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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 Please see my greeting on the beginning of this holy month of Ramadan. https://t.co/2Uu5tNivj7

Posted on Twitter Another don't miss @Doors_OpenTO event! Join the tour and learn about the history of Toronto #heritage #ParkHP… https://t.co/uaYrDYVmEj

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Take a walk through history tomorrow with @HighParkNC and @Doors_OpenTO! #ParkHP #HighPark #Toronto @TorontoWest https://t.co/2bwgL5cdTr

Posted on Twitter Join the Alzheimer's walk tomorrow in Etienne Brule Park in #ParkHP for an incredible cause #WalkforAlzheimers https://t.co/x7P0heiRyY

Posted on Twitter #ParkHP residents and neighbours from communities with railways: Don't miss tomorrow's @safe_rail Workshop + Discus… https://t.co/2g8xWhBrG2

Posted on Twitter Amazing interfaith discussion yesterday w/@LevittMichael + an incredible panel of experts https://t.co/Z33Vd0GFvL

A week ago

Mentioned by Eesti elu, Estonian World Review Team Raff's Arc of Memory design selected for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism Estonian Life A significant step toward the realization of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge, was taken today as Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes (against his party) on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Team Raff's Arc of Memory Design Selected for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism ... Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament (Parkdale–High Park), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, unveiled the winner of the design ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians, but so is redefining the process by which we select ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, we thank the committee for its report. Our two official languages form the very core of who we are. One of our top priorities ...

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, both our official languages are an important part of our history and our Canadian identity and they are important to us. As far as ...

Spoke in the House on Multiculturalism Madam Speaker, I thank my friend opposite for his commitment to this issue. I will start with some prefatory comments about what our government is committed ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Toronto—Danforth for her continued advocacy and support on behalf of the arts in her riding and around ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Essex for her question and for her advocacy in this chamber. In terms of the winery economy, the vintners ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Winnipeg South. It is a pleasure for me to rise today to speak to ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, April 22 is Earth Day. In recognition, I want to acknowledge a tremendous organization in my riding of Parkdale—High Park: Green 13. Green 13 ...

Mentioned by The Rebel Liberal MP's Trudeau Foundation sponsored trip sparks new conflict of interest accusations But here's the latest - the Trudeau Foundation paid for Liberal MP Arif Virani to travel to one of their conferences in London to speak. The tab was close to $3K which is once again raising questions of a conflict of interest. I made inquiries to both ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Parkdale group wants federal housing money used to save rooming house stock Host MPs Arif Virani (Parkdale-High Park) and Adam Vaughan (Spadina-Fort York) both discussed with the neighbourhood how the Liberal government's $3-billion boost over the next five years, including $20 million for this year, in housing support can ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...