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  • His favourite word is military.

Liberal MP for Scarborough—Guildwood (Ontario)

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

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted Yes on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #429 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #428 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to follow my colleague, who is a very able contributor to the public safety and emergency preparedness committee. I did not ...

Posted on Twitter Holding a piece of Canadiana. 64 pieces from across our country, 6 strings, 1 Canada, 1 guitar. Thanks… https://t.co/yrUrDBdjQ5

Posted on Twitter Travel tip: Beat the winter holiday rush -- apply early for your eTA or visa to visit Canada.… https://t.co/Rzf99Imwvm

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Child Labour and Modern Slavery Thank you. I appreciate it. As Mr. Lewchuk and Mr. Messenger know, I'm fairly persuaded that this is a good initiative. Canada ties itself up in ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, in 2016, the unemployment rate for recent immigrants was 11%, while Canadian-born people had an unemployment rate of just 5%. That is a significant ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Out in Scarborough-Agincourt supporting @JeanYip3 with @CncllrChinLee for upcoming by-election December 11th.… https://t.co/tK5XSTPFtA

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed my discussion with Afghan Consular General- Kaihan Ahadi #cndpoli #afghanistan @fsorbara https://t.co/gGHaePPv9Z

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security entitled ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Had the pleasure of speaking to some well informed folks who are part of a ‘Study Group’ together, which is 50 year… https://t.co/UCoC3DNPcE

Posted on Twitter Honoured to join #Centenary50 celebration @lizbuller Congratulations https://t.co/BglF8FAODx

A month ago

Mentioned by The Epoch Times The Next Steps for Canada's Magnitsky Act Sergei Magnitsky's widow, Natalia, and their son, Nikita, speak at a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 1, 2017, while former MP and minister of justice Irwin Cotler (R), Senator Percy Downe (C), and MP John McKay listen in the background. (Limin Zhou ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-63, A Second Act to Implement Certain Provisions ... I understand the symmetry one might want as a tax official, but again, the reality and the practicality is maybe something less than that. Finally, I ...

Mentioned by The Epoch Times The Next Steps for Canada's Magnitsky Act Sergei Magnitsky's widow, Natalia, and their son, Nikita, speak at a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 1, 2017, while former MP and minister of justice Irwin Cotler (R), Senator Percy Downe (C), and MP John McKay listen in the background. (Limin Zhou ...

Spoke in the House on Everyday Political Citizen Award Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise in the House today to recognize the nomination of Jan Rowan for the Samara Everyday Political Citizen award. ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, on October 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin placed one of his fiercest critics, Bill Browder, on Interpol's most wanted list for the fifth time. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three 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 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 ...

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 ...

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