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Liberal MP for Pierrefonds—Dollard (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 59% of the vote.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter J'étais heureux de présenter une plaque de Postes Canada commémorant le timbre Diwali au temple Murugan. Ici avec l… https://t.co/6sdi5wPgm9

Posted on Twitter I was happy to present a Canada Post plaque commemorating the Diwali Stamp to the Murugan Temple. Here with preside… https://t.co/1oSj9XoZBy

A month ago

Posted on Twitter C'était génial de célébrer Hanukkah avec rabbin Fishman et la congrégation de Beth Tikvah. La lampe finale était al… https://t.co/ZlZ2iYxRWB

Posted on Twitter It was great to celebrate Hanukkah with Rabbi Fishman and the congregation of Beth Tikvah. The final lamp was light… https://t.co/oH6RRJqs8V

Posted on Twitter Ouverture avec les Arts a mis sur piers un brunch d'hiver merveilleux. Un événement fantastique par Akilah et l'équ… https://t.co/2Jb50HYQFc

Posted on Twitter Overture with the Arts put on a lovely Winter Wonderland Brunch. A wonderful event by Akilah and the OWTA team. https://t.co/nv9pW9lUTu

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Poet Laureate Mr. Speaker, I call on the House to applaud Mr. George Elliott Clarke, our current Parliamentary Poet Laureate. While his tenure is coming to an end ...

Voted Yes on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Certificate of Nomination of Mario Dion to the Position of Conflict of ... If I understand, you come in and you have a 50% vacancy rate. You have 71 files that are not meeting the criteria that you have ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Statutory Review of An Act to Promote the Efficiency and Adaptability of ... To Maxime's point, and what Lloyd touched on, Underwriters Laboratories has ULC. It's not a monopoly. You can go through ULC. You don't have to go ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed what the member for Kitchener—Conestoga had to say because it really reflects the strong difference between our respective governments. I would like ...

Voted Yes on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted No on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Two months ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Statutory Review of An Act to Promote the Efficiency and Adaptability of ... Mr. Chair, I'm going to share my speaking time with Mr. Fragiskatos. In your statement, Ms. Nemer, you touched on a very important point when you ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Briefing on Net Neutrality and Certificate of Nomination of Nancy Bélanger to ... You could theoretically in the worst-case scenario, and I'm not saying Canada would get there if we didn't have net neutrality, but you have authoritarian states ...

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and Travelling in the United States ... The concern I have, and it has been raised by a few of the members here, is what happens on the 13th month after someone's data ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and Travelling in the United States ... When they had Bill C-58, one of the things—and I'm a layperson so I don't know much—that came up was that if the request had three ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Briefing on Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada Backbone. Ms. Hart, you used the words “drop in the bucket”. How many drops in a bucket do we need? I'll leave you and Mr. Seidl ...

Mentioned by The Lawyer's Daily Ottawa sticks to its plan to compel judges to publicly disclose expenses (Montreal MP Frank Baylis proposed the changes but was the lone Liberal to vote in favour). Now the battle likely shifts to the Senate, where the judges may find a largely unsympathetic audience, given the expense scandals that have rocked the red ...

Mentioned by The Lawyer's Daily Ottawa sticks to its plan to compel judges to publicly disclose expenses (Montreal MP Frank Baylis proposed the changes but was the lone Liberal to vote in favour). Now the battle likely shifts to the Senate, where the judges may find a largely unsympathetic audience, given the expense scandals that have rocked the red ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer and Statutory Review of An Act to ... One of the suggestions that came up quite a lot—from very small companies, from people who were both pro-CASL and anti-CASL, if I can say it ...

Mentioned by The Lawyer's Daily Ottawa sticks to its plan to compel judges to publicly disclose expenses (Montreal MP Frank Baylis proposed the changes but was the lone Liberal to vote in favour). Now the battle likely shifts to the Senate, where the judges may find a largely unsympathetic audience, given the expense scandals that have rocked the red ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Or Shalom Synagogue Mr. Speaker, on November 17, I will have the pleasure of attending the 40th anniversary celebrations for the Or Shalom Synagogue in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Or Shalom is ...

Spoke in the House on Michael Pitfield Mr. Speaker, yesterday we were saddened to learn of the death of former senator Michael Pitfield. He was an exceptional individual who, among other things, helped ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply I have been buying RRSPs. I am deferring my taxes as well, but I am avoiding taxes and I am doing it legally. I plan to ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Air Transportation Mr. Speaker, everyone in Montreal, including my constituents in Pierrefonds—Dollard, heard about the serious problem of wait times at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in Montreal in ...

Mentioned by The Suburban Newspaper West Island Community Shares' Masquerade Ball raises $135000 ... West Island Community Shares), Martin Thibodeau (President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank), Peter Hart (Chief Executive Director, Rideau Recognition), Carlos Leitão (Member for Robert-Baldwin, Minister of Finance) and Frank Baylis (MP for ...

Spoke in the House on Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Mr. Speaker, today we welcome the Right Honourable Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I am proud of the fact that the relationship between ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Mr. Speaker, the member opposite made a number of statements that are designed to mislead the Canadian population, carefully chosen words such as “cash” for access, ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada How To Move Forward From The M-103 Islamophobia Debate House of Common petition e411, sponsored by Liberal MP Frank Baylis was the basis for this motion. Sadly, at the time, Liberals didn't have the political courage to propose a motion on Islamophobia before the House. Instead, it was NDP leader Thomas ...

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) Jewish groups wary of passage of M-103 Jews “are the people most targeted for their religion when it comes to hate crimes,” said Quebec Liberal MP Frank Baylis, citing Statistics Canada figures. “However, there is much more work to be done, [because] when it comes to hate crimes, the rate ...