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  • Her favourite word is refugees.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @VKNDP The pleasure is all mine :)

Posted on Twitter “I think we should look at internet connectivity as a public infrastructure.” - @jagmeetndp @2018Ottawa https://t.co/GIip8jOj4D

Posted on Twitter “Taxes are investments to build a fair society for us all. “ - Jagmeet Singh #2018Ottawa https://t.co/4iP6JC3ZOb

Posted on Twitter “The time for timid is over. Too many people have felt stuck for too long. We must not let them down. We need nee… https://t.co/4pG4BGRJyZ

Posted on Twitter “When we stand together we are not the many weak , we are the many strong!l. Ed Broadbent #2018Ottawa https://t.co/TuBeRrjslS

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Gong Hei Fat Choy! Happy Year of the Dog! #lunarnewyear https://t.co/T6ZJlPFOVJ

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration and Refugee Protection Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-398, an act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (medical inadmissibility—excessive demand). Mr. Speaker, it is with a ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Canada's immigration law discriminates against people with disabilities. Even the Minister of Immigration admits that this law does not align with Canada's values on ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-398 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (medical inadmissibility — excessive demand)

This week

Spoke in the House on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Mr. Speaker, 28 years ago, indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside marched for the first time to bring attention to the debilitating number of women and ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System Mr. Speaker, injustice happens at many levels in the policing system. I will share another story with the House. Today is February 14. It is the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act Mr. Speaker, I am proud to have this opportunity today to stand in the House in support of Bill S-232, which would establish May as Jewish ...

Spoke in the House on Lunar New Year Mr. Speaker, Canada's rich multicultural mosaic has brought us vibrant cultural celebrations from every corner of the globe. In the world today, over 1.5 billion people ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Environment proudly proclaimed that the government has brought in a new environmental assessment process, exactly what the Liberals promised to do, ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, that is not what is says on the website. The chair of the Vancouver School Board is ringing the alarm bell on the fact ...

Mentioned by Hill Times On the front lines: constituency aides are an MP's 'eyes and ears,' says NDP MP Kwan, and her team is a busy one 'We have a lot of vulnerable communities as well, people who need support, who need services, and often are not able to get it,' says NDP MP Jenny Kwan. NDP MP Jenny Kwan's constituency team, from left to right: member's assistant Gabriel Yiu, Ms. Kwan ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the International Organization for Migration Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Ambassador Swing. Before I get into the questions, I would like to put a notice of motion on ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca MP calls allegations of 'sexist,' 'aggressive' behaviour by refugee judges 'disturbing' NDP immigration critic, Jenny Kwan, is calling for a review of the way Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) handles complaints following a Global News investigation that revealed allegations of inappropriate behaviour by two powerful refugee ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) History Wars: Chinese Propaganda Against Japan Gains Ground in Canada On November 30, 2017, Hong Kong-born Jenny Kwan, a member of the Canadian House of Commons from the western province of British Columbia, took to the assembly floor to deliver a statement. “Mr. Speaker,” Kwan began, “80 years ago, 20,000 to 80,000 ...

Mentioned by JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) History Wars: Chinese Propaganda vs Japan Gains Ground in Canada On November 30, 2017, Hong Kong-born Jenny Kwan, a member of the Canadian House of Commons from the western province of British Columbia, took to the assembly floor to deliver a statement. “Mr. Speaker,” Kwan began, “80 years ago, 20,000 to 80,000 ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b ... Within that undertaking, could you explain why this amount has been reduced, where it's being reduced, and where the impacts are of that 18% over three ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you very much. Debbie and Gary, you mentioned in your presentation the need to go beyond assistance with the UNHCR, mostly for people who perhaps ...

Mentioned by Xinhua Canadian lawmaker makes statement in parliament on Japanese atrocities during WWII A video clip from the Canadian Parliament shows lawmaker Jenny Kwan speaks at the House of Commons of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Nov. 30, 2017. She made an open statement in parliament on the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese atrocities committed ...

Mentioned by Xinhua Canadian lawmaker makes statement in parliament on Japanese atrocities during WWII A still image of a video from the House of Commons of Canada shows Jenny Kwan (Front) speaks at the House of Commons of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Nov. 30, 2017. Canadian lawmaker Jenny Kwan on Thursday made an open statement in parliament on the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls On the issue around bringing other Yazidis here to Canada under the refugee program, I and others have advocated for it to be a special measure. ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants The minister talked about a cost-benefit analysis. In fact, the benefit-analysis side is actually missing with respect to this work. The witnesses all came forward to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses for their thoughtful presentations. I'd like to begin my questions with this premise. I think ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will finish by simply saying that it was always my hope—and I thought it was the committee's vision as well—that we ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would absolutely support this motion. We need to do this work before the new year. We have heard from the witnesses; ...

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)