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  • Her favourite word is children.

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed being shadowed today by @shahid_raafia and Sharika Khan with @UoTWomenInHouse. Add women, change politics! https://t.co/qIvzUyrXlz

Posted on Twitter Celebrating #PakistanDay at the High Commission reception in Ottawa. Great turnout to mark #PakistanResolutionDay. https://t.co/Nstoe6ygCE

Posted on Twitter Happy #PakistanDay to everyone celebrating today in Pakistan, and around the world!

Posted on Twitter Relieved that it appears everyone will be OK. A good reminder that all homes should also have carbon monoxide detec… https://t.co/WiQ4d1sQAD

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Ongoing commitment to invest $20.1B/11 years in transit is providing long-term, stable funding to get communities like #ScarbTO moving.

Posted on Twitter Access to affordable housing is a major issue in #ScarbTO. The $11.2B over 11 years proposed by #Budget2017 is a game-changer for housing.

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you. My next question is for Ms. Go. On Monday, witnesses from the CBSA mentioned that obtaining evidence of consultant fraud can be very challenging. ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, today is International Women's Day, a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges we continue to face. As an immigrant, I know ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and Modernization of Client Service Delivery My next question is for the CBSA. The IRCC has been set up to regulate and monitor registered immigration consultants. However, consultants who don't register are ...

Spoke in the House on Youth Employment Mr. Speaker, last Friday in my riding at the first Scarborough Centre Youth Fair, young people met potential employers and learned about the changing labour market. ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Scarborough Mr. Speaker, last week in Scarborough, we had more proof that Canadians are one community united against violence and hate. On a chilly Saturday evening, over ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Modernization of Client Service Delivery Thank you, Chair. Thanks to all of you. I'm sorry for all the time confusion today. My first question is for Mr. Arnold. In Canada, a ...

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 ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Modernization of Client Service Delivery My next question is for both of you. Very many of the requests that my office receives—and the same applies to all MPs' offices—are simple requests ...

Spoke in the House on Hellenic Home for Aged Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Hellenic Home for the Aged, an organization providing exceptional care and services to seniors in Scarborough Centre and across ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Modernization of Client Service Delivery Much of the volume of the constituency cases I have in my office, and I think for most of my colleagues as well, with regard to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Canada's 2017 Immigration Levels Plan and Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, and thanks for your comments. In the levels plan for 2017, I see that the target for the economic class ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Resettling Yazidi Girls and Women Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for coming today. We have heard at this committee.... Many Canadians involved in the efforts of bringing over Syrian refugees, ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Madam Speaker, it is a privilege to rise in the House today in support of Bill C-26. This is a piece of legislation that would bring ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I have been hearing consistently since yesterday from the members opposite that they oppose the concept of ecological integrity, which is already in the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Family Reunification During the course of our study, we heard from many witnesses that the traditional definition of a nuclear family, one with two parents and their children, ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Cloverdale—Langley City. As the member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre it is truly ...

Mentioned by The Suburban Newspaper Anti-Semitic incidents condemned by government Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Scarborough Centre Liberal MP Salma Zahid last Thursday condemned several recent anti-Semitic incidents that took place in various Canadian locales, including Montreal and Ottawa. According to media reports, a week ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) 'We live in a globalized world,' House most ethnically diverse in Canadian history, but still has long way to go ... ... MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP Salma Zahid, Liberal MP Shaun Chen, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Conservative MP Ziad Aboultaif and Liberal Randeep Sarai. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and the Parliament of Canada.

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, residents of my riding of Scarborough Centre are working harder than ever, but many are worried that they will not have put away enough ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) 'We live in a globalized world,' House most ethnically diverse in Canadian history, but still has long way to go ... ... NDP MP Jenny Kwan, Liberal MP Ramesh Sangha, Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP Salma Zahid, Liberal MP Shaun Chen, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Conservative MP Ziad Aboultaif and Liberal Randeep Sarai. The Hill Times ...

Mentioned by The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Community in Toronto Celebrates Deepavali Members of Federal Parliament, Iqra Khalid, Salma Zahid,former Member of Parliament Joe Daniel, Toronto City Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Deputy Chief of Toronto Police Richard Stubbings, Representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Federal grant kickstarts YMCA renovations in Scarborough Centre Scarborough Centre YMCA acting general manager Avelina Acosta (left), MP Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre), YMCA of Greater Toronto CFO Debbie Sevenpifer and YMCA youth advisory committee member Carla Acosta get together during an ...