Irene Mathyssen Member of Parliament London—Fanshawe
  • Deputy Whip
  • Critic for Veterans Affairs

Constituency Office Phone: 519-685-4745

Parliamentary Office Phone: 613-995-2901

 

June 16th, 2016

Veterans like Peter Blendheim need long-term care beds

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, just like the Conservatives before them, the Liberals are shamefully denying benefits to veterans. Care is downloaded to the provinces while federal facilities close beds or shut their doors.

June 13th, 2016

NDP Calls for Immediate Decriminalization of Marijuana

New Democrats will put decriminalization to a vote to urge the government to stop handing out criminal records for personal use of marijuana.

June 9th, 2016

MATHYSSEN CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITIZE VETERANS’ MENTAL HEALTH

OTTAWA – New Democrat Veterans critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) tabled motion M-61 today calling on the federal government to support the mental health of military service men and women, veterans, first responders, and retired and volunteer first responders.

June 2nd, 2016

Question Period: Why are Liberals not making veterans raises fair?

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe): Mr. Speaker, when the Liberals promised an increase in benefits for permanently injured veterans, they failed to mention that their plan would benefit higher ranking officials the most, while rank-and-file veterans would see minimal increases. New Democrats believe that veterans, all veterans regardless of rank, deserve to be treated with dignity. The government is humiliating veterans. Why are the Liberals leaving behind those with the least? Why are they treating our nation's most vulnerable veterans so disgracefully?

May 20th, 2016

My Letter to the Ministers on the Arva Flour Mill

May 20th, 2016

Dear Ministers Mihychuk and MacAuley,

The 197 year old Arva Flour Mill is a working museum and heritage treasure, not only for the London region, but for all of Canada. It is the nation’s oldest water powered flour mill, still producing flour sold at local markets throughout Ontario.

May 19th, 2016

NDP OUTRAGED AS LIBERALS TAKE VETERANS BACK TO COURT

OTTAWA – New Democrats are outraged by reports today that veterans are yet again being fought in court by their own government that will deny our heroes their benefits. This comes after the Liberal Party campaigned on bringing back a lifetime pension for veterans.