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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

This week

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Posted on Twitter Why today #LdnOnt #wearpurpleday to #ShineTheLight? Watch this @endwomanabuse short video: https://t.co/Xs4dpf1UfU

Posted on Twitter A #wearpurpleday message in support of #ShineTheLight campaign from #LdnOnt's @endwomanabuse: https://t.co/dcEzbOWjes

Posted on Twitter Thank you @SquirePhil for the ? around reliable VIA services, I have introduced C-370 in parliament to address this: https://t.co/IszUQMWsHv

Posted on Twitter At #LdnOnt City Hall with fellow area MPs to meet with Council & discuss local priorities for federal/municipal par… https://t.co/0xTGM4PEow

Posted on Twitter It is Nurse Practitioners week, learn more about these important healthcare and wellness providers at: https://t.co/wEDSuXIG9B

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the current government has repeatedly promised to bring back veterans' pensions, yet it continues to deny that it owes a sacred obligation to our ...

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to rise in the House today on behalf of New Democrats to honour the bravery and loyalty of the men ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of Londoners who are concerned about and wish to protect the Thames River system. As you will ...

Spoke in the House on Nokee Kwe Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work done by Nokee Kwe in my community of London. Nokee Kwe, in its innovative way, supports ...

Voted No on Vote #395 on Bill C-346 Amend the Firearms Act (licences)

Voted Yes on Vote #394 on Bill C-325 Amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing)

Voted Yes on Vote #393 Private Members' Business M-132 (Federally funded health research)

Voted Yes on Vote #392 Private Members' Business M-126 (Portuguese Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #391 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by London Free Press Fanshawe College plans to add week to fall semester if labour standoff with teachers is resolved London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen speaks with striker Chris Dell after she joined pickets Friday as a gesture of solidarity at Fanshawe College in London. “I admire them,” she said of striking teachers. Dell teaches in the college's Lawerence Kinlin ...

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Transportation Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, once again this Parliament has been presented with a poorly and hastily crafted omnibus bill that would undermine workers' fundamental rights to privacy and ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Madam Speaker, last spring, I asked the minister about the infrastructure bank and the fact that it would result in user fees and tolls on Canadians. ...

Mentioned by The Catholic Register Human trafficking in Canada documentary could be shown to schools and police nationwide NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, who co-sponsored the screening with Conservative MP Arnold Viersen, Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Conservative Senator Betty Unger, told the audience she had not been aware Canada's homegrown trafficking ...

Spoke in the House on Women's History Month Mr. Speaker, for Women's History Month, I want to honour the women who took risks and fought for a woman's right to control her own body. ...

Spoke in the House on Act Respecting the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Criminal Acts Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Bill C-343, an act to establish the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims ...

A month ago

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

Two months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you, Mr. Chair, and my thanks to you all for being here. There are clearly two different realities, for French veterans and Canadian veterans, so ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Mathyssen Condemns Anti-Islam Rally After Mayor Matt Brown issued a statement about the planned rally by Pegida Canada, also known as Patriots of Canada Against the Islamization of the West, London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen did the same on Wednesday. Mathyssen, who is in France ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Irene Mathyssen rips planned anti-Islam rally in London as 'disgusting and appalling' London MP Irene Mathyssen, who helped end federal taxes on women's hygiene products, is now campaigning for free birth control for Canadian women. (MORRIS LAMONT, The London Free Press) ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by London Free Press London area MPs chose different priorities when doling out cash for political expenses Irene Mathyssen, New Democrat MP of London-Fanshawe, who overall spent the most of London's MPs, $469,906 according to the Members' Expenditures Report for the last fiscal year, spent only $9,173 on advertising, the least of the four MPs representing ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you very much. There have been a number of discussions about the process we use here, and some have expressed dissatisfaction. I was very curious ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you for this opportunity to talk with you and perhaps pick your brain and see if we can come ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Federal and provincial grants include $250K for Chatham-Kent site, $400K for amphitheatre in Leamington “We're celebrating our past,” London NDP MP Irene Mathyssen said as the cash was announced at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. “But we're looking to the future, as Canadians always do.” Ottawa is forking over $2.26 million for 18 infrastructure projects ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans and Comparative Study of Services ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. To the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs, thank you very much. We're extremely grateful to have access to your expertise. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans and Comparative Study of Services ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Missal. We appreciate very much your appearing before the committee. I was quite intrigued that you had worked in ...

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)

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)