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  • Her favourite word is international.

NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter Avec son vote honteux, le Canada s’est exclu des efforts diplomatiques pour le désarmement nucléaire #NPD #polcan https://t.co/9AZl4CqxaC

Posted on Twitter #NDP statement: With its shameful vote, Canada has effectively removed itself from nuclear disarmament diplomacy. https://t.co/PY51PoreyC

Posted on Twitter #NDP statement regarding Canada's vote on nuclear #disarmament -- #cdnfp #cdnpoli @nuclearban @ICRC @ICRC_dc #OEWG https://t.co/PY51PoreyC

Posted on Twitter Déclaration du #NPD sur le vote du #Canada en matière de désarmement nucléaire #polcan #OEWG @nuclearban @ICRC https://t.co/9AZl4C8Wj4

A week ago

Posted on Twitter L'amour est meilleur que la haine. L'espoir est meilleur que la peur. Je m'en souviendrai toujours #JackLayton #NPD https://t.co/pEwn9Tl8Pe

Posted on Twitter Triste d'apprendre la mort de Mauril Bélanger, député libéral d'Ottawa-Vanier. Mes pensées et sympathies à ses proches et collègues #polcan

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the question was not just about human rights. The question is about an independent public inquiry. The very day that we learned that Canada ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Didn't vote on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, on Afghan detainees, the current Prime Minister once said, “We need to get at the truth. [Our] international reputation...is at stake”. Last week, Joe ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canadian Government's Countries of Focus for Bilateral Development Assistance Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would first like to make a brief comment on the situation at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. I, ...

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs Mr. Speaker, after being interrogated by the revolutionary guard since March, Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar was arrested and jailed at the notorious Evin prison on Monday. ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, we all agree that what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq is absolutely atrocious. Here are some figures. The violence of ISIS has ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, as World Refugee Day approaches, the refugee crisis in Europe is only getting worse. We all remember the young Alan Kurdi, whose photo was ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, for weeks, months actually, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister told us that the Saudi Arabia arms deal was a done ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, during a press conference yesterday a Canadian journalist was berated by the Chinese foreign minister for asking a question about human rights. While this ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, there are moments when one can be especially proud to be a member of Parliament. I am especially proud today to be part of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security What you said about participation in the reconciliation or peace negotiation and things like that was very telling. We also see it in Syria where women ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ms. Khalaf and Ms. Abdallah, thank you for your very touching and very moving testimonies. Congratulations on your work. I will echo ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security As I pointed out, I believe this is very important. Yesterday, there was an interesting report on Radio-Canada. It was from the area around London. People ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals block motion to convene subcommittee on arms trade At the House of Commons Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee meeting Tuesday, all Liberal MPs present voted against the motion by NDP MP Hélène Laverdière (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.) to establish a subcommittee on arms controls ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security and Briefing on the Mandate Letter of the ... Mr. Minister, your mandate letter also mentions transparency and openness. In relation to contracts for arms sales abroad, the Prime Minister said today that he would ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security Thank you very much. Thank you for joining us today. Those three presentations have addressed some key issues regarding the participation of women. I found the ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) 'Huge irony' in male-dominated study of women, peace and security, says MP “It's 2016, after all,” said NDP foreign affairs cricic Hélène Laverdière, the vice chair of the House of Commons standing committee on foreign affairs and international development. “I'm not even asking for parity, but I find it surprising that, for ...

Mentioned by Embassy News (subscription) 'Huge irony' in male-dominated study of women, peace and security, says MP “It's 2016, after all,” said NDP foreign affairs cricic Hélène Laverdière, the vice chair of the House of Commons standing committee on foreign affairs and international development. “I'm not even asking for parity, but I find it surprising that, for ...

Mentioned by BNO News Canadian politician Jean Lapierre among 7 dead in plane crash off Quebec Jean Lapierre, who served as a member of parliament from the 80s through 2007 and who was frequently seen in the media as a political commentator, was among those killed, MP Hélène Laverdière says. More to come.. Seven people have been killed after ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security and Briefing on the 2015 United Nations Population ... I can continue in English. I found your last intervention particularly interesting. Congratulations also on the announcement yesterday by the Government of Canada, which I think ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing with appropriate officials from Global Affairs Canada to provide members with ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd also like to ask about the possible reopening of our embassy in Tehran. Obviously, I approach the matter from a different ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe loses Laurier-Sainte-Marie riding The Bloc Québécois leader was vying for the seat he held there for 21 years, but after a very tight race, it went to Hélène Laverdière — the NDP MP who ousted him in a big upset in 2011. In that election, Laverdière defeated Duceppe by 5,382 votes ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Election results: Close three-way race in Laurier-Sainte-Marie The race in the central Montreal riding of Laurier-Sainte-Marie started as a faceoff between Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe and the NDP's Hélène Laverdière, the woman who ousted him in 2011. With some results in shortly after the polls closed, ...

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