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Liberal MP for Nepean (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 52% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Tonight, to show solidarity with the Sri Lankan people, myself and the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa held… https://t.co/cCvqC3XEMT

This week

Posted on Twitter On this Good Friday, I would like to extend my warmest wishes for a happy Easter! To all those celebrating, I hope… https://t.co/nk90jElufG

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted Yes on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted Yes on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted No on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Meeting with members of the @OPFFALLocal_162, President John Sobey and Vic Dillabaugh. We spoke about federal build… https://t.co/5B39FjIYi1

Posted on Twitter Today I joined fellow MPs and supporters during the 7th Annual #Autism on the Hill event. Our govt recognizes the u… https://t.co/tOBokBd4vy

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter During a meeting with reps. from the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), and @CIPHnews at… https://t.co/vRJX4uCufG

Posted on Twitter Great meeting with reps. of the @CanadianLabour Congress - the largest labour org. in Canada - at my #Parliament Hi… https://t.co/PO8b4yxNrB

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Muslim Community Mr. Speaker, after the recent terrorist attack which killed 50 Muslims praying in a mosque in New Zealand, the Prime Minister, to show solidarity with Muslim ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition given to me by Sathya Sai School, which organized the first Walk for Values in Toronto 16 ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 4, Physical Security at Canada’s Missions Abroad—Global Affairs Canada, of the ... Before coming to this particular part of the report, I would like to go back to the situation in Cuba. I understand that there are many ...

Spoke in the House on Activities in Black History Month Mr. Speaker, as a part of celebrating Black History Month, I was pleased to host the first African Day on Parliament Hill. I would like to ...

Spoke in the House on International Mother Language Day Mr. Speaker, in 2007, the United Nations declared today, February 21, as International Mother Language Day. This was initiated by Mr. Rafiqul Islam, a Bangladeshi Canadian, ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 6, Community Supervision—Correctional Service Canada, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Commissioner Kelly, welcome back. You rightly pointed out that it is important to note that offender rehabilitation does not end once they're ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague proudly mentioned that the Stephen Harper government cut its entire funding to the United Nations agency for relief for Palestine refugees. ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 5, Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour—Canadian Armed Forces, of the 2018 Fall Reports ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, when you asked my colleague Mr. Massé to ask his questions, he appeared a bit unprepared. We have to excuse ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 7, Compliance Activities—Canada Revenue Agency, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Hamilton, yesterday night at 9:23 my office received an email from one of my constituents that said the family's in bankruptcy. ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Canada’s Fighter Force—National Defence, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll just quickly read the Auditor General's recommendations. It says, “National Defence should develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies”. The second ...

Spoke in the House on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Mr. Speaker, today is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The date of November 29 was chosen by the United Nations in 1977 ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada Okay. I'll go to paragraph 7.91 and your recommendation that: The Canada Revenue Agency should enhance its performance indicators so that it can fully measure and ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 1, Building and Implementing the Phoenix Pay System, of the 2018 ... Okay, that's fine. When we started three years ago, I think you came here. We were quite concerned at that time with the way things were ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2018 Okay. You can always come back to us on that. Thank you. The next is table 11.6, page 354 of volume 1. Under Finance, it says,“Mortgage ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Madam Speaker, with November 1 around the corner, parliamentarians and Canadians will be waiting for the immigration levels plan. This past year, our minister announced an ...

Spoke in the House on Filipino Heritage Month Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Motion No. 155, moved by my good friend, the member for Scarborough Centre. This motion ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Federal support for study to combat online hate speech and radicalization Today, Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $107,146 over two years from the Community Resilience Fund to support MediaSmarts ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Federal support for study to combat online hate speech and radicalization Today, Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $107,146 over two years from the Community Resilience Fund to support MediaSmarts ...

Mentioned by Anglican Journal 100-year-old Anglican priest receives Canada 150 medal Liberal MP Chandra Arya was on hand at the reception to congratulate Cowan and pin the medal on him as dozens of parishioners, guests and two of Cowan's sons looked on. The medal is given to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and ...

Mentioned by Anglican Journal 100-year-old Anglican priest receives Canada 150 medal Liberal MP Chandra Arya (right) presents a Canada 150th Anniversary Medal to Canon Ken Cowan at Christ Church Bells Corners in Ottawa. Photo: Art Babych. Having reached the age of 100, Canon Ken Cowan is ready to go to the next level. His 101st ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberal, NDP MPs resign from Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group after chair notifies members about ... First-term Liberal MP Chandra Arya (Nepean, Ont.), and five-term NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) told The Hill Times they resigned after Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North, Ont.) sent the email to all 16 Parliamentarians in the friendship ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberal, NDP MPs resign from Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group after chair notifies members about ... First-term Liberal MP Chandra Arya (Nepean, Ont.), and five-term NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) told The Hill Times they resigned after Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North, Ont.) sent the email to all 16 Parliamentarians in the friendship ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-305 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief)