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  • Her favourite word is housing.

NDP MP for Port Moody—Coquitlam (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2021, with 37% of the vote.

Two months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #243 Second report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Voted Yes on Vote #244 on Bill C-18 Respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill S-223 Amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. This is in relation to a midpoint check-in. Today we were voting on some timelines and some potential pushes for regulations. I ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Act Mr. Speaker, the employment insurance program is antiquated and needs reform. So much has changed in the five decades since EI was imagined. For example, when ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will start by recognizing, as the member said, that families and all people are suffering right now with the rising prices of food ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 on Bill C-32 Implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 ...

Voted No on Vote #238 Opposition Motion (Carbon Tax)

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. As I stated earlier, it was heard in testimony, over and over in almost every testimony we received, either on paper or ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on National Housing Strategy Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to agree with Ms. Bowers on the need for purpose-built rentals, as we desperately need that. There were some tax ...

Spoke in the House on International Day of Persons with Disabilities Madam Speaker, Saturday, December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to mobilize support for their dignity, rights and well-being, and to ...

Spoke in the House on Persons with Disabilities Madam Speaker, living with a disability should not mean living in poverty, yet this is the reality for close to a million Canadians. More persons with ...

Spoke in the House on Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, when we talk about the updated realities of today, persons with disabilities rely heavily on these technologies and this access. If I think about ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, as we head into December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I find myself again in the House advocating for the reduction ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI), broken down by round, province and units: (a) how many RHI applications received federal funding; (b) how many ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Impacts of the Climate Crisis Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm going to start my questions with Mr. Lansbergen. I appreciate the little bit of a shift of the lens this afternoon ...

Spoke in the House on Persons with Disabilities Mr. Speaker, almost a million Canadians with disabilities are living in poverty. The government has an opportunity to fix that by improving the Canada disability benefit. ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to ask my questions of Ms. Hemmelgarn. I just want to say how powerful your testimony was today. You speak ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will come back to Mr. Zein, because I want to talk about those promises over the last 40 years, just to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-304 An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses and to Mr. Calderhead for coming in today. I'm going to reiterate what I've heard today. ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm Bonita Zarrillo from Port Moody—Coquitlam in British Columbia. Thank you so much, Minister, for coming to the committee today. I know ...