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  • Her favourite word is conservatives.

NDP MP for Hamilton Mountain (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 47.20% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter So,so sad! "@TheSpec: "My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now" #Peshawar http://t.co/vJOav13Gnx http://t.co/P4mz6MToMV"

Posted on Twitter What do the Cons do when it comes to a damaging report on climate change? They try to bury it, of course! http://t.co/sMTUMviO8U #cdnpoIi

A week ago

Posted on Twitter LOVE "The book with no pictures"! "@PaulMason2: #HamOnt's booksellers' guide to best books for the holidays #Books http://t.co/MRcvsI2Mvq"

Posted on Twitter Looking forward to tonight's dinner with Carpenters Local 18 and other friends from the building trades. #PresentationNight #NewJourneymen

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator DRESCHEL: MP Charlton's exit tempts councillors Councillors Scott Duvall and Sam Merulla are considering seeking the nomination to replace departing MP Chris Charlton as the Hamilton Mountain NDP candidate. Both have NDP affiliations; both have been approached by supporters and others; both ...

Posted on Twitter On sober second thought, let's abolish the Senate! "Senators find mistakes, but decide to pass bill anyway http://t.co/mtObCFbzoX #cdnpoli”

Posted on Twitter Compassion + conviction + kindness = @LibbyDavies! She'll continue to inspire long after she leaves the House.

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator MP Charlton's exit tempts councillors Councillors Scott Duvall and Sam Merulla are considering seeking the nomination to replace departing MP Chris Charlton as the Hamilton Mountain NDP candidate. Both have NDP affiliations; both have been approached by supporters and others; both ...

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator NDP facing 'big loss' with departure of Mountain MP In a surprise announcement Friday afternoon, New Democratic MP Chris Charlton said she will not be seeking re-election in 2015. Charlton, who has held the riding since 2006, said she told party leader Thomas Mulcair a few months ago she would not be ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator MP Chris Charlton announces she won't run again In a surprise announcement Friday afternoon, New Democratic MP Chris Charlton said she will not be seeking re-election in 2015. Charlton, who has held the riding since 2006, said she told her leader Thomas Mulcair a few months ago she would not be ...

Spoke in the House on Takeover of Stelco Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today in support of Motion No. 537, which was put forward by my NDP colleague, the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to table a petition with over 400 signatures from Annunciation of Our Lord parish in ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b under ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED, ... Thank you very much, Minister. I want to follow up on the changes to the NEB. You talk about science-based decision-making, but the reality is that ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, Christmas is a time for giving. It is a time to think beyond oneself and to give to those who do not share equally ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, it was obvious to the ethics commissioner, as it was to everyone else, that this fundraiser was totally inappropriate. The minister is claiming ignorance, ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of clauses 376 to 381 of Bill C-43, A second ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. That was a very nice way of telling Mr. Leef to use his inside voice for the remainder of his ...

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, last night Canada's largest province endorsed the NDP's affordable child care plan. We congratulate Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP for getting the Legislative ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of clauses 376 to 381 of Bill C-43, A second ... I think you're getting right to the heart of my question. I am profoundly worried that in an industry like the nuclear industry it is in ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, on May 2, 2013, Brian Mulroney was the headliner at a fundraiser to pay Dean Del Mastro's legal fees. With a setup like that, ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Child Care Mr. Speaker, perhaps the Conservatives' income-splitting scheme will go over better in a room full of bankers than it does with regular Canadians, or economists, or ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, this week, a respected energy executive with 40 years of experience in the sector, including as a deputy minister, former CEO of BC Hydro ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Says Top Tories Have Had 'Bozo Eruptions,' Too (VIDEO) "I know the Conservatives are having a lot of fun with the Liberal leader's gaffes and blunders but let us keep in mind that bozo eruptions are not exclusively a Liberal thing," said Hamilton MP Chris Charlton. And with that, Charlton set her sights on the ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Tories respond; change Fair Elections Act New Democratic Party MP Chris Charlton is crediting a strong show of opposition by Canadians — including Conservative supporters of the Harper government — with causing the federal government to make changes to the much-criticized Fair Elections Act.

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you. I think one of the challenges we've seen across the country is that oftentimes employers are.... I don't know if “forced” is the right ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Right, because I think it is possible to sustainably develop the oil sands. I want to go somewhere else with Ms. Kennedy, if I could. When ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you very much for your warm welcome. I want to thank everybody who made presentations this morning. I have ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-563 An Act respecting a Lincoln Alexander Day

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you very much to departmental officials for being with us today. Five minutes isn't a lot of time, so I'm going to ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I know we're still waiting for one of the members of the Conservative Party to arrive, and we've agreed to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-372 An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members’ staff)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-364 An Act respecting the harmonization of holidays

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-362 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-361 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum age of employment)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-358 An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-357 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits)