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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @jacobdamstra Thanks to everyone who works to build community. That's the most important part of being a neighbourhood, helping each other

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @YOU_London @you @SteveJCordes This is good news for #LdnOnt, there is a need that this will take an important step… https://t.co/In6kLbyvRe

This week

Posted on Twitter The City of London is built on the traditional lands of the Attawandaran, the Anishinaabe, the Hauenosaunee and Len… https://t.co/JzZN9NNGJJ

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/6PWTSqfM01

Posted on Twitter @jeffpreston I've asked our critic to look into this Jeff, I will be in touch as soon as I have a clear answer for you.

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from Canadians who are support in postal banking. Nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders, those ...

Posted on Twitter The push to restore #PostalBanking in Canada is gaining momentum! Interested in learning more? Give this CBC interv… https://t.co/PmW4OIjZ08

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to the predators at payday lenders' institutions. They charge crippling fees that affect the poor, marginalized, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca London MPs united in opposition to US trade tariffs Kate Young, the Liberal MP for London West, Irene Mathyssen, the NDP MP for London-Fanshawe and Karen Vecchio, the Conservative MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London came together on CBC Radio's London Morning on Wednesday to share their thoughts ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca London MPs united in opposition to US trade tariffs Kate Young, the Liberal MP for London West, Irene Mathyssen, the NDP MP for London-Fanshawe and Karen Vecchio, the Conservative MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London came together on CBC Radio's London Morning on Wednesday to share their thoughts ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Barriers Facing Women in Politics You're saying it's the will of the party, the leadership, the decision to make sure that women are on these lists and that they have been ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have two petitions. The first is from a group of Canadians who wish the Government of Canada to address the affordability crisis in ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Canada Post: (a) since January 1, 2009, how many reports or studies were undertaken by Canada Post with regards to postal banking and ...

Spoke in the House on Impact Assessment Act Madam Speaker, my question stems from the fact that in a previous life I was the parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment in Ontario. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my second petition is in support of Bill C-397. As members may recall, there is an archaic piece of legislation on the books that ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, the Canada Post retail outlet in Bentley, Alberta is closing and residents will be forced to travel more than 22 kilometres each way to ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Madam Speaker, the first pay equity court case launched by labour against Canada Post was 35 years ago. Today CUPW earned a long-awaited victory in favour ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) Canada adopts May as Jewish Heritage Month London NDP MP Irene Mathyssen mentioned Canada's “none is too many” policy in regards to the admission of European Jews between 1933 and 1945, and of the ship SS St. Louis, which carried 907 German Jews and was refused entry to Canada in 1939, ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Postal Banking Debate to Heat up in Parliament OTTAWA, March 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Postal union and social justice leaders, along with a mayor on a mission, joined Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen (NDP, London-Fanshawe) on Parliament Hill this morning for a press conference to put pressure on ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Postal Banking Debate to Heat up in Parliament OTTAWA, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Postal union and social justice leaders, along with a mayor on a mission, joined Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen (NDP, London-Fanshawe) on Parliament Hill this morning for a press conference to put ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Brinkwire (press release) Why some say Canada's 'gold-digger' legislation needs to go London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has introduced a private member's bill in an attempt to eliminate the so-called gold-digger legislation. (Submitted). The initial idea of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, which was enacted at the turn of ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Indigenous Women In The Federal Justice and Correctional Systems Thank you very much, Madam Chair, and thank you to all of our panellists. You bring a wealth of information and a wealth of experience that ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-397 An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to survivor pension benefits

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Sometimes the political realities make it very difficult for MPs or provincial members. I've seen that first-hand in terms of someone who unintentionally offered advice and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you. It's interesting, because one of the things we've discovered in talking to veterans here in Canada is that they are very much cocooned or ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Veterans ... Thank you, Minister. I have a number of questions. I want to ask about a young veteran. I won't use his name, because I don't want ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here. I truly appreciate it. I have a number of questions, and I'll try to be succinct. I ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I have spoken to you, Ombudsman, about military sexual trauma, and I want to raise it here. I understand that ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-370 An Act to continue VIA Rail Canada Inc. under the name VIA Rail Canada, to amend the Canada Transportation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to come back to some of the things you said. We have talked about the fact that post-World ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-355 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River)

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)

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)

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