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Liberal MP for Scarborough—Guildwood (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I am entering this debate from a position of disadvantage in that I do not sit on the justice committee and therefore have not ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #369 on Bill C-57 Amend the Federal Sustainable Development

Voted No on Vote #368 Opposition Motion (Support for forestry workers)

Spoke in the House on Federal Sustainable Development Act Madam Speaker, I was thinking as the hon. member was speaking that we seem to be sleepwalking into catastrophic events. As a brief canvas of what ...

Voted Yes on Vote #367 Private Members' Business M-108 (Contribution of ranchers and farmers)

Voted No on Vote #366 on Bill C-349 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization)

Voted Yes on Vote #365 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Honoured to attend the launch of the Canadian Armenian Community Services Centre at the Holy Trinity Armenian Churc… https://t.co/YvRNn85nDf

Posted on Twitter Yesterday, I had the privilege of welcoming 90 new citizens into our Canadian family on behalf of @AhmedDHussen.… https://t.co/lS75Z7wrEN

Posted on Twitter Honoured to present Scarb Guildwood medals to well deserving community members Congrats to all recipients #cndpoli… https://t.co/yQ3afHqaIR

Posted on Twitter Discussing the birth, death, and resurrection of Bill C-300 with law & engineering students at @queensu #Mining… https://t.co/XFJeMRwtpL

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Completely gratified that the #Magnitsky Act passed unanimously in the House of Commons. #Cdnpoli #HumanRights https://t.co/Q54SYAHsUv

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Ironically, Mr. Chair, I am going to do it in an unusual fashion. Normally I ask very short questions and ask for answers, but this time ...

Mentioned by UpNorth Canadian Parliamentarian Calls Out Pro-Kremlin Organization Senior Canadian, Liberal Member of Parliament, John McKay, called out a Russian organization operating in Canada in a speech about Canada's Magnitksy Legislation, which is set to pass The House of Commons on Wednesday, October 4th. Once adopted ...

Posted on Twitter Fun to join @ParticipACTION and play some traditional Canadian #sports. I’m a great shot! The @MapleLeafs last cut 😉 https://t.co/du6jxyVwnJ

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act Mr. Speaker, prior to meeting Bill Browder, the name Sergei Magnitsky was just another name in the news, one more Russian dissident to be tortured or ...

Spoke in the House on Revenue Canada Madam Speaker, the dream of home ownership seems to be moving further and further away from middle-class Canadians in my riding of Scarborough—Guildwood. While many of ...

Spoke in the House on Oceans Act Mr. Speaker, I certainly am familiar with the member's riding, which is a beautiful riding that has a lot of coastline. It is almost as nice ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Arnold Chan Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, quite a number of colleagues and friends and I, including the Prime Minister, attended Arnold Chan's funeral. Arnold's last gift to us ...

Spoke in the House on Customs Act Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his support for this bill. It allows for an atmosphere in which we can debate some of the ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Defence minister's ex-parliamentary secretary says Canada should join ballistic missile defence Liberal MP John McKay, pictured at a committee meeting in 2011, says Canada should join the U.S.-led continental missile-defence shield, regaining a say in its sovereignty over defence in light of increasing North Korean threats and technological ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Defence minister's ex-parliamentary secretary says Canada should join ballistic missile defence Liberal MP John McKay, pictured at a committee meeting in 2011, says Canada should join the U.S.-led continental missile-defence shield, regaining a say in its sovereignty over defence in light of increasing North Korean threats and technological ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Madam Speaker, it seems that every time a program like trusted traveller or NEXUS is set up, the timelines do not actually shrink, they expand--

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative Thank you for your charitable intentions. Thank you to all our witnesses. As the sponsor and author of the better aid bill, which is Canada's only ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative and Human Rights Situation in South Sudan Thank you for that. That's an interesting observation. I represent a riding that has pretty well every group of people known to mankind in it. I ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative Thank you, Chair. Thank you to you both. It's good to see you again, James. This is an interesting debate about what this bank wants to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you both for your very thoughtful and excellent presentations. I adopt Madame Laverdière's views with respect to how thoughtful you actually ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you, Chair. Thank you to you both. I have a very simple question for Mr. Wilson, which I think maybe has significant implications. The question ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy You were reading the article in The Globe and Mail article, and that article talks about the potential of having a currency clause in an agreement ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative I'm not so much worried about the board itself. I'm more concerned about the government's priority. You'll be aware that the Auditor General has been highly ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Defence Policy Review to be released June 7 The information about the June 7 date came out via a planted question by Liberal MP John McKay, who noted that as the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence, “I was privileged to chair a policy roundtable on behalf of the minister to ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Liberals hint at more defence spending in upcoming budget as US demands more WATCH: Liberal MP John McKay and Conservative Garnett Genuis join Vassy Kapelos to discuss why Canada is not spending 2% GDP on defence spending in a world with increasing global security challenges.

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Liberals hint at more defence spending in upcoming budget as US demands more WATCH: Liberal MP John McKay and Conservative Garnett Genuis join Vassy Kapelos to discuss why Canada is not spending 2% GDP on defence spending in a world with increasing global security challenges.

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-680 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (microbeads)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-474 An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments