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Liberal MP for York Centre (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Wishing #Francophones across #YorkCentre and Ontario a happy Franco-Ontarian Day! Célébrons! #OnFr #cdnpoli https://t.co/nhGPgC6cYG

Posted on Twitter Join us this Sunday, Sept. 30, for a Town Hall on Seniors Issues, 6:30-7:30 pm w/ Minister of Seniors… https://t.co/cMHNnLPynk

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #886 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Posted on Twitter Thanks so much @IrwinCotler. I am so lucky to have you as a friend and mentor.🙏 https://t.co/gDV16MgQGH

Posted on Twitter Incredibly proud to be named Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Very much looking forward to working wit… https://t.co/ZDlhbYk9ji

Posted on Twitter Participated in the Canada-Kosovo Friendship Group dialogue this morning and had an opportunity to discuss a range… https://t.co/mIE4wFEtRm

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Wishing our strong and vibrant Jewish community in #YorkCentre and Jews across the country, Chag #Sukkot Sameach. 🙏 https://t.co/FRuHSwJFjz

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #885 on Bill C-375 Amend the Criminal Code (presentence report)

Didn't vote on Vote #884 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

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 ...

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #883 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #882 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Mondoweiss Canadian politicians lead unprecedented smear campaign against advocate for Palestinian rights 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...