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  • Her favourite word is citizenship.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2015, with 50% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter Great to be w/ Health Min @adriandix & poet @reneesarojini in support of Little Saigon Van fundraiser #bcpoli @bcndp https://t.co/8jVCTy05tf

Posted on Twitter Respect rural communities, say no to CPC Vegreville closure. Mayor:Support from opposition MPs great boost. #cdnpoli https://t.co/c9084wQXOq

Posted on Twitter @HamadeS @oxidantshappen great meeting you too @HamadeS - thx for your engagement!

A week ago

Posted on Twitter So wonderful to see @jjhorgan 's cabinet. The work begins to undo the harm inflicted by the BC Libs @bcndp #cdnpoli https://t.co/fpHKcVMwpe

Posted on Twitter Thrilled to see @jjhorgan sworn in as Premier of BC at Govnt House today surrounded by his cabinet @bcndp #cdnpoli https://t.co/6yQ6tj5uCU

Posted on Twitter Huge congratulations to Premier Horgan & his newly minted cabinet. B.Columbians wanted change & now they have it.… https://t.co/JxElgE3eOh

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Advocates, community leaders react to investigation into 'hugely flawed' immigration system “These are heartbreaking stories,” said Jenny Kwan, MP for Vancouver East and the NDP's immigration critic. “We have a Charter of Rights and [it] actually says that we must not discriminate on the basis of disability. And yet we have an immigration ...

Mentioned by Daily Commercial News VIDEO - Chinese railroad workers and the CPR Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan spoke with us about the mistreatment Chinese labourers suffered as they worked on some of the most dangerous sections of the railroad, often with little to any safety measures. Chinese workers also succumbed to ...

Mentioned by Daily Commercial News VIDEO - Chinese railroad workers and the CPR Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan spoke with us about the mistreatment Chinese labourers suffered as they worked on some of the most dangerous sections of the railroad, often with little to any safety measures. Chinese workers also succumbed to ...

A month ago

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

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, for the first time in its history, Inland Refugee Society of BC was forced to turn away a family of asylum seekers because the ...

Spoke in the House on World Refugee Day Mr. Speaker, on World Refugee Day, New Democrats recognize the struggle of people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), since the changes made to the refugee determination system in 2012: (a) how many cases have come ...

Mentioned by Straight.com Jenny Kwan: Canadians expect their leaders to stand up to the forces of hatred and bigotry Vancouver East NDP MP Jenny Kwan says her party wants Canada to suspend its Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States over concerns about how the Trump administration treats refugees. On World Refugee Day, New Democrats recognize ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project and M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada Thank you very much. I think it's actually fair to say that we need to increase the numbers. Right now, at 300,000, I think it's deficient. ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), since the changes made to the refugee determination system in 2012: (a) how many cases have come ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. Before I begin with my round of questions, I want to register this on the record. I don't support our moving into ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, government officials told the Inland Refugee Society of BC that they “cannot be seen” to be supporting undocumented refugees. Really? So much for the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to enter into debate on this important opposition day motion. Why do I say that? We are talking about ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise to speak in this important debate. It has been almost a year and half since Bill C-6 was ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Business in Vancouver Jenny Kwan argues for other alternatives to rezoning Chinatown. Jenny Kwan argues for other alternatives to rezoning Chinatown. Jenny Kwan, Vancouver-East MP, argues for other alternatives to rezoning Chinatown. | June 10, 2017, 6:58 p.m.. Chinese-Canadian veterans, Chinatown organizations and residents held a ...

Mentioned by urbanYVR (blog) Community groups, local MP ramp up Chinatown condo opposition “I do not support the rezoning application for 105 Keefer as I strongly believe that, if approved, it will erode the character of Chinatown and threaten its future,” said Jenny Kwan, NDP Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. “Chinatown's ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada The notion that irregular border crossing to claim asylum is committing a crime is simply false, Mr. Chair. Canada is a statutory to the refugee conventions ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Immigration said the government was providing funding for groups like the Inland Refugee Society of B.C. That is simply not ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada Mr. Chair, I have a point of order. My colleague is giving a lengthy opinion about the motion, and my name was mentioned a couple of ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and M-39, Immigration to Atlantic Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'm going to spend a couple of my minutes to speak to the Vegreville situation. I think this is a ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project Thank you very much. In essence, the medical inadmissibility provision is a discriminatory law. It discriminates against people who have a disability, and it discriminates against ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Security of Women in Canada Thank you. I want to move on to this next issue, because I think this ties into economic security for women as well. As we know, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to get this on the public record to be clear in terms of the “glut”, as my good ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-333 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (granting and revoking of citizenship)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-294 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (cessation of refugee protection)