Salma Zahid
Salma Zahid
Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre
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July 18, 2022
Public consultations: Holding Canada’s national security agencies accountable
In June, MP Salma Zahid announced she will be holding public consultations this summer to draft legislation she intends to introduce this fall to increase…
June 6, 2022
MP Salma Zahid launches public consultations on private members bill to enshrine a “duty of candour” for CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) and Justice Canada lawyers in law
Media Release June 6, 2022 MP Salma Zahid launches public consultations on private members bill to enshrine a “duty of candour” for CSIS (Canadian Security…
January 25, 2022
January 24, 2022 update to constituents of Scarborough Centre
LOCAL UPDATES Our community office and serving you Due to current public health conditions, our constituency office is closed and my team and I will…
December 13, 2021
Statement: It’s time for the federal government to join the court challenge against Bill 21
A statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid It’s time for the federal government to join the court challenge against Bill 21 OTTAWA – The…
July 4, 2021
July 1, 2021 update to the constituents of Scarborough Centre
Wishing you a safe and healthy Canada Day For another year, Canada Day will be different. Due to continuing pandemic restrictions, there will be no…
June 7, 2021
Statement on the act of terror in London, Ontario
Particularly during the pandemic, an evening walk has become part of my routine. When the day’s work is done, my husband and I, and often…
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021 update to constituents of Scarborough Centre
Local Updates Let's Get Vaccinated Scarborough! Thanks to strong cooperation by all levels of government, and especially the hard work and dedication of our frontline…
June 1, 2021
Let's get vaccinated, Scarborough! Messages in the languages of our community
Let's get vaccinated, Scarborough! In Scarborough, there are three primary ways you can get your vaccine shot. The Scarborough Health Network runs both community vaccination…
May 19, 2021
The situation in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank
I have received a lot of emails from constituents, and I too have been following the situation in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank closely.…
May 16, 2021
May 16, 2021 update to constituents of Scarborough Centre
Local Updates Recap: Line 2 is coming to the Scarborough Centre Four major transit projects have been announced for the Scarborough Subway Extension, which will…
May 12, 2021
Statement from MP Salma Zahid on Eid al-Fitr
May 12, 2021 Statement from MP Salma Zahid on Eid al-Fitr As I prepare to gather with my family to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the…
May 11, 2021
The Scarborough subway is coming!
Joint statement from the Scarborough Federal Liberal Caucus on the Scarborough Subway Extension Scarborough Federal Liberal Caucus  Scarborough, ON, May 11th, 2021   Hon. Bill Blair, Minister…
April 27, 2021
Suspension of all commercial and private passenger flights between India, Pakistan and Canada
On April 22nd, the Government of Canada announced that all direct commercial and private flights from India and Pakistan will not be able to fly…
April 16, 2021
News Release: Investing in Scarborough Centre Long-Term Care Homes to protect against COVID-19
News release For immediate release  Investing in Scarborough Centre Long-Term Care Homes to protect against COVID-19   Scarborough, Ontario, April 16, 2021—Canadians everywhere are feeling…
January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021 update to Scarborough Centre constituents
A message from your Member of Parlaiment Hello, and Happy New Year. As the first month of 2021 comes to an end winter is here…
December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 update to Scarborough Centre constituents
A message from your Member of Parliament Hello, As I write to you, we are preparing to celebrate a Christmas and holiday season like few…
October 1, 2020
A plan to build back a stronger, more resilient Canada
The Federal Liberal government’s speech from the throne is a plan to support Canadians through the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure we…
September 1, 2020
September 1, 2020 update to constituents of Scarborough Centre
Local Updates Recap: Town Hall on mental health supports and COVID-19 Our August MP town hall had a special focus on mental health and community…
July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day! An update from your Member of Parliament
Happy Canada Day! It's Canada Day in Scarborough! While we can't celebrate with the traditional parade this year, that doesn't mean we can't show our…
June 23, 2020
A message for the class of 2020
A message from Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid for the graduating class of 2020.
