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  • His favourite word is health.

Liberal MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 44% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter J'ai eu le plaisir de m'adresser à la Société canadienne des ingénieurs civils ce matin à Fredericton pour discuter… https://t.co/58UrNt8Kbf

Posted on Twitter Pleased to address the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers this morning in Fredericton to discuss infrastructure ch… https://t.co/wOdw2DqQjY

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #867 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #866 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #865 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #864 Concurrence in an opposed item

Didn't vote on Vote #863 Concurrence in an opposed item

A week ago

Posted on Twitter J’ai passé une très belle journée à Manawan avec le depute Graham. Nous avons eu le plaisir d’annoncer une contribu… https://t.co/9TJpv70kPu

Posted on Twitter Had a great day in Atikamekw de Manawan with MP David Graham announcing this Government’s $2.3 million contribution… https://t.co/kYhRoHsyB9

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Madam Speaker, we recognize that mental health challenges facing indigenous people, particularly youth, are deep-rooted and complex. We recognize that implementation and delivery of our programs ...

Posted on Twitter Very productive meeting with Minister McKenna on bill C-69, discussing the importance of recognition of rights and… https://t.co/Cu8aO78biL

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, community members are our absolute priority. We have been working with public safety, national defence, and the Canadian Red Cross to ensure that the ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter It was great to be there! Congratulations Quinn! https://t.co/ldLgHWwk8n

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, everyone, including first nation governments, support transparency and accountability. We held 27 engagement sessions from coast to coast to coast, and heard clearly from ...

Spoke in the House on Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Mr. Speaker, today a group of students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay are visiting Parliament Hill. DFC is a unique school that ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Historic Sites and Monuments Act Madam Speaker, I stand today to express the support of our government for Bill C-374,, an act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, composition ...

Spoke in the House on Ojibwe Language Preservation Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to recognize the remarkable student-led initiative in the city of Thunder Bay, which is helping preserve the Ojibwe ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Better water and wastewater treatment for Thunder Bay residents Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Bill Mauro, Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay–Atikokan, on behalf of the Honourable Bob ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Better water and wastewater treatment for Thunder Bay residents Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Bill Mauro, Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay–Atikokan, on behalf of the Honourable Bob ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional lands of the Algonquin people. As the Prime Minister has said, there ...

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor Wiikwemkoong pellet plant study sees $705K federal funding boost WIIKWEMKOONG—The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Wiikwemkoong by investing in infrastructure that will foster economic opportunity and community growth and well being. MP Don Rusnak, parliamentary secretary to Minister of Indigenous ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com MP Don Rusnak visits Washington, DC THUNDER BAY -- The Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River travels to the U.S. capital this week to meet with a member of Congress and several Indigenous organizations. Don Rusnak says he will sit down with Representative Rick Nolan of ...

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor Canada invests in economic and community development in Wiikwemkoong WIIKWEMKOONG—The Government of Canada is committed to supporting First Nations by investing in infrastructure that will foster economic opportunity and community growth and well being. MP Don Rusnak, parliamentary secretary to Minister of Indigenous ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Government of Canada invests in economic and community development in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Member of Parliament Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today announced funding for two separate infrastructure projects in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on the Minister's behalf, and ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, our government remains committed to co-developing distinctions-based indigenous housing strategies with our first nations, Inuit, and Métis partners. This is why budget 2018 invests ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Canadian High Arctic Research Station and ... As the minister may well know, and likely knows, the Chiefs of Ontario are having their special assembly here in Ottawa this week. I'll be meeting ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Economic Growth in the Territories Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm going to give a bit of my time to Mr. Tootoo. First, I'm from an area of the country where we ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Default Management and Prevention Policy I sit here frustrated a lot of the time. Just saying “chronic underfunding”.... I've said this before and I got in trouble for it, but I ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Default Management and Prevention Policy Thank you for coming today. I'm going to echo my colleague Michael McLeod. Seeing indigenous professionals, I think we need to encourage that more. It's going ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Default Management and Prevention Policy Thank you, Grand Chief, for being here today. I worked in your territory back in a past life, when I worked for the Manitoba government in ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 10c under Department of Indian ... I'm probably going to sound like a broken record over the next couple of months, as my broken rib, thanks to my Conservative colleagues, heals up. ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Suicide Among Indigenous Peoples and Communities One of the things we heard on Tuesday from two chiefs testifying before this committee was that there are not only short-term problems that need to ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Suicide Among Indigenous Peoples and Communities In Saskatchewan, regarding health delivery, with the coordination between the first nation organizations, the provincial system, and the federal system, are there recommendations for improvement? Are ...