Since 1999, Judy Sgro has, as the Liberal MP for Humber River – Black Creek (formerly York West), advanced an agenda that is progressive and respectful of human rights, equality, and religious freedom.
Prior to federal politics, Judy represented her community on the North York City Council (1987 to 1994) and Toronto City Council (1995 to 1998) where she focused on poverty and crime reduction. It was this attachment to people that led Judy to Ottawa.
In Parliament, Judy developed national solutions to local problems. As Chair of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Urban Issues, she shaped policy on social housing, the creation of the gas tax rebate, and the promotion of human rights and religious freedoms. As Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Judy championed family re-unification and promoted systemic fairness.
In opposition, Judy focused on issues as the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors and Pensions, the Critic for Veterans Affairs, the Critic for the Status of Women, and as the Liberal Industry Critic by releasing a Pension Reform White Paper, a study on Sexual Harassment in the RCMP, and a Pension Bill of Rights.
Judy now chairs the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, the House Liaison Committee, the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, the Parliamentary Friends of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, the Canada-Turkey Parliamentary Association and the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong.
Judy was also recently the winner in the Best Mentor Category of Maclean’s 2017 Parliamentarians of the Year awards.
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