Omar Alghabra
Hon. Omar Alghabra
Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre
Statement by the Prime Minister on Imamat Day
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the assassination of President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse
June 25, 2021
Rapid Housing Initiative
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That’s why our government is investing $32.75M through the Rapid Housing Initiative for the…
June 24, 2021
Happy St-Jean-Baptiste and Fête nationale du Québec
Que vous célébrez en mangeant de la poutine ou en chantant des chansons québécoises comme celles de Céline Dion, les Canadiens francophones et non francophones…
June 23, 2021
End of the School Year
For many students and teachers, today is their last day of school. This year hasn’t been easy by any means. But together, we’ve made it…
June 15, 2021
Farewell, Navdeep Bains
This evening, my mentor and great friend, Navdeep Bains, gave his farewell speech in Parliament. He’s leaving politics better than when he joined. Thank you…
June 8, 2021
Islamophobia is real and it’s deadly
Islamophobia is real and it’s deadly. Tonight, I joined PM Justin Trudeau, colleagues from across party lines, and the London community to honour Our London…
June 5, 2021
World Environment Day
This World Environment Day, let’s get outdoors, appreciate the healthy ecosystems that contribute to our well-being, and do our part to protect the planet we…
June 3, 2021
Happy Portuguese Heritage Month
Happy Portuguese Heritage Month! May we learn more about the rich culture of Portuguese-Canadians as well as the inspiring role they have played, and continue…
June 3, 2021
Happy Italian Heritage Month!
Buon Mese del Patrimonio Italiano! Throughout the month of June, may we take the time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that Italian-Canadians have…
June 3, 2021
Happy Filipino Heritage Month!
Happy Filipino Heritage Month! This month and beyond, we are reminded of the Filipino-Canadian community's tremendous contributions to the cultural fabric of our country and…
June 2, 2021
Clean Air Day
More than ever, this past year has reminded us how important good air quality is to our health, our environment, and the economy. Today, on…
May 31, 2021
We need to acknowledge the historical and ongoing wrongs and intergenerational trauma that affect so many Indigenous Peoples
We need to acknowledge the historical and ongoing wrongs and intergenerational trauma that affect so many Indigenous Peoples. Today, flags across the country are being…
May 29, 2021
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Today, on International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we honour those who have put their lives on the line to advance peace and bring hope…
May 25, 2021
Vaccine Update
Canada’s vaccination campaign has skyrocketed thanks to Canadians rolling up their sleeves when it’s their turn! Through our collective effort, we’ve surpassed the US in…
May 17, 2021
Canada Summer Jobs in Mississauga Centre
Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, more than 819 jobs are available for youth in Mississauga Centre, including 75 jobs for Sheridan College. If you're looking…
May 17, 2021
nternational Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and everyday, we support LGBTQ2 rights and speak out against the stigma, discrimination, and violence that…
May 13, 2021
Flights PS752 and ET302
In the wake of the national tragedy of Flights PS752 and ET302, we continue to grieve and seek ways to honour the victims. And while…
May 12, 2021
Doses After Dark
Do your part and help the region of Peel reach (or exceed!) its goal of administering an incredible 7,600 doses during its 32-hour non-stop vaccination…
May 11, 2021
2021 Census
Reminder: don’t forget to complete your #2021census questionnaire online today. It's safe, quick and easy! Census data helps identify problems, develop policies, and deliver…
May 10, 2021
National Nursing Week
Day in and day out, nurses are working on the front lines to keep us safe and healthy. Nurses are our everyday heroes and are…
May 7, 2021
Virtual Iftar with PM Justin Trudeau
We had a heartwarming virtual iftar with PM Justin Trudeau last night. I had the pleasure of introducing Hana, a 9 year old who started…
May 4, 2021
Budget 2021
May 4, 2021
Budget 2021
#Budget2021 will support more representative data collection, enhance statistics on diverse populations, support efforts to address systemic racism and gender gaps, and bring fairness and…
May 2, 2021
Emergency Preparedness Week 2021
As we continue the fight against COVID-19, we still remain at risk of other disasters including natural hazards, flooding, storms, and wildfires. This Emergency Preparedness…
April 29, 2021
Virtual Iftar with Muslim Association of Canada
Thank you Muslim Association of Canada for organizing yesterday’s virtual Iftar and discussion on Budget 2021! Always great to get together with my colleagues and…
April 29, 2021
Budget 2021
Small and medium businesses are at the heart of our communities, but they’ve suffered greatly this year. To help them come roaring back, Budget 2021…
April 28, 2021
National Day of Mourning
Today, we honour those who have lost their lives, been injured, or fallen ill on the job. They were our family, neighbours, friends, front-line heroes…
April 28, 2021
Budget 2021
Budget 2021 invests to make life more affordable for young Canadians, places them at the centre of our recovery, and creates new opportunities for today…
April 24, 2021
Budget 2021
This week, our government announced that Canada is raising its climate target from 30 to 40-45% below 2005 levels, by 2030. We know our goals…
April 16, 2021
Vaccine Update
VACCINE UPDATE: For next month alone, this will come out to about double the Pfizer doses we were originally expecting. Our government will continue to…
April 13, 2021
Iniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal!
