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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

Posted on Twitter +1,000 “@TerryCookeHCF: So great to have Parliament Hill open to the public once again. #HamOnt http://t.co/Ywbu5Ojcue”

Posted on Twitter YAY!!! “@CP24: Parliament again open to the public; tours to resume Monday http://t.co/OVjoSgQ5N0 http://t.co/ehK3NAcK0V”

Posted on Twitter Mmm! I'll be there tmrw. Need some yummy comfort food! “@papa_leos: #Uptown brunch waffle, back bacon, poached eggs & cinnamon apple sauce”

Posted on Twitter For the second time this week, @CH_Cartoon has captured my heart and our nation's soul. Thank you, Bruce MacKinnon! http://t.co/pcPAel4HGg

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, let us talk about that jobs credit. The Conservatives are using their omnibus budget bill to push through changes to EI, a jobs plan ...

Posted on Twitter THIS is my Canada! “@kevinrns: In their fatigues Soldiers coming by Mosque in Cold Lake to show support http://t.co/dWqU4kh7qN” #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter I've seen a lot of election videos. This #Hamont one is GOOD! http://t.co/vGJJbRVqMC. Congrats, @BrianMcHattie!

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

This week

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Didn't vote on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Didn't vote on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Eid al-Adha Mr. Speaker, starting tomorrow, over one billion Muslims worldwide will begin to celebrate Eid al-Adha. This special holiday is a reminder to Muslims of Abraham's sacrifice ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, yesterday the President of Liberia urged Canada to do more as the Ebola outbreak continues to devastate her country. She said there is an ...

Spoke in the House on Combatting Counterfeit Products Act Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-8, the combating counterfeit products act. What a great short ...

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 ...

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 ...

A month 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 ...

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)