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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted No on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Question Period Mr. Speaker, no sooner had the face palms ended and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister finished his apologies than up popped the Leader of ...

Posted on Twitter Cons vote to defeat our #NDP motion to empower the Speaker to require relevance when the gov't answers our questions in QP. Afraid??? #Shame

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty Mr. Speaker, this year we mark the 25th anniversary of the unanimous resolution by Parliament to eradicate child poverty by 2000. On November 25, the all-party ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, another day and another example of mismanagement of the temporary foreign worker program, but it does not stop there. Conservative mismanagement is taking its ...

Posted on Twitter Sure thing! “@momentumcu: Hey @ChrisCharltonMP be sure to raise the #mycumatters campaign at your caucus! http://t.co/DPxbIfnYDz #CdnCUs”

This week

Posted on Twitter Hear, hear!!! "@acoyne: People who use reply-all to carry on extended bilateral quarrels should be boiled in their own bile."

Posted on Twitter “World’s Richest 85 People Have As Much As Bottom Half Of The Population http://t.co/6qPcsg6RbRhttp://t.co/sJW7xwKo36” #$15MinWage #NDP

Posted on Twitter “@Ticats: #TIcats WIN! Final score 16-11. #CFL” #OskeeWeeWee

Posted on Twitter Enjoying the concert from the Mountain! “@KeithUrban: Hey Hamilton - Who's coming to Tim Hortons Field tonight?? http://t.co/DBXlgs07T3”

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the Conservative approach to the economy is not getting the results that Canadians need. Their low-wage agenda of cutting EI while boosting temporary foreign ...

Spoke in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, this is now the 77th time in this Parliament that the Conservative government is shutting down debate on one of the most important pieces ...

Spoke in the House on Lincoln Alexander Day Act Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-213, an act respecting Lincoln Alexander Day. I could not be ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, one moment the minister accuses the Liberals of raiding the EI fund, and the next he is doing the exact same thing, and neither ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, Conservative hot air does nothing to fight climate change. Just last week, the Conservatives signed an agreement on bilateral energy co-operation with the U.S. ...

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.

Mentioned by Lifesite (blog) Members of Parliament rally 'round the mass grave Last week, we started the newest installment of our “Face the Children” Project, placing postcards in the mailboxes of Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Chris Charlton which featured her face next to a dismembered pre-born child and the banal, factual statement: ...

Mentioned by Lifesite (blog) Members of Parliament rally 'round the mass grave Last week, we started the newest installment of our “Face the Children” Project, placing postcards in the mailboxes of Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Chris Charlton which featured her face next to a dismembered pre-born child and the banal, factual statement: ...

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 ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Pro-life group delivers graphic abortion cards to Hamilton homes A pro-life group is delivering graphic images of aborted fetuses to 50,000 homes on Hamilton Mountain. The disturbing postcards are targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton over her vote opposing a private member's bill that would open debate about when life ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Cambridge Times Pro-life group delivers graphic abortion cards to 50000 Hamilton homes The disturbing postcards are targeting NDP MP Chris Charlton over her vote opposing a private member's bill that would open debate about when life begins. Volunteers have delivered about 2,000 since Monday. Charlton is the first Opposition MP to be ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you, Chair. The reality is that, as government members constantly remind us, committees are masters of their own house. We determine how we want 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 to all of the witnesses. I'd like to bring Mr. Keon into the conversation today. First of all, I want to thank ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you very much to all of the witnesses. I wish we had more than seven minutes to spend together ...

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)