Wishing a happy and healthy New Year to Tamils observing Puthandu. As you find ways to celebrate safely, I know the spirit of the New…
April 13, 2021
Happy Vaisakhi!
At the core of Sikhism is the concept of Seva (Selfless Service). This Vaisakhi, I was happy to support the critical work Seva Food Bank…
April 10, 2021
Mississauga MPs Virtual Town Hall for Mississauga Board of Trade
Thank you, Mississauga Board of Trade - MBOT for bringing us together. The voice of Mississauga’s businesses is important. It was a pleasure to participate…
April 8, 2021
Meeting with Ryerson University
Today, I had the privilege of sharing my story about my journey from engineering to politics with engineering students from my alma mater, Ryerson University.…
April 7, 2021
Yom HaShoah
Today at sunset, we join Jewish communities to observe #YomHaShoah. A day to remember the innocent Jews who were systematically murdered by the Nazis during…
April 7, 2021
Mississauga Centre Youth Council Meeting with MPP Natalia Kusendova
My 2021 Youth Council is a smart and passionate group. We meet regularly to discuss current issues and I benefit from their input. This week,…
April 6, 2021
Vaccine Update
Our government is hard at work in accelerating the acquisition of vaccines. Today, we passed an important milestone. We’ve delivered 10 million COVID-19 vaccines across…
April 5, 2021
Happy Easter!
April 3, 2021
Thank you for your Essential Work!
From healthcare to transport to the service industry, our front-line workers have gone above and beyond to support and protect Canadians. Just as they have…
March 31, 2021
International Trans Day of Visibility
March 29, 2021
News Release
March 8, 2021
Happy International Women's Day!
February 26, 2021
News Release
February 25, 2021
News Release
February 24, 2021
Pink Shirt Day
Today, I am wearing pink to take a stand against bullying and discrimination in all its forms. The rough and tumble nature of politics can…
February 12, 2021
Happy Lunar New Year
Happy Lunar New Year! This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, symbolizing hard work, perseverance, and honesty. I wish good health and good…
January 25, 2021
The House of Commons is back in session today
The House of Commons is back in session today. I will be participating virtually. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues on…
January 12, 2021
Ministerial Appointment
Tuesday, January the 12th was a special day for me and all those who supported me over the years. I was sworn in as the…
November 23, 2020
Join the 2021 Mississauga Centre Youth Council!
    Every year I select a group of youth from across the Mississauga Center to join my Mississauga MP Youth Council Center. The Youth…
November 11, 2020
Remembrance Day
I visited the Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial to lay a wreath in honour of those who served and continue to serve. We remember so…
August 9, 2020
Canadians from Halifax to Vancouver have been gathering to express their solidarity with the Lebanese people. I attended a vigil tonight at Celebration Square where…
July 31, 2020
COVID Alert App
Do you want to be notified if you came in contact with someone who had COVID? Do you want to help suppress a COVID second…
July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day
In an unpredictable year, you can take to the bank Canadians' commitment to each other. In a year where our vulnerabilities have been exposed, we…
June 16, 2020
National Public Service Week - A thank you to all public servants
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside our incredible, smart, and hardworking public servants. I've seen first-hand their talent and commitment.…
April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Update
  Here is what our government has introduced to support Canadians during this difficult time. A couple with 2 children could receive up to $17,000…
February 26, 2020
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council for 2020
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Center MP Youth Council for 2020:   Fares Abu Al Saoud University of Toronto Born and raised in Montreal,…
February 24, 2020
Nominate a Woman Who Inspires You!
On Sunday, March 8th, 2020 we will mark International Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate women's achievements, contributions, and recognize the vital role women…
February 1, 2020
Black History Month
Today, as we mark the beginning of #BlackHistoryMonth, Canadians are invited to celebrate the achievements of Black communities in Canada, who have helped shape our…
November 29, 2019
Join the 2020 Mississauga Centre Youth Council
  Every year I select a group of youth from across the Mississauga Center to join my Mississauga MP Youth Council Center. The Youth Council…
March 15, 2019
  The following Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs issued this statement today: We, Members of Parliament of Muslim and Jewish backgrounds, express our absolute abhorrence…
March 6, 2019
2019 Newsletters
March 3, 2019
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council for 2019
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council for 2019: Humaima Ashfaque York University Humaima Ashfaque is an inexhaustible leader and inspiration to…
October 30, 2018
As Members of Parliament of Jewish and Muslim backgrounds we grieve with the Jewish community in the U.S. and around the world. The horrific antisemitic…
April 13, 2018
Wishing my friends a joyous Vaisakhi!
