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  • Her favourite word is immigration.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2019, with 53% of the vote.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @ AlexNeveAmnesty is right. Sending asylum seekers back to face persecution would make Canada complicit. We must do… https://t.co/bgDDh7FUWV

Posted on Twitter Alex is right. Sending asylum seekers back to face persecution would make Canada complicit. We must do better. In t… https://t.co/M7JARSuoR9

Posted on Twitter Alex is right. Sending asylum seekers back to face persecution would make Canada complicit. We must do better. In… https://t.co/sbHgf3WjfW

This week

Posted on Twitter @NDP has been pushing this and the PM just announced government will subsidize wages of workers at qualifying small… https://t.co/LnYZLj8QeS

Posted on Twitter Increased GTSC & Emergency Care Benefit help those financially hit hardest & most vulnerable & provide boost to eco… https://t.co/s7roW3uNAZ

Posted on Twitter @COVID19 GST Credit increase provide $400/single & $600/couple boost. We’re concerned the tax credit won’t reach th… https://t.co/0S8QGc9k9C

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B), 2019-20: Votes 1b and 10b under ... According to the government's website on service standards, while the target is to process applications 80% of the time within the standard, the reality is that ...

Spoke in the House on Opposition Motion—Pharmacare Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for New Westminster—Burnaby. Today we are talking about an NDP motion on something we have ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Economic Immigration and Labour Shortage Can you provide to the committee specific numbers for your different pilot programs and initiatives for those who are lower and medium-skilled and how many of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Labour said the government is not hearing from workers who cannot afford to stay home. I say to get out of ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, when I rose to ask the Prime Minister about the failures of his national housing strategy, including the glaring absence of a housing strategy ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, all throughout the day, the Conservatives have been talking about and speaking against government spending. It has been interesting. I would like to point ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Update on the Activities of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Thank you very much, Madam Chair, and thank you to the officials. I would like to follow up on that. In fact, I have two constituency ...

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs Mr. Speaker, Iran has the most COVID-19 cases in the Middle East, and Canadians are unable to fly out because all commercial flights have been cancelled. ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus Thank you very much, Chair. Just to follow up on that, since [Technical difficulty—Editor] the B.C. medical health officer has just made this public. Notices have ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Bill C-4 Witnesses, thank you so much for your presentations. My questions really centre on the process with respect to negotiating trade deals. In this instance, it is ...

Spoke in the House on Emergency Debate Madam Speaker, if the Teck Frontier project had gone through, it would have actually permanently stripped away 14,000 hectares of wetlands, 3,000 hectares of peat lands ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, indeed one in five Canadians avoids going to see a dentist. That is 6.8 million people across the country who do not really have ...

Spoke in the House on Pharmacare Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have been promising pharmacare for 23 years. People end up in the ER or hospitalized because they cannot afford their medication and ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business and Election of Chair Thank you very much. I appreciate that spirit of collaboration. In that light I'd like to make these comments. I hope we're going to have a ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses. The Minister of Health said in the House last week that those who are ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus I have a situation where a constituent is in China, a husband and wife. The husband is Canadian; the wife is a permanent resident. As far ...

More than three months ago

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

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)