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  • Her favourite word is support.

NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Dear @IvisonJ: I wish to correct an error in this @nationalpost article. I have said and always will maintain that… https://t.co/d3zFZ2mSPE

Posted on Twitter @hriordon Thank you Helen. Between now and Christmas there will be 315 disabling workplace injuries among CUPW members. Shame on Canada Post

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #978 on Bill C-21 Amend the Customs

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today. The first is a petition in support of protecting the Thames River system. The ...

Voted No on Vote #977 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #976 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Posted on Twitter Please join me at our Christmas open house - https://t.co/Ow3py2Zpl0

Posted on Twitter @AbeOudshoorn absolutely Abe. It's a UN right and should be a Canadian right. Health and ending poverty starts with safe affordable housing

This week

Posted on Twitter @SivanadianJ This is deplorable Jeeva. I will advise you of the time and end result of the meeting of Canadian parliamentarians.

Posted on Twitter @SivanadianJ Thanks Jeeva. A meeting is planned by Canadian parliamentarians regarding the lack by government of Sri Lanka to obey UN.

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada Thank you. Mr. Johnston, I notice you're wearing the moose hide. I want to thank you for making it very clear that the concern here in ...

Spoke in the House on Harry Leslie Smith Mr. Speaker, in 2013, Harry Leslie Smith wore the poppy for the last time, saying this: I will until my last breath remember the past and ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on White Ribbon Campaign Mr. Speaker, the White Ribbon campaign, of which Jack Layton was a founding member, began in 1991 and is recognized in November every year. A global ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, Bill C-89 will force postal workers back into the toxic workplace they have been working to improve for over a year. Increased risks of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition in support of postal banking. Nearly two million Canadians are forced to use payday lenders. They are predators who charge ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I want the parliamentary secretary to retract his statement, because he knows it is a bold-faced lie.

Spoke in the House on Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act Mr. Speaker, as I was saying, there have been all kinds of promises to effectively address climate change, but sadly, the fact is that our greenhouse ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Corporation Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are bringing new meaning to the term Black Friday. The New Democrats remember 2011, when Jack Layton led a filibuster against the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being It's interesting, isn't it? We have this pot of money here, but the prescription for it is somewhere over there, so we can't use it. It ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The London Free Press Another Mathyssen to run in London-Fanshawe The baton has been passed, and Lindsay Matthyssen is ready to run with it. The daughter of long-time city politician and current London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen was acclaimed Sunday to succeed her mother as candidate for the riding in the next ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by The London Free Press Mathyssen, Part 2? Departing London MP's daughter has lock on nomination It looks like Lindsay Mathyssen, daughter of retiring London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, will pick up the torch to run for the New Democrats in her mother's riding in next year's federal election. The 39-year-old Ottawa political staffer was the only ...

Mentioned by The London Free Press Cornies: Holder up to challenge of moving city in new direction ... that he was perfectly content to represent London West in prime minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government; that he was grateful for the opportunities he'd had, alongside Liberal MP Glen Pearson and NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, to represent the ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca London election returns incumbents, introduces fresh faces to city council Veteran city councillor Bill Armstrong was defeated in ward 2 by Shawn Lewis, a former assistant to local NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. “I'm proud to carry that flag [as the first openly gay city councillor] first past the finish line, but I won't be the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Witnesses, thank you very much for being here. This is a wealth of information, and I truly appreciate it. Some ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Online Entrepreneurial Excellence Recognized at Ottawa Ceremony Along with Minister Ng, who delivered the opening remarks, London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, Calgary Midnapore MP Stephanie Kusie and Vaughan-Woodbridge MP Francesco Sorbara were onsite to present awards recognizing outstanding ...

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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

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)