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  • His favourite word is park.

Liberal MP for Scarborough—Rouge Park (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Shocked and saddend at the indiscriminate violence displayed in #Barcelona today. My heart goes out the victims and all the people of Spain.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Happy #InternationalYouthDay to all of the inspiring young people who continue to drive the agenda towards a more open and inclusive World!

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Today we mark #EmancipationDay - the end of slavery of those of African descent and celebrate the resilience of the… https://t.co/soA8xngCcD

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by the shootings this weekend in our community

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Very privileged to present medals to some incredibly talented swimmers at #naig2017 games @tpascentre #ScabTo! Con… https://t.co/KW9Gu0DlVm

Posted on Twitter I was honoured to attend the opening ceremonies of @naig2017to and meet with Indigenous Leaders and Athletes from a… https://t.co/lLhP6Kyk6L

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, there are over 65 million refugees fleeing persecution around the world. Countries like Canada have a responsibility to ensure that we do our part ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill S-3 Madam Chair, thank you. As tabled at this committee, I am moving to delete proposed subparagraphs (a.1) and (a.2) from Bill S-3, essentially lines 5 to ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my friend's submissions. I want to ask him about access to the Prime Minister. I know the Prime Minister has been in ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you very much, everyone, for appearing today. Thank you for your very considered submissions. Based on the testimony of the three ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada Mr. Chair, on a point of order, I believe that we're here for the Atlantic Canada study. We have guests here. We have a very important ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Mr. Reiher, there are a lot of compelling arguments with respect to paragraph 6(1)(a). There is an issue of fundamental justice, and I think over time, ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18: Votes 1a, 10a and L20a under Department of ... Thank you, Paul and the team, for joining us once again. Going back to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling, I was trying to follow what ...

Spoke in the House on Sri Lanka Mr. Speaker, seasonal monsoon rains continue in Sri Lanka and the country is facing the worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. Death toll estimates are ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada No, we can follow up on it afterwards. I want to highlight two specific incidents in Atlantic Canada. One is the 1985 arrival of Tamil refugees ...

Spoke in the House on Sri Lanka Mr. Speaker, eight years ago today, the 26-year-old armed conflict ended in Sri Lanka, yet peace has not been achieved on the island. The scars of ...

Spoke in the House on National Parks Mr. Speaker, the Rouge national urban park is central to my riding, and with the passage of Bill C-18, the House of Commons is closer than ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you both for joining us and sharing your perspectives. I think one of the major challenges we are facing, apart from ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Canadian High Arctic Research Station and ... I know you and I were at the University of Toronto student-led gathering a couple of months ago. I do wonder what kind of role our ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I want to start by congratulating our Minister of Finance for delivering on our promises to help the middle class and those trying to ...

Spoke in the House on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Mr. Speaker, today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Racism affects all our institutions and has a real impact on the lives ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Madam Speaker, as we discussed on Friday, my friend and colleague from Peace River—Westlock and I worked quite closely together on the committee. I want to ...

Mentioned by Daily Mirror Canada passes Bill calling for Tamil Heritage Month The motion, introduced by Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, earlier in the year, was debated on May 20 and on September 29, before being passed on October 5. “This is a historical milestone that recognizes the ...

Mentioned by The News Minute Canada officially declares pride in its Tamils, passes Bill calling for Tamil Heritage Month The motion, introduced by Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, earlier in the year, was debated on May 20 and on September 29, before being passed on October 5. “This is a historical milestone that recognizes the ...

Mentioned by The New Indian Express Canada declares January as Tamil Heritage Month The motion was moved by Canadian politician of Tamil origin, Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park constituency, and it was discussed in the House in May and September. In an indication of the special place that the community has ...

Mentioned by Tamil Guardian Canadian Parliament declares 'Tamil Heritage Month ' The motion, which was put forward by, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park Gary Anandasangaree, recognises “that, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Tamil-Canadians have made to Canadian ...

Mentioned by Tamil Guardian Canadian Parliament declares 'Tamil Heritage Month ' The motion, which was put forward by, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park Gary Anandasangaree, recognises “that, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Tamil-Canadians have made to Canadian ...

Mentioned by The New Indian Express Canada declares January as Tamil Heritage Month The motion was moved by Canadian politician of Tamil origin, Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park constituency, and it was discussed in the House in May and September. In an indication of the special place that the community has ...