Irene Mathyssen

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National Defence reviewing limits on 'double-dipping' for retired soldiers

They've made an incredible contribution and fulfilled their obligation' - NDP veterans affairs critic Irene Mathyssen. That led to scrutiny by the all-party Commons defence...

NDP MP introduces private member's bill to elevate Thames River status

Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) has introduced a private member's bill amending the federal Navigation Protection Act to include the Thames waterway. The Liberals promised during the...

Hundreds of Londoners and politicians gather for Workers' Memorial Day

“Workers in this province are the backbone of the community,” Irene Mathyssen, NDP MP for London-Fanshawe, said. “If we didn't have bus drivers, if we...

Local service to mark National Day of Mourning

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is expected to attend the service along with MP Irene Mathyssen and MPP Theresa Armstrong. Transit workers will be marching...

Make Birth Control Free

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen successfully removed the federal tax on tampons in 2015 -- and now she's gathering support for a motion to make prescription...

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen: Prescription Birth Control Should Be Free In Canada

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen speaks in the House of Commons on Oct. 26, 2011. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP). The motion notes that groups such as “youth,...

PBO studies call to hike pension benefits

OTTAWA — A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could hurt Ottawa's...

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- NDP Leadership Race Goes OnA campaign for the leadership of the NDP may have been halted, but the race still goes on. Ontario...

NDP Leadership Race Goes On

London Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen commented on the leadership bid when it was announced, calling it “very unusual.” While DiNovo's approach to the race raised...

Canadian Government Axes Tampon Tax, Will The US Be Next?

It shows what a group of determined women and citizens can do,” declared NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, who sponsored a private member's bill on the...

Veterans grateful for kids' questions, respect

NDP Members of Parliament Irene Mathyssen, left, and Tracey Ramsey listen to concerns of area veteran Larry Costello, centre, and Gayle Brown, Royal Canadian Legion...

Windsor in Pictures: July 11, 2016 | Windsor Star

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Charter condemning all forms of Islamophobia launched in London, Canada

Deputy mayor Paul Hubert, London West Liberal MP Kate Young, London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen and police Chief John Pare were among the leaders who...

London Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen wants full birth control costs to be covered by the government

Now, London Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is calling on the federal government to give all women access to adequate birth control by covering the...

Refusal to admit war veteran upsets member of Norwegian parliamentary committee

Irene Mathyssen, the federal NDP critic for veterans affairs, said in an interview that the Liberals campaigned with promises of creating a more flexible system,...

Refusal to admit war veteran upsets member of Norwegian parliamentary committee

Irene Mathyssen, the federal NDP critic for veterans affairs, said in an interview that the Liberals campaigned with promises of creating a more flexible system,...

Canadians abroad should have right to vote in federal elections, London NDP MP Irene Mathyssen says

Canadian expats around the world should have the right to vote in federal elections, says London New Democrat Irene Mathyssen. The MP for London-Fanshawe has...

Irene Mathyssen Tables Mental Health Bill

A motion to mandate the federal government to increase mental health education has been tabled in the House of Commons. London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen...

Mathyssen: DiNovo's “Unofficial” Candidacy Is Unusual

Cheri DiNovo's “unofficial” candidacy for the federal NDP leadership is proving to be unusual to some. The Ontario MPP has ... But London Fanshawe MP...

Ottawa imposes unequal increases in benefits for injured veterans

(subscription) (subscription)Irene Mathyssen, the NDP critic, said it is clear that the higher ranked officers will benefit the most. “And those poor guys at...

Hauling Veterans Back To Court Over Benefits A 'Disgrace,' Opposition Says

The Liberals must recognize Canada's moral, social, legal and financial covenant with veterans," NDP MP Irene Mathyssen added, noting the latest legal move will add...

NDP outraged as Liberals take veterans back to court

NorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)OTTAWA – New Democrats are outraged by reports today that veterans are yet again being fought in court by their own...

Hauling veterans back to court over benefits a 'disgrace,' opposition says

The Liberals must recognize Canada's moral, social, legal and financial covenant with veterans," NDP MP Irene Mathyssen added, noting the latest legal move will add...

Council Set To Vote On LAV III Monument

It's a world-class product that's made here in London.” The vehicles were made by General Dynamics on Oxford Street, but neither the company, nor the...

Council Set To Vote On LAV III Monument

It's a world-class product that's made here in London.” The vehicles were made by General Dynamics on Oxford Street, but neither the company, nor the...

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A local NDP politician is throwing her support behind city hall's proposal to turn a London-made military vehicle into an Afghanistan war monument. The support...

Tom Mulcair prepares for his own leadership review

He enjoys significant support in the NDP caucus. Irene Mathyssen, who has won her London, Ont., riding four times, argues Mulcair will start looking better...

