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NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

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 ...

Didn't vote on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted Yes on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

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 ...

This week

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 ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @KaraWaites has started Petition e-395 in support of M-65, @CDNMenstruators can you help her spread the word? https://t.co/w5LHz0cHXV

Posted on Twitter #LdnOnt student @KaraWaites has 500+ petition signatures to parliament supporting free birth control, add your name: https://t.co/w5LHz0cHXV

Posted on Twitter Happy Naw Ruz to all those celebrating this New Year festival.

Posted on Twitter Opening Ceremonies for World Games is tomorrow. Best wishes to @SOOLondonCan athletes & all of #SOTeamCanada2017!

Posted on Twitter Wishing all Irish-Canadians (& Irish for a day Canadians) a Happy #SaintPatricksDay. Have fun, but enjoy responsibl… https://t.co/ZpAunvvZwN

Posted on Twitter A meeting with the differently abled children and adults of the Pathivugal Varod Mission northern Sri Lanka https://t.co/bi5EpgppSA

Two weeks 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of sitting on the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, and we are currently studying mental health and suicide prevention. I ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-339, an act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit). Mr. Speaker, I ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the backlog veterans face waiting for their pensions is a disgrace. Our veterans are going into debt just to make ends meet. This needs ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last fall I asked the minister about the many veterans and families struggling to access supports from Veterans Affairs. His response to my question ...

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, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of free prescription birth control. Twenty-four per cent of Canadians do not have access to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you very much, Ms. Thomas. I'm grateful for your testimony. I think that what you had to say pulls things together. It sheds light and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's interesting. I keep hearing from both of you that it's hurry up and wait, or that you're twiddling your thumbs when ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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)

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)