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  • His favourite word is syrian.

Liberal MP for Markham—Thornhill (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 56% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Célébrons le jour de l'indépendance de #Ukraine25. C'est aussi le 125e anniversaire de l'arrivée des premiers Ukrainiens au #Canada

Posted on Twitter Today marks the 25th Ukrainian Independence day and the 125th anniversary of first Ukrainians immigrating to Canada.https://t.co/PZwgJqPmGB

This week

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to all of the @TeamCanada athletes who represented #Canada at #Rio2016 We are so proud of all of you! #thankyou

Posted on Twitter Félicitations aux athlètes de #ÉquipeCanada qui ont représenté le #Canada aux jeux de #Rio2016. Nous sommes très fiers de vous.  #merci

A week ago

Posted on Twitter I appreciate everyone in #yyc who contributed their views to our #talkcdnimm consultations https://t.co/pxge3XM6Bt

Posted on Twitter J’apprécie la contribution de tous à #yyc pour notre consultation #ParlonsImmCan https://t.co/j1NueWUQEo

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, to say one can do something with one stroke of a pen is a bit far-fetched, when the individuals are in an extremely dangerous ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, insofar as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, IRCC, is concerned, regarding part (a) of the question, 254 groups made sponsorship applications between October 21, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I would start by saying that I am proud of the fact that we have let in more than 25,000 Syrian refugees, more than ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I am afraid the hon. member is missing the forest for the trees. The good new is that those military bases were set up ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 12 temporary resident permits, or TRPs, to individuals suspected to be victims of human ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2016-17: Votes 1a and 10a under Citizenship and Immigration Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think you'd agree we're making a fairly regular appearance with you which is, of course, a great pleasure. I'm joined by ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, we already are providing them with tools to the extent that 99% of them have permanent housing, and we are making great progress on ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, we actually satisfied 46,000 Syrian refugees who we admitted in the space of seven months. It is true that in view of the enormous ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I have already commented on photo ops, but the general point is that because of the overwhelming generosity of Canadians, I am probably the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca John McCallum tells a joke, Michelle Rempel doesn't find it funny Conservative MP Michelle Rempel had mocked his government's seriousness and John McCallum saw an opportunity for a joke at his own expense in reply. Laughter would ensue. And then, indignation. Rempel, the Official Opposition's immigration critic, ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada John McCallum's Self-Deprecating Joke Irks Tory Critic Asking About Refugees Immigration Minister John McCallum and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel are shown in question period Tuesday. Though McCallum earlier denied any cut, Rempel demanded to know why the training was being cancelled for those in need. "Yesterday ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government’s Initiative to Resettle Syrian Refugees to Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm delighted to be here again. It's not as if I've been lobbying to make frequent appearances; I think I have been ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Study of the Situation Facing Nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe and Main ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Good afternoon, everybody. It's a pleasure to be back. I will have a few remarks, but I want at the beginning to ...

Mentioned by www.ottawacommunitynews.com/ New funds to help refugees settling in Ottawa He is joined by, from left, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum, Nepean MP Chandra Arya, Ottawa South MP David McGuinty and Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna, who also serves as minister of the environment and ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca John McCallum promises probe into immigration consultants' fees for Syrian refugees Immigration Minister John McCallum says he has ordered a three-part investigation into the practice of immigration consultants charging Syrian refugees thousands of dollars to process applications and possibly violating federal rules on private ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-6 Thank you. I am not hesitant to change things the previous government did with which we disagree, but neither am I wishing to change everything. I ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal Liberal cabinet minister, John McCallum, snubs Manitoba Liberals during election campaign A federal Liberal in Justin Trudeau's cabinet snubbed the provincial Liberals at a funding announcement in Winnipeg Thursday. The political snub came from Immigration Minister John McCallum while he was in Winnipeg for the day to announce a new fund ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) John McCallum Conservative member of Parliament Peter Van Loan criticized Immigration Minister John McCallum over pending changes to the citizenship guide. Van Loan said the ... His hospital told him not to give up hope and to contact his local MP. Carleton MP ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2015-16: Votes 1c and 5c under Citizenship and Immigration ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Good morning, everyone. I am very pleased to be here this morning to present my department's supplementary estimates (C) for ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-6 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Mandate Letter of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am very happy to be here with you today. It is the first time a Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-690 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (live-in caregiver)

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-637, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms storage and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm a very temporary visitor to this place, but I also wanted to give my best wishes to those who will not ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject matter of clauses 168 to 176 of Bill C-59 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to our witness, one of our favourite witnesses, I should say, on both sides of the table. I'm in favour of ...