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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 My #statement on the #Pakistan school attack.Our #prayers r w/ those in Pakistan & the #community here. http://t.co/xRL6KnG2GX #ndp #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Don't do anything alone...let's get 'er dun! @beautifulllydrk: @RathikaS thank you for enlightening me tonight we can get this done together

Posted on Twitter Fab meeting you in person today Moira... #ThankyouForTheLove @DunphyMoira

Posted on Twitter Thanks for everything you are doing in the #housingcrunch struggle @purevictory7 @HCooperH @Coophousing3

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Speaking on the end of federal #housing subsidies to a full house at Campden Green #Co-op. #housingcrunch #chft http://t.co/vpfhW05TQ9

Posted on Twitter Hey @MacklinPS ! Look what I have received! Currently writing back to the Gr 5 #students :) #thankyou #srr http://t.co/pLjchQ51cx

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 The Nation Newspaper Canadian minister urges Rathika Sitsabaiesan to apologize - nation.lk 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 Canada NewsWire (press release) 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 ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I rise to present petitions on behalf of hundreds of people in the greater Toronto area who have submitted petitions on the creation ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, I have another question. One in five Canadian children lives in poverty today and the minister thinks that is reason for self-congratulation. Twenty-five years ...

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 ...

A month 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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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. ...

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