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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.

Two days ago

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

Three days ago

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)

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter This is a useful link to explain Canada's Justice System and the importance of the rule of law. https://t.co/briQXLkdrO

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Drug Screening Device pilot project receives positive review from Police. https://t.co/kIANOPHeDX

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Health Canada introduces new measures to streamline licensing and increase capacity of Medical Cannabis producers https://t.co/gLtLc1wsr5

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Wishing all my friends a safe and happy long weekend.

Posted on Twitter Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hard working moms and special women in Scarborough Southwest. #MothersDay2017 https://t.co/u8Rcmrf7kH

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Glad to be back at the #Scarborough Retirement Residence today. https://t.co/AMcyDmoPi2

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 Globalnews.ca Bill Blair calls Marc Emery's claim that pot makes people better drivers 'complete nonsense' Bill Blair calls Marc Emery's claim that pot makes people better drivers 'complete nonsense'. By David Shum Web Producer Global News. more. WATCH ABOVE: Liberal MP & former Toronto police chief Bill Blair responds to Marc Emery's comments about the ...

Mentioned by Inquirer.net Canada unveils legislation to legalize marijuana “We know that criminal prohibition has failed,” former-police-chief-turned-MP Bill Blair, who spearheaded the initiative, told a press conference. “Legalization,” he said, “seeks to regulate and restrict access to cannabis and will make Canada safer ...

Mentioned by Normangee Star Canada's Government Introduces Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Member of Parliament Bill Blair, a former head of the Toronto Police Department, said the legalization of marijuana will better protect young people and cut out organized crime. Trafficking cannabis outside the government's new legal framework would ...

Mentioned by Inquirer.net Canada unveils legislation to legalize marijuana “We know that criminal prohibition has failed,” former-police-chief-turned-MP Bill Blair, who spearheaded the initiative, told a press conference. “Legalization,” he said, “seeks to regulate and restrict access to cannabis and will make Canada safer ...