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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.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @rkiwaasa & (2) to advocate extension of & providing long term $$ for 2011 #lgbt refugee pilot program #cdnimm

Posted on Twitter @rkiwaasa write to your MP & to #cdnimm Minister Hussen to (1) advocate lifting the *arbitrary* cap on private refugee sponsorship

Posted on Twitter @immitrack @HMachaggis @spencermay @pmclauth I was troubled when I learned of this & want to question officials re:… https://t.co/M3G8cbE83q

Posted on Twitter @immitrack @HMachaggis @spencermay @pmclauth CIMM set to undertake study on 2011 LGBTQ refugee pilot project soon

This week

Posted on Twitter when will the Lib gov pull its head from the sand? for 3 mths we've urged action, eg. suspend Safe 3rd. Gov should… https://t.co/9NtSihanQd

Posted on Twitter Yes -- Cda should offer refugee protection to #lgbtrefugees trying to escape this brutal purge https://t.co/9PGx3neyTz

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to enter into this important debate. What are we talking about? We are talking about women and equality among women, ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

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 in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, for decades, some Canadians have found themselves to be stateless due to a number of arcane laws. People could lose their citizenships just because ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted Yes on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Two weeks ago

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 in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member forSalaberry—Suroît. Fundamentally, budgets are about priorities and what our priorities are speak a lot about ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Straight.com Vancouver police handcuff men in hoodies after smoke bomb set off at antiracist gathering Organizer Imtiaz Popat, cofounder of the Coalition Against Bigotry, told News 1130 that the smoke bomb was thrown just as Vancouver East NDP MP Jenny Kwan was ready to give a speech. Police intervened to prevent the situation from escalating.

A month ago

Mentioned by London Free Press Toronto writer instrumental in recent House of Commons apology to British home children British home children advocate Sandra Joyce is pictured here after the House of Commons issued a formal apology to these children who worked in Canada as indentured farm workers and domestics. Pictured here, from left to right, are NDP MP Jenny Kwan, ...

Mentioned by Sarnia Observer Toronto writer instrumental in recent House of Commons apology to British home children British home children advocate Sandra Joyce is pictured here after the House of Commons issued a formal apology to these children who worked in Canada as indentured farm workers and domestics. Pictured here, from left to right, are NDP MP Jenny Kwan, ...

Spoke in the House on Margaret Mitchell Mr. Speaker, on International Women's Day, the universe lost a champion of social justice and a staunch advocate for women's rights with the passing of former ...

Spoke in the House on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak in support of Motion No. 103. To start my debate, I want to be ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his comments. Like all parents, we want our children to do well. When we look at the economic budget ...

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. ...

Mentioned by The Daily Star Leftist party urges Canada to scrap refugee deal with US "The U.S. is no longer a safe country for refugees, and refugees continue to risk life and limb to come to Canada," New Democratic Party MP Jenny Kwan said in a statement. "The Liberal government must immediately suspend the Safe Third Country ...

Two 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 in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the government's own definition of the safe third country agreement with the U.S. states: Only countries that respect human rights and offer a high ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this House to support the motion tabled by my colleague, the member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. The motion calls ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the Sale of Agricultural Products in Relation to ... Thank you very much. You mentioned that the economy in the sector is $8 billion worldwide, and of that, $4.7 billion for Canada. That's a substantive ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Family Reunification Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I have three areas of questions. First, just to tee off, on the $45 million or $46 million to increase ...

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)

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Modernization of Client Service Delivery Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you also to our witnesses. This follows in that vein, because I was asking the previous panel that question ...

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