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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 Attending Chariots of Fire tonight in #LdnOnt at @thegrandlondon, looking forward to an evening out on the town wit… https://t.co/88f4VMUqvn

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

This week

Posted on Twitter Since 1961 New Democrats have advocated for pharmacare. The time for pharmacare is now. Vote NDP in 2019 https://t.co/WIzZqNxuyf

Posted on Twitter Yesterday I presented two petitions on your behalf in parliament, on pharmacare and a volunteer service medal for C… https://t.co/j91jRLNhZR

Posted on Twitter This week is National Volunteers Week! This and every week, let us appreciate the work of volunteers across Canada,… https://t.co/6fZH3OMXuy

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my second petition calls upon the House to consider the needs of communities and members of those communities who do not have access to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

A week ago

Posted on Twitter My team, #HumboldtStrong #jerseysforhumboldt #LdnOnt https://t.co/RDS6QpK83h

Posted on Twitter Thanks to the more than 60 residents who came out this week to talk with @sduvall07 and myself about the need to… https://t.co/5EotOXXD2B

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, I have a question for my colleague in regard to this fishery contract. In light of Shawinigate and the sponsorship scandal, I am a ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition in support of free prescription birth control. The petitioners draw the attention of the House to the fact ...

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Spoke in the House on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Mr. Speaker, I am proud to have this opportunity to stand in support of Bill S-232 which would establish May as Jewish heritage month. In 2006, ...

Spoke in the House on Postal Banking System moved: That a special committee of the House be appointed with the purpose of conducting hearings and proposing a plan for a postal banking system administered ...

A month ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from Canadians who wish to bring the attention of the House to the fact that the Canadian government at one ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, some time ago, the status of women committee did a study on the barriers that young women face in regard to entering the trades, ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, today, on my way into Ottawa, I was stopped at the airport. A young single mom told me that her life was not getting ...

Two 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 ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CTV News London remembers a trailblazer for women in politics Gina Barber passed away Sunday morning in hospital. Those who worked closely with the former City Councilor are remembering her tireless efforts for her community. MP Irene Mathyssen says “Gina Barber was a woman of great passion. She was filled with ...

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 ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Martin: MPs lend ear on transit when council won't Karen Vecchio (MP for Elgin-Middlesex London), Irene Mathyssen (MP for London-Fanshawe), Peter Fragiskatos (MPP for London-North-Centre) and Kate Young (MPP for London West) met city politicians at City Hall in London, Ont. on Wednesday November 15 ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Martin: MPs lend ear on transit when council won't Karen Vecchio (MP for Elgin-MiddlesexÑLondon), Irene Mathyssen (MP for London-Fanshawe), Peter Fragiskatos (MPP for London-North-Centre) and Kate Young (MPP for London West) met city politicians at City Hall in London, Ont. on Wednesday ...

Mentioned by London Free Press `Surface level? meeting with MPs irks councillor Karen Vecchio (MP for Elgin-Middlesex?London), Irene Mathyssen (MP for London-Fanshawe), Peter Fragiskatos (MPP for London-North-Centre) and Kate Young (MPP for London West) met city politicians at City Hall in London, Ont. on Wednesday November 15 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)