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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter Yay!!! "@CanadianLabour: Supreme Court strikes down law that prevents public sector strikes http://t.co/yu7T32B1xC via @torontostar #canlab"

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Chickens coming home to roost: http://t.co/pr3LIuOD14 #HamOnt

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Posted on Twitter YES!!! A woman's place IS in the House! MPs Lysane Blanchette- Lamothe & @anneMTQuach bring work-life balance to YOW. http://t.co/WB8FCKfqMz

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter What a privilege to meet the amazing Aunjanue Ellis, star of the CBC miniseries Book of Negroes! #SavetheCBC #cdnpoli http://t.co/Qp08FzOGZh

This week

Spoke in the House on Pipeline Safety Act Mr. Speaker, since this is the first sitting day of the 2015 calendar year, I begin by wishing you, Mr. Speaker, and all of my colleagues ...

Posted on Twitter Thanks, Todd! “@Banks_Todd: @ChrisCharltonMP is never angry AND gets her point across. In fact, I respect her.”

Posted on Twitter So sorry to learn of Toller Cranston's passing. Loved his artistry, raw talent and sense of whimsy both as a skater and as a painter! #RIP

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Dreschel: Will Jackson follow Duvall's lead? Add Tom Jackson to the list of Hamilton councillors being sucked into the vacuum created by MP Chris Charlton's decision not to seek re-election. Jackson says he's been approached by both the federal Conservatives and Liberals to run in the incumbent-free ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Duvall wants a federal seat and not everyone's happy Scott Duvall's decision to run for the federal NDP nomination on Hamilton Mountain so soon after being re-elected to city council is under fire by the person he wants to succeed — MP Chris Charlton. Charlton, backing labour leader Bryan Adamczyk for the ...

Mentioned by InsideHalton.com Duvall wants a federal seat and not everyone's... Scott Duvall's decision to run for the federal NDP nomination on Hamilton Mountain so soon after being re-elected to city council is under fire by the person he wants to succeed — MP Chris Charlton. Charlton, backing labour leader Bryan Adamczyk for the ...

Mentioned by InsideHalton.com Councillor defends decison after being recently re-elected Scott Duvall's decision to run for the federal NDP nomination on Hamilton Mountain so soon after being re-elected to city council is under fire by the person he wants to succeed — MP Chris Charlton. Charlton, backing labour leader Bryan Adamczyk for the ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Recently re-elected councillor says people asking him to run for NDP on ... Scott Duvall's decision to run for the federal NDP nomination on Hamilton Mountain so soon after being re-elected to city council is under fire by the person he wants to succeed — MP Chris Charlton. Charlton, backing labour leader Bryan Adamczyk for the ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Hamilton Councillor Scott Duvall to make federal election announcement Duvall, who was just re-elected for a third term as Ward 7 councillor, told the Spectator in December he was considering seeking the nomination to replace outgoing MP Chris Charlton. Duvall refused to officially tip his hand prior to the 3 p.m. announcement, ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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 in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have never fought to protect Canadian workers from Buy America policies, and companies are tired of being shut out. Now they are ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to table a petition with hundreds of signatures that were collected by the Hamilton chapter of CURC, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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)