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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #657 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted No on Vote #656 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted Yes on Vote #655 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Voted Yes on Vote #654 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Posted on Twitter Yesterday, I joined my colleagues @LevittMichael & @marcomendicino for @bnaibrithcanada's annual report on hate cri… https://t.co/gkIYMArqpb

Posted on Twitter Yesterday, I joined my colleagues on Parliament Hill to commemorate the senseless & tragic Armenian Genocide, and t… https://t.co/63Q68jbEwx

Posted on Twitter Join Chief Stacey LaForme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation as he reads from his new book Living i… https://t.co/sb5NdPCoeJ

Posted on Twitter #ParkHP residents: don't miss the Shoestring Opera presents “Schoolyard Carmen” opera for kids concert this Sat, Ap… https://t.co/YnwBNN7AcQ

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have three brief comments. First, in the context of a robust debate, my response to the member for Peace River—Westlock is that it ...

Voted No on Vote #653 Opposition Motion (Illegal Border Crossings)

Posted on Twitter My statement on the tragic van attack yesterday at Yonge and Finch: https://t.co/oy4OyRSX8L My thoughts are with th… https://t.co/LSCsXxMjin

Posted on Twitter Our gov has doubled the #CanadaSummerJobs program, compared to the previous gov, creating meaningful, paid work exp… https://t.co/8R4t2VnBiV

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Vancouver East for her efforts in raising awareness of the tragic atrocities that took place in Nanjing during World ...

Spoke in the House on National Canadian Film Day Mr. Speaker, butter that popcorn, because today is National Canadian Film Day. Across the country, people will be gathering at over 800 screenings, taking in the ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Center for Research on Globalization The White Helmets are “Black Helmets”, They are Al Qaeda The White Helmets are Black Helmets. They are al Qaeda, and the Canadian government supports them financially and politically.[1]. Canadian MP Arif Virani explains on his Facebook page that,. “Today in Parliament, we received a delegation from the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, changes in the way Canadians access content have disrupted many business models. The reality is that the benefits of the digital world are not ...

Mentioned by The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) Canada provides $1.45 M in funding for Holodomor awareness project At the press conference announcing a Canadian government grant for a Holodomor awareness project (from left) are: Member of Parliament Borys Wrzesnewskyj; Roma Dzerowicz, executive director, Holodomor National Awareness Tour; MP Arif Virani ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, on February 27, we tabled budget 2018. I am proud to rise today to speak in the House about what the budget will deliver ...

Spoke in the House on Multiculturalism Mr. Speaker, tomorrow marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On March 21, let us remember the 69 black South Africans who were ...

Spoke in the House on Latin American Heritage Month Act Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today in the House to speak to Bill S-218, an act respecting Latin American heritage month, ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on The State of Canadian Museums Thank you, Madam Chair. Mr. Kim, I'm going to address most of my questions to you. My riding is Parkdale—High Park. That's in a sort of ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months 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 ...

More than 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...