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December 6th, 2016

NDP STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

New Democrat Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women:

March 10th, 2016

2016 International Women's Day Question in Parliament

February 3rd, 2016

In Debate on Pay Equity Motion

ADOPTION OF NDP PAY EQUITY MOTION: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO REDUCE INEQUALITIES

February 1st, 2016

THE TIME FOR PAY EQUITY IS NOW

OTTAWA — Canada’s New Democrats will introduce an opposition day motion urging the federal government to do everything it can to tackle the unacceptable wage gap between men and women.

December 6th, 2015

NDP STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women:

June 11th, 2015

Nominations for Persons Case Awards 2015

OTTAWA, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Status of Women Canada is calling for nominations for the 36th Annual Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. Each year, these awards recognize five individuals, including two youth, who have made outstanding contributions in the pursuit of equality for women and girls in Canada.

June 2nd, 2015

Statement from the NDP on the abolition of the tampon tax

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) and the NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement following the vote on the abolition of the federal tax on feminine hygiene products:

May 28th, 2015

TAMPON TAX TO BE ABOLISHED THANKS TO NDP EFFORTS

OTTAWA – After years of efforts, New Democrats are proud to have succeeded in eliminating the federal tax on feminine hygiene products.

May 12th, 2015

NDP SECURES A VICTORY FOR WOMEN

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) and NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement on the support of their motion to remove the federal tax from feminine hygiene products:

May 7th, 2015

LET’S END THE UNFAIR TAX ON WOMEN

OTTAWA – With their latest opposition day motion, the NDP is urging the Conservatives to end their unfair tax on women and remove the GST/ federal portion of the HST from feminine hygiene products.

December 6th, 2014

December 6th Remembrance of Ecole Polytechnique Speech

Good morning, it is an honour to be here today to speak. The priority of every woman and man here today is to end violence against women and girls. This remains a daunting task.

November 6th, 2014

Statement on 2014 Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign

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

Mr. Speaker, the 2014 Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign kicked off in London, Ontario, on November 1 .

November 7th, 2013

Statement on Shine the Light on Woman Abuse

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

Mr. Speaker, the 2013 Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign kicked off in London on November 1.

October 10th, 2013

Canada’s Alice Munroe Receives Noble Prize for Literature

London, ON – Alice Munroe has become the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is only the 13th woman in the 112 year history of the prize to be accorded such an honour.

March 7th, 2013

Statement on Equality Action Plan Motion

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

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, at the Status of Women committee, I introduced a motion to study the 1993 equality action plan from the Canadian panel on violence against women. My motion calls on the committee to examine the document and develop an action plan to address its recommendations.

November 6th, 2012

Recognizing London's Leadership; Shine the Light on Woman Abuse

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the abuse of women is an unacceptable tragedy that affects women from all walks of life. It is often left unspoken, swept under the rug. But the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign started by the London Abused Women's centre in 2010, aims to change that reality and get women the help they need and deserve.

March 8th, 2012

Irene Introduces Bill C-407, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation)

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Moved for leave to introduce Bill C-407, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation).

December 6th, 2011

Remembering the Victims of Violence

Today as we mourn victims of violence at Ecole Polytechnique we also mourn the violence that permeates in our society.