Time to stop taxing baby products, says NDP

The NDP also kick-started that change, with a private member's bill tabled by MP Irene Mathyssen. Mathyssen's “tampon tax” motion gained broad support in the...

London MP says city hall must continue lobbying Ottawa, Queen's Park if $880-million light rail plan is to become ...

While the new federal budget earmarks $1.5 billion for transit across Ontario, veteran London MP Irene Mathyssen believes that will provide nowhere near enough to...

Council Putting 'One River' to Final Vote Tuesday

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is among those who have urged Council to pursue an environmental assessment study that focuses only on the dam, with...

Canada has more women in cabinet, but fewer sit on Commons committees

“I am sorry that there are fewer women on committees,” said Irene Mathyssen, the NDP deputy whip. “As glamorous as it is to be strutting...

Springbank Dam plan moves ahead amid major public input

“I am confident in saying it would be unprecedented for either the federal or provincial governments to come asking for those funds,” London-Fanshawe NDP MP...

Canada has more women in cabinet, but fewer sit on Commons committees

“I am sorry that there are fewer women on committees,” said Irene Mathyssen, the NDP deputy whip. “As glamorous as it is to be strutting...

New Wrinkle to Springbank Dam Debate

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen wrote an open letter to City Council in January, asking them to not fix the dam. She pointed out that...

New Wrinkle to Springbank Dam Debate

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen wrote an open letter to City Council in January, asking them to not fix the dam. She pointed out that...

Some Canadians say reforms by the previous Conservative government to the temporary foreign worker program ...

Conservative MP Jason Kenney, who was employment minister when he introduced the temporary worker reforms in 2014, was not available for comment. NDP MP Irene...

Full City Council Meeting Preview

Opposition to fixing the dam has been getting louder, including calls from local First Nations communities, the World Wildlife Fund Canada, and London-Fanshawe NDP MP...

City Councillor Pitches Third Option for Future of Springbank Dam

Opposition to fixing the dam has been getting louder since the court battle ended, including calls from local First Nations communities, the World Wildlife Fund...

Justin Trudeau goes face to face with Neil from London — and brings out NDP critics

It was a serious and important question," offered Irene Mathyssen, the NDP MP for the Ontario riding of London-Fanshawe. "People are looking for help, but...

Irene Mathyssen Pens Open Letter to Council, Decommission Springbank Dam

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has written an open letter to city council, asking them to not fix the dam. “We know that the Springbank...

Politics This Morning: NDP caucus to meet in Montebello

(subscription) (subscription)... 01/19/2016 12:00 am EST. The NDP is having a caucus meeting today in Montebello, Que., to plan its parliamentary strategy for when...

Cheque backlogs delay Canadian reservists' pension payouts

Irene Mathyssen, the NDP critic for veterans' affairs, said Mr. Jost's situation is too common among reservists and it is time for the Liberal government...

Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent mum on whether he will resign

NDP veterans critic Irene Mathyssen said Parent has done some good work and knows the file. “I think he should re-apply and the Liberals should...

NDP scold Liberals for data mining Remembrance Day email, saying using ...

NDP veterans affairs critic Irene Mathyssen was dumbfounded that the Liberals would use veterans for partisan ends. “To utilize this emotional day in such a...

Union asks NDP to keep Saudi armoured vehicles deal 'under wraps,' fearing ...

Irene Mathyssen, NDP candidate and MP in the last Parliament in London-Fanshawe, said she has since spoken to Mulcair and GDLS officials. She said the...

NDP Incumbent Irene Mathyssen Re-Elected in London-Fanshawe

Voters in London-Fanshawe have sent incumbent Irene Mathyssen back to Ottawa for a fourth term. She captured 37.9 percent of the vote. The Liberals' Khalil...

Grits up, Tories top small biz poll

London-Fanshawe NDP candidate Irene Mathyssen knocks on doors on Folkstone Court in London Friday. A flyer, shown at left, sent out by her opponent, Liberal...

Khalil Ramal. (File photo)

Ramal's campaign manager said Irene Mathyssen, the riding's three-term NDP MP seeking re-election, has been “wishy-washy” about the fate of the contract if the NDP...

NDP Takes Aim At Harper's TPP Deal

Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath rallies with London-Fanshawe Candidate Irene Mathyssen. October 14, 2015. Photo by Ashton Patis. The NDP is taking aim at Prime...

Presenting petition signatures to London Fanshawe NDP candidate ...

Presenting petition signatures to London Fanshawe NDP candidate Irene Mathyssen. by wevotecbc.ca | Oct 13, 2015 | London Fanshawe | 0 comments. IMG_0339. Share on...