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NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

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Didn't vote on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Two days ago

Mentioned by Hill Times Great expectations, and racism, but immense pride and learning: Asian-Canadian MPs share their experiences For some Asian-Canadian MPs, being elected to Ottawa comes with expectations. But they say the job brings them much pride and an opportunity to learn about their community. NDP MP Jenny Kwan, the most seasoned Asian-Canadian politician currently in ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter With climate change impacts reaching dangerously new highs, the time is now to live up to our commitments and take… https://t.co/D8otawCc8z

Mentioned by Straight.com Shauna Sylvester's prospects rest on Vancouver voters realizing that the NPA has no chance of winning a majority These things are always inconceivable until they happen. Over the next 13 days, expect to see current and former NDP politicians appear alongside Stewart at campaign events. NDP MP Jenny Kwan and former NDP MP Libby Davies have already done this.

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century Thanks very much. To the Yazidi situation, I'm a little alarmed, actually, to hear that the resettlement number is around 700, not the 1,200 as committed. ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I rise to enter into the debate on Bill C-78, an act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance ...

Posted on Twitter I'm glad the government is done misrepresenting asylum seekers as “illegal”. This is an important step but it can't… https://t.co/BxjzeI503s

Posted on Twitter As the asylum seeker debate continues, this is a small but welcomed victory for human rights advocates. Asylum seek… https://t.co/PUNa4UBv0o

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Madam Speaker, I have been advocating for the government to put in place a plan to deal with the influx of people making asylum claims in ...

Voted No on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Posted on Twitter @chinatown_today Agreed! Let’s all work together to help revitalize #ChinatownYVR

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century and Order ... Mr. Chair, on that question, and with all due respect to the parliamentary secretary, I think we heard from Mr. Wex in his presentation that he ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, clearly this is a very difficult issue put before us in this Parliament, that being the policy issues behind the decision that has been ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition in support of the work of my colleague, the member for London—Fanshawe, which calls on the government to ...

Posted on Twitter With consultation, staff will "report to Council on feasibility of establishing year round, large scale farmers mar… https://t.co/Fa122a77TF

Posted on Twitter Initiating a CONSULTATION process for a “special economic zone” to protect and preserve @YVR_Chinatown is what many… https://t.co/29aiqX5qoh

Spoke in the House on Filipino Heritage Month Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I provide my voice in support of Motion No. 155, which is a motion to designate the month ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, as a mother I want to know that my children are safe when I am at work. Quality, accessible and affordable child care is ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, veterans, as we well know, serve our country. They sacrifice everything for our protection. In my community of Vancouver East, we have a number ...

Spoke in the House on Accessible Canada Act Madam Speaker, there is no doubt that legislation to address accessibility for people with disabilities in Canada is overdue, so I am glad to see this ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Vancouver Courier MLA millions secret under freedom of information law While she did not avail herself of the transitional allowance, Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan, 51, may become eligible to receive a B.C. MLA pension of $75,820 on top of her $167,000 MP's salary, according to the CTF. Kwan resigned her seat as Vancouver ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of Irregular Crossing of Canada's Southern Border I would be particularly interested in that because I do think that the safe third country agreement has created challenges for us. I take the strong ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of Irregular Crossing of Canada's Southern Border Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank the minister and all the witnesses who are here before us. I think it was unfortunate that the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of Irregular Crossing of Canada's Southern Border Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Welcome to all of the witnesses, including the two ministers. I want to get back to this one point with ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Refugee advocates dispute Canada facing 'crisis' over arrival of claimants from US border, NDP says 'Conservatives ... NDP MP and committee vice-chair Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East, B.C.) told the committee that the use of the word “illegal” to describe the migrants had bothered her “for some time.” She cited the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which states that ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Ottawa unlikely to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement with US, says immigration expert Jenny Kwan, federal NDP's immigration critic and Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. Adam Vaughan, Liberal MP representing Spadina-Fort York. Mireille Paquet, associate professor of political science at Concordia University and author of The ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Immigration critics press Liberals on costs, plan for asylum seekers The NDP's Jenny Kwan blames the increasing number of asylum seekers coming to Canada on the politics of the Trump administration. 1:44 ... But Conservative MP Dave Tilson said mayors and municipalities are worried about the impact of asylum seekers.

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would first like to thank all the committee members who are here, who have interrupted their constituency time and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1, 5 and 10 ... Thank you. Given that there's only one minute, I wonder if I could have the officials table for the committee how much funding is allocated to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Issue of Asylum Seekers Irregularly Entering Canada from the ... Thank you very much. There might have been some influx, but I think it's fair to say that since the Trump administration formed office, there has ...

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

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)