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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 Si contente que tous ensemble nous avons pu prévenir l'extradition de Mme #Azizi, dissidente iranienne menacée de déportation. #polcan

Posted on Twitter So happy our joint efforts prevented deportation of Mrs. #Azizi to #Iran #canpol

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Canada is about to deport Mrs. Azizi, a 60-year-old woman of Iranian origin who fought hard for human rights in Iran. The government claims ...

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Posted on Twitter Besoin d’action! Le gouvt doit enfin suspendre l’entente sur les tiers pays sûrs. #polcan #npd https://t.co/N5Z7lEfvVn

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, this government seems to be hiding its head in the sand by refusing to recognize the urgency of the situation. Border crossings in Quebec ...

Spoke in the House on L'Itinéraire Mr. Speaker, today I would like to applaud the remarkable work of a Laurier—Sainte-Marie organization, Groupe L'Itinéraire. L'Itinéraire is the most widely read street newspaper in ...

Voted Yes on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Does Canada still believe in the two-state solution? What will Canada do to stop settlements? My question: https://t.co/XRw0oJ6k7A

Posted on Twitter Ma question au gouvernement: est-ce que le Canada croit toujours dans un solution à deux états? https://t.co/p3nw8UdNZg #NPD #polcan

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Privatization Act Madam Speaker, I listened with great interest to my colleague's speech, especially the part about the fact that Murdoch Mysteries would still exist even without the ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, we have heard some disturbing messages from the White House this week on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Many European nations reacted immediately, and so did ...

Posted on Twitter Merci @MCCOttawa - wonderful to speak at #MCCStudentSeminar about women, peace and security today! #WPS #NDP https://t.co/sHjVyWjWAW

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted Yes on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, silence gives consent. When he was elected, the Prime Minister said that he would stand up for human rights around the world. Yesterday, he ...

Voted Yes on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the minister is once again telling us that the government does not have any proof that the recent presidential order has had an impact ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, this morning, my colleagues, the NDP leader and the member for Sherbrooke, met with Yassine Aber, the 19-year-old Quebecker who was turned back at ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Two 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, ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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