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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.

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #657 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Didn't vote 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, @PattyHajdu announced that the hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 has begun and employers across… https://t.co/Dx6e6t2YHU

Two days ago

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

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca 'Proud…not surprised': Bill Blair comments on actions of arresting officer in Toronto van attack 'Proud…not surprised': Bill Blair comments on actions of arresting officer in Toronto van attack. MP and former Toronto Chief of Police Bill Blair comments on Monday's van attack as well as the heroic actions of one police officer. more. <iframe src ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Lac-Saint-Jean for his important question and excellent work on this matter. Mr. Speaker, vaccination is the cornerstone of public ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, we have acknowledged many times that we are in a national public health crisis due to opioid overdoses, and our government is treating this ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the member opposite that our government is deeply committed to addressing HIV and AIDS in Canada, and we are proud ...

Posted on Twitter Wishing all those celebrating in #ScarboroughSouthwest a very Happy New Year! Iniya Tamil Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal! https://t.co/1IGeMfjl6H

Posted on Twitter Thank you to everyone who came out to last night's town hall to share their views on legalizing and regulating… https://t.co/MnhqGMKAsR

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter I will also be hosting a town hall, my 24th, tomorrow at 5pm. Looking forward to hearing from you!… https://t.co/iREcQkUe8I

Posted on Twitter Tomorrow, I will be in Iqaluit to meet with @MayorMadeleine, @NTunngavik and other Territorial leaders to discuss… https://t.co/7E26dBzq3U

Mentioned by Leafly 'It's Not an Event, It's a Process': MP Bill Blair Talks Cannabis Legalization This includes Bill Blair, Liberal MP, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Justice and Health, who's currently on a country-wide, town-hall tour fielding cannabis question from Canadians. Last week, The West Block interviewed Blair about ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca 'Severe restrictions' will mean no celebrity endorsements of pot products: Bill Blair “The law is explicit and clear, that celebrity endorsement, lifestyle advertising is not allowed with cannabis,” said Liberal MP and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair. “It's not the government's intention to promote the use of this drug … We are ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Upcoming legalization 'more effective way' to control pot: Blair THUNDER BAY – Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair says the country's prohibition of marijuana isn't working, especially when it comes to keeping it out of the hands of youth. Blair, the Liberal MP for Scarborough Southwest and parliamentary ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter This morning I had the opportunity to visit Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.… https://t.co/ZqeXXYfdLn

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking my colleague from Dartmouth—Cole Harbour for his leadership on this file. Our government is committed to supporting ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Ottawa will allow black-market cannabis strains to enter licensed industry The federal government will allow strains of cannabis that are currently popular on the black market to enter the legal market in a bid to help federally licensed producers to compete with illicit growers, Liberal MP Bill Blair said. The new rule ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca MP says 2 levels of security over who works at cannabis products to prevent criminal involvement MP says 2 levels of security over who works at cannabis products to prevent criminal involvement. MP Bill Blair said Monday that there were two levels of security in place to prevent crime from “infiltrating” cannabis producers and said they were also ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, let me first express my personal gratitude that the member is going to stick around. I would like to thank the member for Kootenay—Columbia ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...