Isabelle Morin with her team and Thomas Mulcair, NDP Leader
Isabelle Morin decided long ago as a university student that Canadian society can be much fairer for everyone. From rural upbringings in Québec to her urban life today in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine—Dorval in Montréal, her values resemble those of many people in Canada. She believes that our current social, environmental, and economic problems are completely unnecessary considering the extreme wealth and excess that surrounds us. Her vision is that prosperity can belong to all of us.
A dedicated young woman, Isabelle is currently serving as a member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities as well as President of the NDP Youth Caucus. Isabelle represents the interests of young Canadians – Canada’s future. She believes that education can be affordable and accessible for everyone, regardless of age. She believes in a world where a young person can find a well-paying job with benefits so that raising a family won’t be as prohibitive as it is now. All of these opportunities were possible for previous generations, and they can be possible today.
After being elected in 2011, Isabelle is focusing her efforts in the House of Commons on getting Canadians the 21st century public transit they deserve, making our roads, bridges and airways safer, and keeping rail service accessible for passengers and freight customers alike. Isabelle is also fighting to reduce noise pollution affecting those who live near airports, as this is a major health concern and nuisance.
As a dedicated transit advocate, Isabelle is calling on the federal government to take a leadership role through the introduction of a National Public Transit Strategy through Bill C-305. Coordination and dedicated funding for transit on a federal level is something countless experts and cities across the country are calling for – and that Canada is alone lacking among its G8 peers.
Since her election in 2011, Isabelle has pushed for a variety of high-profile initiatives, including federal funding for the replacement of the Champlain Bridge and aging infrastructure throughout Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine—Dorval, as well as fighting against undemocratic Conservative omnibus bills: the “Trojan Horse” Budget Bill C-38 and Crime Bill C-30.
Earlier Experience and Private Life
Prior to being elected as Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine—Dorval’s Member of Parliament, Isabelle taught as a high school teacher of French language education and drama at École Secondaire Cavelier in LaSalle. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the Université du Québec à Sherbrooke.
During her studies, Isabelle was actively involved in numerous groups advocating various environmental causes, the resistance to commercial monopolies on campus, support for foreign students, the establishment of a bicycle path between downtown Sherbrooke and the university in order to provide an environmentally-friendly and safe means for students to commute, as well as the creation of a community garden and a market dedicated to the sale of locally-grown produce.
Isabelle currently lives in Lachine where the constituency office is also located. Feel free to drop in; you may even see her cycle on her way to work! She is an avid gardener with a large garden at her home. She is also a cycling enthusiast, ardent reader, as well as an involved social and environmental activist in Montréal. She also loves all experiences that allow her to learn more about various cultures in the spirit of respect for diversity. It is her firm belief that the NDP offers Canadians, wherever they may live, an ecological and progressive alternative.