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

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Today is International #dayofpink to stand against bullying, discrimination and hatred, particularly against the LG… https://t.co/udacneoor4

Posted on Twitter Vote against it and then steal it - shameful! @LeahGazan did the work, the @Liberals voted against it. https://t.co/4SpJNMDQN4

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, Indigenous Services Canada has taken up to two years to process applications for Indian status, while a Canadian passport is processed within 16 weeks. ...

Spoke in the House on Fight Against Food Waste Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day and to provide for the development of a national strategy ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020 Madam Speaker, we have seen multiple polls now that have told us that three-quarters of Canadians, regardless of party, support the idea of taxing the ultra ...

Posted on Twitter This is very interesting resource. Check it out! #ProtectWildSalmon #LearnMore https://t.co/wfOtx5FBYh

Posted on Twitter This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. Everyday this week I am posting to say: I see you. I believ… https://t.co/0B8KLRSpoM

Posted on Twitter Lengthy processing times for Indian status is systemic racism and unacceptable. @Min_IndServ says he wants me to co… https://t.co/l6ut7jvD0g

Posted on Twitter Biggest difference - we do it and the Liberals talk about it. #ActionsSpeakLouderthanWords https://t.co/nGqzmAI0zF

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Act Madam Speaker, I am here today to speak to Bill C-210. This bill would change the Canada Revenue Agency Act to allow for people in Canada ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Elections Act Madam Speaker, what concerns does the member have around this legislation being passed in a timely manner so if the Liberals do call an early election, ...

Spoke in the House on Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 Madam Speaker, one of the things I want to talk about today is the importance of privacy. I know the Conservatives were rightly worried about the ...

Spoke in the House on Gender-Based Violence Madam Chair, I thank the member for his speech today, and I agree that this is a very important topic. I am glad that we are ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have serious concerns with one of the things member mentioned in a response not too long ago, that the systems are working. It ...

Voted Yes on Vote #79 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #80 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #81 Concurrence in Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21

Voted Yes on Vote #82 on Bill C-26

Voted Yes on Vote #83 on Bill C-26

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21: Votes 1c and 10c under Department of Crown-Indigenous ... Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today to answer these very important questions. Recently, I was approached by a grade 1 ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Supports and Services to Veterans’ Caregivers and Families Thank you, Chair. I want to thank everybody for their service. In one way or another, you have given a great service to our country. Perhaps ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration ... Thank you. Romeo, the committee recently received a letter from the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, basically cautioning that Bill C-15 will have an effect ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Financial Health of Veterans' ... I think it's very different. This is specifically focusing on the transition for female veterans. We've heard a lot about the physical health of female veterans ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business and Food Security in Northern Communities Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the witnesses. I appreciate their testimony. I will start with Mr. Nadon and Ms. Tootoo Fotheringham first. Some of the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Supports and Services to Veterans’ Caregivers and Families Thank you so much, Chair. I want to thank all the people who are here today testifying on this very important issue of caregivers and the ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business and Food Security in Northern Communities Thank you so much, Chair. I want to thank everybody so much for their testimony today. It was very informative. My first question I'll leave open ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Food Security in Northern Communities and Support for Indigenous Communities, Businesses, and ... Thank you, Chair. I want to thank everybody for their testimony today. I have found it extremely informative. My first question is for you, Mayor Jones. ...

More than three months ago

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)