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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Distributing 1000 free lunch at #dtes. Thanks for Asian Canadian Benevolent Assn, Van Legacy Lions, Ha Noi Overseas… https://t.co/3OOCtR2apf

Posted on Twitter Dr Haemmig presents findings to heroin prescription - improv health/reduce criminal behaviour/cost savings… https://t.co/F4QDHvHr6N

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter 1st medical dr to propose long term prescription was in 1871...effective treatment option #medicalheroin #vaneast… https://t.co/hbTKYkBv6Q

Posted on Twitter 12yr old orphan heartbreaking story. Guardian denied parental benefits Law wrong&needs change. #cdnpoli @willowyam https://t.co/w6nFHoI3Rh

Posted on Twitter EI fails https://t.co/F7vcLoJL9T guardians ineligible for parental benefits.Wrong&need change @willowyam #cdnpoli https://t.co/sVzeAFmPbi

Posted on Twitter What a wonderful day to visit the #farmersmarket @Trout Lake. Drop by my mobile office to say hi & pick a Canada fl… https://t.co/oIZw0w2jnr

A week ago

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Chinatown advocates hold festival against condo project as Vancouver East MP speaks out Meanwhile, a letter to the City by the neighbourhood's Member of Parliament, Jenny Kwan, called for the project to be halted in a designated heritage area Kwan called “endangered.” “It is vital that we do everything we can to help revitalize Chinatown ...

Mentioned by Straight.com NDP MP Jenny Kwan writes to mayor and council objecting to Chinatown rezoning proposal Jenny Kwan is a regular participant in the annual Chinatown parade. Stephen Hui. The staff report on 105 Keefer indicates that 75% of the comments submitted throughout community consultation since Beedie's original Sept 2014 application are in ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I did not hear an answer from the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health to the question asked by the member for Edmonton—Wetaskiwin. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, when the Prime Minister promised to fix the temporary foreign workers program, I guess that was a Liberal promise and not a real one. ...

Spoke in the House on Public Service Labour Relations Act Madam Speaker, from the comments my colleague made, it is clear that the bill is very complex in terms of the changes that have been brought ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, my second petition has to do with animal cruelty. The petitioners note that the vast majority of Canadians support modern and enforceable legislation that ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the Liberals' promise to overhaul how asylum claims are processed is on hold indefinitely. The Prime Minister's “welcome to Canada” rhetoric is just a ...

Spoke in the House on Neighbourhood House Week Mr. Speaker, where can we go and find a place that is the heartbeat of the community, a place where it is the touch stone of ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to this important motion brought forward by my colleague, the hon. member for Beloeil—Chambly. ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, stripping law-abiding former refugees of their permanent resident status simply because they travelled back to their country of origin is so wrong. Close to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project So we don't know. All right. I would urge that we need to try to find that out in order to figure out what we're doing, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to thank all the witnesses for their presentations. Before I go to my questions, I'd like to just ...

Mentioned by Daily Commercial News The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 4 This week's Construction Record Podcast has an in-depth interview with Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan about the legacy of Chinese labourers building the Canadian Pacific Railroad as part of our ongoing Canada 150 coverage. The Construction Record ...

Mentioned by Daily Commercial News The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 4 This week's Construction Record Podcast has an in-depth interview with Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan about the legacy of Chinese labourers building the Canadian Pacific Railroad as part of our ongoing Canada 150 coverage. The Construction Record ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Bill C-337 Thank you to all the witnesses as well for your presentations. As we're talking about the issue around resources, it certainly strikes me that resources are ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Parliamentary report offers fixes for 'frustrating' immigration system NDP MP Jenny Kwan says "long delays and lack of information are frustrating" immigration applicants. Shirley Li does not understand why immigration officials would require a medical exam to be done upfront and redone later when the results expire after ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Parliamentary report offers fixes for 'frustrating' immigration system “If you talk to any MP, 80 to 85 per cent of our caseload involves immigration files. The long delays and lack of information are frustrating people,” said MP Jenny Kwan, immigration critic for the opposition NDP, who sits on the immigration standing ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you very much to my colleague, Mr. Tilson, for yielding the floor to me. Mr. Chair, I'd like to move the following motion at this ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and my thanks to all the witnesses for your appearances today. I have a standard question that I would like ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Updated Mandate Letter of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees ... Thank you, Minister, with the exception though that for spousal sponsorships there are dedicated amounts of new monies. Your predecessor stated as much as $25 million. ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. On that point, as well, I think it is important to note that ICCRC is the designated body responsible for ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration Consultants and Modernization of Client Service Delivery Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'll take just a few minutes of the committee's time. I'd like to give notice of motion on an important ...

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)