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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 Thanks to officers of @TPS11Div for today's cram-a-cruiser food drive at @loblaws at Dundas & Scarlett in support o… https://t.co/sBqgofr4rw

Posted on Twitter Speaking to @globalnewsto today about the naming of the #capybara triplets & the importance of the @HighParkZoo to… https://t.co/gXMiV6o16q

Posted on Twitter Meet the newly named #Capybara triplets at the @HighParkZoo , Alex, Geddy & Neil! A fitting tribute to Canadian… https://t.co/VhvAJvAAN6

Posted on Twitter Cette Journée de #SaintJeanBaptiste, nous célébrons avec la communauté francophone dynamique de Parkdale-High Park! https://t.co/MgxCBaaeic

Posted on Twitter At the neighborhood fun fair at St Martin-in-the-fields today for a chat with Rev. Philip Hobson & local #parkhp re… https://t.co/HfFbVNETXK

Posted on Twitter At the high park community alliance event today, connecting with constituents who are raising awareness about… https://t.co/2ZYAbsdP6V

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act Madam Speaker, today I rise proudly to speak in favour of Bill S-226, the Sergei Magnitsky legislation. Our government supports this bill. Our support comes with ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Pride Month Mr. Speaker, June is Pride Month in Toronto. Events will be taking place all month to raise awareness and show solidarity with the LGBTQ2 community, culminating ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of Bill C-45, legislation that would legalize, regulate, and restrict access to cannabis. The objective of our ...

A month 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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 months ago

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 Spadina-Fort York MP Adam Vaughan addresses a crowd that gathered for a joint town hall with Parkdale-High Park MP Arif Virani regarding affordable housing in Parkdale-High Park Wednesday, March 29. - Dan Pearce/Metroland. The federal government's ...

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 ...

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 ...