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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 Calling on the Minister to address sexual misconduct in the @CanadianForces https://t.co/Zj5RCGTOLO

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Veteran Affairs Canada, what are the: (a) total number of veterans claiming benefits due to (i) sexual harassment, (ii) sexual trauma, (iii) sexual ...

Voted No on Vote #167 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #166 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #165 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #164 That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, except any Vote disposed of ...

Voted No on Vote #163 That Vote 1b, in the amount of $10,825,154, under Privy Council Office — Program expenditures, in the Supplementary ...

Posted on Twitter In debate #C245, talking about #LdnOnt #PovertyPanel work, broken promises & need for real action against #poverty: https://t.co/bFsdJ9PEkO

Posted on Twitter It is always a pleasure to greet Romeo Dallaire. He is a great Canadian, a hero to us and a champion of our veterans https://t.co/HOBzBk63hf

Posted on Twitter CPP improvements MUST include "dropout provisions" so women & people with disabilities don't fall further behind: https://t.co/IZstr4p8ig

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Poverty Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to stand in the House today to support Bill C-245 put forward by the member for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. It is ...

Posted on Twitter Tomorrow there's a Public Meeting in #LdnOnt about keeping hydro public! Learn about the campaign & how to get invo… https://t.co/Bi8fMLeFWj

Posted on Twitter Highlighting the work of #LdnOnt Parkwood Institute in parliament: https://t.co/Gt6h06x17U

This week

Spoke in the House on Parkwood Institute Mr. Speaker, I have recently had the opportunity to visit the veterans care program at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario. In addition to providing excellent care ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, very clearly, better indeed. The StatsCan report is deeply troubling and confirms that sexual misconduct is still rampant in our military, and it only ...

Spoke in the House on (topic unknown) Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to speak today to Bill C-26, because it has the potential to address an issue that is so very vital ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present today from a number of Londoners who are very concerned about the trans-Pacific partnership. The petitioners believe this ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I wonder if perhaps both of you might attempt to answer my question. Sexual assault or trauma in the military can be ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, veterans' families struggle every day. They are not receiving sufficient support from Veterans Affairs, and as we all know, it is not just the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Pension Plan Mr. Speaker, I found it particularly interesting that my colleague's family was the beneficiary of a progressive pension system. Would that every Canadian had such an ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for being here, and thank you for your service. We appreciate the information you can bring to this ...

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 ...

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for all of this information. It's important to have the best information available, so I appreciate it. I ...

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 iNews880.com Local MP Pushing for Free Prescribed Birth Control Prescription birth control should be free in Canada, according to London-Fanshawe New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen, who is lobbying the Liberals to adopt her new motion and make it law. Contraceptives are a part of comprehensive sexual and ...

Mentioned by 640 Toronto News Local MP Pushing for Free Prescribed Birth Control Prescription birth control should be free in Canada, according to London-Fanshawe New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen, who is lobbying the Liberals to adopt her new motion and make it law. Contraceptives are a part of comprehensive sexual and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you very much for being here. I'm going to continue on in the vein of mental health. It sounds like a very impressive program that ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Okay. I understand what you're saying, and thank you. Mr. Mac Culloch, you talked about long-term care. This is an issue that is very important to ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you very much, Mr. Walbourne and Ms. Hynes, for being here. I'm very grateful for your work. I want to say thank you for your ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair, and my thanks to our four witnesses for being here. Monsieur Doucette, you said a number of things and I was wondering ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to get back to Monsieur Simard. You were going to answer the question in regard to families. I noticed in ...

More than three months ago

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)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-422 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period)