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  • Her favourite word is families.

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2015, with 51% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Tonight is the beginning of Lunar New Year celebrations, and the arrival of the Year of the Dog. For all those cele… https://t.co/S0s6LBYoDg

Posted on Twitter On #FlagDay we celebrate not only our maple leaf flag, but what it represents. A symbol of unity, hope, generosity,… https://t.co/0h5zL9fySx

Three days ago

Voted Paired on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Paired on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted Paired on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Posted on Twitter Families belong together. Many of the immigration cases in my office are spouses looking to be reunited in Canada.… https://t.co/ow8FCwogaw

This week

Voted Paired on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Paired on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Posted on Twitter With 11 long-term drinking advisories lifted today, residents of Slate Falls Nation can drink from their taps for f… https://t.co/Uwp8Kz8iQf

Posted on Twitter 2018 is the Canada-China Year of Tourism. Chinese tourists spent an estimated $1.5B in Canada in 2016, supporting o… https://t.co/0wPgijU1Ca

Posted on Twitter Saddened to hear about the loss of Asma Jahangir. We will miss your outspoken nature, unrelenting pursuit of human… https://t.co/Eg4NI9JElJ

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, February 4 is World Cancer Day. A lot of Canadians from across the country live with or know someone who is battling cancer. Let ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the International Organization for Migration Thank you. During your career you have seen first-hand the scale and scope of the global refugee demand. You talked in your comments about it being ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b ... My next question is about the parents and grandparents category of the stream of immigration. During our committee's study of family reunification, we heard about frustrations ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you for coming today. Special thanks to Nadre Atto for sharing her story. My first question is for Ms. ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Ian Jones Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to a constituent of mine, Ian Jones, who passed away on October 16th after a brief illness. I ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you, Chair, and thanks to all of you for coming today. Mr. Khoudeida, based on the work you have done with the Yazidi communities, we ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian High Arctic Research Station ... Thank you, Chair. Ministers, I'd like to thank you both for your leadership on this difficult file. My first question is for you, Minister Philpott. It ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, from coast to coast to coast, housing advocates are raving about Canada's first-ever national housing strategy. Many are calling the national housing strategy a ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you, Chair Thank you, Chief, for your very, very powerful presentation and providing us insight. My first question is in regard to data collection. We've ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants Thank you, Chair. Thanks, Minister, for coming today, and thanks for undertaking the fundamental review of the “excessive demand” provision, because we have heard, in the ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities One of the most important things about an emergency management plan is the resettlement of the affected communities following the resolution of the emergency. Could you ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Canada's story is the story of immigration. Those who choose Canada bring with them their unique culture, skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit that strengthens ...

Spoke in the House on Islamic Heritage Month Mr. Speaker, I rise as a proud Muslim Canadian to recognize October as Islamic Heritage Month. Over one million Muslims are proud to call Canada home. ...

Spoke in the House on Scarborough Centre Multifaith Council Mr. Speaker, in my two years as the member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, I have been privileged to visit many different places of worship. No ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Myanmar Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Compton—Stanstead. I rise today to take part in this important debate on the violence ...

Mentioned by Pakistan Christian Post ICV celebrated Minority Day Celebration in Canada Dr. Rashid Gill, a very talented writer, then shared the poem he wrote in light of minority day. ICV was honored to have several special dignitaries attend the event. The event was attended by the Hon. MP Ramesh Sangha, the Hon. MP Salma Zahid and the ...

Spoke in the House on St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in my riding of Scarborough Centre, which recently celebrated its 199th anniversary. This is a ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com uReport: New Costco business centre opens in Scarborough ... are Marc-André Bally, Vice-President, Business Centre for Costco Wholesale Canada (left); Michael Thompson, Councillor, Ward 37 Scarborough Centre; Salma Zahid, Federal MP Scarborough Centre; Roslyn Houser of Goodmans LLP; and Andrée Brien, ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com uReport: New Costco business centre opens in Scarborough ... are Marc-André Bally, Vice-President, Business Centre for Costco Wholesale Canada (left); Michael Thompson, Councillor, Ward 37 Scarborough Centre; Salma Zahid, Federal MP Scarborough Centre; Roslyn Houser of Goodmans LLP; and Andrée Brien, ...

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs on Trump's ban and Canada's diversity during Jan. 31 emergency debate: Liberal MP Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre, Ont): “Take this past weekend, for example. On this one weekend alone, I attended the following: the Lunar New Year celebrations with the Chinese community and with the Buddhist community at a Buddhist temple ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Scarborough Town Centre hosts Year of the Rooster celebrations Mayor John Tory, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Councillor Paul Ansile, MP Salma Zahid and MPP Raymond Councillor Chin Lee wish everyone good fortunes in the Year of the Rooster, with entrepreneur & community activist, Rosa Chan, STC Property ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Scarborough Town Centre hosts Year of the Rooster celebrations Mayor John Tory, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Councillor Paul Ansile, MP Salma Zahid and MPP Raymond Councillor Chin Lee wish everyone good fortunes in the Year of the Rooster, with entrepreneur & community activist, Rosa Chan, STC Property ...