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  • His favourite word is citizenship.

Liberal MP for Parkdale—High Park (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 42% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter @janephilpott .@janephilpott Thank you!

Posted on Twitter Wishing my colleague Minister @janephilpott a very happy birthday!!

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #400 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Posted on Twitter I've worked with housing advocates in #ParkHP & my TO caucus colleagues to push for more action on affordable housi… https://t.co/tfahahTy4h

Posted on Twitter Great to receive family friends and constituents Bella, Remy and little April pollock on Parliament Hill yesterday! https://t.co/PwW4xx9T8G

Posted on Twitter The evidence shows that prohibition doesn't work. As an advocate for harm reduction & progressive strategies, I bel… https://t.co/ldEeEfzhw1

Posted on Twitter DON'T MISS: The annual Nutcracker performance Sat. Dec. 16 at the @PiaBoumanSchool! If you need any more incentive,… https://t.co/gBcwa5T1mI

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #399 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted No on Vote #398 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted No on Vote #397 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #396 on Bill C-45 Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, all Canadians should be safe to be themselves, love whom they choose, and be free from discrimination of any kind. We have already made ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Thank you to all the witnesses for appearing before us, but specifically, Ms. Mohammed, thank you for having the courage to speak about your experiences. I ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin today by acknowledging that not only are we marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, but on this ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Middle East Forum Don't Use Divisive Term 'Islamophobia,' Expert Tells MPs Despite taking time out of his schedule and speaking from Phoenix, Arizona, he ended up being scolded and mocked by Liberal MP Arif Virani who used his designated seven minutes berating the American guest and running out the clock, leaving little time ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun FATAH: Don't use divisive term 'Islamophobia,' expert tells MPs Despite taking time out of his schedule and speaking from Phoenix, Arizona, he ended up being scolded and mocked by Liberal MP Arif Virani who used his designated seven minutes berating the American guest and running out the clock, leaving little time ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Okay. I have about three minutes and 40 seconds, maybe two minutes and 40 seconds, so I'll turn to Mr. Jasser. Mr. Jasser, like Ms. Kwan, ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Madam Speaker, we have heard the concerns of Quebec and the concerns of the rest of Canada. In the context of our consultation on digital Cancon, ...

Spoke in the House on Islamic History Month Madam Speaker, October is Islamic History Month, an opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to learn from one another, to not simply tolerate their differences but ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination In your opening submission, you referred to interfaith dialogue. You've cited the stats. We've heard the stats over and over again from different entities, whether they're ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination I didn't hear the first part of your testimony, so I apologize if any of this is repetitive. We've heard a bit about assisting communities where ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Thank you for being here. This is for both Imam Hashmi and for Ms. Thomas. We've heard that there used to be funding provided to communities ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination —that terms evolve. For example, the term “homophobia” would be very poorly translated as a fear of homosexuals. It's clearly understood to be the discrimination against ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, our government's position is to truly support Canada's two main linguistic communities. Our two official languages are at the heart of our identity. We ...

Spoke in the House on Public Transit Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Parkdale—High Park, residents are concerned about how to travel to work or school in a quick and environmentally sound way. ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Mr. Chair, I'm going to share my time with Mr. Frank Baylis. I'm going to ask a few questions right at the outset, because it's meant ...

Mentioned by Middle East Forum In Canada, Liberal MPs Ambush a Moderate Muslim Fry was not there to hear me, in my view, but to time me and interrupt me, so that I could not complete my thoughts or respond to attacks on me by Liberal MP Arif Virani. While I spoke, many of the MPs helped themselves to sandwiches and, instead of ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to focus my questions primarily on Mr. Cameron. I'll confess that, as somebody who has practised constitutional law for 15 ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Treatment by MPs at M-103 committee hearing nothing short of lousy Fry was not there to hear me, in my view, but to time me and interrupt me, so that I could not complete my thoughts or respond to attacks on me by Liberal MP Arif Virani. While I spoke, many of the MPs helped themselves to sandwiches and instead of ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Myanmar Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time this evening with the member for Kitchener South—Hespeler. I appreciate the opportunity to stand this evening to speak ...

Spoke in the House on Portuguese Heritage Month Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak in the House today in support of Motion No. 126, introduced by the member from Davenport. It seeks ...

Mentioned by Macleod Gazette Online New federal legislation would preserve, promote Indigenous languages That's one of the key findings of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Arif Virani as he meets with stakeholders. “They're really worried about having critically endangered Indigenous languages passing into extinction,” said ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) There should be rules for MPs hiring interns, says ex-intern who did unpaid part-time work for a year A former intern in a Liberal MP's riding office says the lack of clarity between what constitutes a volunteer and an intern contributed to her doing unpaid part-time work for roughly a year. “There probably .... Liberal MP Arif Virani (Parkdale-High ...