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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.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Belle journée pour prendre part à une ouverture officielle au #GreyRockPowerCentre #MMFN http://t.co/Ox9SBoYruE

Posted on Twitter Beautiful day to participate in an official opening event at the #GreyRockPowerCentre #MMFN http://t.co/8u0ULcSCug

Posted on Twitter Heureux de rencontrer des jeunes de la #Bloodtribe avec @markstrahl pour discuter d'emploi et de formation http://t.co/GmER7h9cOK

Posted on Twitter Pleased to meet youth of #Bloodtribe to talk jobs and skills training with @markstrahl #Aboriginalyouth http://t.co/jaaM1G1tIX

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Heureux que les investissements dans la formation créent des opportunités pour la collectivité autochtone en #NE http://t.co/nwfeVjgthB

Posted on Twitter Pleased to see that investment in skills and training is creating opportunities for Aboriginal community in #NS http://t.co/tSC6YSs5VK

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is incredible that the hon. member would not know what the mission of nutrition north is. This government introduced this program in order ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the truth and the facts do not bear out the statements made by that hon. member. We are working in close co-operation with the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, that statement by the hon. member is totally false. She knows that this government passed the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act, which ...

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, we are going to continue on exactly the same path that we started on: we will continue investing in aboriginal communities. Since 2006, we ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I want to reassure the hon. member that indeed we are working with the first nation to address the problem of safe drinking water ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the fact is that our government will continue to receive and disclose the documents through the process that was agreed to by all parties. ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, protecting children living on reserve is a priority for our government. That is why, since 2006, we have used a prevention-based approach to delivering ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the premise of the hon. member's question is totally false. Our government continues, and will continue, to receive and disclose the documents through the ...

Two 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 ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Media Advisory: Minister Bernard Valcourt to Make an Announcement About Arts ... - SYS EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Media Advisory: Minister Bernard Valcourt to Make an Announcement About Arts ... - SYS EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by APTN National News Valcourt tells opposition MP to follow Atleo's “lead” on education bill Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says he doesn't believe “unanimity” will ever be found on his government's proposed First Nation education bill, but opposition MPs should follow the “lead” of Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, ...

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

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Aboriginal education bill meets First Nations conditions: Bernard Valcourt Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said Bill C-33, dubbed the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, meets the five conditions outlined by the Assembly of First Nations and national chiefs during a meeting in Gatineau last December.

More than three months ago

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

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.

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

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 ...