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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Congrats to all of our #youth scholarship recipients at the #Markham #African #Caribbean Canadian Association http://t.co/8yJ2L8zpCw

Posted on Twitter Thank you @sailanmuslim for the warm welcome tonight #HappyIslamicNewYear

Posted on Twitter Thank you for taking time to meet today @BadatYusuf --we will continue to stand together &work for the betterment of our community @iftlive

Posted on Twitter Had an amazing time #canvassing with @MannaWongTDSB a school board #trustee candidate for #ward20 http://t.co/iMBMnnRlh9

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter As one big nation we stood today at the McCowan/401 bridge to give our final salute to Cpl. Cirillo #highwayofheroes http://t.co/p02FP01YuY

Posted on Twitter We are eagerly waiting for Cpl. Cirillo at the McCowan / 401 bridge at the #HighwayofHeroes #cirillo http://t.co/mxZrZ9JTcr

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Act Mr. Speaker, as this is the first time I am rising in the House since the incidents of yesterday, I just want to take a moment ...

Mentioned by Montana Standard Ex-Mountie Hero NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan hugs Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as other MPs line up to pay their respects following speeches by leaders in the House of Commons Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire on Michael ...

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Cheers, tears greet sergeant-at-arms Vickers for stopping gunman NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan hugs Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as other MPs line up to pay their respects following speeches by leaders in the House of Commons Thursday in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire Wednesday on the ...

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty Mr. Speaker, most Canadians will be sharing the joy and meals of Thanksgiving with their loved ones. However, for the many who still live in poverty, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I stand today to submit petitions on behalf of people from all across the GTA on the creation of Rouge national park. The current ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

A month 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 ...

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 ...

More than 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 ...

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 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. ...

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, ...

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