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NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter L'appropriation de terres en Cisjordanie menace les efforts de paix. Le Cda doit presser Israël d'annuler sa décision http://t.co/y99jJqahEL

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter La voix citoyenne doit se faire plus forte http://t.co/G1I86C2zw8

Posted on Twitter Fierté Montréal \ Pride http://t.co/p3tVjEyv9T

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Le NPD demande au gouvernement canadien d'appuyer un cessez-le-feu au Proche-Orient http://t.co/TtubeoJBvk #polcan #npd

Posted on Twitter Today I am at #UNDCF @UNECOSOC discussing future of development cooperation #post2015

Posted on Twitter Ottawa laisse en plan une promesse phare #Haiti #NPD #polcan #cdnpoli http://t.co/nBJqSSV8ol

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.

Three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, just a few moments ago, I heard the minister say that the use of time allocation in debates is not something new, that it ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Victoria. The widening income gap, whether on a global, national or community scale, ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we are starting to get fed up with the bogus excuses we keep hearing on this. The arms trade treaty will have no repercussions ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, it is time for the Conservatives to walk the talk on LGBTT rights. Joyce Nakawunde is facing imminent deportation to Uganda, where we know ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present a petition signed by a number of citizens, including many young Millennium Kids, a number ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her very interesting speech. Every time an act of pedophilia occurs, we are all affected and ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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)