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  • Her favourite word is exports.

NDP MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie (Québec)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #977 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #976 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Posted on Twitter Aujourd’hui, les néo-démocrates sont solidaires des militant·es des droits humains partout dans le monde dont la sé… https://t.co/85xJv6fusL

Posted on Twitter On this day, New Democrats also stand in solidarity with human rights defenders around the world who face daily thr… https://t.co/3bpX19WFrV

This week

Posted on Twitter Le #NPD demande aux Libéraux de financer le nouvelle ambassadeure sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité… https://t.co/NJzlJPQ4uN

Posted on Twitter The #NDP Calls on the Liberals to fund the Women, Peace and Security Ambassador https://t.co/So989jcUG4 @NDP #CdnPoli #WPS

Posted on Twitter Today, we remember the 14 women who were killed at Polytechnique, because they were women. We must never forget.… https://t.co/Jx6mrTEBrb

Posted on Twitter Nous nous souvenons aujourd'hui des 14 femmes qui ont été tuées parce qu'elles étaient des femmes, le 6 décembre 19… https://t.co/Ct6awosByP

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, since the vile murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Germany and many of our other allies have shown real leadership and stopped selling arms to the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Voted Yes on Vote #973 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Poverty Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her excellent speech and her commitment to the fight against poverty, a commitment shared by all ...

Spoke in the House on HIV/AIDS Mr. Speaker, December 1 is World AIDS Day. It is a time to remember that too many lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS, to ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we provide humanitarian assistance and then we provide arms to the country that prevents that humanitarian assistance from reaching those who need it. We ...

Mentioned by National Observer NDP MP Hélène Laverdière suggests Canada is complicit in war crimes in Yemen NDP MP Hélène Laverdière demanded the Trudeau government launch an independent investigation Friday, in the wake of new evidence compiled by National Observer showing Canadian weapons are likely being used in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Germany has permanently stopped selling arms to Saudi Arabia. That is what leadership looks like. Nearly a month ago, our Prime Minister announced that ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, today we learned that despite the fragile ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi-led forces resumed air strikes on the port city of Hodeidah, through which 80% ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situations in Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank both witnesses for their presentations today and all the work they do over there and ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (blog) Imprisoned Saudi blogger's family visits Parliament Hill Human rights activist Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, and their children, visited NDP MP Hélène Laverdière on the Hill last week to champion his case. Mr. Badawi was arrested in 2012 and faced the charge of “insulting ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Amnesty International, Oxfam and several other organizations join the NDP in calling on the government to immediately stop sending arms to Saudi Arabia. For ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is not enough to expect that the arms will not be misused. It is necessary to ensure they will not be misused. The ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I am struck by something you said. You said it is often left to the discretion of the officer. In ...

Mentioned by Palestine Chronicle Canadian Zionists' Unprecedented Smear Campaign against Dimitri Lascaris At the behest of CIJA, MP Hélène Laverdière called Lascaris “anti-Semitic” while Jagmeet Singh inferred as much. Here's the background: after an August 29 demonstration opposing B'nai B'rith's smears against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, ...

Mentioned by Mondoweiss Canadian politicians lead unprecedented smear campaign against advocate for Palestinian rights At the behest of CIJA, MP Hélène Laverdière called Lascaris “anti-Semitic” while Jagmeet Singh inferred as much. Here's the background: After an August 29 demonstration opposing B'nai B'rith's smears against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times A dozen MPs won't run again in 2019, starting 'snowball effect' with more to come, say insiders NDP MPs David Christopherson, Hélène Laverdière, and Conservative MP Bev Shipley all announced in the last week they will not seek re-election in 2019, adding to a list that has now reached a dozen, and political insiders expect this is the start of a ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Quebec NDP MP Hélène Laverdière won't run in 2019 OTTAWA—Hélène Laverdière, a prominent New Democrat from Quebec whose support helped Jagmeet Singh win the party leadership last year, will not seek re-election in 2019 after eight years in the House of Commons. The Montreal MP said she remains ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting with a Delegation from Tibet and Meeting with a Delegation from ... When we receive delegations, I sometimes think there are things we could learn from them. Perhaps you could give us a course on being polite during ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and L25 under ... Thank you very much. I would like to return to an issue Ms. Vandenbeld touched on, something called results-based management, or RBM. I tend to agree ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and L25 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for joining us this evening, Madam Minister. I would like to start by emphasizing that I ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Child Labour and Modern Slavery and Human Rights Situation in Democratic Republic ... Thank you, Mr. Tshisekedi, for your very insightful presentation. Like Ms. Vandenbeld, I wanted to ask you what Canada could do, but I think you already ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting with a Delegation from Tibet Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I will be brief since we have to go to vote soon. I would like to move a motion, which ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Potential Canada–Mercosur Free Trade Agreement Thank you very much. I'd like to ask you a more political question. I don't know if you be able to answer it. You mentioned that ...

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)