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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 Today is #NationalSeniorsDay, we must celebrate all the #seniors who have dedicated their time & continues to work hard for the #community

Posted on Twitter Well done @AshaTomlinson for your documentary "Being Black in Canada" @CBCNews @G987FM

Posted on Twitter Just watched an amazing @CBCNews #documentary -- Being #Black in Canada -- everyone should watch @G987FM VIDEO: https://t.co/lyo1P2WWx4

Posted on Twitter As we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, we need to remember all those who fought before us & also continue to invest in our #futurewomen

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Apparently I am a victim of autocorrect ... Thx @StepsAfterDark for you conversation on #mentalhealth on @G987FM ... Important for us

Posted on Twitter Happy birthday to @OfficerRod8037 ... I tried holding out the whole day... But needed to tweet... #happyBday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, summer is the season of family reunions, fun, and celebrations. However, for constituents caught up in immigration concerns, instead of happiness, it was the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the proposed Rouge National Urban Park (RNUP): (a) what policies, timelines, actions and monitoring does the draft RNUP legislation and strategic plan specify ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Employment and Social Development has been promising to fix the temporary foreign worker program for months, but the mess drags on. ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to speak to Bill C-40, and I thank the minister for bringing it forward. The name of my ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Respect For Communities Act Mr. Speaker, the last time this bill was brought up for debate was in January, and I did not get a chance to speak to it ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, it is great to speak to Bill C-3 today. I will be sharing my time this morning with the fabulous member of Parliament for ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the minister's antics may be entertaining for his friends, but he cannot drown out all of the critics of his bill. The Canadian Bar ...

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 in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I again speak to this bill as a member of the citizenship and immigration committee who sat there every day for at least six ...

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. ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make ... Mr. Chair, I don't want to repeat too many of the arguments that my colleague made, but I was just flipping through the bill and clause ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System Sorry, I just have one more minute left. That's why I'm trying to move on. I want to talk about the isolation of the new women ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Considering the fact that the House has not actually requested that the citizenship and immigration committee study this bill, the bill isn't before us.... This is ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... —and this law, as it's written right now, says that girl doesn't know Canada, and with her time in Canada, she doesn't understand what it means ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thanks, Madam Chair, and thank you to all of our witnesses who are here. I'm going to take a poll of everybody here. I know that ...

Mentioned by Sunday Leader Canada's Rathika, MP Or Terrorist? Arriving as a tourist, Rathika Sitsabaiesan met with separatist politicians, criminals and terrorists in Tamil Nadu and northern Sri Lanka. Rathika met with LTTE patrons in Tamil Nadu who supported Velupillai Prabhakaran's three decade long campaign of ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms Okay, thank you. It's great that you have this alcohol background as well. I know this study is about the health risks and harms of marijuana, ...

Mentioned by Lankaweb MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan with banned LTTE leaders in Tamilnadu How come MP Rathika meets banned LTTE leaders in Tamil Nadu after her so called ordeal in Sri Lanka? More revelations of MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan's visit to Sri Lanka and Tamilnadu, South India have now surfaced. She claimed that her private visit to Sri ...

Mentioned by Asian Tribune How come MP Rathika meets banned LTTE leaders in Tamil Nadu after her... More revelations of MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan's visit to Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, South India have now surfaced. She claimed that her private visit to Sri Lanka after some 27 years was to meet with relatives and see her former home in Jaffna and engage in ...

Mentioned by 680 News Conservatives say Canada Post delays not in their purview During Question Period in the House of Commons, Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan said she and her counterparts from across the GTA have been fielding complaints from their constituents about the apparent backlog. “After the ice storm, ...

Mentioned by CityNews Conservatives face questions about Canada Post delays, say it's not in their ... During Question Period in the House of Commons, Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan said she and her counterparts from across the GTA have been fielding complaints from their constituents about the apparent backlog. “After the ice storm, ...

Mentioned by World Socialist Web Site Canadian NDP MP harassed by Sri Lankan authorities New Democratic Party MP (Member of Parliament) Rathika Sitsabaiesan has claimed that Sri Lankan authorities harassed and sought to politically intimidate her during a recent private visit to Sri Lanka, the country of her birth. Shortly after arriving in Sri Lanka ...

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