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NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Late night interview on Van Persian Radio at RedFM with MP @DonDavies Glad to talk about immigration issues and… https://t.co/LrPKEo4WJI

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter It’s absurd that the Lib can find $12M for Loblaws & go after low-income seniors who are already penny pitching to… https://t.co/QVcvYLD5ju

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter The federal Liberal government is penny-pinching impoverished BC seniors who use public transit...yet it can find $… https://t.co/V2l0nCsToR

Posted on Twitter It was a great pleasure to meet Councillor @deardubow in Victoria. You are an inspiration to us all. https://t.co/1ArwN2T1Wc

This week

Posted on Twitter It was a great pleasure to meet @deardubow. You are an importation to us all https://t.co/JXCKkvH8D3

Posted on Twitter National Day of Action on Overdose Crisis. We can and should learn from Portugal model and let’s not let big pharma… https://t.co/u1NVfYPD3i

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I move, given that, (a) Canadians expect that changes to our laws should be democratically and rigorously ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Liberals called out the Conservatives for cozying up to white nationalist Faith Goldy, but now the Prime Minister wants to close our border to ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted No on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted No on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Settlement Services Across Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank the witnesses for their presentation. Mr. Chair, before I ask questions, I'd like to put on notice the ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe that Bill C-97 is an omnibus bill as defined under Standing Order 69.1. My NDP ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Madam Speaker, this year is the 82nd anniversary of the Nanjing massacre. On November 30, 2017, I asked the Prime Minister if he would set December ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, climate leaders do not buy pipelines. Feminist prime ministers do not turf female colleagues because they speak truth to power. Humanitarian leaders do not ...

Spoke in the House on Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act Madam Speaker, I have been listening to this debate, and it has become clear to me that the government House leader is talking exactly from the ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, we knew the halls of power were rigged for wealthy and corporate insiders. What the scandal over SNC-Lavalin has revealed in detail is just ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, in response to my question, the parliamentary secretary said that the parole officers could be in touch with the individuals to move the issue ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Settlement Services Across Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses as well. I'd like to first ask about the language assessment piece, if I ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century and Subject ... I think the very fact that you have that high number of people seeking permanent residence only goes to show you that you should actually begin ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century Related to this, I see that in the projections there are all sorts of jobs or positions required ranked high-skill. The flip side of it, what ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century Thank you for that. That's an interesting thought. I am from an immigrant family. My family immigrated here, and right away my family put down roots. ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2018-19: Votes 1b, 10b and 15b under Department of ... The proposal is in need of major infrastructure dollars so that you can build that housing, which, by the way, the Province of British Columbia, BC ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Community Capacity Building and Retention of Talent I would think that retention is going to be really important, especially for the more rural and remote communities. As you build the capacity and as ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Settlement Services Across Canada Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you to all of our witnesses. I want to first touch on the language training issue. I believe ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Chinadaily USA MP calls for Nanjing Massacre commemorative day - China Daily USA Jenny Kwan, a member of Canada's Parliament representing Vancouver, on Wednesday called on the federal government to designate Dec 13 of every year as ...

Mentioned by ecns MP calls for Nanjing Massacre commemorative day Jenny Kwan, a member of Canada's Parliament representing Vancouver, on Wednesday called on the federal government to designate Dec 13 of every year as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. Kwan said the government should mark the date "in ...

Mentioned by Hill Times 'The risk is there': marijuana legalization unpopular in ridings with high Chinese-Canadian populations, says former ... ... Liberal MP Joyce Murray, Liberal MP Ali Ehassi, Conservative MP Leona Alleslev, NDP MP Jenny Kwan, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Liberal MP Terry Beech, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel all represent ridings with high populations ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Courier Some familiar faces surround Kennedy Stewart's mayoralty Davies, a former Vancouver city councillor, was joined in the audience by NDP MP and former COPE city councillor Jenny Kwan, as well as retired NDP MP Svend Robinson and former NDP premier and independent Vancouver mayor Mike Harcourt. Union leaders ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Is Unfairly Auditing Refugees: NDP MP NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan brought the issue to the floor of the House of Commons, raising concern about the CRA targeting refugees rather than focusing on "fat cat CEOs" and corporate tax-avoidance schemes. "It's very alarming that CRA is going ...

Mentioned by Reston Recorder Canada Revenue Agency 'going after' refugees in Victoria: NDP MP Jenny Kwan OTTAWA — NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan is accusing the Canada Revenue Agency of "going after refugees" after two Syrian refugee families in B.C. became the target of audits of their Canada Child Benefit payments. The private group that sponsored ...

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)