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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.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Thank you Min @melaniejoly for listening to, and encouraging #TamilCanadian artists. And most importantly reminding… https://t.co/KU6d7HlaMn

Posted on Twitter You are an incredible role model and Ambassador for the Tamil community. Thank you for lighting the lamp at THM. https://t.co/QjVrA0R1K7

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter This past year I worked with @JohnMcKayLib & stakeholders on the Liberal Human Rights Caucus to advocate for a resp… https://t.co/V1ruG1AAH2

This week

Posted on Twitter Humbled and honoured to have PM @JustinTrudeau join in #TamilHeritageMonth #ThaiPongal celebrations in #Scarborough… https://t.co/tu6tBplzzq

Posted on Twitter Two superb athletes, one extraordinary honour. Congratulations @tessavirtue and @ScottMoir, I know you will make… https://t.co/ZaPeTr1mtO

Posted on Twitter Calling all #youth leaders in #ScarbTO! Today is the last day to apply for the 2018 Summer Leadership Program!!… https://t.co/C5xMmTzkVK

A month ago

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

Spoke in the House on International Human Rights Day Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark International Human Rights Day, a day to reflect on the enormous strides we have made in advancing human rights ...

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

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b ... Thank you. Earlier this year we had about 6,000 legacy cases in the pipeline, if I'm not mistaken, some of them for close to 10 years. ...

Two months ago

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

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Madam Chair, I'm going to propose that we continue and that we invite the witnesses for the next panel, but while they come up here, if ...

Spoke in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend for his lifetime of work on UNDRIP and bringing this forward today in the House. I also want ...

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 Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank the panel for being here. I want to step back for a second and pick up on the ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian High Arctic Research Station ... Thank you, Minister Philpott. Minister Bennett, with respect to UNDRIP, which came up a bit earlier, I think in New York earlier this year you were ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill S-3, an act to amend the Indian Act. This Senate bill is in response to the superior ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am a little perplexed about the reference to money going into Asia. In the last federal election, in a pamphlet called “Building the ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you, Grand Chief. It seems like we just met you, as you spoke very recently with us. Welcome back. I have a couple of questions. ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities One of the comments we've heard was with respect to implementing the fire code because I believe our building inspector, from the Bay of Quinte, had ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants Mr. Bellissimo, it's fair to say that what Professor Montoya brings to the table, and families like his, is somewhat typical of the challenges that we ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants With respect to the mitigation plan, what other options are available other than repealing this particular provision? How do you ensure that those cases are adjudicated ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Lankaweb Your letters: Sri Lanka has a long, proud history of peacekeeping with the UN Unfortunately, this column by Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree does not portray the factual position regarding Sri Lanka's contribution to UN peacekeeping missions, or the progressive developments in the country under the National Unity government.

Mentioned by Toronto Star Your letters: Sri Lanka has a long, proud history of peacekeeping with the UN Unfortunately, this column by Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree does not portray the factual position regarding Sri Lanka's contribution to UN peacekeeping missions, or the progressive developments in the country under the National Unity government.

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, as the member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge Park, I once again rise to continue the discussion on Bill C-63, a second act to implement ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canadians have watched in horror as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people have been forced from their homes and murdered in Myanmar over recent ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Invictus Games Mr. Speaker, next week, athletes from 17 countries will gather in Toronto to compete in the Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for ill and injured ...

Spoke in the House on Arnold Chan Mr. Speaker, on September 14, 2017, we lost our dear friend, the hon. member for Scarborough—Agincourt, Arnold Chan. Arnold started his career as a political staffer ...