John MCCALLUM

MCCALLUM, The Hon. John, P.C., B.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Markham--Thornhill (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 9, 1950
Website
http://johnmccallum.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=826dc268-dbda-48fa-ae4a-eefebd5716e1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
john.mccallum@parl.gc.ca
Profession
author, economist, professor

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Markham (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (September 13, 2001 - January 14, 2002)
  • Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) (January 15, 2002 - May 25, 2002)
  • Minister of National Defence (May 26, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Markham--Unionville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
  • Minister of National Revenue (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Minister of Natural Resources (September 26, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
  • Minister of National Revenue and Acting Minister of Natural Resources (September 26, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Markham--Unionville (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Revenue (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Minister of Natural Resources (September 26, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
  • Minister of National Revenue and Acting Minister of Natural Resources (September 26, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Markham--Unionville (Ontario)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
LIB
  Markham--Unionville (Ontario)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Markham--Thornhill (Ontario)
  • Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 466)


December 1, 2016

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am particularly grateful to my colleague for her question today, because it gives me the opportunity to announce the very good news that it is today that we are lifting the Mexico visa.

This is good news for the Canadian tourist industry. It will create many jobs. It is definitely good news for our beef farmers who will be able to export their wonderful product to Mexico.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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November 24, 2016

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday I said that the number was not true, and I repeat the fact today that the number is not true.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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November 24, 2016

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, that number is wrong, and the hon. member knows it is wrong because she received a briefing from my department on our plans two days ago. Therefore, she knows very well that we are working on a plan, and she should know by now that to go public with this in a way that attracts attention will put our plan in jeopardy, make it more difficult for our people to go into that territory, and ultimately make it harder for us to rescue those victims and bring them to Canada.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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November 24, 2016

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is quite the contrary. In fact, all of the Liberals, and indeed all members of the House, voted positively for a motion to bring Yazidi and other victims of Daesh here within 120 days. Therefore, we have all agreed to that. My department is working very hard to devise a plan in order to make this happen.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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November 23, 2016

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, that number has nothing to do with our plans. Most important are events in the region, and our government has committed $1.6 billion to humanitarian capacity-building and military efforts in the region. But we will certainly honour our commitment, and my department is working very hard to devise a plan to bring in those who have suffered from the atrocities of Daesh, both Yazidis and others, into this country within the time period prescribed by Parliament.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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