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

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

A week ago

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Veteran recognized for contribution to WWII Italian campaign The monument stands in Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and the committee who commissioned the monument had a replica made for each of the surviving veterans who fought in the campaign. MP Rachel Blaney presented Bannerman, 95, with the replica ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Veteran recognized for contribution to WWII Italian campaign The monument stands in Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and the committee who commissioned the monument had a replica made for each of the surviving veterans who fought in the campaign. MP Rachel Blaney presented Bannerman, 95, with the replica ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Timberline celebrates graduation Brooklyn Bull, graduate, opened the ceremony with the singing of the national anthem. After a blessing from Lavern Henderson, elder from the Laichwiltach Nation, MP Rachel Blaney addressed the graduates. “I just hope that what you remember most is that ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Timberline celebrates graduation Brooklyn Bull, graduate, opened the ceremony with the singing of the national anthem. After a blessing from Lavern Henderson, elder from the Laichwiltach Nation, MP Rachel Blaney addressed the graduates. “I just hope that what you remember most is that ...

Mentioned by North Island Gazette School Salmon Program Saved A 30 year old hands-on enhancement program that teaches the lifecycle of salmon to school children has been saved. NDP MP Rachel Blaney says the federal government has reversed its decision to defund the Salmonoid Enhancement Program, also ...

A month ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Spoke in the House on National Aboriginal Day Mr. Speaker, in my riding of North Island—Powell River, National Aboriginal Day celebrations are happening everywhere across the region. For example, there are multiple activities at ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have so mismanaged the process of selecting a new Commissioner of Official Languages that the office currently lacks the ability to do ...

Voted No on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke in the House on Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, it is important for me to let the House know that I will not be nearly as exuberant as the previous speaker, and I ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to the investment made by the government in BC Ferries: (a) what grants has BC Ferries received since it became eligible; (b) what requests ...

Spoke in the House on VETS Canada Mr. Speaker, last weekend, hundreds of volunteers joined VETS Canada, also known as Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada, for their second annual coast to coast Tour ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the finance minister warned the Senate yesterday against splitting the infrastructure bank out. I guess the Senate is independent only when it is convenient ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, I do not think that this is the kind of assurance that Canadians expect to hear. Let us look at the government's actual record. ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Annual Campbell River walk is defeating depression one step at a time That was the message North Island – Powel River MP Rachel Blaney had to share with those in attendance Sunday at the 5th annual Campbell River Defeat Depression Walk, which took place at Robert Ostler Park. The walk is put on each year by the staff ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I will be very happy when the crowd disperses and the joy of being able to leave school early is expressed. Last March, during ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors When I think about that community, one of the things they shared with me was that, if you walk along their streets, you see they have ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors Thank you. I'm very happy to be here having this conversation after many years of advocacy by the NDP to have a national seniors strategy. We're ...

Posted on Twitter "Unless we measure [climate change], all the words and smiles are just hot air." Well said @ThomasMulcair https://t.co/f0SglKZ13U

Posted on Twitter Listening to @ThomasMulcair at #FCM2017. Thanking Municipal leaders across Canada for their hard work. https://t.co/Ai9JTkmGyw

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Posted on Twitter @SenatorCordy presenting on #socialmedia and how it impacts conflict. The #weaponizingofsocialmedia is something th… https://t.co/zHLF2H3HL9

Posted on Twitter A woman of principle. This is literally the lives of children. Something's must be done now. https://t.co/yeSJWcK7rz

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-36 Thank you so much. Mr. McKinnon, I'm going to come back to you. Does the outsourcing of data collection responsibilities to an agency outside of Stats ...

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/WTspEYtxa0

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...