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  • Her favourite word is service.

NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Transport Mr. Speaker, a 2010 Transport Canada report revealed that school buses not only failed safety tests but not enough was done to prevent serious injuries to ...

Spoke in the House on Global Warming Mr. Speaker, I am a little concerned that we are losing the focus of the concern that was expressed by the emergency debate tonight. The recent ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. The first is in support of postal banking. Nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders, ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter In his report on Health Care Roy Romanow called mental health the orphan of the medical system; it still is. Proper funding is needed now.

Posted on Twitter I’m wishing Canadians across the country a safe and happy #ThanksgivingWeekend. I am looking forward to spending ti… https://t.co/MfdMHgG3jH

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first is a petition in support of postal banking. Nearly two million Canadians desperately need an ...

Posted on Twitter Today is Red Dress Day. Today I stand in solidarity with PSAC and Indigenous women who have been a victim or surviv… https://t.co/eFYlkFTJly

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first is in support of postal banking and is signed by a number of Canadians who ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my second petition is in regard to the affordability crisis Canadians are facing with housing and other costs in their daily lives. First and ...

Posted on Twitter NDP: Canadians Caught in Housing Crisis Can't Afford to Wait: https://t.co/3co6jbWciK

Posted on Twitter Yesterday, Sept. 25 - World Contraception Day – fell in the middle of Gender Equality Week. Sadly, in Canada we hav… https://t.co/877z7hggGP

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, Anova in London, Ontario provides full service support for survivors of gender-based violence. The previous minister for Status of Women held consultations to discuss ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present a petition to the House of Commons signed by many Canadians who are concerned that nearly two million Canadians desperately need an ...

Posted on Twitter @ACole0001 I expect you meant sickening. Spelling is so important.

A month ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Lindsay Mathyssen aims to replace her mom as MP for London-Fanshawe She's a first-time candidate, but a longtime member of the New Democratic Party and she plans to run for the federal nomination in London-Fanshawe. Lindsay Mathyssen, the daughter of current New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen, said she's entering the ...

Mentioned by CTV News One Mathyssen out, another steps in With Irene Mathyssen stepping away from federal politics the NDP need to find a nomination to take her place, but it seems a familiar name is stepping forward. Mathyssen's own daughter Lindsay Mathyssen has declared that she will run for the federal ...

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 ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CanIndia News Jagmeet Singh under pressure amid growing list of incumbents not running in 2019 They include the veteran Edmonton Strathcona MP Linda Duncan, the lone NDP MP from Alberta, and MP, London-Fanshawe's Irene Mathyssen who revealed she too is going to retire from politics. In the run-up to the NDP federal leadership contest, Singh ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Jagmeet Singh's NDP is losing incumbents and that could hurt in 2019 Two names were added to the list this week: Linda Duncan, the NDP's only MP from Alberta, and London-area MP Irene Mathyssen. In addition to these two, the NDP will be without the services of at least five other MPs going into the 2019 federal election ...

More than three months ago

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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)