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  • Her favourite word is chair.

NDP MP for Scarborough—Rouge River (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 40.60% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Excellent group discussions on building character qualities @TorontoPolice #IWD2015 Kickoff. #MakeItHappen #IWDTO2015 http://t.co/36uwnJaOpv

Posted on Twitter Hosting the @TorontoPolice #IWD2015 event & sharing my experience w a full house of amazing young women.#MakeItHappen http://t.co/hkXPxU5fyE

This week

Posted on Twitter Found @PamMcConnell28 here at the #CdnScreen15 #cdnpoli http://t.co/aTiuFqJ7sR

Posted on Twitter Hahaha!! I just got it! Clearly has been a LONG week. @MalcolmFrench

Posted on Twitter Haha! Thx David... RT @davidakin: 5 MPs in this pic but @RathikaS has the standout outfit! MT @ncctonline: http://t.co/2C14reDEXc

Posted on Twitter Having fun #celebrating #Chinese New Year here in #Scarborough-Rouge River at the #CCC of Greater Toronto. http://t.co/RNaTYGfy2u

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Didn't vote on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Prime Minister told a private radio station that “a lot” of Radio-Canada employees ”hate” Conservative values”. Recently, his spokesman also wrote that ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Scarborough MP's motion to end child poverty in Canada passed by House of ... Scarborough MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan says the House of Commons produced “a win” for all Canadians this week when it passed her motion to end child poverty in the country. Their agreement – one Conservative from Saskatchewan was only MP who voted ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, recent train derailments in Lac Mégantic; Plaster Rock, New Brunswick; and Clair, Saskatchewan have demonstrated the threats that first responders face when trains with ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, it is because of the minister's policy that hospital admissions for refugee children doubled, pregnant women went without health care, and diabetics had to ...

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty Mr. Speaker, I hear a Conservative colleague saying that it is not true, but I am citing a Conference Board of Canada report. Poverty today affects ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I am really confused by the minister because he says that the people of Scarborough want this tiny park. No, the people of Scarborough ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 7b under ... I'd like to read a couple of comments from people across the country. I'll start with the one from Scarborough. This was in a long letter ...

Mentioned by Lankaweb Will Canada tell Rathika Sitsabaiesan that Canada Remembrance Day and ... What cheek for Rathika Sitsabaiesan to think that she had the approval of all when she boldly stood up before the House of Commons in a bid to commemorate a terrorist leader and to add insult to injury even suggest that the LTTE brutes be placed on par with ... They may have all won for themselves citizenship and prominent places among parliamentarians and NGO circles nevertheless, it makes a joke out of government laws when inside Canada's own parliament an elected MP equates LTTE with Canadian War ...

Mentioned by Colombo Gazette Rathika accused of LTTE backing Steven Blaney urged Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a Sri Lankan-born rookie MP, to apologize “to veterans and all Canadians” for her statement that called the day “an important event” and likened it to Remembrance Day. Held each Nov. 27, Tamil Heroes ... “I am shocked and appalled that an NDP member of Parliament would not only endorse the celebration of terrorists, but would also equate it to the solemn occasion of Remembrance Day where we honour our fallen Canadian heroes.” He called on Ms. Sitsabaiesan, the ...

Mentioned by The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka Canadian Minister urges NDP MP to apologize for commemorating terrorists ... which honours fallen LTTE. Steven Blaney urged Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a Sri Lankan-born MP, to apologize “to veterans and all Canadians” for her statement that called the day “an important event” and likened it to Remembrance Day, the National Post reported. ... “I am shocked and appalled that an NDP member of Parliament would not only endorse the celebration of terrorists, but would also equate it to the solemn occasion of Remembrance Day where we honour our fallen Canadian heroes.” He called on Ms.

Mentioned by Sunday Leader Rathika Sitsabaiesen Slammed By Canadian Ministers Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said on Thursday that he was “shocked and appalled” after a New Democratic Party MP, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, rose in the House of Commons to commemorate Tamil Heroes Day, which honours fallen Tamil Tiger rebels, ... I am shocked and appalled that an NDP Member of Parliament would not only endorse the celebration of terrorists, but would also equate it to the solemn occasion of Remembrance Day where we honor our fallen Canadian heroes,” Blaney said.

Mentioned by Digital Journal Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to ... Ms. Adams will be joined by Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan, MP, Scarborough Rouge-River, Mr. Bruce Stanton, MP, Simcoe North, and Mr. Glenn Thibeault, MP, Sudbury, along with Graham Scott, Board Chair, Canada Health Infoway, and Michael Green, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, today we stand as a Parliament to call for support for the survivors of thalidomide and to work with people on the ground and ...

Spoke in the House on Sri Lanka Mr. Speaker, as Canadians of Tamil heritage, in November, we commemorate two important events: Remembrance Day and Tamil Heroes Day. This month symbolizes the beauty of ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I am really saddened that I will not be able to support this legislation moving forward, because I was one of the people at ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 172, 173 (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act), 183 and ... Okay, thank you for the clarity. I'm going to go back to my original idea of refugee claimants versus refugees. Refugee claimants in my mind are ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park and Order ... Mr. Chair, I talk to a lot of my constituents. There are a lot of people who are right next door to the current Rouge Park. ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park We've learned from some of the farmers who did come in that they are engaging in environmental practices. I forget what it's called...environmental plan. There you ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Okay. I know that sustainability is an issue. Buying local and eating local is an important piece for me personally, and I know it is for ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Thank you, Madam Minister, for being here. I want to start with a continuation of Mr. Carrie's question about the land assembly. He spoke of the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Ms. Blanchette-Lamothe. Mr. Minister, you mentioned in your opening remarks that the previous Liberal government had left a broken immigration system, with people waiting ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think it is pretty clear that I will not be supporting clause 8 as well, as per what my colleague mentioned. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-532 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Rouge River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-471 An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-265 An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs