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  • Her favourite word was conservatives.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as NDP MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine (Québec)

Lost her last election, in 2015, with 22% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Petitions May 26th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present this morning.

The first is signed by hundreds of people across Canada who are calling on the government to eliminate the tax on feminine hygiene products. An opposition motion has already been supported by all of the parties, and the petitioners really want the government to implement the motion it supported. The NDP and the petitioners believe that this tax is sexist and that it should be eliminated.

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, I am asking the minister how much the GIS would need to be increased by to eliminate seniors' poverty.

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, according to that study, the number of seniors living in poverty will double as a result.

Does the minister know how much the GIS would need to be increased to eliminate seniors' poverty?

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, in fact, it is about $32,000 less for each senior citizen under the Conservative plan.

I would like to know what impact the cuts to old age security will have on people aged 65 and 66, according to a study conducted by the Université Laval.

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, it will cost the average senior much more than $13,500.

What is the cost of this cut to the pensioners who also receive the guaranteed income supplement?

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, once the changes to old age security eligibility are fully rolled out, how much will those changes cost seniors?

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, for the minister's information, Statistics Canada says it is 28.5%.

The OECD has shown that although poverty rates among seniors in other countries dropped between 2007 and 2010, poverty rates are rising in Canada.

Why did the Conservatives choose to make things worse by raising the age of eligibility for old age security?

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, I will share my time with the member for Thunder Bay—Rainy River.

I would like to give the minister another chance to answer my question. I asked him how many single Canadian seniors live below the poverty line.

Business of Supply May 25th, 2015

Mr. Chair, could the minister tell me what percentage of single seniors live in poverty?

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns May 25th, 2015

With respect to the allocation of federal funding: what is the total amount of government funding, for each fiscal year 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to date, allocated within the constituency of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, specifying each (i) department or agency, (ii) initiative, (iii) amount?