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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

Posted on Twitter MON BLOGUE Armes nucléaires: un échec pour la politique étrangère de Justin Trudeau https://t.co/REztXonuPk #polcan #NPD #nuclearban

Posted on Twitter New blog post: I am ashamed of the Liberals' position on nuclear disarmament https://t.co/PS78liLGxu #nuclearban #cdnpoli #NDP

Posted on Twitter Merci @ploughshares_ca: Canada’s absence betrays its history on nuclear talks /via @globeandmail https://t.co/U85C5FWgWj #cdnpoli #NDP

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Didn't vote on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Didn't vote on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted Yes on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Wonderful meeting Ana, PhD student @UoTw and #UTWiH2017 candidate, today! @UoTwomeninhouse #genderequality… https://t.co/ISsvvjR0A1

Posted on Twitter Heureuse d'apprendre que les efforts continuent pour l’ouverture de la #PisteCyclable sur le @pontJCBridge toute l'année!

A week ago

Posted on Twitter My thoughts are with the people of the UK. // Mes pensées sont avec le Royaume-Uni.

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... I would bring up a point regarding what Mr. Fragiskatos just said. I remember that, in my previous life, people appointed as ambassadors, for example, were ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Vladimir Yakunin, a member of Putin’s inner circle, is on the U.S. sanctions list, but is still not on Canada’s list. When she was ...

Spoke in the House on Railway Safety Act moved that Bill C-322, an act to amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, we could do even more if the government would finally get tough on tax evasion. By voting in favour of the NDP motion this ...

Spoke in the House on Canada — U.S. Relations Mr. Speaker, when we were questioning the government yesterday about Canadians being turned away at the border, we were told that these persons should communicate with ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ms. Sukhaita, thank you for your very interesting presentation. You said that only Syrians themselves can rebuild their future. I think that's ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise today and speak about such an important issue. It is extremely important, because for the government it is an ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, with this government, it seems that everything is for sale. We all know that women do not have equal rights in Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, on November 14, 2016, I rose in the House to ask the former Minister of Foreign Affairs why he blocked a shipment of weapons ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House today to speak to this motion. In my opinion, tax avoidance and tax evasion rank ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank both of you for your very interesting presentations, which are absolutely essential to our reflection on this. We have to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... I am delighted to have you join us. Little by little, we'll get there. Secondly, thank you, Ms. DeBardeleben, for that excellent presentation. I was fascinated ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing by Global Partnership for Education and Human Rights Situation in Burundi Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank the witnesses for being here and, above all, for the fantastic work they're doing. It's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Almagro Lemes, for giving a very eloquent speech, in particular on the human rights issue. Before asking my question, ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Thank you very much. Sorry; I'll transfer to English, because I've listened to you in English and all my notes are in English. Sometimes I have ...

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 ...

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)

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 ...

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 Liberal chair suggests the committee agenda is already packed, and convening a subcommittee is not necessarily the best way to study this issue. NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, pictured in this file photo, after the meeting tweeted: 'Where's the transparency ...

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 ...

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