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Liberal MP for Willowdale (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #657 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted No on Vote #656 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted Yes on Vote #655 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted Yes on Vote #654 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

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 Diplomatic events: Vaisakhi on the Hill; GG, Gen. Vance celebrate Top 20 Women in Defence 'My first reaction was, 'Oh my god, my mom'': Toronto van attack hits home for local MPs. News|By Jolson Lim. While the Peace Tower flag flies at half-mast in Ottawa, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi is back in his north Toronto riding of Willowdale to be with ...

Mentioned by Hill Times 'My first reaction was, 'Oh my god, my mom'': Toronto van attack hits home for local MPs York Centre MP Michael Levitt called his mom, Edna, whom he believed to be close to the site of the rampage. Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi, who lives nearby, rushed home to be with constituents. Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi, with Ontario Premier Kathleen ...

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 ...

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #653 Opposition Motion (Illegal Border Crossings)

Posted on Twitter After such a horrific tragedy, a showing of support with the 32 Divison CPLC's crowdfunding campaign to assist vict… https://t.co/AZ1NW14xKP

Posted on Twitter Incredibly impressed by Const. Ken Lam. His courage & calm in the face of danger is truly remarkable. #Toronto has… https://t.co/FMiF3b10zY

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Emergency services currently on scene, and asking people to avoid the area. Keeping everyone in my thoughts as we w… https://t.co/STgPeakiJ0

Posted on Twitter Thanks to @DavidZimmerMPP and some very dedicated #Willowdale residents for joining me yesterday for an… https://t.co/UeGgcTzhl8

A week ago

Posted on Twitter It was my honour to speak at last night's program on the importance of education in genocide prevention, hosted by… https://t.co/FxJFXEzkIv

Posted on Twitter What an amazing show of generosity! https://t.co/RHiT5QzPZC

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Net Neutrality Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today in support of Motion No. 168, which seeks to strengthen net neutrality and protect an ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games Mr. Speaker, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, mark our largest ever delegation sent to the Winter Games, with 230 proud Canadian athletes ready ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Counselling and Other Mental Health Supports for Jurors Thank you to everyone for providing us with very helpful information. Mr. Dore, you were explaining to us the uptake of services by former jurors in ...

Spoke in the House on Science Mr. Speaker, genomics and precision research have the potential to create new breakthroughs that will reshape medical care and lead to improvements in the lives of ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times Iranian-Canadian Liberal MP expresses concern about Iranian ... 'It's important going forward, that all governments are in solidarity with the Iranians, that we judge the Iranian government not by their words but by their actions,' says Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi. Protests against the Iranian government in Kermanshah ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, this past weekend, the international community marked two solemn events: the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Counselling and Other Mental Health Supports for Jurors Thank you, Mr. Chair. I, in turn, want to thank everyone. It was incredibly educational and very helpful to me personally. Thank you very much. The ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, before I begin, I would like to inform the House that I will be splitting my time with the member for Oakville North—Burlington. It ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Yemeni Civil War questions global commitment to human rights The ongoing conflict in the impoverished Arab state has 'exposed the inability, or unwillingness, of some countries to put aside political differences in pursuit of safeguarding human rights,' writes Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi and Independent Senator ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Counselling and Other Mental Health Supports for Jurors Thank you, Mr. Chair. I in turn would like to thank all of you. You've been incredibly helpful. Given that it is getting pretty late, I'll ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of ... I, in turn, would like to join my colleagues in thanking you for coming before this committee. It has certainly been very helpful listening to all ...

Spoke in the House on Iran-Iraq Earthquake Mr. Speaker, last week, the global community was saddened to hear of the deadly earthquake in the Iran-Iraq border region. With over 500 dead, thousands injured, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you. I'd like to welcome back Professor Akhavan. First of all, congratulations for being the keynote speaker at the Massey Lectures. I was looking at ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-51 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll ask Mr. Oliver a few questions. Thank you ever so much for appearing before this committee, Mr. Oliver. As you know, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-51 Absolutely. Thank you for that. My second question is for the witnesses from the Centre for Free Expression. Again, thank you very much for your testimony. ...

Spoke in the House on Warren Allmand Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today in recognition of a truly remarkable Canadian, the late Warren Allmand. Mr. Allmand, as we all know, ...

Spoke in the House on Parliament Hill Events Mr. Speaker, as the member of Parliament for one of Canada's most diverse ridings, I deeply appreciate the immense contributions that generations of Asian Canadians have ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-46 Let me start off my questioning with Mr. Stewart. First of all, I'd like to congratulate you for all the great work that your organization does, ...