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Liberal MP for Scarborough—Guildwood (Ontario)

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

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes (against his party) on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter It's Tuesday night and just leaving work. https://t.co/B52KoaiElO

Posted on Twitter Proud to be Canadian! Great to join my colleagues packing welcome boxes for Syrian refugees. @globalmedicdmgf https://t.co/luEarYGyKm

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, as a former parliamentary secretary to the minister of defence, I was privileged to chair a policy round table on behalf of the minister ...

Posted on Twitter Great News for Scarborough and the Eastern Greater Toronto Area! https://t.co/H2P72ACkas

Posted on Twitter Tulip Festival in Ottawa. #SpringHasSprung https://t.co/ewgFYTSmaK

Posted on Twitter Are you a student looking for a summer job? Here's a list of local organizations appoved for Summer jobs funding https://t.co/WGHgRcP9qp

Posted on Twitter @ARPACanada Great kids. Great questions. https://t.co/OCm3Ri7dE0

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Don Cousens Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to pay tribute to Don Cousens, the former mayor of the City of Markham, who recently passed away. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this debate. I wish it were about some other subject matter, but it is what it ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy I have been known to also take the newspaper and fling it against the wall with some concern. Whatever else, what I do notice in your ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Order in Council Appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion to the Position ... Thank you, Chair. Congratulations to my friend and colleague of many years. I don't share the skepticism of my opposition colleagues with respect to the wisdom ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you. Professor Momani, on the softwood lumber agreement, the bane of every trade negotiator's existence, we seem to be going around in dizzy circles. The ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in South Sudan Thank you, Chair. South Sudan lives in a very bad neighbourhood, and so far your comments have not “gone around the Horn”, shall we say, in ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you, Chair. Thank you for coming. I agree with your central premises. Canadians know how important the American economy is to them, but very few ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... I would be interested in your thoughts on how Mr. Putin continues to defy economic gravity. When you look at Russia in terms of GDP, you ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thanks to all three of you for your testimony. In another life, I used to practise law, and for my sins, I sat on the paralegal ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... That's an interesting answer from the standpoint of it being a paradox. That the more the relationship gets exposed, the less manoeuvring room the U.S. administration ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Automotive Industries Association Mr. Speaker, how often do we hear about the mismatch between jobs and skills? Employers are desperate to find qualified workers, and qualified workers are desperate ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to this motion, but regrettably, this motion has been rendered moot by virtue of the minister's commitment to ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, “'Climate change is a fact. It is a threat. It is man-made', he told the party faithful. 'We have to do something about it, ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak once again to the Rouge park bill. When I say, “once again”, it is probably my fourth, fifth, ...

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.

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the member for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and the member for Mississauga—Erin Mills for doing something that I have not been able ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Charter 97 Andrei Sannikov Discusses Sanctions In Canada ... of Foreign Affairs of Canada. In particular, the politician conducted negotiations with the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Defense John McKay, MP from the Liberal Party Boris Vrezhnevsky, MPs from the Conservative Party Peter Kent ...

Mentioned by 24Hours Toronto Trees planted along Highway of Heroes as tribute to Canada's war dead Centennial College president Ann Buller, from left, Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute chair Mark Cullen and Scarborough-Agincourt MPP Soo Wong plant a tree along the Highway of Heroes on Friday, November 4, ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca Navy needs ships to watch Russia, says Liberal MP John McKay The Royal Canadian Navy's need for new combat ships is more urgent than ever as warming Arctic waters give Russian forces a bigger foothold in the far north, says Liberal MP John McKay. McKay, parliamentary secretary to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, ...

Mentioned by Optimist Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad says Liberal MP McKay - The Battlefords News CALGARY - Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek justice. He says the government needs to do more because Canadian companies operating ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Canadian miners violating human rights abroad need stricter supervision, MP says CALGARY—Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek justice. He says the government needs to do more because Canadian companies operating ...

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