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  • His favourite word is nations.

Conservative MP for Madawaska—Restigouche (New Brunswick)

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

Three days ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Harper Government Helps to Create Opportunities for Urban Aboriginal Youth in ... NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced that the Government of Canada is ... $60,000 in federal funding was announced today by MP Andrew Saxton to the Red Fox Healthy Living Society located in Vancouver, British Columbia, which will help the organization build improved partnerships with local governments and other ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, once again, we do not see the Amnesty International report as cause for alarm. We prefer to look at the facts. No one can ...

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Media Advisory - Status of Women Canada 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, and the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will deliver brief remarks and take questions from the media following their participation in the ... Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Tel: 819-953-5646, andrew.mcgrath@labour-travail.gc.ca; Andrea Richer, Director of Communications, Office of the Hon.

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, if the hon. member cares to look at the estimates, which are estimates, he will see that there is increased funding for nutrition north, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for that important question. As he said, Canadians expect our government to make decisions based on facts ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, our government believes that first nations students should have access to a quality education system, just like all other Canadians. They deserve it. That ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, these deaths are a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family of the victims. As we speak, the RCMP is investigating the ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Valcourt Accuses NDP Of Trying To 'Score Cheap Political Points' Over Deadly ... Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt responded by attacking Ashton's tone and cadence, saying she can yell “if it makes her feel good,” adding that “it doesn't change the situation.” He argued that "for that member [of parliament] and that party to try to score cheap political points over the death of children on a reserve is just unacceptable." Over 900 people live on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation reserve, located 331 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Makwa Sahgaiehcan chief Richard Ben called the ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the member may yell if that makes her feel good, but it does not change the situation. The fact of the matter is that ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I expected the hon. member to do better than rely on headlines, if the member were aware of what the government has been doing ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, since nutrition north was put in place we have seen the benefits. We have seen northerners benefit from ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Harper Government invests in Personalized Job Readiness Support for First ... OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that 120 First Nation youth ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Working Together to Increase the Participation of Urban Aboriginal People in ... 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced support to the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre for a project aimed at helping ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Digital Journal Notice - Employment and Social Development Canada OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and ...

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter Je suis ravis que la Cour ait accepté notre demande de prolonger la date limite des crédits perso pour les bénéficiaires du PEC & familles.

Posted on Twitter Pleased that the Court has granted our request to extend Personal Credits deadlines for CEP recipients & families. More to come.

Posted on Twitter La Loi sur la SCREA reçoit la sanction royale. Un grand succès & élément clé de la Stratégie pour le Nord du Cnd. Info: ttp://ow.ly/G4khv

Posted on Twitter Félicitations à FOXY lauréat du Inspiration Arctique. Un impressionnant groupe qui appuient des initiatives liées à la santé dans le Nord.

Posted on Twitter Congrats to FOXY winners of 2014 Arctic Inspirations. An impressive group supporting Northern health initiatives http://t.co/STeEHUrJEy

Posted on Twitter La PN de Cold Lake s’est conformée à la Loi sur la transparence. Les membres pourront s’assurer que l’$ soit utilisé à leur avantage #polcan

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Access to Capital and Departmental Expenditures and Operations 2014-15 Mr. Chair, ladies and gentlemen of the committee, I am pleased to be here today to speak to you about Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ... Mr. Chair, thank you for inviting me to outline the main estimates for fiscal year 2014-2015 of my department, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-34 An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

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

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 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 ...

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

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

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