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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 50.90% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter #LdnOnt experts speak to parliamentary committee, heard from Bill Gates, and more. My weekly blog post: http://t.co/OxIxuyd0x5

Posted on Twitter As #BlackHistory month ends and #WomensDay approaches, this message seemed appropriate to share: http://t.co/rst8sP0qug

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, under these Conservatives, veterans have endured failure after failure. Enough is enough. Veterans are still struggling to access the services they need and deserve. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of Londoners who want to draw the attention of the House to the fact that on May ...

Posted on Twitter Anti-terrorism Bill #C51 is 'dangerous' legislation according to 100 Canadian academics (including law professors) #cdnpoli:...

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Glad I could ensure #LdnOnt voices at parliamentary immigration committee today, on how we help immigrants put skills to work in Canada.

Posted on Twitter Welcome South #LdnOnt Resource Centre's Settlement Services Mohamed Al-Adeimi in Ottawa to speak to parliament's immigration committee.

Posted on Twitter Welcomed Huda Hussein (#LdnOnt & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership) to Ottawa to share knowledge with parliament immigration committee

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

This week

Spoke in the House on Stratford Festival Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in House today to speak to the motion put forward by the member for Perth—Wellington, which states: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, we will always support legislation that protects children, but police need resources too. The Conservatives do not get it. The parliamentary secretary dismissed millions ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Mentioned by CTV News London MP fighting to keep Canada Post's home delivery system Tens of thousands of Londoners are going to lose their door-to-door mail delivery. But a group of concerned citizens, led by London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen is aiming to stop that. On Saturday, they braved the weather, going to door-to-door to tell ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, we have seen how the Conservatives deal with backlogs, by wiping them out while ignoring the rights of the people affected by the backlogs. ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the new so-called jobs minister had no answer for unemployed Canadians who cannot get EI benefits. Maybe he does not realize just how ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of Canadians who ask the House of Commons to honour and support a motion that was unanimously ...

Spoke in the House on Child Care Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am glad you reminded them of their manners. From job losses to EI to their failure to create child care spaces, ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Simcoe Reformer Ex-MP fraudster Joe Fontana keeps $122Gs a year pension 0 Fontana resigned as mayor last July after he was convicted for phony expenses filed in 2005, when he was an MP. His 18 years on Parliament Hill still entitle him to an annual pension estimated at $122,000. London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen said it's ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network Ex-MP fraudster Joe Fontana keeps $122Gs a year pension Fontana resigned as mayor last July after he was convicted for phony expenses filed in 2005, when he was an MP. His 18 years on Parliament Hill still entitle him to an annual pension estimated at $122,000. London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen said it's ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Didsbury Review New Democrats stunned, angry at MP who jumps ship to join Ontario Liberals "Glen didn't reach out to any of us, didn't talk to any of us about this," said London MP Irene Mathyssen, who succeeded Thibeault as caucus chair. "We're sad, we're disappointed because we were all, I think, very fond of Glen." Even Thunder Bay MP John ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca Irene Mathyssen elected as NDP National Caucus Chair Before being elected MP in 2006, Irene Mathyssen served as MPP and cabinet minister in Ontario. She will be the 5th woman to act as Caucus Chair for the NDP (after Audrey McLaughlin, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Jean Crowder and Nycole Turmel). In addition to ...

Mentioned by London Community News Irene Mathyssen elected as NDP caucus chair It was announced on Dec. 3 that her NDP colleagues had elected London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen as National Caucus Chair. “I am honoured and determined to represent my colleagues with conviction and energy,” said Irene Mathyssen. “The NDP is ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill S-211, An Act to establish a national day to promote health ... Thank you very much for being here. It's good to hear from you and always delightful to see you, Senator Greene Raine. You all touched on ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b under CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, ... I hope so, Minister. I too have been visiting museums. I have some quite interesting ones in my riding, but I'm hearing a slightly different story. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Ms. Kagan, for all the information you have brought to the committee. I want to continue on ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-442, An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will be sharing my time with Ms. Davies. Thank you, Ms. May. I'm very interested in all this work you have ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry and Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to share my time with Monsieur Nantel. Minister, I'm going to ask you two questions in two key areas, and ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for your expertise. I have so many questions, and I'm not sure if I can articulate all the ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, gentlemen, Mr. Klassen, Mr. Monahan, and Mr. Goldstein, for being here. I think you've provided a really important ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for your testimony, it's been very enlightening, and we truly appreciate hearing the situation from the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-498 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-422 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-407 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-287 An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-286 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (compassionate care benefits for dependent children)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-285 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-284 An Act respecting Status of Women Canada