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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 @mambolica thank you for the kind words Maya, they are genuinely appreciated.

Posted on Twitter Canada Summer Jobs Deadline extended #LdnOnt! Get funding to hire a student. Employers can apply until February 3.… https://t.co/Qt1hnLe4gJ

This week

Posted on Twitter My take on the questions the Prime Minister should have been giving #LdnOnt answers to during his visit: https://t.co/v1uOGGGDB0

A week ago

Posted on Twitter The @_PositiveVoice is making a positive impact in #LdnOnt: https://t.co/b3HJZjc2S8

Posted on Twitter Follow-up from #20TIFE warm welcome at #LdnOnt St. Anthony's French Immersion school today. Mme. Loureiro's students had great questions.

Posted on Twitter A new year is here, but the same old problems continue at Veterans Affairs: https://t.co/Bbz2cs32Rd

A month ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans It's interesting. It's a very obvious thing, but it perhaps is something that has sometimes eluded those who take care of not just veterans but the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #183 on Bill C-301 Amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered ...

Voted Yes on Vote #182 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #181 on Bill C-306 Establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #180 on Bill C-235 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder)

Voted No on Vote #179 on Bill C-30 Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its ...

Spoke in the House on Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by saying unequivocally that New Democrats believe that it is possible to create a Canada whose economy is sustainable, just, ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans I imagine that would be very useful in addressing that tragedy among our veterans. The figure of 4,000 professionals providing mental health care has been utilized. ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Forces Mr. Speaker, it is a shocking truth that it is more likely for a woman in our military to be raped by a fellow CF member ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes 1b and 5b under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here. I have a number of questions. I hope we can get to all of them. The ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Veteran Affairs Canada, what are the: (a) total number of veterans claiming benefits due to (i) sexual harassment, (ii) sexual trauma, (iii) sexual ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to stand in the House today to support Bill C-245 put forward by the member for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. It is ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for being here. Thank you for your service, and thank you for supporting and loving those who served. I ...

Spoke in the House on Parkwood Institute Mr. Speaker, I have recently had the opportunity to visit the veterans care program at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario. In addition to providing excellent care ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, very clearly, better indeed. The StatsCan report is deeply troubling and confirms that sexual misconduct is still rampant in our military, and it only ...

Spoke in the House on (topic unknown) Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to speak today to Bill C-26, because it has the potential to address an issue that is so very vital ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present today from a number of Londoners who are very concerned about the trans-Pacific partnership. The petitioners believe this ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. I wonder if perhaps both of you might attempt to answer my question. Sexual assault or trauma in the military can be ...

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 ...

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, and thank you for your service. We appreciate the information you can bring to this ...

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.

Three months ago

Mentioned by Pentiction Western News NDP tables new bills to end veterans' discrimination NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe), along with NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni), have introduced two bills that will amend discriminatory legislation affecting veterans and their families. The first bill addresses the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for all of this information. It's important to have the best information available, so I appreciate it. I ...

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)

Mentioned by VICE The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen is setting her sights on the high cost of birth control after removing the federal tax on tampons last year. ... While it's currently a motion, the MP hopes the Liberals will adopt it and turn it into a bill ...

Mentioned by VICE The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free After successfully pushing the Conservative government to remove the federal tax on tampons last year, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is now setting her sights on the high cost of birth control. "The onus for birth control is always placed on women, or most ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you very much for being here. I'm going to continue on in the vein of mental health. It sounds like a very impressive program that ...

More than three months ago

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)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-422 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period)