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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter RECAP: How #Budget2017 supports #affordablehousing! Stay tuned tomorrow for next installment: support for #transit… https://t.co/gWrYRfmOoo

Posted on Twitter TONIGHT: Don't miss my Town Hall on #affordablehousing! Register here: https://t.co/wxjh7nOHEv https://t.co/6okFxdknkg

Two days ago

Mentioned by National Post Trudeau Foundation sponsors Liberal MP's travel, raising conflict of interest concerns for PM The foundation spent $2,760.12 to send Liberal MP Arif Virani, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, to the conference from Feb. 29 to March 1, 2016. This was the first time in its 16-year history that the foundation, an ...

Posted on Twitter Next installment of my #Budget2017 series is out! Learn how #GoC is investing in #Indigenous communities: https://t.co/OsrH2hVP4o #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Always a pleasure to meet with Mae, community leader & advocate here in #parkhp to discuss #Budget2017. https://t.co/MIpNWiUoAK

Posted on Twitter Thanks to Erin, Antonella & team at @peace_of_minds for great work they're doing for #mentalhealth. https://t.co/ZOoGQNfH1Z

Posted on Twitter TY Krista Wylie from @Fix_Our_Schools for coming in y'day to teach me about incredible advocacy work for #safe publ… https://t.co/xoAmaHmGdI

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Spoke in the House on Operation UNIFIER Mr. Chair, I will be splitting my time with the member for Kitchener Centre. I am proud to the rise in the House this evening to ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani hosting final tax clinic As a result, the last of Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani's tax clinics will be happening April 8. In February, Virani announced on his website he would be hosting several tax clinics in the community to help low-income families and individuals file ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Violence Against Women Mr. Speaker, every year on March 8 we celebrate International Women's Day. It is a day to recognize the profound contributions of women around the world ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani hosts another tax clinic Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani will be hosting his next tax clinic in the community to help low-income families and individuals file their taxes on March 25. In a post published on his website, Virani said single Canadians with incomes below $30,000 ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Cypress Hills—Grasslands for commencing this debate today. It is an important one. As he knows very well, as he ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani hosting community tax clinics Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani will be hosting several tax clinics in the community to help low-income families and individuals file their taxes, Virani said in a post on his website. Virani added in the post single Canadians with incomes below $30 ...

Spoke in the House on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address Motion No. 103, introduced by the member for Mississauga—Erin Mills. The motion calls on the House to recognize the ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise today in support of Bill C-37. We have a national public health crisis in Canada right now. Last ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Multiculturalism Mr. Speaker, I will note that this government and our country stands for values of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity. As proof positive, I have been appointed ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Arif Virani, panellists discuss acceptance and diversity at town hall Combating racism, sexism and intolerance was the main issues discussed at Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani's town hall on Jan. 24. Virani hosted the meeting at Roncesvalles United Church to raise awareness and have a discussion on how to promote ...

Spoke in the House on Shooting in Quebec City Mr. Speaker, as-salaam alaikum. For Muslims, the greeting means “peace be unto you”. That peace was shattered yesterday in Sainte-Foy. A shooting at Le Centre culturel ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com High Park Stewards celebrate 20 years of preserving Toronto's High Park Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani presents a certificate to past and present members of the High Park Stewards at the group's 20th anniversary party held at the Howard Park Tennis Club Sunday, Jan. 22.

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Mr. Speaker, one year ago, on December 10, our national project to resettle Syrian refugees reached an important milestone as the first plane touched down on ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Family Reunification Thank you for being here, Ms. Schweitzer. It's great to see you again. I prefer calling you Toni, but I want to be a bit more ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Measures for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Mr. Manicom, just to finish the thought, you had said that the majority of the refugees in the region are Muslim. To dovetail from a question ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Measures for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Ms. Lewa, thank you very much. I understand you were a witness here in Canada at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights, where you talked about ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Measures for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups I would like to ask you, Michael, and also Mr. Galkin in Mariupol, about this point you were making about what I would call “supports for ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Measures for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups When this policy that my colleague Mr. Fragiskatos referred to, this areas of focus policy, was implemented, which put a gloss on.... Just so we understand ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Measures for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups I have three questions. I'll ask them all, because I don't want them to get cut off. The first question is for Mr. Balpreet Singh. You ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government’s Initiative to Resettle Syrian Refugees to Canada You've expressed a lot of concern about who is coming in as GARs, government-assisted refugees, as opposed to who isn't, and with respect to opposing exclusions ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government’s Initiative to Resettle Syrian Refugees to Canada Thank you. Mr. Vincent, we can sense the emotion in your submission. Thank you for being involved in private sponsorship. It is a very critical part ...