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NDP MP for North Island—Powell River (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2019, with 38% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter #bcday #ShopLocal #exploreBC #BCWildfires #vaxforbc https://t.co/xqAUTLXzEX

Posted on Twitter Huge congrats to @AvalonWasteneys and the women's 8 rowing team on their🥇performance yesterday! #CampbellRiver and… https://t.co/rWLfxV5x5W

Posted on Twitter Rally outside my office calling for a #JustTransition & urgent action on climate change. As one sign says "Leaders… https://t.co/cKqEJhHW72

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Happy birthday to Campbell River's @mdshrp who is competing for @TeamCanada in #triathlon tomorrow at 2:30pm PT. We… https://t.co/7hxJ3g8aOk

Posted on Twitter Good luck to Campbell River's @AvalonWasteneys who is rowing for #TeamCanada women's 8s tonight at 8:20pm PT.… https://t.co/DbRQFa3m6d

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter North Island-Powell River is the #bestplacetowork Tell @melaniejoly to open a BC Regional Economic Development offi… https://t.co/T1Eb8K1xFl

A month ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill C-269 Amend the Fisheries Act (prohibition — deposit of raw sewage)

Voted Yes on Vote #183 Fifth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Voted Yes on Vote #184 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #185 on Bill C-30 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Peoples Thank you, Chair, and I want to thank all of you for your testimony. I think the history of indigenous women being trafficked is Canadian history ...

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

Spoke in the House on Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act Mr. Speaker, the NDP agree to apply and, along with our leader, the member for Burnaby South, will be voting yes.

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, as the number of indigenous children found in unmarked graves in Canada rises, the government is continuing to re-traumatize indigenous families. A human rights ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I agree that a lot of folks across the country are really worried about their futures. My concern is that during this time, Canada's ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Madam Speaker, Roy is a veteran with nine years of service to our country. He left the military with an operational stress injury and applied to ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Peoples Thank you so much, Chair. Ms. Skye, I want to come back to you. You talked in your presentation about the importance of governance systems, and ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Peoples Thank you, Chair. Thank you to everyone who's here to testify today. I really appreciate what you had to share. I'll come first to Ms. Brown ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Dogs for Veterans I agree, and that's what I was going to ask Bill to talk about as well, because that is the reality right now. When you move ...

Spoke in the House on Governor General's Act Mr. Speaker, before I begin my speech, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and hold up the Muslim community across Canada. This past week ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, in my riding I represent many coastal communities. We have a long history of tourism-based industry and it has really been struggling. A large ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, let us be real. The Liberals offered $1,000 for CERB and it was the NDP who moved them to increase it to $2,000, so ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to table this petition. The petitioners are asking the Minister of Health to ban the commercial use of herbicides in the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Dogs for Veterans Thank you, Chair. I want to thank everyone for your testimony here today. For me, this is a really important issue. I've worked with veterans who ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Food Security in Northern Communities and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to ... Thank you. I'm just going to start off by saying that I am having slightly confusing feelings about hearing again and again that it should always ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business, Food Security in Northern Communities, and Sex Trafficking of Indigenous ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you for giving the committee a few extra minutes so I could ask my questions. I'm going to ask this question and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Service Dogs for Veterans Thank you, Chair. I thank the witnesses so much for their important testimony today. I have to confess that, even though this is only our second ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-283 An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day and to provide for the development of a national strategy to reduce food waste in Canada

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-449 An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (monthly guaranteed income supplement)

Mentioned by Powell River Peak North Island-Powell River MP presses federal government on sterilization of Indigenous women North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney stood in the House of Commons during question period on Monday, November 19, to ask about the forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. It was the hardest question of her term in parliament, she ...

Mentioned by My Campbell River Now MP Rachel Blaney shares thoughts on the referendum CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – One of the most important things to do during this referendum is to make sure you have the local representation you need. That is according to North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. Speaking to morning show host Ashleigh ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Traumatized war veterans struggle to get services – MP Blaney The federal government isn't doing enough to support traumatized war veterans as they struggle to get services, says Rachel Blaney, NDP MP for the North Island-Powell River riding. Her comments follow a unanimous vote in Ottawa on Tuesday calling for ...

Mentioned by My Cowichan Valley Now MacGregor Nominated for a Prestigious Award Cowichan-Langford-Malahat NDP MP Alistair MacGregor is up against his friend and fellow Vancouver Island politician, Rachel Blaney, the member of parliament for the North Island-Powell River, and Monique Posey of the Bloc Quebecois. MacGregor said ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror MP Blaney says NDP pushing for federal action on housing, climate change Rachel Blaney, the NDP MP for North Island-Powell River, spoke to reporters on Tuesday about affordable housing, cannabis law and other hot-button issues. Here's a brief run-down of her update from Ottawa. Housing. Blaney said the Liberal government ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record NDP requests expungement of pot possession records The NDP has asked the federal Liberals to consider expunging records for people who have possessed a small amount of marijuana, which has been legalized in Canada. According to North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney, the Liberal government ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-325 An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing)