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

Won her last election, in 2015, with 40% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, a man living in Ottawa Centre has been denied OAS because of his rare form of dementia. The family is now owed $18,000, and ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I am here today to present several petitions from my riding. The first petition is with respect to cellular phone service in my riding. ...

Voted No on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted No on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted No on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, a Powell River judge sentenced a crab poacher recently. In her decision, she noted that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is woefully understaffed. Law-abiding fishers ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Act Mr. Speaker, I am here today to speak to the government motion on the Senate amendments to Bill C-58. Before I do that, though, I also ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Amin was deployed seven times as a language and cultural adviser for the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. Like many Canadians, Amin brought the war ...

Posted on Twitter I have a strong practice of being pleasantly persistent. My goal is to get things done and build relationships as I… https://t.co/dDYJ5axXol

This week

Posted on Twitter Proud to support and work with CARP on addressing Elder Abuse. In Canada protecting people as they age is important… https://t.co/WFJMFAFCUn

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Dr. Hoskins' report could not be more clear. We need a universal, single-payer pharmacare system in Canada. It is the latest in 50 years' ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) in Canada, for the three most recent tax years available: (a) what is the total number of persons with ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Briefing on the 2019 Report Card – Veterans Ombudsman Recommendations and Status Thank you. One of the things you said in your report is that health care and support continues to be one of the biggest challenges. I ...

Spoke in the House on Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to speak to this important issue today. I want to thank the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands for bringing Bill S-203 ...

Posted on Twitter Imperfection is a human quality. I am overwhelmed at times by the amount to be done to address issues that concern… https://t.co/mNEjYkixT6

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Today we had breakfast at Pier 21 National Historic Site. The tour was amazing as we look at both the military hist… https://t.co/L5zFR6XhlB

Posted on Twitter Three of our veterans in front of the HMCS Sackville. Tough in the rain. https://t.co/C1feLDTMva

Posted on Twitter This morning we had the Commemorative Ceremony with Veterans from D-Day. Was proud to stand with two other parliam… https://t.co/cdFoZqRbbC

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-92 Again, this is one of these changes that need to happen because the poverty in indigenous communities is sometimes overwhelming. As a person who spent multiple ...

A month ago

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

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mefloquine —in that way. One of the things you said in your testimony is that in the army, you do what you're told. I would like you ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-92 and Subject Matter of Clauses 336 to 386 (Part 4, ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I have another couple of questions. Both of you referred in your presentations to the work you're doing to co-develop; I hope ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Treatment of Women Within the Department of National Defence I want to thank all of you all for being here today. I will direct my first question to you, Commodore Patterson. I really appreciate your ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mefloquine One of the things that occurs to me as we do this study is the reality of the particular group of people we're talking about here. ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-92 Thank you. I would like to thank all of the witnesses who are here with us today. Your testimony was very valuable. One of the major ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to thank all of you so much for being here today. One of the concerns that's come up repeatedly in ...

More than three months ago

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)