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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.

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Posted on Twitter I support Bill #C337 #JustAct and urge Senate to do the right thing, Victims of sexual violence need it https://t.co/9SJFpHQ5eY

This week

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister says all the right things about welcoming refugees to Canada. The problem is what he does. He refused to suspend the ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter 5 ans aujourd'hui que Raif Badawi est emprisonné. Ça suffit! #FreeRaif https://t.co/iTXayZ90je

Posted on Twitter Oui! Bravo @JSanchezCCIC. https://t.co/YDaCtRdYNu

Posted on Twitter "Billions for the military and a lump of coal for foreign aid." Trudeau’s hard line on foreign aid https://t.co/hh1nYvQbzY #cdnpoli #candev

Posted on Twitter The Trudeau government falls short on foreign aid: Editorial https://t.co/MQnE2xpClK via @torontostar

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Mauritania That leads me to another question. Elections were held in Mauritania three years ago. Unless I am mistaken, the opposition has boycotted those elections. One way ...

Posted on Twitter Les Libéraux ont voté CONTRE ma motion sur le #désarmement nucléaire. Le Canada ne participera pas aux négociations à l’ONU. Honteux.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Motion That the House: a) recognize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences thatwould result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognize those consequences transcend national borders and ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank our two witnesses for their excellent presentations. I'll print them and keep them on my desk. I don't ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Foreign Policy Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for this initiative. In these difficult times we are going through, it is absolutely essential that we ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow will be here to address interested parliamentarians. In 2010, the Liberals supported a motion calling on Canada to work ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Protective Service Mr. Speaker, every day, the officers of the parliamentary protective service ensure the safety of members and visitors with a smile, while being impartial and very ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, the Liberals refused to support my bill, claiming that the Minister of Transport already has the power to guarantee the creation of safe railway ...

Spoke in the House on Venezuela Mr. Speaker, obviously, like so many others, I am deeply concerned about the current political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. I think that everyone closely ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Before I begin, I want to say how pleased I am to see a woman back on the other side ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the UN Security Council's resolutions are binding on all member countries. I have already asked the minister twice whether Canada would abide by the ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Dade, thank you for being with us again this morning. Your presence is always appreciated. I understand that the renegotiation of ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office and Library of Parliament on studying ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Mr. Forsyth, thank you for your very interesting presentation and for suggesting areas in which Canada can show leadership and ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Order in Council Appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion to the Position ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you for joining us this morning and for your very insightful presentation. I would like to talk about the ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on United States and Canadian Foreign Policy Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thanks to the two witnesses for being here this morning. Ms. Greenwood, thank you for your presentation. I hope we ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Order in Council Appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion to the Position ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Ambassador-Designate, for being here with us, and for your interesting words. I agree entirely with the fact ...

Mentioned by Hungarian Free Press Canada's New Democratic Party has serious concerns about erosion of democracy in Hungary The comment was made by Hélène Laverdière, the NDP's Critic for Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier – Sainte-Marie. HFP asked Ms. Laverdière to comment on the many rule of law violations in Hungary, the attacks on ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) 'She challenged us': MPs praise Malala Yousafzai's Parliament speech, opposition urges more funding for girls' education To some extent she challenged us,” said NDP MP Hélène Laverdière (Laurier-Sainte Marie, Que.), her party's foreign affairs critic. “I think we should be up to this challenge. Up to this challenge also includes investing money in girls' education ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Children's Day organized by Moisson Montreal and Moisson Rive-Sud: a huge success! De gauche à droite - Olivier Niquet, Glenn Acton, Thomas Bastien, Lucie Tomé, Élise Guilbault, Richard D. Daneau, Hélène Laverdière, Aref Salem ainsi que des participants à la . ... Mayor of Saint-Laurent, City of Montreal;; Mr. Aref Salem, Vice-chair ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Toronto Star A forgotten Canadian has spent 10 years in Egyptian prison. Advocates are telling Trudeau to get him back Conservative public safety critic Tony Clement, Conservative MP Peter Kent, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, and former Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler are also scheduled to attend the Ottawa press conference. The case ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Spencer: From lost passports to international kidnappings, consular policy needs a refresher Though foreign policy experts are focused on the latest Trumpisms, NDP MP Hélène Laverdière nonetheless convinced the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development this week to begin a proper study Canada's consular apparatus ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Montreal MP pitches plan to create railway pedestrian crossings An NDP MP wants to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross railway tracks by forcing rail companies to build crossings in some locations. Montreal-area MP Hélène Laverdière introduced a bill Thursday, saying she was inspired to move on the ...

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)