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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.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Helped prepare back-to-school backpacks at the @MWCofTO this morning. Some of the backbacks will go to kids from sc… https://t.co/oxFLXt0Rce

Posted on Twitter I was delighted to see so many old friends at the @BAPS Mandir in Scarborough for the @BAPSCharities Annual Walk.… https://t.co/RXLxKNOm4o

Posted on Twitter Pleased to announce a $2.6M investment in youth employment earlier today at @WestScarborough, on behalf of… https://t.co/6gZHAnhHeR

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Great day to knock doors in Scarborough Southwest with my team. #DayofAction https://t.co/4nlIdIg5wN

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Wishing everyone in Scarborough Southwest a Happy Canada Day! See you around Scarborough today. #Canada150 https://t.co/YFfWxsVrik

Posted on Twitter Wishing the Muslim community in Scarborough Southwest a happy & joyous Eid al-Fitr. #EidMubarak https://t.co/Atp5Mio1IN

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ensuring our criminal justice system keeps communities safe, protects victims, and holds offenders to account. As the court in ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have some experience with the actual application of the sex offender registry. We have talked about the establishment of a federal sex offender ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, for reasons that will shortly become apparent, I too feel a certain resemblance to the member for Winnipeg North. Accordingly, I ask that all ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill C-45, a bill for which I have had some responsibility and involvement ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Madam Speaker, if I may just correct the member, I was not merely a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; I was the ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, my friend opposite and I are family, because as he indicated, he and I both served our communities in uniform and dedicated our lives ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for Niagara Falls for his comments and I want to ask him a few points of clarification. ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, I have listened very carefully to the member opposite. He seems to be focused on a very small, singular aspect of the bill before ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Government anxious to advance marijuana reform, bill changing impaired-driving law could move quicker than pot ... Liberal MP Bill Blair, who is parliamentary secretary to the Justice minister and the government's point-man on marijuana legalization, spoke with The Hill Times about the cannabis-related bills, and said 'there's a lot of work to do and we want to get ...

Mentioned by Figthback Canada (blog) Trudeau's marijuana legalization: Seeing through the smokescreen On April 13th Trudeau's Liberals tabled a bill in the House of Commons to legalize marijuana in Canada. Following their reversal ... Eyebrows were first raised about the Liberal Party's intentions when they put former Toronto police chief, Bill Blair ...

Mentioned by Figthback Canada (blog) Trudeau's marijuana legalization: Seeing through the smokescreen On April 13th Trudeau's Liberals tabled a bill in the House of Commons to legalize marijuana in Canada. Following their reversal ... Eyebrows were first raised about the Liberal Party's intentions when they put former Toronto police chief, Bill Blair ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by NOW Magazine Justin Trudeau's not-so-excellent marijuana townhall Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his drug czar, Scarborough MP Bill Blair, took questions at a marijuana townhall sponsored by Vice Canada and streamed live on Twitter Monday night. And thus began Justin and Bill's cross-country tour to sell marijuana ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Marijuana legalization presents both potential political risks and gains for Liberals, say insiders Health Minister Jane Philpott, Liberal MP and parliamentary secretary Bill Blair, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould are the lead political players on the legalization of marijuana. The Hill Times photographs by ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) VICE Canada Talks Marijuana with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau The Prime Minister will be joined by Bill Blair, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Hosted by VICE Canada's Manisha Krishnan, this event brings together ...