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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.

Yesterday

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted Yes on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted Yes on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Posted on Twitter Félicitations aux lauréats des prix Indspire, des personnes vraiment exemplaires de partout au Canada! Détails: http://t.co/4PP3OT2VzV

Posted on Twitter Congrats to the 2015 Indspire awardees, truly exemplary individuals across Canada! More: http://t.co/TqyHkM1VQA http://t.co/PnoY4aktb9

A week ago

Posted on Twitter La construction se poursuit! La SCREA est une installation scientifique de calibre mondial dans le Nord http://t.co/xPp0CTWZ72

Posted on Twitter Construction continues & legislation introduced!CHARS is world-class Northern science facility http://t.co/ua2sPEDEOy http://t.co/kU8vPE97RT

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member stated, children living on reserves are entitled to the same health care as Canadians who do not live on reserves. ...

Posted on Twitter S-6 intro after unanimous Senate support, good news for the North!http://t.co/ydgRyAkR6z

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the health, safety and well-being of first nations children is a priority. I remember that very party opposing, for example, the matrimonial property legislation ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Félicitations aux récipiendaires autochtones des prix du PM pour les enseignants #cdnedchat http://t.co/yt1qCAVflE

A month ago

Mentioned by Nunatsiaq News Ottawa accelerates Nunavut devolution talks Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, said he believes negotiators can achieve such an AIP in one year. “I think it's fair to say that we wish this to be concluded as fast as possible. The timeline will be a result of the ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Indeed, Mr. Speaker, we have made significant progress in recent years because of the investments of this government. As to that particular application, the member will ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Bernard Valcourt on missing and murdered aboriginal women On CBC News Network's Power and Politics, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt told host Evan Solomon that if the premiers ask the federal government to be part of a roundtable, it would participate. "What I am open to is if the Council of the Federation and the aboriginal leaders that were present there ... Heritage Minister and Manitoba MP Shelley Glover said the government was already talking about the issue. "This government has been very strong in putting forward measures that actually deal with this.

Three months ago

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Media Advisory: Minister Valcourt to Take Part in the Official Opening of ... - SYS EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- 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 EIN News (press release) Media Advisory: Minister Valcourt to Take Part in the Official Opening of ... The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will take part ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Opening of the 5th Congres Mondial Acadien - SYS The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), took part today in the opening of the 5th Congres mondial acadien (CMA), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Opening of the 5th Congres Mondial Acadien - SYS The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), took part today in the opening of the 5th Congres mondial acadien (CMA), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 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

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 ...