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Liberal MP for York Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 47% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Hamas & other terror groups have fired 300+ rockets at #Israel in recent hours. I condemn these vicious attacks, wh… https://t.co/B1f1DCChBx

Posted on Twitter Deeply concerned by reports of a possible hate crime targeting a group of Jewish teens last night. Have contacted… https://t.co/K5peuThSW1

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter A poignant #RemembranceDay ceremony this morning at @RoyalCdnLegion Wilson Branch 527, remembering those who have f… https://t.co/mgQKO3T45J

Posted on Twitter #LestWeForget #YorkCentre https://t.co/1kUO2d8FqP

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter This morning the PM addressed veterans at Vimy Ridge; "You stand for the values upon which Canada was built, valu… https://t.co/54DKGfUDdx

This week

Posted on Twitter A very interesting read.📖 @HummelAdam reflects on his experience at the St. Louis Apology. @CIJAinfo #cdnpoli https://t.co/6RLVubVgFu

Didn't vote on Vote #937 on Bill C-393 Amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec)

Didn't vote on Vote #936 on Bill C-316 Amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ donors)

Didn't vote on Vote #935 on Bill C-376 Designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month

Didn't vote on Vote #934 on Bill C-375 Amend the Criminal Code (presentence report)

Didn't vote on Vote #933 on Bill C-85 Amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and to make related amendments to other ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, earlier this month, the government announced that it was maintaining its financial contributions to UNRWA for the next two years. This organization has been ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the hon. member a question. Sometimes in the heat of debate, we make claims and say things that we ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt Anthony Housefather is the member of Parliament for Mount Royal and chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice. Michael Levitt is the member of Parliament for York Centre and the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs and ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled ...

Mentioned by rabble.ca (blog) What is Ford Nation's connection to white nationalists and pro-Israel groups? In the wake of that protest, B'nai Brith, CIJA, Liberal MP Michael Levitt and others condemned those rallying in support of CUPW. In response, Lascaris repeatedly called on them to distance themselves from two B'nai Brith supporters who produced a post ...

Mentioned by Dissident Voice Does Ford Nation include White Nationalists, Pro-Israel Groups? In the lead-up and aftermath of that protest, BB, CIJA, Liberal MP Michael Levitt and others condemned those rallying in support of CUPW. In response, Lascaris repeatedly called on them to distance themselves from two BB supporters who produced a ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Retirement Congratulations Mr. Speaker, this week marks the end of almost a quarter century of service in Canada's Parliament by the Hon. Art Eggleton, who is celebrating his ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Good afternoon, everyone. Let me begin by thanking the members of this committee for placing their trust in me as chair. With members' support, I plan ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Venezuela I call the meeting to order. Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the 117th meeting of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights. Before we begin, I want ...

Mentioned by The Suburban Newspaper Housefather hits back at dual loyalty smear "Normally I do not respond to vile comments on Twitter, but the accusation of double loyalty as relates to Michael Levitt and I is the height of anti-Semitism," the MP wrote. "I am a proud Canadian. I love this country. How dare you question my ...

Mentioned by Dissident Voice The Racism and Smear Tactics of B'nai B'rith and Israel-first MPs in Defense of Israeli Crimes In the week before he was denounced Lascaris repeatedly challenged CIJA, BB's and Liberal MP Michael Levitt's association with individuals making anti-Muslim remarks, death threats against politicians and promoting a book denouncing the “Jewish ...

Mentioned by Palestine Chronicle Canadian Zionists' Unprecedented Smear Campaign against Dimitri Lascaris Here's the background: after an August 29 demonstration opposing B'nai B'rith's smears against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Lascaris called on Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt, CIJA, and others who have recently defended B ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. I am thankful for the opportunity to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and L25 under ... Okay. Welcome, Minister. I'd like to ask you about a disturbing issue we have heard about regarding humanitarian employees abusing their authority. This is a difficult ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and L25 under ... I'm going to be splitting my time with MP Vandenbeld. I have a couple of questions, both of them related to our recent travel to Asia ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, in 1939, the MS St. Louis was carrying over 900 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany seeking to escape persecution. To Canada's everlasting shame, the ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Iran Welcome, colleagues, to the 106th meeting of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights and the beginning of our sixth annual Iran Accountability Week. I want to ...

Spoke in the House on Iran Mr. Speaker, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights is holding its sixth annual Iran Accountability Week to shine a light on the odious human rights abuses ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Engagement in Asia Thank you. Mr. Potter, I want to talk a little bit about human rights in China and Canada, given that this a priority and a value ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition calling upon the government to work with the United Nations to secure the release of the remains of two ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Engagement in Asia Thank you, gentlemen, for your analysis. As a committee we had an opportunity to visit China, Vietnam, and Indonesia in December. As you know, we're travelling ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you. I want to switch topics a little bit and talk about Canadians on death row. An issue that's come up is what the government ...