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Conservative MP for Madawaska—Restigouche (New Brunswick)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 40.60% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Here's a letter I sent to the opposition last week in regards to Bill C-33. #FNCFNEA https://t.co/5qCfc4Wjjr

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter J'ai souligné l'adoption du projet de loi C-9 aujourd'hui avec le Congrès des Chefs des PNs de l'Atlantique et Chef Evans à Moncton

Posted on Twitter J'ai souligné l'adoption du projet de loi C-9 aujourd'hui avec le Congrès des Chefs des PNs de l'Atlantique et Chief Evans à Moncton

Posted on Twitter Celebrated the recent passage of Bill C-9, the First Nations Elections Act with Atlantic Policy Congress and Chief Evans in Moncton today

This week

Mentioned by APTN National News NDP MP presses Valcourt to fix Kashechewan First Nation school with letters ... NDP MP Charlie Angus has sent Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt a stack of letters from Grade 3 students attending a water-soaked school on the Kashechewan First Nation reserve along the James Bay coast in northern Ontario. Angus included ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Jim. Il va beaucoup nous manquer.

Posted on Twitter My deepest sympathies to Jim's family. He will be greatly missed.

Introduced legislation Government bill C-33 An Act to establish a framework to enable First Nations control of elementary and secondary education and to provide for related funding and to make related amendments to the Indian Act and consequential amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ways and Means moved: That a ways and means motion to introduce an act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other ...

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, as I recently stated, the government continues to honour its obligations under the agreement. Health Canada will continue to offer and provide services to ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order Thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank the committee for the opportunity to come before you today to explain how Bill C-25, the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, the administrative body that manages the IAP, is an independent, quasi-judicial organization for which this department is not ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I thought the member was going to congratulate the government for not allowing these funds to lapse so they would be lost. Being re-profiled ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 3c under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, for inviting me and my officials to outline our department's supplementary estimates (C) for 2013-14. Before I do—and you alluded to it—I ...

Spoke in the House on Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Act Mr. Speaker, I listened to that charade, and it confirms something. The hon. member was referring to the fair elections act, which the official opposition stated, ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I know that the NDP likes to play politics on the backs of aboriginal people. We announced the Justice at Last initiative in 2007 ...

Spoke in the House on Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Act moved that Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-25 An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canadians and these first nation youth have surely been witness to the historic announcement that was made by the government, along with the Assembly ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by AZoCleantech Six Nations of the Grand River Open New Water Treatment Plant On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, the Member of Parliament for Brant, Phil McColeman, today congratulated Six Nations of the Grand River on the opening of its new water treatment plant. MP McColeman described the project as one that would bring "lasting economic benefits" to the community. The new water treatment plant will provide safe drinking water to existing and future users and can support up to 7,370 users.

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, Northwest Territories Devolution Act When things are going well, I'm the reason, and when things are going badly, they are to blame, of course. Mr. Chair, thank you for the ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-16 An Act to give effect to the Governance Agreement with Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Government bill C-15 An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement and to repeal or make amendments to the Territorial Lands Act, the Northwest Territories Waters Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, other Acts and certain orders and regulations

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 30b and 35b under ... Since 2006, this program also supported a total of 41 shelters across the country that have provided shelter services for over 16,500 children and 18,000 women ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-9, An Act respecting the election and term of office of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Members of the committee, I am very pleased to be here today to address Bill C-9, the first nations elections act. As ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-9 An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Minister Bernard Valcourt Announces Funding for Edmundston's Salle Léo-Poulin EDMUNDSTON, NB, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, today announced $750,000 in funding for the City of Edmundston ...

Mentioned by BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release) Minister Bernard Valcourt Announces Funding for 2013 Restigouche Air Show in ... - PR On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, today announced funding of up to ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Minister Bernard Valcourt Announces Funding for 2013 Restigouche Air Show in ... 8, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, today announced ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Yale First Nation Final Agreement Act and Bill C-62, An Act to ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. It's good to be on Algonquin land this early in the morning. I wish to thank you for giving me this opportunity ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-62 An Act to give effect to the Yale First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Mentioned by Nunatsiaq News Nunavik's NDP MP slams federal minister for ignoring housing crisis KANGIQSUJUAQ — Romeo Saganash, the New Democratic Party MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, in a May 30 news release slammed the federal aboriginal affairs minister, Bernard Valcourt, for his “lack of responsiveness to the serious housing ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I appreciate this opportunity to participate in the committee's review of Bill S-8, the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act. I'm ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you for the opportunity to address the committee during its review of S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated ...