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  • Her favourite word is communities.

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

Won her last election, in 2019, with 38% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Liberals announced their so-called national housing strategy, and they promised that soon after there would be a strategy to finally address the horrific ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Madam Speaker, I am very happy to be here to speak on behalf of the veterans who have served our country so well. Last week, on ...

Spoke in the House on Resumption of debate on Address in Reply Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the new Conservative leader on his first speech in this role in the chamber. I ...

Voted Yes on Vote #6 on Bill C-4 Relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #2 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #3 Government Business No. 2 (Concurrence in the report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissionner entitled “Peschisolido ...

Voted No on Vote #4 Government Business No. 1 (Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #5 Government Business No. 1 (Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to ...

Spoke in the House on Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, I appreciate the time that all of us are taking to talk about the serious issues that really matter to the people in our ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, today the PBO reported that even with the 300 new hires in June, over 40,000 veterans will continue to be left on the wait-list ...

Posted on Twitter Today the Parliamentary Budget Office came out with report that exposes the reality that the over 40 thousand Veter… https://t.co/aGvJNxdOlG

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Madam Speaker, over 40,000 veterans in Canada are on a wait-list for benefits that they are owed. Some have waited months and some have waited well ...

Spoke in the House on Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply Madam Speaker, one of the major concerns that I have is the lack of mention of this country's veterans in the throne speech. This is very ...

Spoke in the House on Resumption of debate on Address in Reply Mr. Speaker, I am so happy to be here in the House today. I would just like to take this opportunity to ask the member specifically ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter @seanmurphy_ott @vasalloum @NDP Thank you! Great spelling.

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My recipe is called: Chicken Thelma (Names for a Saskatoon friend). Simple measure out a nice marinating portion of… https://t.co/yVQd1JqG4u

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Three months ago

Posted on Twitter @vasalloum @HoCSpeaker @OurCommons @NDP Thank you for making sure we are organized through all of these moments! ❤️

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you. My other question, Mr. Speaker, is around the virtual voting practice. At this point, we have 15- to 30-minute bells, depending on the vote. ...

Posted on Twitter Canadian Veterans deserve much better. Thank you to Charles Scott for his bravery in speaking out. https://t.co/7IoGZLkL6H

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Ms. Harman. I always enjoy listening to your feedback. One of the things you said was that this process has really allowed for the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Chair. First of all, thank you for clarifying. That was the question I was going to ask, whether there are any outstanding witnesses whom ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic One of the questions that I do have is around the extra dates. Maybe I missed that; I was pulled away from my desk a few ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Madam Chair. I just want to let the committee know that I have an urgent meeting in two minutes and I will need to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic I really believe strongly that we need that evaluation process that allows all recognized parties to have a voice at the table. This is an important ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, like so many of my colleagues before me, I would like to express my personal condolences to the loved ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Mr. Duncan, for a lot of that information. I certainly appreciate it. I just have to say, though, I am a little frustrated by ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-449 An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (monthly guaranteed income supplement)

Mentioned by Powell River Peak North Island-Powell River MP presses federal government on sterilization of Indigenous women North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney stood in the House of Commons during question period on Monday, November 19, to ask about the forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. It was the hardest question of her term in parliament, she ...

Mentioned by My Campbell River Now MP Rachel Blaney shares thoughts on the referendum CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – One of the most important things to do during this referendum is to make sure you have the local representation you need. That is according to North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. Speaking to morning show host Ashleigh ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror Traumatized war veterans struggle to get services – MP Blaney The federal government isn't doing enough to support traumatized war veterans as they struggle to get services, says Rachel Blaney, NDP MP for the North Island-Powell River riding. Her comments follow a unanimous vote in Ottawa on Tuesday calling for ...

Mentioned by My Cowichan Valley Now MacGregor Nominated for a Prestigious Award Cowichan-Langford-Malahat NDP MP Alistair MacGregor is up against his friend and fellow Vancouver Island politician, Rachel Blaney, the member of parliament for the North Island-Powell River, and Monique Posey of the Bloc Quebecois. MacGregor said ...

Mentioned by Campbell River Mirror MP Blaney says NDP pushing for federal action on housing, climate change Rachel Blaney, the NDP MP for North Island-Powell River, spoke to reporters on Tuesday about affordable housing, cannabis law and other hot-button issues. Here's a brief run-down of her update from Ottawa. Housing. Blaney said the Liberal government ...

Mentioned by Comox Valley Record NDP requests expungement of pot possession records The NDP has asked the federal Liberals to consider expunging records for people who have possessed a small amount of marijuana, which has been legalized in Canada. According to North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney, the Liberal government ...

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