News NDP MP Irene Mathyssen reaches out to local seniors SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Wednesday, Mar. 12th, 2014 NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is making her way to the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding later this week. Her visit is dominated by her position as the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors. She is reaching out to local seniors to discuss the various concerns they may have. Mathyssen’s itinerary includes an NDP Riding Association fundraiser on Thursday and a non-partisan informal roundtable on Friday with Local Seniors’ Leaders.