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  • Her favourite word is immigration.

NDP MP for Vancouver East (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2021, with 56% of the vote.

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #655 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted Yes on Vote #656 on Bill C-35 Respecting early learning and child care in Canada

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #648 Opposition Motion (ArriveCAN)

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill C-354 Amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (Quebec’s cultural distinctiveness and French-speaking communities)

Voted Yes on Vote #650 on Bill C-321 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against persons who provide health services and first responders)

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, more than eight million people in Sudan have been displace through 10 months of war. This has been devastating for people in Sudan and ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code Madam Speaker, absolutely, anti-scab legislation is necessary and we need to get on board. The NDP has tried to move it forward eight times in the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I also want to thank the member for sharing his personal family story with us. It takes a lot of courage to do that, ...

Spoke in the House on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Mr. Speaker, on every Valentine's Day since 1992, led by indigenous matriarchs, 2SLGBTQ+ members and family members in the Downtown Eastside, the community takes to the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Government's Response to the Final Report of the Special Committee on Afghanistan Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank the committee members for supporting the last motion. I have another motion that I'd like to move at ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to enter into this debate today, and of course we are talking about newcomers. We are talking about the capacity for ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Migrant Trafficking and Smuggling Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you again to the officials for being here today. I think this is where we're talking about data. It ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Palestinian Canadian families are desperate to bring their loved ones to safety in Canada. The rollout of the special immigration measure for Gaza is ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is interesting that the Conservatives are now saying “Oh, get tough on crime,” yet when the Harper administration was in government, between 2010 ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to federal housing investments, between February 1, 2006, and October 1, 2015, broken down (i) by province or territory and by year: (a) how ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. Just with regard to that point, I did mention the amendment, and I said that the amendment in and of itself does ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Meetings and Information Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the ministers and officials for being at the committee today. I want to jump right in. The ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Meetings What I'm trying to avert for the government, actually, is to not get into the situation where in the case of Afghanistan there was this hit-and-miss ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Application Backlogs and Processing Times and Closed Work Permits and Temporary Foreign ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I thank the witnesses for their presentations and for being here today. I appreciate Mr. Possberg's comments about the concern ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Government's Response to the Final Report of the Special Committee on Afghanistan ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I want to say thank you to all the witnesses, as well. I want to carry on the conversation with ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Closed Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I really appreciated that last comment related to ensuring that temporary foreign workers can actually get permanent status. We heard ...

Posted on Twitter My PMB seeks to mandate landlords to disclose property ownership, as many who own rental housing hide their identit… https://t.co/DncGmLue2M

Posted on Twitter Real estate investment trusts enjoy preferential tax treatment, the 7 largest REITs alone have saved a combined $1.… https://t.co/vWf8TzlKCB

Posted on Twitter The unacknowledged self-interest of politicians can explain why the Liberals, and the Conservatives before them, ha… https://t.co/6vWj9n4jEd

Posted on Twitter The PM’s secret deal to lock down our borders is going to get vulnerable people hurt. People should not be criminal… https://t.co/KtadM7Kxwy

Posted on Twitter Although Taiwan has the ability to benefit the international community, and Taiwan is actually helping to achieve t… https://t.co/Bw1nbS6PqV

Posted on Twitter The NDP motion to study housing financialization has been passed thanks to @BonitaZarrillo. Public could submit the… https://t.co/4ZG4gwqD6p

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-291 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-398 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (medical inadmissibility — excessive demand)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-333 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (granting and revoking of citizenship)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-294 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (cessation of refugee protection)