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  • His favourite word is community.

Liberal MP for York Centre (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Did you know? #JewishHeritageMonth #MyJewishHeritage https://t.co/WpPCI78ojJ

Posted on Twitter An early start to the day canvassing w/ my friend @votespindler at @atthebarns. Jess is a strong voice for… https://t.co/32tixk4cMh

Posted on Twitter Incredibly proud of my wife Barbi, one of 56 women who slept out on the streets of #Toronto last night to raise fun… https://t.co/wV6526nB7L

Posted on Twitter I join @ahmadiyyacanada in condemning the brutal #SialkotMosqueAttack. As Canadians, we stand together against the… https://t.co/qf037vQ13t

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Entirely agree w/ @IrwinCotler re Hamas longstanding abuse of #humanrights in #Gaza. In particular the use of Gaza’… https://t.co/eqsdPoMXPD

Posted on Twitter Did you know? #JewishHeritageMonth #MyJewishHeritage https://t.co/bLfHGP3Fpz

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #674 Private Members' Business M-168 (Net neutrality)

Didn't vote on Vote #673 on Bill C-326 Amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water guidelines)

Didn't vote on Vote #672 on Bill C-354 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)

Didn't vote on Vote #671 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Didn't vote on Vote #670 on Bill C-76 Amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Hill Times 'My first reaction was, 'Oh my god, my mom'': Toronto van attack hits home for local MPs York Centre MP Michael Levitt called his mom, Edna, whom he believed to be close to the site of the rampage. Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi, who lives nearby, rushed home to be with constituents. Willowdale MP Ali Ehsassi, with Ontario Premier Kathleen ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) Canadian business accelerator lauded as one of the best in the world Andrea Orazi, centre – flanked by YEDI president Marat Ressin, right, and Liberal MP Michael Levitt – receives a $30,000 grant from YEDI. Orazi participated in the YEDI program and co-founded The Chufa Company, an ice cream producer. A Canadian ...

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 in the House on Yom Ha'atzmaut Mr. Speaker, today is Yom Ha'atzmaut, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence. Yesterday, on Yom Hazikaron, Israelis stood silently in their workplaces and on the ...

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 ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs look to support Syrian rescue workers after 'riveting' Ottawa appearance 'The conditions they work under are indescribable,' says Liberal MP Michael Levitt after the White Helmets spoke to a House subcommittee. A member of the White Helmets holds a child harmed in a sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on ...

Mentioned by Arutz Sheva Canadian Parliament approves Canadian Jewish Heritage Month We particularly commend and thank Senator Linda Frum and MP Michael Levitt for their leadership in bringing this bill forward and in so doing recognizing that the Jewish community has contributed to every sphere of Canadian life,” said CIJA chair David ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to conclude the debate on Bill S-232, the Canadian Jewish heritage month act. It has been an honour ...

Mentioned by Stockholm Center for Freedom Canada's Green Party leader on human rights violations in Turkey: I am entirely horrified Speaking on the dire situation in Turkey and the human rights violations targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement, MP Michael Levitt said: “It is bittersweet to be here with you. It is very sad that people are in this position. Families are torn ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you, gentlemen, for being here. I want to add my thoughts to the chair's comments about the contribution that certainly you two have made, and ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Inquirer.net Filipino caregivers celebrate reunification with their families in Toronto Other officials present during the appreciation event were: MP Deborah Schulte (Minister of Parliament for Vaughan and King City), MP Michael Levitt (Minister of Parliament for York Centre, North York), MP Francesco Sorbara (Minister of Parliament for ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-47 I was pleased to extend a spirit of co-operation to bringing this back onto the table, but I have to tell you that we heard repeatedly ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative and Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty ... Thank you very much, gentlemen, for being here and providing testimony. Mr. Chair, if I may, before I ask the witnesses some questions, I want to ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to rise again as the House considers Bill ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition Thank you very much. I also want to begin by recognizing Ms. Greene and her family and letting her know how incredibly sorry I am for ...

Spoke in the House on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, this past Saturday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a sombre anniversary when we remember the murder of over six million Jewish men, women, and ...

Spoke in the House on Toronto Football Club Mr. Speaker, Glory in Red. An ode to Toronto FC: The sun was setting on Saturday night, as our boys in red took the field shining ...