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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Staff, volunteers and kids busy at work at Argyle Family Centre creating flower pot gardens. Great community spirit https://t.co/iHVdxrdX2Z

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Yemei Min on the grand opening of So Inviting Chinese food mart. Bringing back old East Village https://t.co/n1kblVvcUL

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter To my Muslim friends in #LdnOnt & across Canada, as you begin the month of #Ramadan , my heartfelt #RamadanMubarak!

This week

Posted on Twitter Continuing to speak out for veterans and asking for a review of proposed changes before they are rushed through: https://t.co/zByAEuHUyY

A week ago

Posted on Twitter It's a great honour to celebrate 26 years of Eritrean Independence with the Members of London's Eritrean community. https://t.co/Img0B837o8

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Eritrean Independence Day this evening with #LdnOnt'ers of Eritrean heritage. Looking forward to the fellowship and festivities.

Spoke in the House on Navigation Protection Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-355, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River) Mr. Speaker, ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, just as in 2016, the Liberals introduced a bill with substantial changes to veterans benefits, then immediately crammed those changes into an omnibus budget ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her remarks, and underscore the importance of research and access for families. Just very briefly, my brother ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com London Fanshawe MP Pushing For Thames River Protection A local MP is hoping to restore protections to the Thames River waterway, which were stripped away by the former Conservative government in 2013. London Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen brought a Private Member's Bill C-355, to the House of Commons ...

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)

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Tasha Kheiriddin Show: Thursday, April 6 In case you missed it: Here's your one-stop look at all the highlights of the Tasha Kheiriddin Show on March 30. MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshaw – NDP) says: Make prescription birth control free. Do you think that birth control should be free? MP ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Make Birth Control Free NDP MP Irene Mathyssen successfully removed the federal tax on tampons in 2015 -- and now she's gathering support for a motion to make prescription birth control free. Individuals have the right to access a comprehensive package of sexual and ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the military ombudsman has reported that DND retaliates when reports critical of the department are released by his office. DND has also called the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here and bringing us this expertise. It's very important to all of us here to make sure that ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Madam Speaker, the minister, in his response to my question regarding sexual misconduct in the military, seemed to indicate that with the results of the Operation ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last night I met with a number of veterans who are angry and frustrated. Sadly, not a single MP from the government side bothered ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Missed Opportunities In Federal Budget, Says London-Fanshawe MP “They had such an opportunity here to really look after the people have suffered in the last two or three years, in terms of the economy — and they didn't do it,” said MP Irene Mathyssen. “It comes down to who do you serve? And they could have done a ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, the point made by my hon. colleague in the Conservative caucus is one that we need to consider. Very clearly, the government promised that ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you very much for this. It sounds very complex and that there are clearly multiple pieces to this puzzle, so ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Windsor Star Essex MP Tracey Ramsey claims second-highest travel expenses for spouse among Ontario MPs In Ontario, only London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen ($11,661.37) incurred more designated traveller expenses over the same period. “I am very proud to work hard for my riding and sometimes that means that I bring my family with me while I am working,” ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Veterans Affairs, and Vote ... I'd like to know exactly what is going on when you determine that, because it seems to me that a veteran knows if he or she ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister claims to be a feminist, but on International Women's Day, he is content to merely re-announce old promises. If equality truly ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Security of Women in Canada and Daughters of the Vote Yes, thank you very much. The fact that you're here gives us great hope. You will note, as you watch through the week, that there simply ...

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. We appreciate your expertise and candour, because this is very important. We need to get ...

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)

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to come back to an earlier question about the challenges that the JPSU faces. I wonder, do you have enough ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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, ...

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 ...

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)

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)