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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 Super proud of my amazing wife Suchita, who wowed the audience at her #Kathak Indian classical dance recital tonigh… https://t.co/Xrh7mHA4EN

Posted on Twitter It's a sunny Sunday and the Charles G Williams playground at @SoraurenPark is open for business ! https://t.co/In51jxsmbN

Posted on Twitter ATTN #ParkHP residents: have your say in the City’s upgrade to the Charles G. Williams Park Playground (Sorauren Pl… https://t.co/YU5ICRFA94

Posted on Twitter I think all Canadians would agree on how proud we are of #TeamCanada who set a new record with 29 medals in… https://t.co/Ajd6KO5cQX

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to @SebToots for taking #gold in men's snowboard big air, and #TeamCanada men's hockey team for tak… https://t.co/9sCx6PUnY6

Posted on Twitter A pleasure to join Minister @melaniejoly at the @blackartndialog event y'day. Incredible to see the work of Black a… https://t.co/inENEyC5C4

Three days ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Parliamentary Secretary Virani Announces $1.4 Million in Funding for the Holodomor National Awareness Tour TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament (Parkdale–High Park), announced that the Government of Canada is providing more than $1.4 ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Hastings—Lennox and Addington. On this February 14, I would like to wish three loves ...

Voted No on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to stand in the House today to speak to Bill S-232 to recognize every May as Canadian Jewish heritage month. ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, we have heard everything that the FCFA has to say, and we are in the process of preparing an action plan, which we are ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has been very clear on this. We made a promise and we plan to keep it. We recognize that, in the ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Drummond. Our government has a clear mandate to develop a new official languages action plan that enhances the vitality ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Centre culturel islamique de Québec Mr. Speaker, today marks one year to the day when six men were killed at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec. The men were in a ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), Vox Pop Labs Incorporated--Vox Pop--originally received a contribution from the Canada 150 Fund of $576,500 for Project Tessera, a Canada ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Feds announce $727K for Yellowknife cultural institutions On Monday, MP Michael McLeod (left), Mike Westwick, Marie Coderre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Arif Virani and AFCY representative Mariia Souchko. (Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC). Three cultural institutions in ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Aga Khan Mr. Speaker, today is the 81st birthday of the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims worldwide. In 1972, the Aga Khan was pivotal in ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill S-232 Thank you, Chair. I wanted just to say thank you to both of you for this very important piece of legislation that you've introduced, Senator Frum, ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by New Delhi Times US Muslim leader warns Canadian MPs not to use the term 'Islamophobia' 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 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 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 ...

Mentioned by New Delhi Times Canada's M-103 hearings on 'Islamophobia' are a sham 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 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 ...