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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 Today 1:30pm, debate on my motion #M534 - Eliminating #ChildPoverty continues in the #HoC. Tune in at cpac.ca. #cdnpoli #ndp #25YearsTooMany

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Rally to support #RaifBadawi on Parliament Hill today. @AmnestyNow #FreeRaif #FreeRaifBadawi #cdnpoli #ndp http://t.co/WEcrKgXkA8

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

This week

Posted on Twitter Like ur optimism RT @guardian: Cumberbatch’s ‘coloured’ gaffe reveals just how white film industry is | Joseph Harker http://t.co/A4v0eu1sCx

Posted on Twitter Listening to @G987FM and @StepsAfterDark my vote is for #Tank --Battle of the Balladeers-- gets me every time with #Stronger

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement brother @DalydeGagne #ThankYouForTheLove

Posted on Twitter Agreed. #M534 calls for the elimination of #ChildPoverty @leilanifarha @MeganLeslieMP

Two 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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