|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism)|
Assumed office |
January 28, 2017
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Parkdale—High Park
Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Peggy Nash|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship|
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
|Preceded by||Costas Menegakis|
|Succeeded by||Serge Cormier|
November 23, 1971|
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto (Law)|
Arif Virani MP (born November 23, 1971) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was elected in the 2015 federal election to represent the riding of Parkdale—High Park in the House of Commons of Canada, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
On December 2, 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, but was shuffled out of that post on January 28, 2017, when he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism).
Virani is a multilingual Ismaili Muslim who came to Canada as a refugee from Uganda. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a human rights and constitutional lawyer who has worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||23,566||40.24%||-6.96||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||58,567||100.0||$210,593.15|
|Total rejected ballots||269||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
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