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New Democratic Party of Canada

Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association
CA - K1A 0A6 - Ottawa


Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Representative - Canada
  • from 16/04/2020 to 22/01/2023 Substitute - Canada
  • from 18/04/2016 to 20/01/2019 Representative - Canada
  • from 04/05/2012 to 24/01/2016 Representative - Canada
  • from 23/01/2012 to 04/05/2012 Substitute - Canada

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)


Last speeches

14/10/2022 | 13:21:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues: As parliamentarians, we must always be sensitive to the potential for discrimination in public policies. In the context of our transition away from pandemic emergency measures to a “new normal” of longer-term public health policies, it is critically important that these policies respect both science and individual rights. Over the past two and a half years, we have collectively lived through one of the largest real-time... 14/10/2022 | 10:44:48 Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to rise to address a critical and globally relevant issue: the future of work. Although all societies have faced a constant evolution of work practices for centuries, we have seen an accelerated rate of transformation in the last decade, and uniquely over the past two years as a result of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Traditionally, the examination of the future of work has concentrated on its technological aspect. Most recently, this has focussed on how automation... 13/10/2022 | 18:34:35 Honourable colleagues, It is a privilege to rise today to discuss a topic of wide importance: discrimination against women in sports. Rapporteur Ms Edite ESTRELA's report is a powerful call to action to address long-standing fundamental gender bias and discrimination. It brings a special focus on discrimination against particular groups of women including lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women. The report highlights that LBTI women face unique barriers such as a lack of support... 24/01/2022 | 20:03:29 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) “Children,” the late President John Kennedy once said, “are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” It is essential that we highlight their voices and perspectives. My remarks are energized by the report entitled The right to be heard: child participation, a foundation for democratic societies. I will focus specifically on its recommendation that states consider lowering the voting age to 16 years. In the... 20/04/2021 | 18:01:26 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Good morning, colleagues. I welcome the opportunity to participate in today’s current affairs debate on the status of Armenian prisoners of war, other captives, and displaced persons. The November 9 ceasefire agreement between Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia was an extremely positive development, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. But as many, including the PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons have made...