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  • Her favourite word is community.

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter I strongly condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent execution of 37 people by the government of Saudi Ara… https://t.co/5dTbqs5yrq

Posted on Twitter Thank you to the Toronto Sri Lankan Student Alumni Alliance for organizing a vigil Tuesday for the victims of the t… https://t.co/GOVJHzQqVD

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Vaccines: ✅ Eradicate diseases like smallpox ✅ Ensure millions of kids can grow up to lead healthy, productive live… https://t.co/kK5Xd12OKK

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter One year ago, on a peaceful spring day, an act of terror claimed 10 innocent lives in our city. As we remember the… https://t.co/eQkDjZARJG

Posted on Twitter Communities drive our economy, and we'll keep investing in them. That includes the Regional Development Agencies, w… https://t.co/CKQFyGTkTV

Posted on Twitter Watch for it in your change! https://t.co/nZthzCp7iK

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I have not had the opportunity to speak at length in this place for some time, and I am happy to have the opportunity ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Cancer Society Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Cancer Society has launched its annual daffodil campaign to raise funds to support its life-changing programs, groundbreaking research and important advocacy efforts, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Election of Vice-Chairs and Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all three witnesses for providing their important input. My first question is for both witnesses. Gender-based violence is an important issue ...

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted Yes on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted Yes on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted No on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus on the Factors Contributing ... My next question is for Ms. Watts. One area we have not gone into during this study on seniors is seniors and nutrition. A Statistics Canada ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus on the Factors Contributing ... I was looking into the May 2017 report from the Wellesley Institute that looked at diversity, aging and intersectionality in Ontario home care. We know that ...

Spoke in the House on Danielle Moore Mr. Speaker, I rise to honour the memory of Danielle Moore, a Scarborough native, who lost her life in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on International Women's Day Mr. Speaker, March 8 is International Women's Day. For Canada, it is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women and girls and to reaffirm our ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, there is no more important job than to care for our loved ones. We welcome caregivers to Canada every year, mainly from the Philippines, ...

Spoke in the House on Black History Month Mr. Speaker, every February, we celebrate Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions that Canadians of African and Caribbean descent have made to Canada. I recently ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Syrian Entrepreneurs Mr. Speaker, from Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish to Aleppo Savon in Calgary, Syrian refugees are making a difference by opening businesses and creating jobs for ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, by failing to ensure economic equality for women, we are missing out not only as a society but as an economy. A McKinsey Global ...

Mentioned by Philippine Canadian Inquirer House of Commons declares “June as Filipino Heritage Month” across Canada Motion 155 was moved and introduced in the House of Commons by Honourable Salma Zahid, a Liberal Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre , Toronto. In her privilege speech, MP Zahid reasoned out that in the opinion of the House of Commons, ...

Mentioned by Toronto.com Islamic art exhibit in Scarborough will display works from many lands People are invited to a free art exhibit organized for Islamic History Month at the Scarborough Civic Centre. The exhibit, hosted by the Multi-Faith Council of Scarborough Centre and the riding's MP, Salma Zahid, is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 ...

Mentioned by Osburn Oracle 'A new low': Conservative robocall tries to exploit Liberal MP's cancer diagnosis 'A new low': Conservative robocall tries to exploit Liberal MP's cancer diagnosis. October 17, 2018. OTTAWA — CTV ... He encouraged supporters to join the party, stating that the Liberal MP Salma Zahid was “very ill” and “there may be a need for a ...

Mentioned by Tricycle Buddha Buzz Weekly: Oct. 6, 2018 Salma Zahid, a member of parliament representing Scarborough Centre in Ontario, said on Twitter that Suu Kyi's “unwillingness to take any moral leadership for the genocide of the Rohingya in her country is inexcusable, and deeply disappointing.”.

Mentioned by ClickLancashire Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship ... in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority. Member of Parliament Salma Zahid called Aung San Suu Kyi's "unwillingness to take any moral leadership. inexcusable, and deeply disappointing". ... a year ago, many alleging army abuses ...

Mentioned by CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Conservative robocall pitches memberships tied to Liberal MP's cancer CTV News said late Wednesday that it has audio of the call in which a man who says he's the vice president of the Scarborough Centre riding association asks supporters to join the party, stating Salma Zahid was "very ill" and "there may be a need for a ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you, Chair, and thanks to all the witnesses for coming and providing us this important information in regard to completion of our study. My first ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...