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  • Her favourite word is prostitution.

Independent MP for Ahuntsic (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 31.80% of the vote.

Today

Mentioned by The True North Times Bloc Defector Maria Mourani to Run for NDP The Canadian House of Commons is (kinda) short an independent MP. Although she refuses to cross the floor, former Bloc Quebecois and currently Independent MP for Ahuntsic, Maria Mourani has signed an NDP membership card (and, potentially, her ...

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, a group of people and social leaders from Ahuntsic are calling for 1,000 affordable housing units to be created in the next 10 years, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #284 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Mentioned by London Free Press Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, right, and Independent MP Maria Mourani share a lighter moment during a news conference in Ottawa earlier this week. Mourani announced she was joining the NDP, but will continue to sit as an independent MP. (CHRIS ...

Three days ago

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, right, and Independent MP Maria Mourani share a lighter moment during a news conference in Ottawa earlier this week. Mourani announced she was joining the NDP, but will continue to sit as ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Sun Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, right, and Independent MP Maria Mourani share a lighter moment during a news conference in Ottawa earlier this week. Mourani announced she was joining the NDP, but will continue to sit as ...

This week

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Loewen: MPs should be trusted to choose the right caucus Maria Mourani has joined the NDP, but not completely. The former Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament was kicked out of her caucus last fall when she opposed the provincial Parti Québécois' odious charter of values. She would like to, but cannot, join the ...

Mentioned by Cape Breton Post Quebec is a rare bright spot in glum NDP landscape On Wednesday, former Bloc Quebecois MP Maria Mourani announced she will run as a New Democrat next year. Mourani left the BQ and renounced sovereignty in protest over the secularism charter proposed by the provincial Parti Quebecois last year.

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, at the October 28 Berlin conference on regional instability caused by the conflict in Syria, 40 participating nations, including Canada, recognized the importance of ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, I am rising during this adjournment debate to talk about a question I asked the Minister of Public Safety regarding the violent radicalization of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, today the Minister of Transport announced new safety measures for rail transportation. There was nothing about creating a minimum distance between railways and the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, more and more Canadians are concerned about radio frequency emissions. The fact that Canada, like the United States, has the lowest safety standards of ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Public Safety claimed in the House that the RCMP had hundreds—yes, hundreds—of programs to prevent violent radicalization. In fact, there are ...

Spoke in the House on Youth Prevention Mr. Speaker, the recent attacks on soldiers and the attack on Parliament yesterday raise many questions. Investigations are under way, of course. However, we already know ...

Spoke in the House on Ministerial Statements Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking all my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to speak for a few minutes. One may not ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I must admit that I am very surprised. I thought the Minister of Justice was very clear. The government's long-term goal was ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking ... The other thing the amendment is doing is deleting subsection (1.1), which was added to refer specifically to sexual exploitation. It was added because, as the ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking ... Fine. One of the interesting things that came out of my consultations is that prosecutors, and sometimes even police officers, often tended to believe that human ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia 2012 and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I am going to use my documents to make my presentation. First of all, I would like to thank all ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-468 An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (agreement with provincial authority)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-452 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-418 An Act respecting the extraterritorial activities of Canadian businesses and entities, establishing the Canadian Extraterritorial Activities Review Commission and making consequential amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-376 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (family leave)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-320 An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-235 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to inform)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-612 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons)