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  • Her favourite word is women.

NDP MP for London—Fanshawe (Ontario)

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

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on World Contraception Day Mr. Speaker, September 26, World Contraception Day, provides a timely opportunity to talk about the importance of and access to contraception for people around the world. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #113 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that: ( a) before making decisions on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #112 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “funding proposals,” and substituting the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #111 on Bill C-234 Amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)

Voted Yes on Vote #110 on Bill C-247 Amend the Criminal Code (passive detection device)

Posted on Twitter Cultural performances & exhibits, a wide range of ethnic foods, free admission, #LdnOnt culture days this Saturday https://t.co/9rs52aAhBV

Posted on Twitter Need to improve @VIA_Rail service, also need stronger freight rail safety measures. @LindaDuncanMP working on it: https://t.co/c7WLwLFGGH

Posted on Twitter Signing request to Speaker to light Peace Tower in purple in solidarity with @endwomanabuse #ShineTheLight campai… https://t.co/EfUsPKeQY1

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, today the military ombudsman released a report warning that the application process for injured veterans is broken, complex, and difficult to navigate. Injured Canadian ...

Voted Yes on Vote #109 That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to ...

Posted on Twitter I'm not the only one saying action is needed now to improve access for #veterans to their benefits: https://t.co/lJQakoLVuK

Posted on Twitter My thanks to @TreeCanada for supporting #M68 #urbanforests: https://t.co/L2jqgAXgfh

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Canada Must Place More Value On Its Urban Forests 21), NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) announced her Private Members' Motion proposing the development of a federal leadership strategy to preserve, protect and promote urban forests for their life-giving value to Canadian communities.

Posted on Twitter Some great discussion, interesting questions from #LdnOnt residents in the breakout sessions at #ElectoralReform to… https://t.co/Usu6SkdxSO

A week ago

Mentioned by iNews880.com Londoners To Weigh In On Voter Reform Canada's traditional first past the post voting system will go under the microscope Sunday afternoon at King's University College. Local MP's Peter Fragiskatos, Kate Young, Irene Mathyssen and Karen Vecchio will attend a town hall on voter reform Sunday.

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Okay. One of the things said in regard to this homeless vet who's on the street and in a rather desperate situation is that it's hard ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, two reports this week, one from the Veterans Ombudsman and the other from the Canadian Forces Ombudsman, call on the government to make compensation ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to requests made by veterans to access their own military records: what is the number of requests, made by veterans or veterans’ representatives, since ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Raising Benefits For Military, RCMP Would Add $6B Liability: PBO The private member's bill was introduced in April by New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen. It has passed the first-reading stage, but opposition proposals typically have little chance of being adopted. "It is important that supports remain in place for the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Better military, RCMP survivor's pensions would carry $6.3B price tag, budget watchdog says NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. "Because the survivor benefit is now being raised to 70 per cent, significantly more funds will have to be paid from this plan to accommodate the increased benefit," said the budget office report, released Wednesday. "One key ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com NDP Leadership Race Goes On London Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen commented on the leadership bid when it was announced, calling it “very unusual”. While DiNovo's approach to the race raised some attention at the time, Mathyssen says it seemed to quickly turn quiet. “It's been very ...

Mentioned by BlackburnNews.com NDP Leadership Race Goes On London Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen commented on the leadership bid when it was announced, calling it “very unusual”. While DiNovo's approach to the race raised some attention at the time, Mathyssen says it seemed to quickly turn quiet. “It's been very ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you. There's an interesting saw-off here. One of the things we hear from veterans is that they're rejected initially by VAC. You said that the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, just like the Conservatives before them, the Liberals are shamefully denying benefits to veterans. Care is downloaded to the provinces while federal facilities close ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-295, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (residence of electors). Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of concerned citizens who worry that we do not have adequate laws to protect animals from cruelty. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-295 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (residence of electors)

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Kovacs, for being here. We certainly appreciate hearing your input. One of the things that I think we have at ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Mr. Callaghan, thank you for your service. Ms. Northey, thank you for creating that context because, in your description of your experience at the Mayo Clinic, ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans With regard to what we heard today, the ombudsman said that if we make sure there is quality of life for the veteran—financial support, housing, supports ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Okay. Thank you, again. I have two quick questions. We've been focusing on the veteran and that preparation for transition from DND to VAC. We also ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans Thank you for your presentations. You've touched on so many things, and I want to follow up on some of them. Mr. Burke, you talked about ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, when the Liberals promised an increase in benefits for permanently injured veterans, they failed to mention that their plan would benefit higher ranking officials ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Delivery to Veterans You said that the legislation from 2006 affected veterans' entitlement. Now, VRAB has to follow the legislation, as you're very much a creature of what governments ...

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)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-407 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-287 An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index