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  • Her favourite word is workers.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, imagine Canada recognizing the asylum claims of refugees, only for them to be told their children must wait patiently in an environment where they ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to table today. The first petition is from my constituent, Brookes Bayfield. She notes that the UN Special Rapporteur and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Voted Yes on Vote #176 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #177 Government Business No. 9 (Proceedings on Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #178 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #179 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, we know that during the pandemic inequalities have increased. The ultrarich are becoming richer than ever and those who need help are still struggling ...

Posted on Twitter A month away from the enforcement of an exit ban in Hong Kong, humanitarian support still remains absent from Canad… https://t.co/EpCmdwwuL4

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Madam Speaker, a scathing report from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reveals that Canada jails thousands of people fleeing persecution, including those with disabilities. Many ...

Posted on Twitter @amnesty & @hrw released a scathing report on immigration detention in Canada, highlighting abuse, systemic discrim… https://t.co/KrytYMYJ00

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @logisticprogre1 @leilanifarha @CAEHomelessness @FCM_online More details on this here: https://t.co/gEzVjwSiT0

Posted on Twitter @logisticprogre1 Yes, acquisitions are at issue. Acquisitions are still needed to prevent full loss, but this can b… https://t.co/gGETEw7N7b

Posted on Twitter It is deplorable that as the community is still healing from the grief of the attack in Ontario that the Baitul Had… https://t.co/MUc6tKanmV

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Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, developers are buying up billions of dollars of single-family homes so they can profit off their rent. Not only is this not creating a ...

Spoke in the House on Federal Dental Care Plan Madam Speaker, I am very delighted to enter this debate. I would first like to thank the member for St. John's East for bringing his private ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government took six years to introduce the bill to modernize the Official Languages Act and, in my view, has taken very little ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, speaking of vulnerable people, during the pandemic, and because of the impacts of COVID, people with serious illnesses such as cancer or other long-term ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Economic Imperative and Long-Term Importance for Small Rural Municipalities Outside of Major ... That's interesting. We had other witnesses at different meetings who provided information to the effect that the workers would want to stay, particularly, for example, in ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (A), 2021-22: Vote 1a under Department of Citizenship and Immigration ... I wonder if officials can table with the committee just a quick update on each stream and where we're at with processing times, so that we ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and the witnesses. My first question is for Ms. Wong. I'm very sorry, first off, to hear about your experiences ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the pathway to permanent residency for essential temporary workers and ... With the exception of this, of course: The guardian angels program actually included people without status, but for this program, it excluded them. I would urge ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System and Labour Market Impact Assessment ... Thank you very much indeed for that. I would agree. Actually, I think it would benefit Canada in every sense of the word to have the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Covid-19 spending and programs Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Yes, and of course to protect people from actually ending up being homeless. My last question will be for Ms. ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I just have a quick question. The minister announced the 90,000 spots for TFWs. I'm just wondering whether or not ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-291 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System and Labour Market Impact Assessment ... Yes. Related to that, as you indicated, part of the problem is that the program requirements are so onerous that people cannot meet them. The language ...

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)