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NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Proud to support the year long efforts of my colleague @GeorginaNDP on Bill C-369 establishing National Indigenous… https://t.co/cuVtPtFzmj

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Iranian nationals are facing unjust delays with their PR applications, and the issue continues to be ignored by the… https://t.co/TkdgANzCbx

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Sign the petition: 設立南京大屠殺紀念日請願書 https://t.co/4Azr9wOuH6

Posted on Twitter Shocked @HonAhmedHussen continues to provide space for CPC fear mongering by stating “charges are stayed pending as… https://t.co/BLz6PVlcLJ

Posted on Twitter Seidu Mohammed agrees that suspending the #STCA is needed and would have allowed him to make his asylum claim in a… https://t.co/Oyu3JozZgD

Posted on Twitter Privileged and humbled to listen to Seidu Mohammed’s harrowing tale to obtain protected person status in Canada. Se… https://t.co/2qP8eampY4

A month ago

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.

Mentioned by The Outlook MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and the NDP's Jenny Kwan want to know more about federal plans to deal with the influx of border crossers. According to new numbers released Friday, the RCMP intercepted 1,263 people at the border in June, which is ...

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 ...

Mentioned by TheRecord.com MPs agree to summer asylum seekers study During an emergency session today, opposition MPs put pressure on the Liberal government to agree to the urgent summer examination of asylum seekers. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and the NDP's Jenny Kwan want to know more about federal ...

Mentioned by Coast Reporter MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and the NDP's Jenny Kwan want to know more about federal plans to deal with the influx of border crossers. According to new numbers released Friday, the RCMP intercepted 1,263 people at the border in June, which is ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the fact is that over 2,000 migrant children are already in baby jails. The parents do not know where they are or when they ...

Spoke in the House on World Refugee Day Mr. Speaker, today is World Refugee Day. Globally, conflict, persecution, and disaster have forced over 65 million people to flee their homes in search of safety. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, even former Conservative minister Chris Alexander is calling for the suspension of the safe third country agreement. Trump is taking migrant children hostage and ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, the United States is forcibly separating migrant children from their parents when they enter the U.S. to claim asylum. This cruel and unusual practice ...

Spoke in the House on National Security Act, 2017 Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his well-researched speech. The reason I say that is that I have been listening to many of the speeches, ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, two days after the purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the company received a letter from the government stating that it had committed four ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister just does not get it, does he? Climate leaders do not spend billions of dollars to build new pipelines, and they ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have a petition to table, primarily from residents in Ontario. They are calling on the government, particularly the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the Issue of Asylum Seekers Irregularly Entering Canada from the ... Thank you very much. On the issue around processing, turning to the IRB, given the rate of increase in terms of asylum claims that are here, ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes That's very helpful. Now, in a situation where a complaint has been made and substantiated against a particular individual, and let's say some sanctions have been ...

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)