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


March 19th, 2017

Bahá'í Naw-Rúz

Been a part of a multicultural community gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate many different traditions. The western world celebrates January 1st as the new year. The Chinese New Year is celebrated later, based on the lunar calendar. Those of the Bahá'í faith celebrate their new year, Naw-Rúz on the vernal equinox. It is a festive event observed with meetings for prayer and music and dancing. It is celebrated throughout the countries of the Middle East and Central Asia, and by those of the Bahá'í faith here in London.

March 7th, 2017

In Debate: Bill C-211 on PTSD

Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act

The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

February 24th, 2017

C-339, Amend the Canadian Forces Members & Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-339, an act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit).

February 8th, 2017

New Democrats Working to Increase Consumer Protection

Ottawa – Peter Julian, MP (NDP, New Westminster-Burnaby), re-introduced his Private Member’s Bill to provide consumers with the right to know what ingredients are in everyday products. NDP House Leader, Murray Rankin, MP (Victoria) is proud to be seconding Bill C-336.

January 30th, 2017


“The terrorist attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec last night has shaken this country.

January 30th, 2017

Podcast: NDP Caucus Priorities as Parliament returns to session

Click the file to listen, as Irene talks about the priorities NDP MPs set at their winter caucus meeting in preparation for parliament to return to session: