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NDP MP for Parkdale—High Park (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 47.20% of the vote.

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Petitions December 11th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I think this is a first for my time here in Parliament. I want to thank my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to present these petitions.

I have petitions signed by members of my community in Parkdale—High Park. The first petition is calling on Parliament to designate May 5 of each year as a national day of the midwife.

Petitions December 11th, 2014

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I request the unanimous consent of the House to present further petitions.

Petitions December 11th, 2014

Petitions.

Petitions December 11th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls on the Government of Canada to end its muzzling of scientists and to reverse the cuts to research programs in a variety of government departments and agencies.

Petitions December 11th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls for the Government of Canada to make reuniting families a central priority in Canada's immigration system.

Petitions December 11th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions from my constituents in Parkdale—High Park.

The first petition calls on the Government of Canada to stop the devastating cuts to our postal service, Canada Post.

Petitions December 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is to support the electrification of the air-rail link in Toronto, rather than having dirty diesel trains; to support more frequent stops of the train; and to support affordable, accessible fares for the train.

Petitions December 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions today from my constituents in Parkdale—High Park. The first calls on the government to restore full environmental protection to the Humber River and to support Bill C-502.

The second petition calls on the House to support the NDP climate change accountability act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to hold the government accountable.

Infrastructure December 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the truth hurts. It was $8 billion on P3s, and the Auditor General did not even get to the Pearson rail fares that will cost over $27 one way. The Conservatives have once again put ideology before evidence. Instead of letting municipalities make their own decisions, the Conservatives are forcing them to undergo a costly and time-consuming screening by PPP Canada. Long-overdue projects could be delayed for years.

The Ontario Liberals just wasted $8 billion on flawed P3s. How much do the Conservatives plan to blow on their scheme?

Infrastructure December 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the federal Conservatives and the Ontario Liberals have more in common than they care to admit. Yesterday, the Auditor General's report revealed that the Liberal government wasted nearly $8 billion on the extra costs of public-private partnerships. That is no small change, yet in spite of this evidence, the Conservatives are forcing municipalities to go to public-private partnerships for local infrastructure, adding time and costs to badly needed construction projects.

Are the Conservatives really happy following the Liberal example of misspending billions on P3s?