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  • Her favourite word is immigration.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to discuss recognizing and declaring December 13 of each year Nanjing massacre commemorative day. On November ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, what is in a budget is just as important as what is not in a budget. I note that this week the Minister of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

Posted on Twitter My response to the @AhmedDHussen's announcement on medical inadmissibility. The Minister has signed off on the insu… https://t.co/eyaak1zal6

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Do you have an idea that will strengthen our neighbourhood? @VFSNG is providing $50,000 to develop projects that'll… https://t.co/YzPouWvJS3

Posted on Twitter As stated in @BobRae48’s report, Canada has traditionally shown a leadership role in times of need. Canada must urg… https://t.co/wRJisiJnhL

Posted on Twitter I appreciate @BobRae48’s recommendations, particularly with regards to Rohingya refugees and hope Canada will imple… https://t.co/fiBsQQy4UK

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, after quietly announcing the end of the current caregiver program, the minister was forced to change course by stating he would engage in consultations ...

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Posted on Twitter Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls national inquiry community hearing in Van April 4-8. Family members & s… https://t.co/HdO9vyuR4V

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all of the witnesses for your presentations. First off, it is important to know that we're all ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I hope the government can agree that forcing a Ghanaian LGBTQ asylum seeker to lose eight fingers because of frostbite in a desperate attempt ...

Posted on Twitter Had a great meeting with Craig Lanthier and @ffjamesjohnson from @IAFF18 in Ottawa about the firefighters' legislat… https://t.co/JWEeTJdsRt

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes Thank you for that. The reason I ask is that if the IRB is embarking on the consultation process, it would seem to make sense to ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, at the heart of all of this, because there is so much conflicting information that surfaced, there really was an international incident as a ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Madam Speaker, I have had the opportunity to speak to the budget in previous years, and I often refer to budgets as showing what a government's ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House once again to urge the government to take action on the ongoing discrimination in Canada's immigration system against individuals ...

Spoke in the House on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Mr. Speaker, March 21 is the day for the elimination of racial discrimination. The fight against racism and discrimination is re-emerging as one of the defining ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes I will offer that precisely because the chair has to ensure that the process and inner workings of the IRB are effective, you need an independent ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca NDP MP blasts idea that asylum seekers at US border are 'illegal' NDP MP and immigration critic Jenny Kwan told Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen who was flanked by officials at the House of Commons immigration committee Monday that it's wrong he and his officials used the term “illegal” to describe asylum seekers at ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18: Votes 1c, 7c and 10c under Department of ... Thank you to the minister and his staff for coming to the committee today. I have a number of different areas. Let me start with the ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes I think this is related to the other information on appointments that would be useful, and so on. For example, suppose you have a member who ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Canada's 2018 Immigration Levels Plan I'll say this. This committee, by the way, before breaking for the holiday season, jammed through a process. In fact, on December 13, on the public ...

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

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times On the front lines: constituency aides are an MP's 'eyes and ears,' says NDP MP Kwan, and her team is a busy one 'We have a lot of vulnerable communities as well, people who need support, who need services, and often are not able to get it,' says NDP MP Jenny Kwan. NDP MP Jenny Kwan's constituency team, from left to right: member's assistant Gabriel Yiu, Ms. Kwan ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the International Organization for Migration Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Ambassador Swing. Before I get into the questions, I would like to put a notice of motion on ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca MP calls allegations of 'sexist,' 'aggressive' behaviour by refugee judges 'disturbing' NDP immigration critic, Jenny Kwan, is calling for a review of the way Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) handles complaints following a Global News investigation that revealed allegations of inappropriate behaviour by two powerful refugee ...

Mentioned by JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) History Wars: Chinese Propaganda Against Japan Gains Ground in Canada On November 30, 2017, Hong Kong-born Jenny Kwan, a member of the Canadian House of Commons from the western province of British Columbia, took to the assembly floor to deliver a statement. “Mr. Speaker,” Kwan began, “80 years ago, 20,000 to 80,000 ...

Mentioned by JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) History Wars: Chinese Propaganda vs Japan Gains Ground in Canada On November 30, 2017, Hong Kong-born Jenny Kwan, a member of the Canadian House of Commons from the western province of British Columbia, took to the assembly floor to deliver a statement. “Mr. Speaker,” Kwan began, “80 years ago, 20,000 to 80,000 ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Straight.com Trump's refugees: Fleeing a xenophobic America The federal NDP critic for immigration, citizenship and refugees, Jenny Kwan, has described a recent Donald Trump executive order as "a deeply distressing reincarnation of race-based immigration policies not seen since the Second World War". In a ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b ... Within that undertaking, could you explain why this amount has been reduced, where it's being reduced, and where the impacts are of that 18% over three ...

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)