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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 Appel au roi d’ #ArabieSaoudite : relâcher le blogueur prisonnier Raif Badawi afin qu’il rejoigne sa famille au Canada #FreeRaif #NPD

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Voted Yes on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Voted No on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Posted on Twitter I urge Canada to vote YES to UN negotiations for #nuclearweapons ban https://t.co/ns4ll6KMJe #cdnpoli #NDP #goodbyenukes @nuclearban

Posted on Twitter Ma question hier: ECQ le Canada va voter OUI pour des négociations pour une convention sur les armes nucléaires? https://t.co/IGjCZgA4w9

Posted on Twitter Rally in Ottawa to urge #Canada's Liberal government to vote YES to UN negotiations for a nuclear weapons conventio… https://t.co/ZtyUU3Pvej

This week

Spoke in the House on Health Madam Speaker, I want to talk about the recent process to fund community organizations as part of the community initiatives fund specifically for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, this week marks the sixth anniversary of the unanimous vote in the House of Commons in favour of a nuclear weapons convention. Unfortunately, a ...

Voted No on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, to begin, I think that the Prime Minister can be said to have truly shown some lack of judgment when he issued his news ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thanks to the witnesses for their presentations which were different but all very interesting. I would like first to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much. You know that, in communications with banks, for instance, we try to explain what they can or cannot do. In this very ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, a new Statistics Canada survey released today shows that one in four women in the Canadian Forces has been sexually assaulted at least once ...

Posted on Twitter I am Aleppo. We are all #Aleppo. // Je suis Alep. Nous sommes tous #Alep.

Posted on Twitter Concerned by ongoing crisis in #Ganfouda, Libya. Families are trapped and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Railway Safety Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings). Mr. Speaker, I am very happy and very proud ...

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)

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to start by mentioning that the points raised by the witnesses today are things we have already ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Turkish government has arrested not only professors, students, journalists, and public servants, but also a number of Kurdish MPs who were democratically elected ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank the witnesses for this detailed presentation on the three groups of sanctions. The committee is also very interested ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, last month, a UN committee voted in favour of complete nuclear disarmament. Unfortunately, Canada did not support that initiative. While other countries are moving ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Human Rights Act Mr. Speaker, much like my colleague, I am thrilled that this bill has been introduced, so that trans and non-binary individuals can finally enjoy the same ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... You raised another interesting point. To offer somewhat of a caricature, because I think you used this example, the idea of targeting prison guards or low-level ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canadian Women and Girls in Sport Thank you very much. Thank you for the presentation. I'm just thinking maybe we should give some training to some spouses, like cooking lessons. However, there's ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. My thanks to the three witnesses for giving us such interesting presentations. Mr. Boscariol, we have only just started our ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canadian Government's Countries of Focus for Bilateral Development Assistance and Statutory Review ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank the witness for his very interesting presentation. How does the Canada Border Services Agency convey ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Liberals accused of misrepresenting arms export control regime NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, left, said she's disappointed that the governing Liberals defeated her motion to establish a parliamentary oversight committee for arms exports, though Liberal MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, right, argues that it was unnecessary ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) World Vision's Hope in Fragility event, April 12, 2016 World Vision Canada health expert George Hanna speaks to MP Karen Vecchio about tracking child malnutrition. World Vision photograph by André Forget. World Vision Canada VP of programs and policy Jamie McIntosh greets MP Hélène Laverdière.

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 ...

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 ...

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