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  • His favourite word is indigenous.

Liberal MP for Parkdale—High Park (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Welcome home @Astro_DavidS! 🇨🇦 🌎 “Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth after six-month missi… https://t.co/hoW6dIEF49

Posted on Twitter Best of luck to the Canadian Women’s Soccer team playing today! #CANWNT 🇨🇦 #FIFAWWC https://t.co/0aYaofiKaz

Posted on Twitter CALLING ALL #ParkHP RESIDENTS & NEIGHBOURS: my office needs your help - we are looking for new or gently used books… https://t.co/4Tqeg5Ng6L

Posted on Twitter Celebrating at the annual #Pride Parade here in #Toronto and showing our support for the #LGBTQ2S community with my… https://t.co/7P4eJdb8Va

Posted on Twitter Anytime people put their name forward for public office it strengthens our democracy. Congratulations to Parkdale-H… https://t.co/wrKhIg902z

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter With Zakir at the annual @TorontoJunction #SummerSolstice Festival! #ParkHP https://t.co/xmzneB6R4S

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted No on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted Yes on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, the notion that due process is somehow an erosion of democracy development is categorically false and it betrays the development that has occurred in ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada has not received any communication from the government, including from any minister’s office, about the ...

Spoke in the House on Toronto Raptors Mr. Speaker, at a YMCA, in 1891, a Canadian named James Naismith invented the game of basketball. Yesterday night, 128 years later, a Canadian team, our ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status and Online Hate I would also add that I, like Randy, have a staffer who handles this stuff, but now I'm concerned about her mental health as opposed to ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join the second reading debate on Private Member's bill, Bill C-206, an act to amend the Criminal Code. At the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate Mr. Chair, I think what we're trying to do is ascertain and come to some solutions on a very important issue. I think driving at the ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I appreciate that the member has been a member of the House longer than I have, but I also appreciate that he does not ...

Spoke in the House on Soccer Camps in Attawapiskat Mr. Speaker, four years ago, when students at Bishop Marrocco Secondary School in my riding of Parkdale—High Park saw the youth suicide crisis in Attawapiskat unfolding ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak today to Bill C-418, the protection of freedom of conscience act. The bill proposes to create two new ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate I'm going to go very quickly. You're all doing amazing work. Thank you. Thank you particularly, Mr. Galloway, for bringing a voice that we haven't heard ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to our government's motion about climate change, brought forward by the hon. Minister of Environment and Climate Change. I ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status Thank you. For the benefit of the committee, in the context of some of the previous questions, I think we might want to look at the ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate Thank you, Mr. Ehsassi. Let's continue on this theme. I'll confess to you that I found a bit puzzling, Mr. Rosenblood, your opening submissions about paragraph ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate Mr. McKinnon has kindly given me his time, so thank you, Mr. McKinnon. Thank you, to all of you, for being here. It's a very important ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status Thank you to all of you for your time and your courage and being so forthright. It's very helpful for the study that we're doing. In ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Online Hate I'm going to put the timer on, because I know there are a lot of strong advocates at the table. First of all, welcome. Thank you ...

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 ...