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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

Posted on Twitter @poli_nerd Actually, less days and more weeks means less time in riding. More flights mean more costs to tax payers.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Seniors Mr. Speaker, budget 2017 was an opportunity to meet the needs of Canadian seniors, but the Liberal government told them to keep waiting. The Canadian Medical ...

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @MarjBoutinSweet Waiting to see. Interesting twist to the translation of the budget!

This week

Posted on Twitter Liberals want to work only 4 days a week and the PM wants to answer questions 1 day a week. My constituents work hard their MP should too.

Posted on Twitter Shocking. Canadians deserve better? https://t.co/1IWrAl3336

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act Mr. Speaker, today I rise to speak to Bill C-22, an act to establish parliamentary oversight of our security and intelligence services. Bill C-22 aims to ...

Spoke in the House on Financial Institutions Mr. Speaker, hard-working Canadians are struggling to eke out a living, worried about growing household debt, but now we know our own banks are working against ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Many unaware they're eligible for disability tax credit, MP says A Vancouver Island MP is urging constituents to check whether they're eligible for a tax credit that could save them more than $1,000 a year. Rachel Blaney, the New Democrat MP for North Island-Powell River, said the Canadian Disability Tax Credit goes ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record MP hopes to see more women in HOC North Island-Powell River NDP MP Rachel Blaney would like to see that change. “I hope to see a lot of young women take up the charge and see them running in elections in the future,” Blaney said in a media teleconference Wednesday. “We have to always ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Blaney hosting disability tax credit info sessions NDP MP Rachel Blaney is holding an information seminar on the Canada Revenue Agency's disability tax credit (DTC) on Wednesday in Campbell River. ‟The disability tax credit can reduce someone's income tax bill by more than $1,300 per year,” said ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Daughters of the Vote participate in mock question period Naomi Parkhouse (right), Equal Voice's Daughters of the Vote delegate from North Island-Powell River, participated in a mock question period in the House of Commons on International Womens Day on Wednesday. She met with MP Rachel Blaney ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, Canadians are seeing that our oil spill response is anything but world class. The B.C. diesel spill had a radius of over five kilometres ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, who has been such a good support for ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government proposed the ocean protection plan, promising a world-class spill response. People on the ground are watching. Yesterday, the Minister of Fisheries, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I grew up in a simple home where hard work was just part of our life. My father worked in the forest industry, and ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve to know what went wrong on Sunday, when 1,500 litres of diesel spilled from a fish farm on the B.C. coast. This ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Blaney returns from NATO annual meeting Last weekend, MP Rachel Blaney represented Canada at the annual NATO parliamentary assembly. “The 29 member countries of NATO sat together and focused on critical issues of common concern,” she said. As a member of both the Canadian NATO ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Blaney talks travel ban and NAFTA 31 and MP Rachel Blaney said the amount of public interest goes to show how important the issue is. “We stayed till midnight having a debate about this issue and what the impacts will be on not only on our country but on our relationship with the US ...

Posted on Twitter @kady important issue for an impassioned argument.

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Could you tell me a bit more about what you're doing specifically to increase your pool of candidates and some of the specific challenges you're facing? ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you so much. Thank you so much for being here. I have the great honour of representing North Island–Powell River, so I am a very ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you so much for being here. As the member who represents North Island-Powell River, I see your ships in my ...

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

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-233 Thank you, and thank you to our witnesses today. I spent many years volunteering for an organization that provided respite. A large number of the families ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-233 First, I want to thank you all so much for your amazing work. A special thank you to those of you who are in B.C. I ...

Posted on Twitter @Rom_Sur92 It was great to spend the day with you! Thanks for all your patience on a very crazy day.

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedicated work and commitment to this country. It's tremendously important, and we all ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you so much for being here with us today. I really enjoyed listening to your testimonies. I'm also the proud representative of CFB Comox and ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Closure of the Comox MCTS Station of the Canadian Coast Guard Thank you so much. Thank you so much for being here today. I concur with your analysis that the staff are incredible and they do great ...