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  • Her favourite word is conservatives.

NDP MP for Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 51.60% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Aw, <3's. @WayeMason @KristiColleen @gpsforthebrain @MSVUpresident @MaureenMLA @LoreleiNicoll @UptownNancy @JenniferHalifax

Posted on Twitter #Ibelievelucy and #ibelievewomen. Start by believing. Then donate to Avalon Sexual Assault in her name. I just did. http://t.co/LyrIWGyT4L

Posted on Twitter Guard Alain Gervais barricaded the NDP door with...just his body. Thanks to @RickardsBeer for helping us say thanks! http://t.co/MOUEKlMGfD

Posted on Twitter Hughes: Reproductive justice not just abt #Choice; also access to contraception & socially supported parenting. Bigger tent! @LeafNational

Posted on Twitter Hughes: there's not just lack of access to abortion in the Maritimes, there are barriers across Canada. @LEAFNational #choice

Posted on Twitter Hughes: women in NB & PEI are self-inducing abortions, fr taking poison to throwing themselves down stairs. @LEAFNational #choice

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, the Conservative move to end home mail delivery has raised controversy and opposition across the country. Now the new superboxes are causing their own ...

Spoke in the House on Persons Case Mr. Speaker, on Friday, I will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Persons Case with fellow feminists at a breakfast in Halifax for LEAF, the Women's ...

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

This week

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, we ask that the vote be deferred to Wednesday, October 29 at the end of the time provided for government orders.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response from the international ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, this week's vote was not the end of the debate on Canada's mission in Iraq. The government has not answered important questions. We still ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would first like to congratulate my colleagues, the hon. members for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup and Drummond, for their hard work on this issue. It is ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Fall ... Okay. Thank you. My next question is about fast-start financing. I think this is a really important thing that's been overlooked. On the fast-start financing, I'm ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Minister of the Environment's definition yesterday of “leadership” includes not implementing promises, not meeting targets, and not answering questions. The environment commissioner says ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to lay out a bit of the timeline around the bill and some of the key issues. Before I get into ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca Protest at Halifax MP Megan Leslie's office urges NDP to get tougher with Israel About 30 demonstrators called for the federal New Democratic Party to take a tougher stance against Israel as they picketed the office of Halifax MP Megan Leslie on Tuesday. The pickets want the NDP to more strongly condemn Israel for its bombing of ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-617 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (interprovincial movement of waste)

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials Thank you. Hi, everyone. I'm excited to ask questions. Mr. Thurlow, I'm going to start with you, and then hopefully I'll have some time to chat ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, witnesses, for your testimony. I have a few questions. I would like to start with Mr. Hargreave regarding the Ontario ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Main Estimates 2014-2015: Vote 1 under CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY; Votes 1, ... We'll redraft the motion. I'd like to move on to endangered species because a federal court judge has ruled that you, as the environment minister, and ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED, Vote ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, Mr. Minister. I add my congratulations to your appointment. It's exciting. I have high hopes for you in this role. I ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Opportunities for Canada to contribute to energy security in Ukraine and the ... Thanks to all the witnesses. I'm going to start with a question for Mr. Hill and then open it up to everyone, if there's time. There's ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries Mr. Howard, I have a question for you about CERI and the work that you do. I've been on your website and have taken a look ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-588 An Act to amend the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act (Sambro Island Lighthouse)

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Deregulation: when policy failures lead to Lac-Mégantic tragedy Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured, April 2, 2014, at the annual Politics & The Pen Gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, singing Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive. The two hosted the event, which attracted 500 people, and raised ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Green technology suffers from government neglect Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured, April 2, 2014, at the annual Politics & The Pen Gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, singing Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive. The two hosted the event, which attracted 500 people, and raised ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Subscribe to The Hill Times Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured, April 2, 2014, at the annual Politics & The Pen Gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, singing Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive. The two hosted the event, which attracted 500 people, and raised ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Transportation Safety Board urges swift phase-out of unsafe tank cars Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured, April 2, 2014, at the annual Politics & The Pen Gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, singing Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive. The two hosted the event, which attracted 500 people, and raised ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) No one will be untouched by climate change Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured, April 2, 2014, at the annual Politics & The Pen Gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, singing Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive. The two hosted the event, which attracted 500 people, and raised ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Cross-Canada Benefits of Developing the Oil and Gas Industries In my last round of questioning, Mr. Leach, I was thinking about your writing, and then shared my conclusion or my thoughts. I think that government ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-575 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (residence of electors)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-521 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Nottawasaga River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-490 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Boundary Waters—Voyageur Waterway and other rivers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-438 An Act to amend the Tobacco Act (smokeless tobacco and little cigars)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-297 An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention