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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.

This week

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

Mentioned by Virtual Press Office (press release) Statement by Minister Valcourt on the Passage into Law of Bill C-428, the Indian ... OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today: "The Government of Canada welcomes the passing into law of Private Member's Bill C‑428, the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act, brought forward by Rob Clarke, the Member of Parliament from Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River. Our Government has recognized that the Indian Act is an impediment to the success of Canada's First Nations.

A week ago

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

Voted No on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted Yes on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted No on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted No on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

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

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Gov't on collision course with Yukon First Nations: federal NDP The national NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs says the federal government is headed on a collision course with Yukon First Nations. Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, has been questioning Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in the House of ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Pasloski wants Valcourt to 'correct the record' on self-government Pasloski says that claim is “incorrect,” and he wants Bernard Valcourt to “recognize self-governing First Nations as an order of government." Bernard Valcourt's statement that Yukon First Nations are not considered governments under the Umbrella Final ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding the way those members try to picture the Minister of the Environment and member for Nunavut, without hesitation, the north has never been ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Must-see QP: Bernard Valcourt fires up the Tory benches After one particularly lacklustre effort, seat mate Bernard Valcourt, the aboriginal affairs minister, could only stare off into space. A few minutes later, it was Valcourt who livened up the government side. NDP MP Romeo Saganash proclaimed the government's ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Yukon MP Ryan Leef defends aboriginal affairs minister Yukon MP Ryan Leef is defending comments made by aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt ​that Yukon First Nations are not considered governments, under the terms of the Umbrella Final Agreement. Valcourt made the remark on Tuesday, during ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act moved that Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act, be ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, it is this Conservative government that introduced nutrition north with the objective of increasing access to healthy food for people in isolated and remote ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, as I have said, maybe the member should read the report instead of misquoting it. The results of this program are clear. Under Nutrition ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Harper Government Announces Additional Funding for Nutrition in the North IQALUIT, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chiliwack-Fraser Canyon and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced additional funding ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that Canada, along with many parties, has reached an agreement on a settlement with residential school victims. The ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the member opposite knows, or should know, that we have made unprecedented investment in first nations infrastructure above and beyond the core infrastructure funding, ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, our government was really disappointed that the Assembly of First Nations dropped the ball and did not honour the agreement it entered into with ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is obvious he will not take “yes” or “no” for an answer. I just stated that, indeed, we are presently in negotiations, talking ...

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