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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Building welcoming communities together! Pleased to be @TDSB Newcomer Youth & Kids award ceremony!! https://t.co/9vM32RauWK

Posted on Twitter Nous bâtissons des communautés accueillantes ensemble! Heureux d’être à @TDSB cérémonie pour les jeunes avec @MarcoMendicino

Posted on Twitter @COSTI_org helps immigrants & new 🇨🇦's succeed. An honour to be at their AGM & thank them for their leadership & ha… https://t.co/wRqM4VlHRk

Posted on Twitter @COSTI_org aide les immigrants et les nouveaux 🇨🇦 à réussir. Un honneur d’être à votre AGA et merci pour votre trav… https://t.co/Z9S2ZZZ7KV

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I am particularly grateful to my colleague for her question today, because it gives me the opportunity to announce the very good news that ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, insofar as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, IRCC, is concerned, visas are the primary tool in managing Canada’s border. The requirement that foreign nationals ...

Voted Yes on Vote #167 on Bill C-35

Voted Yes on Vote #166 on Bill C-35

Voted Yes on Vote #165 on Bill C-35

Voted Yes on Vote #164 That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, except any Vote disposed of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #163 That Vote 1b, in the amount of $10,825,154, under Privy Council Office — Program expenditures, in the Supplementary ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to speaking @P2PConnects Immigration Conference in #Ottawa tomorrow on "Learning from the Past & Vision for the future.

Posted on Twitter J’ai bien hâte de parler à le conférence @P2PConnects à Ottawa demain au sujet de apprendre du passé et avoir une vision pour l’avenir.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, yesterday I said that the number was not true, and I repeat the fact today that the number is not true.

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, that number is wrong, and the hon. member knows it is wrong because she received a briefing from my department on our plans two ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, that number has nothing to do with our plans. Most important are events in the region, and our government has committed $1.6 billion to ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I definitely understand that this is an issue, which is why my staff have spoken to the mayor of Vegreville and I have offered ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, let us begin to count the ways we are cleaning up the big fat mess left by the Conservatives in the area of immigration. ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I understand people in Vegreville are upset, but I am saying that the business case for a move was very strong; that our first ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Community Press Conservative MP's bipartisan victory for Yazidi victims shows Canadian democracy at its best For recent evidence, look to Calgary-area Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and the compromise she recently struck – or rather engineered – with Immigration Minister John McCallum, yielding a new, challenging and far more honest Canadian policy toward ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Conservative MP's bipartisan victory for Yazidi victims shows Canadian democracy at its best For recent evidence, look to Calgary-area Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and the compromise she recently struck – or rather engineered – with Immigration Minister John McCallum, yielding a new, challenging and far more honest Canadian policy toward ...

A month ago

Mentioned by 570 News New Liberal immigration baseline: 300000 next year, with more in future years Immigration Minister John McCallum talks with reporters at a meeting of Atlantic Canada's four premiers and federal ministers at the farm of Lawrence MacAulay, MP for Cardigan, in St. Peters Bay, P.E.I. on Monday, July 4, 2016. Federal and provincial ...

Mentioned by Surghar Daily Canada to welcome Yazidi refugees within months: John McCallum OTTAWA – Immigration Minister John McCallum says the Liberal government is prepared to start bringing Yazidi refugees into the country within four months.He says the Liberals will support a Conservative motion calling for more support for the Yazidis ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca John McCallum says plan for 450000 new immigrants a year too ambitious Immigration Minister John McCallum talks with reporters at a meeting of Atlantic Canada's four premiers and federal ministers at the farm of Lawrence MacAulay, MP for Cardigan, in St. Peters Bay, P.E.I. on Monday, July 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN ...

Mentioned by Waterloo Record Refugee thrilled to meet immigration minister Ahmed Taris, left, a Syrian refugee, has his photo taken with politicians Marwan Tabbara, federal Immigration Minister John McCallum, MPP Kathryn McGarry and MP Bryan May. ... He'd never met a minister or member of parliament before. "Back in Syria ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Family Reunification Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. It's good to be back. I think I've been here a few times. It's always a pleasure. I'm very happy ...

More than three months ago

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...