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  • Her favourite word is families.

NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-339 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit)

Posted on Twitter Pleased to introduce C-339 in parliament today for our #veterans & their families: https://t.co/POnBbcm5hR

Posted on Twitter #LdnOnt's own @MohamedMOSalih is among the speakers at this year's @broadbent #prgs17. https://t.co/jldEK5an9A

Posted on Twitter @trinityonhale1 my regrets, I'll be meeting with veterans in Victoria BC on that day, but I know #LdnOnt folks will enjoy the great chili!

Three days ago

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

This week

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

Posted on Twitter @Thellemon we have received no email from that address. Please ask your mom to call constituency office: 519-685-4745 to speak to someone.

Posted on Twitter Wishing everyone a happy #FamilyDay! I hope you all get to enjoy time with loved ones today.

Posted on Twitter Celebrate #FamilyDay with a free skate at#LdnOnt Western Fair Sports Arena hosted by the Heart & Stroke Foundation. https://t.co/AOmxFsPDgx

A week ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses. I wanted to say to you, Mr. Upshall, it's interesting that you talked about the research that ...

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 in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last fall I asked the minister about the many veterans and families struggling to access supports from Veterans Affairs. His response to my question ...

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 at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you. I appreciate that. It's come up at this committee, and it's a very real and profoundly concerning reality for all of us. Dr. Merali, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of free prescription birth control. Twenty-four per cent of Canadians do not have access to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, today we have learned that a veteran has been evicted from her home because of delays in receiving her pension. This is unconscionable. Compound ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I enthusiastically stand in support of the motion before the House today. While I must admit I am not surprised that it has come ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you very much, Ms. Thomas. I'm grateful for your testimony. I think that what you had to say pulls things together. It sheds light and ...

Spoke in the House on Violence Against Women Mr. Speaker, it is critical that women who have been sexually assaulted are protected, believed, and have confidence in the justice system. I am very concerned ...

Spoke in the House on Statistics Act Mr. Speaker, I must concur that the situation in Ontario is beyond conscience in as much as the people of Ontario are being gouged in their ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's interesting. I keep hearing from both of you that it's hurry up and wait, or that you're twiddling your thumbs when ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, last October I asked the Minister of Democratic Institutions about promises that she and her government made to Canadians. Now, we find ourselves in ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by London Free Press At rally against Islamophobia, London MP Irene Mathyssen challenges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to strongly ... “We mourn (the shooting victims), but we are not here in despair,” MP Irene Mathyssen told the crowd gathered at the northwest corner of Victoria Park. “We are here in hope and to demand that this country show that every citizen matters. That every one ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I note that the government brings about whenever things get a little hot in this place and they are in trouble. I would suggest ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to come back to the situation within the RCMP. I want to say thank you to you, Mr. Banwarie, for ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans It's interesting. It's a very obvious thing, but it perhaps is something that has sometimes eluded those who take care of not just veterans but the ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans I imagine that would be very useful in addressing that tragedy among our veterans. The figure of 4,000 professionals providing mental health care has been utilized. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes 1b and 5b under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here. I have a number of questions. I hope we can get to all of them. The ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record Johns addresses veterans' issues with pair of bills Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, along with Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen, has introduced a pair of bills to amend legislation concerning veterans and their families. One of the bills aims to end what they consider to be an “unfair reduction ...

Mentioned by Pentiction Western News MP Report: Remembering our veterans I have discussed with Kent Hehr, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the need for a better system of treating PTSD in Canada, using best practices from other countries including Australia. The NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs, Irene Mathyssen, said ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by London Free Press About 35 veterans spend their nights in London's streets and shelters, says MP Irene Mathyssen An estimated 35 veterans spend their nights in shelters and on the streets of London alone, despite successes of a city housing program that has helped 10 formerly homeless vets secure housing, said London Fanshawe New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen.

Mentioned by Pentiction Western News NDP tables new bills to end veterans' discrimination NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe), along with NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni), have introduced two bills that will amend discriminatory legislation affecting veterans and their families. The first bill addresses the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-320 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deletion of deduction from annuity)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-319 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Judges Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (survivor pension benefits)

Mentioned by VICE The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen is setting her sights on the high cost of birth control after removing the federal tax on tampons last year. ... While it's currently a motion, the MP hopes the Liberals will adopt it and turn it into a bill ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-295 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (residence of electors)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-261 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for survivors and children)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-260 An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deduction of disability pensions)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-498 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River)