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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 Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Courtenay—Alberni, our spokesperson on Veterans Affairs, for his passion and dedication to this issue. As we share a region, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table two petitions. The first is e-petition e-1269, which has over 1,000 signatures. I would like to acknowledge Laurie Gourlay, ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System Mr. Speaker, this is really a question of justice. As a mother of indigenous sons, and as a grandmother of three indigenous grandchildren, Kwastanaya or Naya, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #453 on Bill C-378 Amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Voted Yes on Vote #452 on Bill S-228 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children)

Voted No on Vote #451 on Bill C-371 Respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, I am here to speak to this particular bill because it is so important to the people I represent in North Island—Powell River. It ...

Voted No on Vote #450 Opposition Motion (Trans Mountain Expansion Project )

Voted Yes on Vote #449 on Bill C-50 Amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Mr. Speaker, since this is my first time to rise this session, I want to say how pleased I am to have the new role as ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act Mr. Speaker, we are talking about something really important here, which is the people who serve our country every single day. I know that one of ...

Spoke in the House on Pensions Mr. Speaker, across Canada too many seniors are being left behind, and single women are particularly vulnerable. For women over the age of 75, poverty is ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act Madam Speaker, one of the concerns the member before me mentioned was that many amendments were proposed. A lot of the amendments proposed looked at transparency ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Feds dispute stat in recent Blaney statement on GIS The federal government is disputing a statistic used in MP Rachel Blaney's recent statement on seniors' eligibility for the Guaranteed Income Supplement and the government's new policy of automatically enroling people who reach the age of 65. “We ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Feds dispute stat in recent Blaney statement on GIS The federal government is disputing a statistic used in MP Rachel Blaney's recent statement on seniors' eligibility for the Guaranteed Income Supplement and the government's new policy of automatically enroling people who reach the age of 65. “We ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney named NDP deputy Whip Thursday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made some key changes to his senior team as the party targets growing economic inequality for the upcoming Parliamentary session, including naming North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney as party deputy whip. “I ...

Mentioned by Powell River Peak NDP names Rachel Blaney deputy whip PIVOTAL ROLE: North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney was included in federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's appointment of new critics for the party in parliament. Contributed photo. North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has taken a senior ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney named NDP deputy Whip Thursday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made some key changes to his senior team as the party targets growing economic inequality for the upcoming Parliamentary session, including naming North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney as party deputy whip. “I ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Blaney named NDP deputy whip Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, who will continue in her role as Whip, will be joined by North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney as deputy whip. “I am incredibly honoured to be appointed as an Officer of the House,” Blaney said. “The trust that Jagmeet has ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Right now Liberals and Conservatives are voting no against my Bill C-325, a right to Housing. How can anyone say th… https://t.co/dfg8nYIsBY

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 ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank Professor Moens, Professor Huebert, and Mr. Baines for joining us. It's great to see all three of you ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors Thank you. Mr. Miller, I'm going to come back to you again. You talked about some of the concerns you had around the suburbs and the ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Canadian Seniors Thank you so much. I have two friendship centres in my riding, Sacred Wolf and Wachiay. I'm asking both of you this, whoever wants to answer. ...

Posted on Twitter Today NDP is standing in solidarity with SSEA. Security Personnel deserve respect in the #HOC. https://t.co/VCpjoxi1Wp

Posted on Twitter Two years of holding the office as MP for North Island - Powell River. I am still completely humbled by this honour. https://t.co/ofORYLYQot

Posted on Twitter Goodbye to Gord Downie. #RIP

Posted on Twitter CRADACL's first Chili Fest! Great day for yummy Chili! What a great bunch of judges. https://t.co/wCDAy9cbvS

Posted on Twitter #MMIWG Inquiry continues to struggle. Indigenous women and girls cannot wait. ❤️ https://t.co/Wo0DioLL1q

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