On this page are selected videos of speeches, statements, debates, and questions I raise in the House.

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Bill C-29: Jenny speaks up on respecting workers & the important right to free collective bargaining

On April 29, 2021, the House of Commons debated late into the night on Bill C-29, an Act put forward by the Liberal government to force workers at the Port of Montreal back to work & stripping them of their rights as enshrined in the law. MP Jenny Kwan spoke out against this back-to-work legislation, and delivered a speech in favour of respecting workers and their rights, respecting the collective bargaining process, respecting labour, and urging the government to withdraw the Bill.

Raising concerns about CRA: CRB & CERB issues, need to tax extend filing deadline for seniors on GIS

On April 27, 2021, MP Jenny Kwan raised a number of concerns in the House related to CRA, raised by constituents: the need to extend the tax filing deadline for seniors receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement as was done in the earlier waves of the pandemic; as well as ongoing issues with CERB and taxation of CERB, and the case of one constituent, a busker, who finally received their Canada Recovery Benefit only after many months of advocacy on the issue.

Jenny In the House: Ending gender-based violence needs action now: stable funding, a community-driven nat'l action plan

On April 20, 2021, Jenny made a statement in the house about the need to address the root causes of gender-based violence, and the need for stable funding for the community organizations on the ground doing the work. The pandemic has been a giant wake-up call which should spur urgent and significant investments to address the core fundamental issues that Canadians struggle with. The government must come to the table with community advocates and develop an action plan to address violence against women and provide stable funding to NGOs on the ground. The lives and safety of women are at risk.

Jenny in the House: Tables petitions on urban, rural, northern Indigenous housing strategy & ending opioid crisis

On March 25, 2021, Jenny tabled two petitions: - one initiated by Moms Stop The Harm, calling for federal government action to end overdose deaths and overdose injuries; to immediately collaborate with provinces and territories to develop a comprehensive, pan-Canadian overdose action plan; to ensure that the plan considers reforms that other countries have used, such as legal regulation of drugs to ensure safe, supply, decriminalization for personal use, and changes to flawed drug policy and policing practices; and - one with respect to Indigenous housing, which recognizes that the 2017 National Housing Strategy did not include any specific funding, strategies or policies for urban or rural indigenous housing, even though the mandate letter from the minister specifically outlines such a strategy; and putting forward calls from the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and its Indigenous Caucus , including for the government to develop a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” National Housing Centre; to increase the supply of stable, safe, affordable housing by building 73,000 new units of housing for urban, rural and northern Indigenous peoples; to support tenants' well-being and long-term success with wraparound Indigenous services, to accelerate action on Indigenous homelessness, and to focus on northern housing.

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