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Liberal MP for Parkdale—High Park (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 47% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter On Monday, I will be making a local infrastructure announcement on behalf of Minister @cathmckenna. More details to… https://t.co/ETUozzCe2i

Posted on Twitter Great news this morning! https://t.co/tk5FWMZbYn

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter My statement on this past anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity and the Heavenly Hundred https://t.co/89MMv1EkMM

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted No on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted No on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Posted on Twitter Happy 103rd birthday Estonia! 🇨🇦🇪🇪 https://t.co/UGiwufYFnn

Posted on Twitter Today is #PinkShirtDay , a day dedicated to standing up against bullying and expressing solidarity to those who hav… https://t.co/dbccsP9lDK

Posted on Twitter Thanks for having me @TheHillTimes! https://t.co/9zQVbUFH8v

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to participate in the consideration of the amendments proposed by the Senate to Bill C-7, which seeks to amend the ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Persons with Disabilities Madam Speaker, medical assistance in dying is a complex and difficult issue. It calls on us to reflect on some fundamental interests and values, such as ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Madam Speaker, I believe this is a proper point of order, especially as it deals with the usage of inappropriate and unparliamentary language. I believe that ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Bourassa for his dedication to the most vulnerable Canadians and to the fight against racism. We listened to Canadians, ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the member for Sydney—Victoria for his tireless advocacy in the fight against systemic racism. We are finally turning the ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Controlling or Coercive Conduct Within Intimate Relationships Thank you very much to everyone. It's been a really engaging conversation. I have one comment and one question, Madam Chair. The comment is that Ms. ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Controlling or Coercive Conduct Within Intimate Relationships Thank you very much. Thank you to all the witnesses for your insight and all of the work and the advocacy that you're doing. It goes ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Controlling or Coercive Conduct Within Intimate Relationships Thank you to all of the witnesses from the two departments for being here. We appreciate your time. I want to pick up where Ms. Smylie ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Religious Freedom Mr. Speaker, on this day four years ago Canada lost six brave men: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, happy new year to you and to all my colleagues joining us virtually from around the country. It is a pleasure to see everyone ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-6 First of all, I want to say welcome to the officials from the Department of Justice and from the Department of Heritage. Thank you for joining ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Ambassador, for joining us. I represent about 7,000 Tibetan Canadians in my riding of Parkdale—High Park. I'm also ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-6 I now want to involve Ms. Whelan and perhaps Ms. Zannis with the association for social workers. We've heard this discussed a bit before and I ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I appreciate the contributions of the Leader of the Opposition. I would put out that safeguards have in fact been increased in the legislation, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-6 Thank you, Madam Chair. To preface, I want to clarify things, because we've had in the last two hours a lot of misinformation, disinformation or inaccurate ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-6 First of all, Mr. Ashcroft, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for your candour, and thank you for your courage in presenting here ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Tibet Post International Canada announces 5.4 million in funding for education od Tibetan youth in India and Nepal Representative Ngodup Tsering Office of Tibet, DC, MP Sven Spengman, MP James Maloney, President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, MP Arif Virani and Sonam Lhadar, Representative of local Tibetan community at the Tibetan Canadian Culture Center in Toronto, ...

Mentioned by Socialist Project Trudeau Government Acknowledges Nazi Genocide Against Roma More then 50 people of all ages joined in Toronto August 2, 2018, in an international day of remembrance and recognition of the Romani Holocaust (Porajmos) in Europe. They heard Arif Virani, federal member of parliament for Toronto Parkdale-High Park, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Andrew Scheer joins caucus members in condemning Bernier's 'identity politics' Before Scheer issued his statement, Liberal Ontario MP Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage, also called for Bernier to be booted from the Conservative caucus and called out Scheer for failing to condemn Bernier's behaviour.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Morning Brief: Mad Andrew and rare moose Bernier spent much of the week on Twitter warning that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's “extreme multiculturalism” will eventually “destroy” Canada. Liberal MP Arif Virani called on Scheer to just kick him to the caucus curb already. Pakistani-Canadian Sen.

Mentioned by SaultOnline.com Time to kick renegade Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Liberal MP urges OTTAWA — A Liberal MP is urging Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to kick Maxime Bernier out of caucus following a slew of what he calls “hateful attacks” on Twitter. Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage, says in a ...

Mentioned by CTV News Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage, also called for Bernier's ouster Wednesday -- and called out Scheer for failing to condemn his caucus member's behaviour. "I urge you to remove Mr. Bernier from your caucus ...