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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 @MatthewTrnka Kindly do not lump me with a Liberal PM . New Democrats have been very clear opposing Saudi human rights offenses.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter #Ldnont. A pleasure meeting #carmina deyoung and seeing her brilliant unique worker &eco-friendly Canadian designs. https://t.co/Z2nQrFzcCf

Posted on Twitter #ldnont. Thanks to LSTAR for the invitation to your AGM and the professionalism of your members. Good discussion about affordable housing

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter #lndont@occupywsib support injured workers every day not just once a year. Poverty and isolation compounds injuries https://t.co/XTvAhb749O

This week

Posted on Twitter @SarahMcGowan_ #ldnont. The best way to be in touch is call my office. 519 685-4745 and make an appointment. Ilook forward to seeing you.

Posted on Twitter @Truewh1t #ldnont. It is wonderful to see the building support in Oxford for the NDP. Hard work and integrity shines through.

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Election of Vice-Chairs and Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to begin by saying thank you to you. When I turned a certain age, someone said that women over 50 ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted No on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted No on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Didn't vote on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Didn't vote on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Daughters of the Vote, Challenges Faced by Senior Women with a Focus ... Okay, thank you. I have so many questions. I'm very interested in the concern about the OAS and the GIS. First and foremost, back in the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the statement made by the Minister of Transport before the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on November 27, 2018, that 87% ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on International Women's Day Mr. Speaker, gender equality requires strong social programs that help women thrive, such as affordable housing, health care and pharmacare. It means access to affordable quality ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, Londoners remain haunted by the indecision and lack of clarity on the part of the government surrounding the Saudi LAV contract at General Dynamics. ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Act Madam Speaker, I heard the member say very clearly that we need to restore the rights of victims, and I did listen very carefully. Given the ...

Spoke in the House on Pat Chefurka Award Madam Speaker, it was my great pleasure to award the first annual Pat Chefurka Award on February 11 at the annual general meeting of the London—Fanshawe ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition in support of protecting the Thames River system. These petitioners wish to draw the attention of the House to ...

Spoke in the House on Rural Digital Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, it was clear back in November 2018 that this Liberal government took its marching orders from the Canada Post Corporation management when the government ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I have so much to ask. The question today is whether the Prime Minister or a staff member directed or pressured the former attorney ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada Thank you. Mr. Johnston, I notice you're wearing the moose hide. I want to thank you for making it very clear that the concern here in ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being It's interesting, isn't it? We have this pot of money here, but the prescription for it is somewhere over there, so we can't use it. It ...

Mentioned by The London Free Press Another Mathyssen to run in London-Fanshawe The baton has been passed, and Lindsay Matthyssen is ready to run with it. The daughter of long-time city politician and current London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen was acclaimed Sunday to succeed her mother as candidate for the riding in the next ...

Mentioned by The London Free Press Mathyssen, Part 2? Departing London MP's daughter has lock on nomination It looks like Lindsay Mathyssen, daughter of retiring London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, will pick up the torch to run for the New Democrats in her mother's riding in next year's federal election. The 39-year-old Ottawa political staffer was the only ...

Mentioned by The London Free Press Cornies: Holder up to challenge of moving city in new direction ... that he was perfectly content to represent London West in prime minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government; that he was grateful for the opportunities he'd had, alongside Liberal MP Glen Pearson and NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, to represent the ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca London election returns incumbents, introduces fresh faces to city council Veteran city councillor Bill Armstrong was defeated in ward 2 by Shawn Lewis, a former assistant to local NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. “I'm proud to carry that flag [as the first openly gay city councillor] first past the finish line, but I won't be the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Witnesses, thank you very much for being here. This is a wealth of information, and I truly appreciate it. Some ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Online Entrepreneurial Excellence Recognized at Ottawa Ceremony Along with Minister Ng, who delivered the opening remarks, London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, Calgary Midnapore MP Stephanie Kusie and Vaughan-Woodbridge MP Francesco Sorbara were onsite to present awards recognizing outstanding ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Briefing on Public Sector Pensions and Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Officer Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Mr. Giroux, thank you for being here. I have so many questions. Madam Ratansi actually inspired one. I will set ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Mathyssen's daughter eyes London Fanshawe run Irene Mathyssen's daughter is looking to fill the veteran MP's shoes in London-Fanshawe. Lindsay Mathyssen announced Friday her intention to seek the federal NDP nomination in her mother's riding. “As a life-long New Democrat, who has been politically ...

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 ...

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

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

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)