March 30, 2018
International Women’s Day Winner
For International Women’s Day, I recognized Samar Hamadi in the House of Commons. [embed][/embed]
January 22, 2018
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council for 2018
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council for 2018:     Eliyana Haddad York University - Glendon College, Sociology Eliyana is currently…
November 9, 2017
Omar Alghabra's Remembrance Day 2017 Message
Lest We Forget.
October 6, 2017
Omar Alghabra Recognizes International Wrongful Conviction Day
[embed][/embed] Recognizing International Wrongful Conviction Day in the House of Commons. Friday, October 6th, 2017.
October 5, 2017
Omar Alghabra Stands with determined resolve to bring back the hostages in Afghanistan
  [embed][/embed] It has been 5 years since Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were taken hostage by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
September 28, 2017
Omar Alghabra Launches Second Advisory Youth Council in Mississauga Centre
             Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, Omar Alghabra, is inviting young residents of Mississauga Centre to join his inaugural…
September 19, 2017
Omar Alghabra speaks out against the violence faced by Rohingyas.
  [embed][/embed] Our government is taking a global leadership role in speaking out against the unjustifiable violence faced by Rohingyas. September 19, 2017.
August 18, 2017
Highly Anticipated Bill Discussed In Mississauga
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 17 2017 Highly Anticipated Bill Discussed In Mississauga Local MP, Omar Alghabra organized a meeting between the  Federal Minister of Transport…
June 19, 2017
Omar Alghabra condemns attack on mosque worshippers in London
[embed][/embed] Mosque goers in London, England were victims of a terrorist attack on one of their holiest nights of the year. Omar rose in Parliament…
June 14, 2017
Omar Alghabra hosts the Mississauga Centre Youth Council Visit to Ottawa
In June 2017, Omar Alghabra hosted the Mississauga Centre Youth Council (MCYC) in Ottawa. The Council had several meetings to learn more about all the…
June 5, 2017
Recognizing Islamic Relief Canada for their 10th anniversary
  [embed][/embed] Islamic Relief Canada is a humanitarian organization that helps those in need. In 2017, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary and tonnes of…
May 29, 2017
Omar Alghabra condemns attack on Coptic Christians near El-Minya
[embed][/embed] I stood in the House of Commons for the third time to condemn terrorist attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt. This time the attack…
May 10, 2017
Omar Recognizes Michael and Jessie Reid of Coffee Culture
[embed][/embed] I shared the story of Michael and Jessie Reid from Coffee Culture on Eglinton Ave and the work they are doing to make our…
April 10, 2017
Omar Alghabra condemns attacks against Coptic Churches
[embed][/embed]   Omar condemns terrorist attacks against 2 churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday in Parliament. April 10, 2017.
April 6, 2017
Omar recognizes Gaby Mammone for International Women's Day
[embed][/embed] In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, Omar Alghabra asked Canadians to nominate women to be recognized for their achievements. On April 6, 2017,…
March 10, 2017
Omar Alghabra Recognizes Charles Geen's visit Vimy Ridge
[embed][/embed] On March 10, 2017, Omar Alghabra recognized Charles Geen, a Mississauga Centre resident who will be visiting Vimy Ridge to honour the sacrifice of members…
March 7, 2017
Janelle Hinds testifies before the Status of Women Committee
[embed][/embed] Janelle Hinds is an engineer, entrepreneur, social activist and a women's right advocate. She was the Mississauga Centre delegate to the House of Commons…
February 22, 2017
Statement by Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs
The following Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs issued this statement today: As Canadians, we rise and fall together. Polarization doesn't only hurt targeted groups, it…
February 17, 2017
Omar Alghabra recognizes Mohamad Fakih in Parliament
[embed][/embed] Mohamad Fakih is the president and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods and a great Mississauga philanthropist. February 17, 2017.  
January 7, 2017
Meet the Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council
Meet the 2017 Members of the Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council:     Alice Zheng York University, Guelph University Alumni Alice is a human rights activist and…
October 6, 2016
Omar Alghabra Welcomes Kevin Garratt to Ottawa
[embed][/embed] Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, Omar Alghabra, took the opportunity  to welcome Kevin Garratt and his family back to Canada. October 6th, 2016
September 21, 2016
Omar Alghabra Launches an Advisory Youth Council in Mississauga Centre
               Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, Omar Alghabra, is inviting young residents of Mississauga Centre to join his…
September 2, 2016
Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council Application
  APPLY HERE           In 2016 I launched my first Mississauga Centre MP Youth Council encouraging youth across Mississauga Centre to…
August 29, 2016
Team Omar at MuslimFest
MuslimFest - August 27th and 28th   This weekend, the team and I were at MuslimFest with a variety of community leaders, friends and family.…
August 26, 2016
2017-2018 House of Commons Page Program
The Page Program provides young Canadians with the best seats in the country to listen to heated parliamentary debates of our nation, learn about Canadian…
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