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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Posted on Twitter Getting in touch with new councillors @JaredZaifman @mikevanholst @MohamedMOSalih; looking forward to working with them for #LdnOnt.

Posted on Twitter #WFDF14 NDP MPs. Yet another closure vote at 11:15 am. This government is determined to shut down democracy. Let's rally to shut them out!

Posted on Twitter #WFDF14 Thanks Sonya for speaking of divisions created by the Bedford decision. Those fighting for equality can't allow this to divide us.

Posted on Twitter #wfdf14 It is so important to talk about the poverty of senior women and the need to change our pension system to end senior poverty.

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Posted on Twitter October 31st I'm supporting #LdnOnt Childreach at the 10th annual Soup & Chili lunch. http://t.co/KmqsBlqrQG

Posted on Twitter After raising the problem for months on end, a light at the end of the tunnel for CPP/OAS/EI appeals: http://t.co/GirIlSVViS #LdnOnt #NDP

This week

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I also want to thank the member opposite for bringing forward a bill that takes into account a need to respond to the killing ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from Londoners, from both the Christian and Muslim communities. Those two communities are very supportive of each other and have ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, in response to the confusing and frightening events we have experienced, Canadian news coverage is being praised around the world, including the great work ...

Spoke in the House on London InterCommunity Health Centre Mr. Speaker, on November 6, London InterCommunity Health Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This community health centre, in London, Ontario, provides inclusive and equitable health ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from Londoners, from both the Christian and Muslim communities. These petitioners are very concerned about what is happening to family ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, the decision to eliminate home delivery will make Canada the only country in the G7 without door-to-door mail service, and it will make things ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions. The first is in regard to a tragedy that happened in London, Ontario, almost a year ago. It involved a ...

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 in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, Canadians are telling us that they want to keep this service, but the Conservatives are not listening. Door-to-door mail delivery service will end today ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Seniors Can't Age With Dignity Under the Conservative Plan ... obstruct airflow through the ear,” says Dr. Cutler. “It can cause a lot of trouble with hearing, but as soon as the wax is removed, the problem is solved.” Follow Irene Mathyssen, MP on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@irenemathyssen. FOLLOW CANADA POLITICS.

Mentioned by 580 CFRA Radio A noteworthy exchange from question period Thursday in the House of Commons OTTAWA - The Canadian Press is always on the lookout for noteworthy or zesty exchanges on the floor of the House of Commons. On Thursday, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen asked Treasury Board President Tony Clement why more parliamentary scrutiny ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Canada could benefit from a Silver Alert program, says NDP MP NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, centre, pictured with NDP MPs Pierre Nantel and Laurin Liu, says Canada could benefit from having a nationally-coordinated program that notifies the public when seniors who suffer from dementia go missing. By ALEX VRONCES |

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 ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to my colleague, and thank you to our witnesses. I don't want to take up a lot of ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Thank you for being here. Thank you for what you do and for the contribution you all make. I want to add my congratulations to you, ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Canadian Seniors Deserve Better Than the Federal Budget Offers Follow Irene Mathyssen, MP on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@irenemathyssen. FOLLOW CANADA POLITICS. Like. 70k. Subscribe. SOCIAL NEWS. FOLLOW US. Facebook. Twitter. Apple · Android · Email · Rss. Connect with your friends. Check out stories you ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Mathyssen: Federal Budget Falls Short Putting it in Olympic terms, London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen says the Conservatives' budget wouldn't even make it to the podium. The NDP are calling yesterday's budget a “do nothing” budget but Mathyssen says she thinks of it as “sleight of ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Veteran services cuts rile London MP 0 Veterans across Southwestern Ontario will suffer from the federal government's closing of a veterans' services centre in Windsor, a London MP warned Thursday. “They may just simply give up and not access services,” the NDP's Irene Mathyssen ...

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