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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was mentioned.

Last in Parliament September 2021, as Liberal MP for Kitchener South—Hespeler (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 40% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting no.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting yes.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting no.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting no.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting no.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting in favour.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and I will be voting in favour.

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act June 21st, 2021

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting no.

COVID-19 Vaccines June 18th, 2021

Madam Speaker, Canadians are now world leaders in the share of people who have had at least one dose of vaccine. With our steady supply, high vaccination rates and a shift to second doses, Canada is on its way to being one of the most vaccinated nations in the world. Congratulations to everyone who has worked on this world-leading procurement and logistical project.

However, the fight against COVID is still not over and my riding of Kitchener South—Hespeler in Waterloo Region is currently the region with the highest number of new cases daily in Ontario. Over 80% of the new cases and hospitalizations are from 30% of the adult population who remain unvaccinated. Sadly, we are facing the prospect of being left behind in reopening plans. I want to remind my constituents and all Canadians of the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as possible. It is the fastest path back to normal.

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 June 18th, 2021

Madam Speaker, I just want to share a story and ask the member a question.

I went to a Catholic high school but grew up in a Muslim household. I remember taking a world religions class. It talked about all the religions of the world. It was a great course to introduce students to a lot of different ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. When I was in that high school, I can say without a doubt that I did not experience Islamophobia one bit. However, after 9/11, this has accelerated and brought Islamophobia and the fear of others into the limelight.

Would my hon. colleague agree that these types of education courses in certain particular schools would help alleviate Islamophobia?