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  • Her favourite word is family.

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Join us tomorrow for Renaissance Conference on Revitalizing #ScarbTO's economy -- free event! #RevitalizingScarb… https://t.co/ILOSbCCLw7

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Ramadan Mubarak to all marking this holy month. May you & your family have a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. https://t.co/Mcsw9xZ4q2 #ScarbTO

Posted on Twitter The Grade 5 students at Glamorgan Junior PS in #ScarbTO just finished their Government units and had lots of questi… https://t.co/xNghjyiPlI

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Posted on Twitter Met the Grade 10 Civics classes at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in #ScarbTO. Very engaged young people!… https://t.co/ARo4Rb6xcA

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present petition e-761, which has been signed by more than 2,000 Canadians across Canada. Many of them are my constituents ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted No on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, housing is a pressing issue in my riding of Scarborough Centre. Affordable housing is increasingly limited and in poor shape. It is our job ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House today to speak to budget 2017. It is a continuation of the plan that we ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project Thanks to the officials for coming today as we start this study. Let me first say that I'm very supportive of the objectives of this program, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you, Chair, and thanks to all the witnesses for coming and providing their important input for the study. My first question is for Mr. Kriek. ...

Two months ago

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, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you, Chair. Thanks to both the witnesses for appearing before the committee. My first question is to both the witnesses. Both of you could provide ...

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, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants I'll go to my next question. It seems to me that the issue of consultants keeps coming before this committee. The same problems are identified, recommendations ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Updated Mandate Letter of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees ... Thank you, Chair. Thanks, Minister, for coming and for appearing before the committee. I will take this opportunity to congratulate you on your new role. Minister, ...

Three months 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. ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.