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  • Her favourite word is situation.

NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter I will be speaking live on @CJAD800 in a few minutes about #NDP's position on Iraq. #Montréal

Posted on Twitter Good panel yesterday on Ebola on @PnPCBC (English only): http://t.co/5acB7fxwad #NDP #cdnpoli

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, the Ebola epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate in West Africa. According to the WHO, there are now 5,000 cases and more than ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, there is one thing that we can definitely do for Iraq and that the Iraqis want us to do for them, and that is ...

Posted on Twitter I will be on @PnPCBC momentarily to discuss #Ebola / Écoutez @PnPCBC maintenant pour une discussion sur l'Ebola! #cdnpoli #ndp #npd #polcan

Posted on Twitter #NDP Statement on Canadian military deployment to Iraq http://t.co/LfUTQMSXPX #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Déclaration du #NPD concernant le déploiement militaire canadien en Irak http://t.co/z3U9gbO5DP #polcan

Posted on Twitter Ma question en Chambre aujourd'hui sur l'épidémie d'Ebola: https://t.co/Ivjxe46GUJ #NPD #polcan n

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, much like Rights and Democracy and the Pearson Centre, now the North-South Institute is shutting down because of Conservative cuts. The North-South Institute is ...

Spoke in the House on Ebola Outbreak moved: That the House do now adjourn. Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Vancouver East. The Ebola epidemic is ...

Spoke in the House on Request for Emergency Debate Mr. Speaker, as we know, many crises are unfolding around the world, such as the ones in Iraq and Ukraine, for example. However, one potentially very ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Canada’s funding and participation within the United Nations (UN) and its agencies: for each fiscal year from 2006-2007 to 2013-2014, (a) how much ...

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, Canada Border Services employees have a duty to treat transgender people who are coming to Canada fairly and respectfully. However, that was not the ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, as we can see, we are dealing with an extremely emotional subject tonight, and it is unfortunately too often misunderstood. I know that our ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank all of the witnesses for their very interesting comments and statements. Because we may have ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Saving mothers and children: Plan Canada demonstrates life-changing impact ... Mrs. Laureen Harper, The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), MP Hélène Laverdière, and MP Kirsty Duncan ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank all of our witnesses for their presentations today. My first question is for Dr. Smith, who mentioned significant ...

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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