room for the Ministry of Finance to examine ...

Posted on Twitter Canada is suddenly the fastest growing economy in the G-7 https://t.co/JHv5V6XsdE via @business

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter @FBSisnothere hi what would your telephone number be? thanks - Ali Ehsassi

Spoke in the House on Nowruz Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to mark Nowruz, celebrated by 300 million people with cultural roots in western and central ...

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to once again rise in the House to discuss Bill C-22, an act to establish the national security and intelligence ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today and present a petition spearheaded by RESULTS Canada and signed by dozens of Canadians from ...

Spoke in the House on Children's Breakfast Club Mr. Speaker, last week, over 150 students, teachers, and staff descended upon Ottawa to take part in the Children's Breakfast Club's annual visit to Parliament Hill ...

Posted on Twitter @Duboges I already have. Please heck the parliamentary record. Thank you for your concern.

Posted on Twitter Great discussion about #LGBTQ2 issues with @R_Boissonnault & @LevittMichael in #NorthYork. https://t.co/s9VYmsJNkG

Mentioned by Daily Xtra Parliament may probe why Canada is turning away LGBT Iranians Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi says both Arsham Parsi, founder of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees and Saghi Ghahraman, co-founder of the Iranian Queer Organization, approached him in spring 2016 about a slowdown in applications. When Ehsassi told ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberal MPs defend invitation list for Stéphane Dion roundtable on Iran About 60 Iranian Canadians were invited by Liberal MPs Ali Ehsassi and Majid Jowhari, who were also present at the roundtable Friday at Toronto's Westin Prince hotel. In September, Jowhari sponsored a petition ... Zarrin Mohyeddin, who immigrated to ...

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Vaughan Muslim organizations offer Syrian refugees free dental screening, job workshops Mohamed Bawadkji (right, seated), Salaheddin Bawadkji (right, standing), Majda Boushi (seated), other workshop participants and Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi (third from left) watch a demonstration on how to properly brush teeth. Aug. 7, 2016 - Ali Raza.

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Vaughan Muslim organizations offer Syrian refugees free dental screening, job workshops Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi and King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte both paid a visit to JCC to give thanks for the organizations' work in helping Syrian refugees. “This tells me exactly what Canada is all about,” Schulte said. “Bringing the resources we have to ...