May 15, 2020
May 15 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Hello, While all the days may seem like they're blending together these days, we have come to the Victoria Day long weekend and the unofficial…
May 8, 2020
May 8 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Hello, I'd like to wish a happy early Mother's Day to all the mothers in Scarborough. It's never easy to be a Mother and, during…
May 1, 2020
May 1 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Hello, With May comes warmer weather, and hopefully we also come closer to the other side of this challenge we are all facing as Canadians…
April 24, 2020
April 24 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Hello, As I begin my latest update, let me say Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem to all those celebrating Ramadan this month. I know it…
April 19, 2020
April 17 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Thank you to the community members who celebrated holidays this week, such as New Years, Vaisakhi, Passover and Easter, by staying at home with their…
April 17, 2020
COVID19: Scarborough Centre community resources
Food Banks Dorset Park Hub 1911 Kennedy Rd #105, Toronto, ON M1P 2L9 (416) 292-6912 Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel (416) 759-1721 2021 Lawrence Ave East…
April 10, 2020
April 10 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Weekly MP Update on COVID-19 response Hello, This week, I would like to send my thoughts and best wishes to the members of the Jewish,…
April 3, 2020
April 3 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Weekly MP update on our COVID-19 response Hello, As I write to provide my third weekly update on our government’s COVID-19 response, I want to…
April 3, 2020
The voices of Scarborough
Many voices, one message: Scarborough strong! '
March 27, 2020
March 27 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
An update from your Member of Parliament Hello, I’m writing to provide you another weekly update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…
March 20, 2020
March 20 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
Update on federal government's COVID-19 response Hello, I am writing to provide you with an update on the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…
July 16, 2019
Canada Summer Jobs make a big splash in Scarborough
Today at the Dorset Park Hub, Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid recognized local organizations and students that were benefiting from the Canada Summer Jobs program.…
July 5, 2019
Record job growth has a positive impact in Scarborough and right across Canada
Record job growth has a positive impact in Scarborough and right across Canada Canadians have created over one million jobs since 2015 thanks to the…
June 20, 2019
Quebec's Bill 21 forces people to choose between their faith and their jobs
June 20, 2019 QUEBEC’s BILL 21 FORCES PEOPLE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR FAITH AND THEIR JOB Statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid Like many…
May 17, 2019
Scarborough plumbers, steamfitters and welders benefit from government investment in training
Canada’s changing economy and investments in infrastructure make skills training critical to our future. The skilled trades offer good, well-paying, middle-class jobs, and the Government…
April 29, 2019
Language in Terror Threat Report updated to reflect feedback, concerns raised by Muslim community
Statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid I am pleased to report that, on Monday, April 29th, an updated version of the 2018 Public Terror…
April 25, 2019
Statement regarding the recent executions by the government of Saudi Arabia
Statement by Member of Parliament Salma Zahid – Scarborough Centre I strongly condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent execution of 37 people by…
April 21, 2019
Statement on Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka
Statement by Member of Parliament Salma Zahid – Scarborough Centre On Easter Sunday, a holy day for those of the Christian faith, it is saddening…
April 9, 2019
Seniors benefit from Government of Canada support for community-based projects in Scarborough Centre
April 5, 2019 Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government…
March 21, 2019
Federal budget invests in housing and youth, and keeping communities safe from hate
With the 2019 Federal Budget, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s Liberal government is investing in the future of Canada’s middle class and those working…
March 15, 2019
Statement on New Zealand terror attack and community safety in Scarborough
Statement by Member of Parliament Salma Zahid – Scarborough Centre I wish to condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific act of terror on…
December 22, 2018
Language in terror report unfairly stigmatizes Canada’s Muslim community
Statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid I was concerned to read the federal government’s 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, which…
November 5, 2018
Motion recognizing June as Filipino Heritage Month passes Canada’s Parliament
By Salma Zahid I was proud to stand in the House of Commons on October 30th as we unanimously passed my private Member’s motion 155,…
September 22, 2018
PM Trudeau meets Scarborough small business leaders
SCARBOROUGH – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Scarborough on Sept. 21st for a roundtable discussion with a group of small business owners with Salma Zahid,…
