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NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 46.60% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians from across the country who wish to point out that the Federal Court ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to present a petition signed by 35 Canadians, many of whom are originally from Venezuela, who are very concerned about ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we also need concrete action on the ground. That is precisely what the Global Peace and Security Fund provided through the program's important work ...

Posted on Twitter Heureuse de voir l’annonce du Canada pour le Soudan du Sud. J’ai soulevé la question ici : http://t.co/ZCUgJUFbT7 #polcan #npd

Posted on Twitter Pleased to see Canada finally announce funding for South Sudan. I blogged about it weeks ago: http://t.co/827sMXMzXs #cdnpoli #ndp

Posted on Twitter Au Sommet sur le progrès de l'Institut Broadbent #prgrs14 #NPD #cdnpoli @BroadbentInst http://t.co/0wYg4r5lDO

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, today I want to commend the representatives of unions, NGOs and women's rights groups who represent Canada at the UN Commission on the Status ...

Posted on Twitter Déclaration soulignant la 58e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme de l'ONU #CSW58 #NPD #NDP http://t.co/rZ3fOHT66r

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I am happy to have the opportunity to speak to this subject. It was discussed during the first part of our debate. We are ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, that was a rather short answer. In 2010, the House unanimously adopted an important motion on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. However, last year, the ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to both of you for a very interesting presentation on an utterly important subject. I will be very ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to grants and contributions approvals at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD): (a) for each minister, what is the grants and ...

Posted on Twitter Déclaration du NPD sur la Journée internationale de la lutte contre la tuberculose #TB #NPD http://t.co/d8JkSmHa0B

Posted on Twitter NDP statement on World Tuberculosis Day #WorldTBDay #NDP http://t.co/xdDHv7Cw66

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much, Mr. Fisher, for that very interesting presentation. Fortunately, you ended on a hopeful note although the situation is ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I am deeply troubled and shocked to see that the Conservatives are using as serious an issue as Jewish refugees for purely partisan purposes. ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Thank you very much. I would like to thank both of you for your very moving presentations. We are all very preoccupied by this situation in ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Thank you very much for two very interesting presentations. I was hoping to listen to you and to ask you about what kind of assistance Canada ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria Thank you very much. Yes, the needs are getting greater and resources are diminishing. If we have time during the second round of questions, I would ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all of you for your testimony. Mr. Heidebrecht, thank you very much for your presentation, which was ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Office of Religious Freedom Thank you Mr. Chairman, and before we begin I would like to table a motion. I had an opportunity to speak about the issue in question ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria Okay, thank you. I would like to go back to the comments that you made about the $50 million to prevent a lost generation of children. ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca Conservatives further isolate Canada with withdrawal from UN Convention on ... “It's in Canada's interest to be part of this protocol, because of the threat desertification and drought poses for many regions of the country, including the Prairies,” said New Democrat International Cooperation critic, Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Sainte-Marie).

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal budget expected to fold CIDA into Foreign Affairs "CIDA is not the minister's pet toy to do with what he wants to do with it," said Hélène Laverdière. The non-governmental organization sector says while it would obviously like to see more international assistance spending, the real issue now is a lack of clarity ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal budget expected to fold CIDA into Foreign Affairs "CIDA is not the minister's pet toy to do with what he wants to do with it," said Hélène Laverdière. The non-governmental organization sector says while it would obviously like to see more international assistance spending, the real issue now is a lack of clarity ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca The Scrums: carbon emissions, political donations, sick leave NDP MP Hélène Laverdière on sick leave in the public service: I've had a 15 years career as a civil servant. The only time I really claim a number of sick leave was because I was actually very sick. And what I've known all my career, I've never met, myself, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) $90 million in CIDA funds went to firm that filed for bankruptcy protection In response to an order paper question from Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti, Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino said CIDA has funded Canadian firm CRC Sogema with more than $90 million since May 25, 2011, when the organization filed for bankruptcy protection. According to the response ... NDP International Development Critic Hélène Laverdière said CRC Sogema's most recent project in Vietnam is ironic, given its demonstrated inability to deal with its own financial problems. “It's a bit surprising to ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Canada expected to sign Commonwealth Charter NDP International Development critic Hélène Laverdière, a former diplomat who had been posted to Africa, said that she is a strong believer in 'soft power' and cites the work of CMAG when Gambia was on its list of target countries during a period of military ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-398 An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes)