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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 #KnowYourRights Nov23 on @G987FM 2-5pm Special Guest #DeputyCheif @marksaunderstps @TorontoPolice #KYR2014 -call & ask Qs re: "Your Rights"

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Leaggy Mwanza & to the #ShoppersDrugMart team for the beautiful new #Malvern store here in #scarborough http://t.co/shJT2XBFOM

Posted on Twitter Sitting w/ the #sisters here at #Seniors conference at @iftlive -great initiative- thank you for your leadership http://t.co/98EIovhz3u

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter MP Sitsabaiesan poses 2 questions to the Minister on the deplorable situations of children.: http://t.co/TKE4Coq0Me via @YouTube

Posted on Twitter November 2- - Rathika makes a statement on the International Day on the Rights of the Child.: http://t.co/mFHZoOYGJ4 via @YouTube

Posted on Twitter November 20 - Rathika makes a statement on the International Day on the Rights of the Child: http://t.co/FFMm7dqVWv via @YouTube

This week

Spoke in the House on Children's Rights Mr. Speaker, today marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every year on November 20, Canadians ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, from affordable housing to poverty, Conservatives are failing Canadians. One in five children in our wealthy country lives in poverty. I am sure the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I stand today with the signatures of hundreds of people within the Greater Toronto Area who are calling for the creation of a Rouge ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, giving a huge tax break to the wealthiest families, while completely ignoring the poorest families, is not an answer to poverty. That same UNICEF ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca NDP MP continues fight to eliminate child poverty With one in five Canadian children now living poverty, the time to act on this crisis is long overdue. Yesterday in the House of Commons, NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan's (Scarborough—Rouge River) private member's motion M-534 on eliminating child ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty moved: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work in collaboration with the provinces, territories and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the question was about refugees. This minister took away health care for refugees. He is taking away social assistance. Conservatives are doing everything they ...

Two weeks ago

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. ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Varsity Does post-secondary education fail low-income earners? Rathika Sitsabaiesan, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Scarborough–Rouge River, is now looking to implement this model for the benefit of low-income university students. Sitsabaiesan's private member's bill, the Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, this week, UNICEF reported that child poverty in Canada is at 21%. That is one in five Canadian children growing up with the stress ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, the minister of state mentioned earlier that talking about the New Democrats' and Liberals' differences is taking time away from this very important budget ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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