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NDP MP for Halifax (Nova Scotia)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Peter Kent accuses us of "legislative vandalism." Um, really? http://t.co/zQzzfjDJQ2

Posted on Twitter 30 years of one-of-a-kind gift ideas! Buy local this holiday season at @dalplex Christmas Craft market! Tix:http://t.co/PYE6LRYKcW

Posted on Twitter Always glad to be back home @Halifax for the weekend. Join @FCM_online and share with other Canadians what make you #HOMETOWNPROUD

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Labour Mr. Speaker, domestic violence is not just an issue for workplaces. Half of the women and girls in Canada will face physical or sexual violence in ...

Posted on Twitter Dec 13 is the opening of the new #Halifax Central Library! My statement in the House: http://t.co/9mkZESNgdf @hfxpublib #hfxcentrallib

Posted on Twitter Thanks, Brendan! RT @BrendanGorman7 Great response on Power & Politics to @PeterGoldring's statement!

Posted on Twitter Getting in the holiday spirit with my team: I'm so excited about the lights in our office! (LED lights...natch) http://t.co/kbNa9IyQXM

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted Yes on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, it is time to stop the excuses and start getting help to our veterans. The Auditor General also reported that help provided through the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives failed to act and they have failed our nation's veterans. Now the Auditor General is reporting that: ....Veterans Affairs Canada is not ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I was hoping to get a question in to my colleague from Thornhill, but I guess we ran out of time. He started off ...

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

This week

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, today is the 25th anniversary of the House's unanimous approval of the resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children. All of the parties worked ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, Halifax's Leave Out Violence program, or LOVE program, does incredible work by helping extremely at-risk youth find and keep jobs in our community. There ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Tories Slam Megan Leslie For Event Listing On Website Calling NATO Allies ... NDP MP Megan Leslie allows hundreds of different community activities in Halifax to be promoted in the "events" section of her site, from holiday craft workshops to local basketball games. There's a disclaimer at the top of the page making clear "the topic of events listed do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the Member of Parliament or the New Democratic Party of Canada." However, Conservative MP James Bezan has taken issue with a listing on Leslie's site promoting a protest this Saturday against the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, while the minister is spending hundreds of millions without any government analysis, veterans are facing deep cuts under the Conservatives. They are being told ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, yet the minister ignored the CFIB when it said: You are not going to pay for a full job through your EI hiring credit. ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Toronto Star NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie says Liberals could have kept it quiet OTTAWA—The Liberals could have found a quieter way to handle allegations of personal misconduct against two of their MPs, even if that meant creating greater mystery around what happened, NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie said Friday. ... The NDP had been dealing with the separate situations internally, until one of the women shared her allegations — and those of her fellow NDP MP — with Trudeau Oct. 28 while they were travelling together following the funeral for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, according to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park and Order ... Oh, right. I'm trying to keep up here. Thank you, Mr. Chair. You will see that this would amend clause 9. There's a lot of the ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Thank you all not only for appearing here today but for the years and years of work you've put into this. It's not an easy bill, ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Great. Thank you all, and thank you, Mr. Latourelle, for your opening remarks. I found them very useful in explaining and laying some things out for ...

Two months ago

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 ...

More than 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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