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  • Her favourite word is rights.

NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2015, with 38% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Delighted to hear #BashirMakhtal is back in Canada. Thank you to @AlexNeveAmnesty and @AmnestyNow, and to my friend… https://t.co/mqE0JwGmrb

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Pleased to meet with members of @IndJewishVoices today to discuss peace & justice in the Middle East. // Merci aux… https://t.co/KBXVKlUGcx

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, in 2017, the mass arrival of asylum seekers prompted a crisis in Quebec and Manitoba. This crisis did not come as a surprise, I ...

Posted on Twitter Ma question sur la Syrie: Est-ce que le gouvernement compte contribuer aux efforts diplomatiques pour mettre fin à… https://t.co/SHSsuXezox

Posted on Twitter .@NDP questions on Syria, chemical weapons, & war crimes: Where is Canada in pushing for an international solution… https://t.co/wbIPiPf5cK

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is not just chemical weapons that Assad is using against civilians, against his people. Other tactics include cluster munition attacks, torture, enforced disappearances, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

Posted on Twitter Le Canada sait-il vraiment où et comment est utilisé le matériel militaire produit au pays? https://t.co/m4So9zR3TE

Posted on Twitter "Le comité, composé en majorité de députés libéraux, a voté contre un amendement présenté par la députée Hélène Lav… https://t.co/6qrBPcJgye

A week ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Liberal MP sponsors UN nuclear ban petition despite government opposition In June 2017, the House voted on NDP MP Hélène Laverdière's motion that would have, among other things, called on the government to support the treaty. Damoff was among the 245 MPs who voted against the motion. Laverdière said that it's “rather ironic ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Syria Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank the witnesses for their very compelling remarks. We have been following your efforts from afar for a while ...

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank the three of you for joining us today to testify and answer our questions. I don't want to ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, yesterday I presented a petition signed by several thousand people calling on the Minister of Transport to finally listen to them and to obtain ...

Spoke in the House on Marielle Franco Mr. Speaker, being a black woman is to resist and survive all the time. Those were the words of Marielle Franco, a Brazilian city councillor, human ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you very much to all of you. Welcome, Mr. Boule. I will not repeat everything that has been said about the extraordinary work done by ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the new criteria do not meet international standards, so where is this going? The government refuses to release its report on Saudi Arabia's improper ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour and pleasure of presenting a petition signed by over 2,000 people. They are concerned about railways that cut through ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-47 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I oppose this amendment. As in the case of the Conservative amendment, I think this amendment is simply not necessary, given the ...

Spoke in the House on Prime Minister’s Trip to India Mr. Speaker, when the Prime Minister spends a week in another country, people expect him to come back with a lot of good things to show ...

Mentioned by Dissident Voice Canada's Social Democrats Suppress “Palestine Resolution” NDP House Leader Guy Caron mobilized an unprecedented number of current and former MPs, including Murray Rankin, Randall Garrison, Craig Scott, Tracey Ramsey, Alexandre Boulerice, Hélène Laverdière, Nathan Cullen and others, to vote against debating ...

Spoke in the House on Prime Minister's Trip to India Mr. Speaker, in the aftermath of the Prime Minister's botched trip to India, he has actually managed to make things worse by blaming so-called factions in ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Support pours in after former MP Paul Dewar diagnosed with brain tumour Speaking at the NDP policy convention in Ottawa on Saturday, current NDP MPs Hélène Laverdière and Charlie Angus took the stage to wish their former colleague a speedy recovery. "He has served our party, this city and this nation with such integrity ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada’s Development Finance Initiative and Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank you both very much for being with us today and for your presentations. I was ...

Mentioned by Venezuelanalysis.com Has It Become NDP Policy to Support US-backed Coups in Latin America? ... Hélène Laverdière as NDP Foreign Affairs Critic.” It notes: “Be It Resolved that the NDP actively oppose foreign interference in Venezuela, defend Venezuela's right to self-determination, reject alignment with U.S. policy in Europe, the Middle East ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for coming today and for your presentations. I would like to start with a few comments. Firstly, I am ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad and Briefing on Canada's ... Thank you. Based on the expert opinions I have heard, you will not receive an application. So there is no mechanism in place. My understanding of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and Travelling in the United States ... You mentioned the fact that you have regular meetings with your managers to focus on the priorities, if I understand correctly. I have two questions about ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Arms trade hearings set to resume next week A Commons committee studying contentious legislation the government says would bring Canada into a ground-breaking UN arms treaty is set to meet next week after abruptly cancelling votes on key amendments last week. But NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, ...

Mentioned by Dissident Voice Canada: NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh embraces Imperialist Policies of Helene Laverdiere Reflecting an indifference to the injustices the Canadian government commits abroad, Jagmeet Singh's alignment with Hélène Laverdière has been all but ignored. Since the NDP foreign critic endorsed Singh to be leader of the party he has repeatedly ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-322 An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-398 An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes)