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

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, as this is my first opportunity to rise in this House, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies and condolences for the Humboldt ...

Three days ago

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

Spoke in the House on Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report Madam Speaker, I thank the member for bringing up this very important issue. The reality is that in the last election, the Liberals said that they ...

Voted Yes on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now MP says Liberals need to make seniors a priority CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.-Rachel Blaney wants the Liberal government to make seniors a real priority. The North Island-Powell River MP is calling for the creation of a full department for seniors, led by a Minister for Seniors. Blaney wants that department ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Rachel Blaney calls on Liberals to make seniors a real priority and create full department for seniors Too many seniors are currently struggling, and it's time for the government to make them a real priority in Canada, NDP MP Rachel Blaney says. The NDP is calling on the Liberals to create a full federal Department for Seniors, led by a Minister for ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Blaney calls for seniors strategy Senior citizens can fall into the category of 'most vulnerable Canadians,' who are the focus of a National Housing Strategy. Rachel Blaney would like to see a National Seniors Strategy to deal more efficiently with issues pertaining to citizens on the ...

Mentioned by Sooke News Mirror Blaney calls for seniors strategy - Sooke News Mirror Senior citizens can fall into the category of 'most vulnerable Canadians,' who are the focus of a National Housing Strategy. Rachel Blaney would like to see a National Seniors Strategy to deal more efficiently with issues pertaining to citizens on the ...

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)

Spoke in the House on An Act in Relation to Firearms Madam Speaker, through you, I want to express my absolute disappointment. As a person who represents a rural riding, I am doing my due diligence in ...

Posted on Twitter @davidakin is very popular in #QP today.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I am rising on a point of order. There have been consultations, and I believe if you seek it you will find unanimous consent ...

Spoke in the House on Postal Banking System Madam Speaker, I am very happy to stand here today as the representative of North Island—Powell River to speak on Motion No. 166. This motion is ...

Spoke in the House on Pat Horgan and Jude Schooner Mr. Speaker, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said: The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have ...

A month ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Campbell Riverites add their voice to Kinder Morgan protest An enthusiastic group of around 20 environmental advocates gathered Friday at the constituency office of North Island–Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and North Island MLA Claire Trevena in solidarity with the rest of the protests happening across the ...

Posted on Twitter In to work bright and early this morning, votes have been happening since 6 pm last night. To all of those who work… https://t.co/FF7iWChpIQ

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO My question is going to be brief; maybe we can leave a bit early. What I keep hearing again and again is that it's about the ...

Spoke in the House on (topic unknown) Mr. Speaker, I wanted to take this opportunity to make a short point of order, out of deep respect and thanks to all the people who ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, there is nothing worse than not getting paid what one is owed. Actually, wait: There is nothing worse than being a small business that ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18: Votes 1c, 5c and 10c under Department of ... Thank you so much. I am the proud representative of 19 Wing Comox. I see you were there at the end of January, and I'm very ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations on your nomination and your hard work. https://t.co/iIHvpHI1Ni

Mentioned by My Comox Valley Now Blaney says leadership needed in wake of US paper tariffs POWELL RIVER, B.C.-North Island-Powell River's MP says fighting for local jobs will be a top NDP priority when parliament resumes next week. That's Rachel Blaney's response to U.S.-imposed tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper made at places ...

Posted on Twitter Great job! https://t.co/mmgqBifvOT

Posted on Twitter Tla'amin, Homalco, Klahoose and Comox working together to preserve and engage in their shared traditional language.… https://t.co/qcLoY7pvve

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Spent time with @WeBuildBC today talking infrastructure and long term vision for the Building Trades. Great to see… https://t.co/iWeYnaNV0e

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Exactly. One of the concerns that I have, and I have to say that just a few weeks ago I met with the Campbell River Youth ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you very much. Thank you so much for being here and spending your time with us today. One of the things that I feel is ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on 2017 Centennial Flame Research Award and Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life ... Everybody said yes. Thank you so much for that. Ms. Sullivan, thank you for being here today. I was a volunteer for hospice, so I really ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Security of Women in Canada It's when temporary foreign workers are in a closed permit, but they are in an unsafe situation. The challenge is for them to disclose the unsafe ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you. Thank you all so much for being here and sharing that important information with us today. I want to start off by saying that ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors Thank you so much. Mr. McDonald, your association encouraged Health Canada to study the impact that technology can have on supporting and enabling carers, as well ...

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