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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

Voted No on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted No on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted No on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Again, Mr. Speaker, the government is indeed taking action. We indicated to the House and to northerners that we would implement all of the recommendations of ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, again, our government wants northerners like all other Canadians to have access to quality and nutritious food. As a matter of fact, and as ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, insofar as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC, and its special operating agency, Indian Oil and Gas Canada, are concerned, the response is ...

A week ago

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 weeks 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 ...

Mentioned by Digital Journal /R E P E A T -- 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 weeks ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Nutrition North: 5 Of 6 Advisory Board Members Are Tory Donors The office of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who is responsible for the program, did not directly respond to a detailed list of questions, but a spokeswoman did provide a general statement about the donations. "These individuals are entitled to freedom of expression and are ... It casts doubt on the credibility of the board when so many of its members gave money to the Conservatives, said Liberal MP Ralph Goodale, the party's deputy leader. "There's been a clear failure to deliver the terms and conditions ...

Two 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

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the record is clear. Our government has demonstrated its commitment to addressing the legacy of the Indian residential schools. That is why the Prime ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, again, the fact is that Nutrition North has resulted in an approximately 25% increase in the average annual volume of healthy food being shipped ...

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