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Liberal MP for Ottawa South (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 49% of the vote.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #221 on Bill C-291 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (child sexual abuse ...

Voted No on Vote #222 on Bill C-249 Respecting the encouragement of the growth of the cryptoasset sector

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-228 Amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits ...

Voted No on Vote #219 on Bill C-32 Implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Retirement Congratulations Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to recognize my constituent and a long-time dedicated employee of the House of Commons. Mr. Claude St-Germain, assistant sergeant-at-arms and ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, a report of the delegation of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(6), I rise to present a petition on behalf of constituents in my riding of Ottawa South. The petitioners are ...

Spoke in the House on Arab Heritage Month Act Madam Speaker, good evening to you, colleagues and the viewers who are tuning in to this important debate. After almost 18 years in the House, I ...

Spoke in the House on Arab Heritage Month Act moved that Bill C-232, an act respecting Arab heritage month, be read a second time and referred to a committee. Madam Speaker, it is an honour ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, in 2014, I had the distinct privilege of conducting a pre-election assessment for the entire country of Ukraine for the National Democratic Institute in ...

Spoke in the House on Small Business Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Many business owners from my riding of Ottawa ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-232 An Act respecting Arab Heritage Month

Spoke in the House on Arab Heritage Month Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-232, An Act respecting Arab Heritage Month. Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honour and a privilege to rise in ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Recognition of International Human Rights Champions, Impact of COVID-19 on Displaced Persons ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair; and good evening, colleagues. It's good to see so many of you again. Thank you very much for your interest ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I'll be sharing my time with the member for Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne today. My question is regarding the steps the government is ...

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Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Minister, welcome. Minister, Eid Mubarak to you and your family. I had the privilege this morning of attending two of ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Rail Safety Would you think it would be more appropriate, for example, to have you—actually, it would be more important and appropriate to have Hunter Harrison and Keith ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Updating Infrastructure in Canada: An examination of needs and investments Thanks, everyone, for being here. Welcome to Ottawa. To begin, I want to get one quick question off the table for the benefit of all my ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Updating Infrastructure in Canada: An examination of needs and investments Before Stats Canada's long-form census was eliminated by the government—something they pursued here after George W. Bush tried to do it in Washington and then had ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Updating Infrastructure in Canada: An examination of needs and investments Because we can't get a definitive answer from the government, we're trying to get a sense, municipality by municipality, of how much has been spent. We ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Updating Infrastructure in Canada: An examination of needs and investments Ms. Dedman, and Mr. Carlton, I can't tell you how much it is music to many thousands of Canadians' ears to hear you talk about the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-544 An Act to amend the Auditor General Act (government advertising)