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  • His favourite word is cannabis.

Liberal MP for Scarborough Southwest (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 53% of the vote.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Had a great meeting with the #SSW #youthcouncil this evening to commence planning for their second project of the y… https://t.co/xvzT3l2rGf

Posted on Twitter This morning I had the opportunity to visit the Sunnatul Jamaat of Ontario to witness first hand the incredible sup… https://t.co/sQKYegJEsp

This week

Posted on Twitter Today is International Mother Language Day, also known as Ekushey February in the Bengali speaking community. Recog… https://t.co/5YBx3uv2cx

A week ago

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 ...

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 The Environment Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to attempt to address the question posed by the hon. member for Edmonton Strathcona regarding the regulation of ...

Spoke in the House on Food Labelling Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to talk about the labelling of genetically modified foods in Canada. Genetically modified foods are becoming more ...

Spoke in the House on Government Services Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for raising this important question. I want to begin by assuring all members of ...

Mentioned by National Post Senate co-operation needed for government to meet July timetable for legal pot Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor speaks as she appears as a witness along with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould and Bill Blair, M.P ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Pot legalization timeline hazy after key Senate meeting Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould and Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Organizations now have one extra week to submit their applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program! The ap… https://t.co/C2QOvPwZNl

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to rise today and to participate in the debate on Bill C-365, an act to amend ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, prior to the introduction of Bill C-45, Health Canada carried out the mandatory assessment of environmental impacts, strategic environmental analysis, in the context of ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Kaplan Herald Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana analysis initiatives throughout Canada The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana. Bill Blair, the MP who has acted as the government's point person on cannabis legislation, says the research ...

Mentioned by Lockport Press Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana analysis tasks throughout Canada Liberal MP Bill Blair is defending the government from criticisms that it should have done more research on impact of pot before moving to legalize weed. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press). Some of the projects will look at how pot use affects Indigenous ...

Mentioned by PLANT Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana research projects across Canada TORONTO — The federal government is putting $1.4 million toward research into the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana, saying the work will help it understand the impact of the country's new pot laws. Bill Blair, the MP who has acted as the ...

Mentioned by Kaplan Herald Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana analysis initiatives throughout Canada The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana. Bill Blair, the MP who has acted as the government's point person on cannabis legislation, says the research ...

Posted on Twitter Coding & digital literacy are fundamental skills that youth need to succeed in future jobs. #CanCode will invest $5… https://t.co/Mh36Jyk42R

Posted on Twitter This is the list of approved cannabis and Population Health Research projects approved and funded by CIHR. https://t.co/vxTEqUGJUd

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Child Health Protection Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased today to have the opportunity to rise to speak in support of Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food ...

Spoke in the House on Marijuana Mr. Speaker, our minister and our senior officials have been meeting on this file for over two years. We share a consensus in every part of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, our hearts go out to thalidomide survivors and we remain deeply committed to offering the support they need to live the rest of their ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-46 Thank you very much. I'll begin by thanking all the witnesses for appearing before us today. I offer my voice of commendation to MADD Canada for ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-46 Thank you, Chief Harel. I want to assure you that this government is listening to the advice and the sense of urgency conveyed by the CACP ...