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  • His favourite word is respect.

Liberal MP for Scarborough—Rouge Park (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 60% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Proud to join #ScarbTO residents at this morning's community Walk-A-Thon in support of the #Malvern Family Resource… https://t.co/JUFCoRS2T1

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter #Pride is in the air, #Toronto! My team and I are looking forward to marching alongside @ASAAP at the Toronto… https://t.co/Occ3ugUVqg

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Our world has become an unwelcome place for refugees. Being a refugee is not a crime and being born a refugee shou… https://t.co/B7Ow7eTLYf

Posted on Twitter Across the country, Canadians are celebrating #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay and are learning about the unique herit… https://t.co/7GWXSbsSyI

This week

Spoke in the House on World Refugee Day Mr. Speaker, on this World Refugee Day, I rise to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of the 22.5 million refugees presently around the world. Our ...

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted Yes on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Posted on Twitter “What is going on in the United States is wrong. I cannot imagine what the families living through this are endurin… https://t.co/DB1iWs4NTu

Posted on Twitter Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, a day dedicated to the 22.5 million #refugees who have been forced to flee their homes d… https://t.co/Sr7tFQJqrm

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley chapter, asking the federal government to recognize the ...

Spoke in the House on Ramadan Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and revelation for those of the Muslim faith. In my community, I had ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5 and 10 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Minister, I first want to thank you and your colleagues. This will have been your third appearance in the last two weeks: ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Votes ... The minister is here to talk about the main estimates, Madam Chair, and I think the questions need to be directed with respect to the main ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Issue of Asylum Seekers Irregularly Entering Canada from the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. At the outset to both ministers, I'd like to thank you for your continued efforts in this and finding the appropriate balance ...

Spoke in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Mr. Speaker, I rise once again to speak to Bill C-262 on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I want to acknowledge ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Distinguished Olympian and Scholar Mr. Speaker, I rise to honour Professor Bruce Kidd, an accomplished Olympian, scholar, administrator, Officer of the Order of Canada, and vital member of my community. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Chair, it is appropriate that I begin today by acknowledging that we are gathered here on the traditional lands of the Algonquin people, and also ...

Mentioned by Tamil Guardian Tamils in Canada mark 9 years since Mullivaikkal massacres Other speakers included Toronto Mayor-John Tory, Ontario Minister Mitzie Hunter, City Councillor Neethan Shan and Member of Parliament Gary Anandasangaree who delivered speeches at the event. There were also song and dance performances to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Issue of Asylum Seekers Irregularly Entering Canada from the ... This question is open to all. If we were to declare the entire border a port of entry, what would that look like in terms of ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-262 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to the panel for joining us. While I'm going to ask some questions, I do want to save one question ...

Spoke in the House on LGBTQ Community Mr. Speaker, I rise to remember Skandaraj Navaratnam, Selim Esen, Abdulbasir Faizi, Majeed Kayhan, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, and Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. These men ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered here on the unceded lands of the Algonquin people. I am very pleased to ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-262 Thank you very much to the panel for being here. Mr. Joffe, your name has come up over and over again with respect to UNDRIP, so ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes Mr. Aterman, I want to make one thing absolutely clear. The IRB is in many ways the envy of the world. You've set very high standards ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-262 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to the panel for being here. As this is my first occasion to speak after the incident in Toronto, I ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) As Australia ousts MPs with dual citizenship, Canada's Parliament embraces many in its ranks Others, like Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree, who was born in Sri Lanka, NDP MP Jenny Kwan, who was born in Hong Kong, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who was born in the U.S., told CBC News they aren't even certain of their citizenship status ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos The 41 ethnically diverse ridings are the 'face of Canada' and 'the most representative communities in the country,' says NDP MP Don Davies. ... Liberal MPs Mary Ng, top left, Omar Alghabra, Gary Anandasangaree, Gagan Sikand, and Sukh Dhaliwal.

Mentioned by Hill Times Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos The 41 ethnically diverse ridings are the 'face of Canada' and 'the most representative communities in the country,' says NDP MP Don Davies. ... Liberal MPs Mary Ng, top left, Omar Alghabra, Gary Anandasangaree, Gagan Sikand, and Sukh Dhaliwal.

Mentioned by Lankaweb Sri Lankan Army Peacekeepers They have proved to the world, that they are the best Army that was, is and will be in the future to accept the role of peacekeeping, and Member of Parliament Gary Anandasangaree was absolutely wrong, wrong and wrong with his unfortunate comment about ...

Mentioned by Lankaweb Sri Lankan Army Peacekeepers They have proved to the world, that they are the best Army that was, is and will be in the future to accept the role of peacekeeping, and Member of Parliament Gary Anandasangaree was absolutely wrong, wrong and wrong with his unfortunate comment about ...