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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 The final commemoration at the Canadian War Cemetery at Dieppe. An emotional goodbye for all, especially veterans https://t.co/0KgfS5z647

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Canadian WW II, veterans remembering the Dieppe invasion. Missing our friend George Fortum who left us in 2013. https://t.co/lkRH64KV78

Posted on Twitter Dieppe Aug 19, 2017 remembering George Fortnum, Royal Canadian Engineers, landed at Dieppe, 1942,POW for 3 years. https://t.co/58P2LuA1L5

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Dieppe Raid 75th anniversary. 7:20 am, Aug. 19, 1942, 2 Canadian soldiers were killed here behind Saint Remy church https://t.co/51Jkb9sYzW

Posted on Twitter The sunrise ceremony included drumming and dancing: a grass dance, jingle dance, fancy shawl dance and hoop dance https://t.co/P97yKHxluk

Posted on Twitter Our delegation began the day with an Indigenous sunsrise ceremony, First Nations veterans led by the Eagle staff. https://t.co/jO8NtXsaZa

A month 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 ...

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted No on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

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 in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, deaths from suicide devastate our community. There are too many unanswered questions regarding why so many veterans turn to self-harm. Mr. Lionel Desmond not ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am certainly happy to stand in this House in support of the NDP motion put forward by the member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley on ...

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 in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, after all the repetitious nonsense, can the Liberals now acknowledge that appointing a partisan commissioner, without real consultation, will result in unnecessary scandal and ...

Three months ago

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 in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, as many in this House know, the President of the United States has signed into effect executive orders that prevent refugees and immigrants who ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Labour Mr. Speaker, public safety should be a top priority for any government and the safety and security of Parliament Hill is of importance to us all. ...

Spoke in the House on Agnes MacPhail Award Mr. Speaker, today I am recognizing Gina Barber, the 2017 recipient of the Agnes Macphail Award. Since 1972, Gina has led the charge to advance the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, veterans deserve respect, financial security, and fair treatment, but the minister breaking his promise of a full pension leaves veterans vulnerable, frustrated, and betrayed. ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, evidence is mounting that the Liberals' privatization bank was hastily put together and aims to help corporations, not Canadians. The Liberals promised transparency and ...

Mentioned by London Free Press NDP MP introduces private member's bill to elevate Thames River status Now, a London New Democrat MP is trying to get that protection and status back, and she has initial support from a Liberal colleague. Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) has introduced a private member's bill amending the federal Navigation Protection ...

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)

More than three 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 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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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)

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)