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  • His favourite word is economy.

Liberal MP for Vaughan—Woodbridge (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 49% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Early morning breakfast meeting w/ @BrianShifman Vaughan Chamber’s CEO on how we can strengthen the business enviro… https://t.co/aBlDMe3QCw

Posted on Twitter #YourBudget2019 invests in #Canadian infrastructure & @City_of_Vaughan will receive an additional $9 million throug… https://t.co/xPYNNuaH8h

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Only when all levels of government are working together can we reach our full potential.TY Hon. Mayor of Vaughan… https://t.co/y6mXMXGZOW

Posted on Twitter Youth ages 15-30, apply now!!! #CanadaSummer Jobs is creating jobs for youth in #Vaughan #Woodbridge. Go on the upd… https://t.co/2jaklhiYBs

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter The play in the corners was telling and the Bruins were cycling the puck - grinding it out. https://t.co/ZDvUveLDNu

Posted on Twitter Now more than ever we must have #faith and support one another in times of tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out… https://t.co/VlNJrl73Jd

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, it is great today to speak to Bill C-97, the budget implementation act, which introduces many of the measures we have brought forward un ...

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)

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill S-6 The motion is: That 1. the Committee begin a subject matter study of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Committee Business As we continue this discussion—it's what our committee is about, and we need a robust discussion—I'll go first to Mr. Kmiec. I have a great deal ...

Spoke in the House on Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act Mr. Speaker, I wanted to ask the hon. member and parliamentary secretary about the theme of our government for the last three and a half years, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I appreciate having the privilege of asking the member for Carleton a question, also a member whom I sit with on the finance committee. ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill S-6 and Daughters of the Vote Thank you, Chair. I will try to be as succinct as possible. First of all, welcome. It's so wonderful to have you here. I have a ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, this week, we are taking a big step towards improving gender equality at home and at work with the introduction of the new parental ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-82, Interim Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Revenue ... I need 30 seconds, Mr. Chair. Thank you. On a point of order, I do want to put on the record that Bill C-82 on base ...

Spoke in the House on Rare Disease Day Mr. Speaker, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, mutation of the Spatton One gene, these, like many others, are rare diseases. By definition, each one of them ...

Spoke in the House on Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018 Mr. Speaker, it is great to be here this afternoon. Bill S-6 is along the lines of what our government's platform and agenda has been over ...

Spoke in the House on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Madam Speaker, it is great to rise this afternoon to speak on Bill C-83, an act that amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-82, Interim Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Revenue ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, everyone. It's great to see everybody. I want to welcome Mr. Lightbound, the parliamentary secretary. It's great to have you here ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome back, everyone. Thank you, Mr. Kmiec, for this very diligent outline of a number of items that you would like to ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-82 Yes, of course, Chair. It reads: That, the Standing Committee on Finance undertake a study on open banking and report back to the House on: a) ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is wonderful to rise in this new year in this new chamber. It is not wonderful to rise to speak to an opposition ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Report 7, Compliance Activities—Canada Revenue Agency, of the 2018 Fall Reports of ... I have a quick follow-up, Chair. The way I view the time limits for audit workloads is that corporate structures are becoming more complex. There's the ...

Mentioned by Westerly News MP Gord Johns urges DFO to consult with Ucluelet before shutting down fishery ... Madame Speaker, through their coastal restoration fund, the Somass River has seen nothing, Clayoquot [Sound] has seen nothing; our hatcheries haven't seen an increase in 28 years,” Johns said, directing his comments to Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara, ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Online Entrepreneurial Excellence Recognized at Ottawa Ceremony Along with Minister Ng, who delivered the opening remarks, London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, Calgary Midnapore MP Stephanie Kusie and Vaughan-Woodbridge MP Francesco Sorbara were onsite to present awards recognizing outstanding ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Why did Toronto officials travel to a gorgeous Italian locale? For a non-binding deal with no specific benefits The trip cost more than $8,000 of Toronto taxpayer money for Councillor Vincent Crisanti and economic development director George Spezza. MP Judy Sgro said her expenses were covered by a group of constituents. MP Francesco Sorbara said he paid for ...

Mentioned by National Post Liberal MPs torpedo request to study effects of two percentage point mortgage stress test Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara said it was still too early for a subcommittee, considering the measure had only come into effect this year. “There has not been sufficient data that has been collected yet to see what impact this has had on our ...

Mentioned by National Post Liberal MPs torpedo request to study effects of two percentage point mortgage stress test OTTAWA — Liberal MPs torpedoed an opposition request to study the effects of the government's stringent new mortgage qualification rules, which a Conservative MP says has forced some to sell their house. ... Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara said it was ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Eastern Ontario leaders react to Gord Brown's death Member of Parliament Francesco Sorbara tweeted a photo of Gord Brown's seat in the House of Commons. ... Leeds–Grenville MPP Steve Clark stands up in the Legislature to announce MP Gord Brown's death, and to ask for a moment of silence. 1:38.