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  • Her favourite word is democracy.

NDP MP for Honoré-Mercier (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 36.40% of the vote.

Today

Didn't vote on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Didn't vote on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Didn't vote on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Didn't vote on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Reducing the effects of urban heat islands Act moved that Bill C-579, An Act to reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians, be read the second time and referred ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, instead of hiding behind the same old lines we heard yesterday, the minister should tell us how he plans on ensuring that the Red ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Beauport—Limoilou. Today we are talking about Bill C-41, An Act to implement the ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I am seeing more and more cars coming from South Korea. Even my brother bought one and it was cheaper. I am therefore concerned ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Fair Elections Act Mr. Speaker, what a letdown. What blatant disregard for democracy. When I came to Canada, I came because I was looking for a country where I ...

Spoke in the House on Abortion Mr. Speaker, yesterday, a Conservative member again announced his intention to reopen the abortion debate. Every once in a while, the Conservatives attack women's rights and ...

Spoke in the House on Reducing the Effects of Urban Heat Islands Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-579, An Act to reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians. Mr. Speaker, I have ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the fair elections act contains provisions that are in no way related to electoral fraud and that have clearly been created to prevent certain ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-579 An Act to reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b and 7b under CITIZENSHIP AND ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being with us today, minister. Our colleague just asked you a lot of questions about visas. We see in ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 174 and 175 (Criminal Code) and 290 to ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I have questions about two topics that I care enormously about: refugees and workers selected to immigrate to Canada. With respect to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 174 and 175 (Criminal Code) and 290 to ... I am concerned about something. In Australia, there appears to be a kind of sponsorship happening. As soon as an employer offers a job, they also ...

Mentioned by Courier Islander Bran Van 3000 singer Moraille takes aim at political office Stephane Moraille speaks to the media supported by NDP MP's Pierre Nantel (left to right) Rosane Dore Lefebvre and Paulina Ayala in Montreal, Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Lawyer and singer Stephane Moraille of the group Bran Van 3000, will try to win the ...

Mentioned by Nanaimo Daily News Bran Van 3000 singer Moraille takes aim at political office Stephane Moraille speaks to the media supported by NDP MP's Pierre Nantel (left to right) Rosane Dore Lefebvre and Paulina Ayala in Montreal, Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Lawyer and singer Stephane Moraille of the group Bran Van 3000, will try to win the ...

Mentioned by Victoria Times Colonist Bran Van 3000 singer Moraille takes aim at political office Stephane Moraille speaks to the media supported by NDP MP's Pierre Nantel (left to right) Rosane Dore Lefebvre and Paulina Ayala in Montreal, Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Lawyer and singer Stephane Moraille of the group Bran Van 3000, will try to win the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP leadership candidates' caucus endorsements ... Boutin-Sweet Randall Garrison Anne Minh-Thu Quach Dany Morin Denise Savoie Mike Sullivan Laurin Liu Elaine Michaud Thomas Mulcair Robert Aubin Paulina Ayala Tarik Brahmi Sylvain Chicoine Ryan Cleary Don Davies Anne-Marie Day Matthew Dube Pierre-Luc ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Standing on Guard for Thee: Ensuring that Canada's Immigration System is Secure Good afternoon, everyone. I have a slight doubt. You say that the idea is to avoid refugee claims. That is why people must take the biometric ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Mulcair picks up two MP endorsements in NDP bid Speaking to reporters today in Montreal, Eve Peclet and Paulina Ayala became the latest Quebec MPs to back Mulcair's campaign. Mulcair is one of eight candidates vying for the party leadership. Peclet says Mulcair will best defend the French language ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-2012: Votes 1b and 7b under CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION Several witnesses have said there are big differences in processing times between various Canadian embassies around the world. For example, Nigel Thomson, our colleague from the ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business and Briefing on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis ... Going back to the issue of corruption, you said that there are no public servants on the ground permanently but that there are some from time ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group and Briefing on the Situation ... Inter-religious violence in Egypt clearly is not a recent phenomenon. It is part of life. Dozens of Copts were killed in 1992. In the circumstances, what ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Policy Regarding Absentee and Extraterritorial Voting in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. If a constituent assembly is formed, it may mean that the citizens living here for whatever reason—be they political refugees or other—will ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star 'Great friend, great leader…a legend:' Tears as Layton arrives in Parliament MP Paulina Ayala (Honoré-Mercier) kissed the casket and cried. “That's when I knew he was dead,” she said in French afterward. “We've been working so hard, saying all week the work would go on. I'd been holding back my tears. ...