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  • His favourite word is park.

Liberal MP for Parkdale—High Park (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 42% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter #ParkHP employers: applications are open for #CanadaSummerJobs 2019! There are a number of important changes to the… https://t.co/vgGHggFxY2

Posted on Twitter #ParkHP residents: join me this Friday, December 21 at @Fantail333 in #Roncesvalles from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a… https://t.co/ViH7kCdv4s

Posted on Twitter #ParkHP residents: don't miss @Wind_UC's #ChristmasEve Sing-Along! Doors open for Cider and Cookies at 4pm, and the… https://t.co/EF4nllHsDY

Posted on Twitter Joining the community at last night at @PARCtoronto to discuss how we can continue to support the #Parkdale neighbo… https://t.co/yFUNqn4Nx8

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Skating with Zakir and Nitin at the #HighPark outdoor rink yesterday! #ParkHP https://t.co/v9JNCzx57j

Posted on Twitter A pleasure to join @SoraurenPark yesterday for the annual rink build day! #ParkHP https://t.co/l30q9DXVdB

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #984 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #983 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted No on Vote #982 Motion for the production of papers P-15 (Documents pertaining to the reception at the residence of the High ...

Voted Yes on Vote #981 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Voted Yes on Vote #980 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Viola Desmond Mr. Speaker, like many in this chamber, I am a parent and I try diligently to read to my two young sons Zakir and Nitin whenever ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, on behalf of 350 signatories, I have the honour of tabling a petition The petitioners ask that the House of Commons support Bill S-214 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by 511 members of my riding that relates to the use of public transit by ...

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, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-78 I want to start by saying thank you to all of the witnesses. It's been informative and you've come here on a very cold evening. Thank ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Access to Justice Mr. Speaker, this week is Access to Justice Week. Launched by The Action Group on Access to Justice, the goal is to ensure that our justice ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Sex Education Curriculum Mr. Speaker, this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for the incredible young people in Parkdale—High Park, students who had the courage to stand up and be heard ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I applaud the member's candour and his honesty with the chamber in terms of sharing his own personal background and experience. I also applaud ...

Spoke in the House on Supervised Injection Sites Mr. Speaker, we understand harm reduction. That is why, to address the opioid crisis, our government has approved 26 supervised injection sites with the co-operation of ...

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, ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan's robust contributions today and indeed on many days in this House. It is a pleasure to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting with a Delegation from Tibet and Meeting with a Delegation from ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Tashi delek. It's a pleasure to see so many of you here, Dr. Lobsang, Ala, Pema, Ngodup, and all of the members ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries Thanks. I wanted to ask you a few questions, Mr. Johnston, because through the questions posed to you by Mr. Van Loan, you were sort of ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on The State of Canadian Museums and Gender Parity on the Boards and ... Thank you. I was very intrigued by what I heard from all of the witnesses. I want to build on something that Ms. Morgan raised and ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting with a Delegation from Tibet I said that I take particular interest in human rights matters because I am a human rights and constitutional lawyer, a member who represents a riding ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Gender Parity on the Boards and Senior Leadership Levels of Canadian Artistic ... Thank you very much to all the witnesses for their presentations. I'll be directing my questions to ACTRA, and specifically to Ferne. That's partly subjective, because ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in Canada Thank you, Ms. Dhillon. First of all, I want to thank our witnesses for their great presentations. I'm going to direct my questions to you, Mr. ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on The State of Canadian Museums and Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in ... I will try. Just as preparatory comments, I want to say it has been a hard week for Canada. I want to say to the Hockey ...