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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 Vehicle safety & consumer protection are important to Canadian families, an issue I debated in parliament this week: https://t.co/uaJRGKhnxR

Posted on Twitter True Patriot Love panels provide support and information to parliamentarians, families and Invictus athlete warriors https://t.co/26gFOVZ8xK

Posted on Twitter Very fortunate - Invinctus symposium with colleague, Cathy. Prince Harry also present in support of wounded warriors https://t.co/4uuACZ1gJp

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act Madam Speaker, I would like to take a few moments and begin today by welcoming all the members of the House back to the Commons after ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present e-petition 935, signed by almost 1,000 constituents from across the country. The petition asks the Government of Canada to support the NDP's ...

Posted on Twitter 1st question to new Minister of #Veterans Affairs, will gov't finally study long-term neurotoxicity of mefloquine? https://t.co/m7Rf0fdlwg

Posted on Twitter 2nd item that I made a priority to raise in parliament's 1st week back, protection for #LdnOnt's Thames River: https://t.co/JeKjvy0JTe

Posted on Twitter 1st chance to speak in parliament this week, #LdnOnt area #Cami strike in Ingersoll, #FairnessForWorkers #FairTrade: https://t.co/rVqdhBwsRI

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, this afternoon, veterans and their families are gathering on the Hill to demand action on mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug with potentially severe side effects. ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the Department of Veterans Affairs and Military Sexual Trauma incidents: (a) what is the specific policy used by the Department to determine whether ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first is in regard to the situation that has developed at Local 88 of Unifor. Unfortunately, ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com Mathyssen Condemns Anti-Islam Rally After Mayor Matt Brown issued a statement about the planned rally by Pegida Canada, also known as Patriots of Canada Against the Islamization of the West, London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen did the same on Wednesday. Mathyssen, who is in France ...

Mentioned by London Free Press Irene Mathyssen rips planned anti-Islam rally in London as 'disgusting and appalling' London MP Irene Mathyssen, who helped end federal taxes on women's hygiene products, is now campaigning for free birth control for Canadian women. (MORRIS LAMONT, The London Free Press) ...

Two months 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 ...

Three months ago

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

Voted Yes 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, ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 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 ...

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)

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)