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  • Her favourite word is communities.

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

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

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the CCPA's report on poverty inequity among British Columbian seniors exposed a dark truth about prescription drug costs. A disturbing number of British Columbians ...

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, one thing I heard loud and clear in my riding of North Island—Powell River during the last election campaign was that consultation was at ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, a new report by the B.C. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives studying poverty and inequity among British Columbia's seniors offers us ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted Yes on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Formaldehyde Emissions Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to take a personal moment. Today is my granddaughter Kwastanaya's birthday, and I am not there with ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, hidden in plain sight in this year's budget was a big lump of coal for our military. By consistently deflecting to the upcoming defence ...

Spoke in the House on Vimy Ridge Mr. Speaker, on April 9, 1917, the bravery of Canadian soldiers led to the victory of the allied forces by capturing Vimy Ridge. In turn, this ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, across Canada, indigenous women and girls have gone missing or have been murdered. For too long, this silent legacy has impacted communities and families. ...

Three weeks ago

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

Mentioned by North Island Gazette MP Blaney doesn't like direction of federal government on environmental issues The federal government is not doing enough to address climate change and is using the same enviromental assessment processes as the former Conservative government, say opposition MPs. North Island MP Rachel Blaney said while she was pleased with ...

A month ago

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Two months 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 ...

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? ...

Three 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 ...

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 ...