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Liberal MP for Willowdale (Ontario)

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

A week 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 ...

A month ago

Voted Yes on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted No on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Two months ago

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 ...

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Wonderful evening canvassing for @JeanYip3. Great responses at the doors in #ScarboroughAgincourt.… https://t.co/zKMZ6iTxUO

Posted on Twitter Could not be prouder of our Prime Minister. https://t.co/6do1YlIYe6

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, ...

Posted on Twitter Gotta love this Mayor! https://t.co/KM2bcFfnLi

Three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times With second trip to Tehran, feds inch closer to re-establishing diplomatic ties with Iran Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi (Willowdale, Ont.) said the two countries face “a lengthy list of challenges” and that after the election, relations were “not off to a good start” with the June 2016 arrest of Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, who was ...

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, ...

More than three months ago

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 in the House on Export and Import Permits Act Mr. Speaker, we live in a world where global actors seek global solutions for global crises and where the international community and international law play an ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Myanmar Madam Speaker, I am very grateful to join tonight's emergency debate on the Rohingya. There can be no uncertainty that ethnic cleansing is being perpetrated against ...

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, ...

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, developing Canada's early learning and child care system is one of the most crucial investments a government can make. I am pleased that shortly ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-46 In summary, you're saying it's unnecessary and unconstitutional. With regard to it being unnecessary or to trying to identify if we have a problem or not, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Stranded in St. Maarten, Toronto medical student searches for food, water after Hurricane Irma, family says Prior to this, the Sanandaji family asked their local MP Ali Ehsassi to intervene, out of frustration with Global Affairs Canada. Ehsassi told CBC Toronto he has reached out to several consular officials, who he says will have a better sense of the ...

Posted on Twitter Ecstatic to hear of release of Canadian Pastor Lim by North Korea and his imminent return home after being held captive for over two years.

Mentioned by BetaKit Toronto-based home healthcare platform AlayaCare receives $750000 from FedDev Ontario Toronto-based AlayaCare, which has developed a cloud-based software for healthcare providers, has just received an investment of up to $750,000 from FedDev Ontario, through its Investing in Business Innovation initiative. Ali Ehsassi, member of ...

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