July 26, 2018
Update on health diagnosis
SCARBOROUGH – I am pleased to report that my treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has been successfully completed, and I look forward to an active summer…
June 26, 2018
Filipino Heritage Month motion to be debated in Canada’s Parliament
Filipino Heritage Month motion to be debated in Canada’s Parliament SCARBOROUGH – As we celebrate Philippines Independence Day this month, Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid…
February 20, 2018
Statement on health diagnosis
STATEMENT BY SALMA ZAHID, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR SCARBOROUGH CENTRE February 20, 2018 – “I would like to share with my constituents in Scarborough Centre…
November 17, 2017
Real Change is Working for those working hard to reach the Middle Class in Scarborough Centre
SCARBOROUGH – Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, held a roundtable meeting on Thursday to discuss how those working hard to reach the…
September 8, 2017
Statement by Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, on Hon. Brad Duguid
“I would like to thank the Honourable Brad Duguid for his long service to the people of Scarborough, first as a City Councillor and then…
August 31, 2017
Minister visits Scarborough organizations working to support immigrant women
Earlier this month, we welcomed the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, to Scarborough Centre. In visits to the Victoria Park Hub, Afghan Women's…
August 31, 2017
Launching the Scarborough Centre Multifaith Council
In my nearly two years as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, I have been privileged to visit many different places of worship. I…
July 11, 2017
Summer jobs make a "big splash" in Scarborough
CREATING SUMMER JOBS IN SCARBOROUGH CENTRE SCARBOROUGH – The Government of Canada continues to help young Canadians get the experience and develop the skills they…
July 1, 2017
Happy Canada Day, Scarborough!
Happy Canada Day! Thoughts on Canada Day On Canada Day 2017 I am reflecting on my journey. My mind wanders to Pearson Airport 1999 when…
April 25, 2017
Scarborough organizations secure Federal funding to support local projects, events
MEDIA RELEASE April 25, 2017 SCARBOROUGH ORGANIZATIONS SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING  TO SUPPORT LOCAL PROJECTS, EVENTS SCARBOROUGH – Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, recently…
March 28, 2017
#Budget2017: Strengthening the Middle Class in Scarborough
We promised Canadians we would put middle class families first. And that’s what we did. In Budget 2016 we introduced the Canada Child Benefit, made…
February 22, 2017
Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs condemn Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22nd, 2017 (Le Français Suit)   The following Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs issued this statement today:   As Canadians, we…
January 30, 2017
Statement on Quebec City Terror Attack
Statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid on the terror attack in Quebec City: When I learned of the cowardly and senseless act of terrorism…
January 18, 2017
E-Petition in support of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar
You may have heard or read about the violence and persecution faced by the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. I have heard from many constituents…
November 9, 2016
Government of Canada Updates Plan for Middle Class Progress
November 9, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario Department of Finance Canada When the middle class does well, everyone does well. That is why the Government of Canada…
November 8, 2016
NEWS: $643,500 investment in Scarborough YMCA Rehabilitation
News Release For Immediate Release MP Salma Zahid Announces Important Investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Scarborough Centre November 8, 2016 Scarborough,…
September 30, 2016
Involvement of Muslim community imperative to lasting security
On September 27, Salma Zahid spoke in the House of Commons about Bill C-22, which corrects the excesses of Bill C-51 and brings needed oversight…
August 30, 2016
Come together to condemn Islamophobia
Petition E-411 (Islam) by Samer Majzoub of the Canadian Muslim Forum is currently gathering electronic signatures. This petition states: *** Whereas: Islam is a religion…
July 13, 2016
Creating 216 Summer Jobs in Scarborough Centre
CREATING 216 SUMMER JOBS IN SCARBOROUGH CENTRE SCARBOROUGH – The riding of Scarborough Centre, represented by Member of Parliament Salma Zahid, is receiving significantly more…
April 27, 2016
Celebrating Scarborough businesses providing opportunities to Syrian refugees
SCARBOROUGH – Canadians have opened their arms and their hearts to refugee families fleeing the war in Syria, and today Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid…
April 20, 2016
NEWS: Supporting Scarborough seniors
Seniors in Scarborough Centre have the opportunity to participate in new projects benefiting many in their community April 20, 2016            Scarborough, Ontario                 Employment and…
March 1, 2016
Government introduces changes to language requirements, wait times for citizenship applications, ends two-tier citizenship
SCARBOROUGH – Recent amendments to the Citizenship Act introduced by the Canadian government will help immigrants build successful lives in Canada, and will restore the…
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