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  • His favourite word is indigenous.

Liberal MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Vancouver cop helps fellow officers understand Indigenous culture https://t.co/ekuEAjT5QN

Two days ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP hopes reconciliation summit will foster discussion, relationships Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak hopes his planned Community Relations and Reconciliation Summit helps Thunder Bay move past finger-pointing and into meaningful discussion of — and solutions to — the issues the city faces. Rusnak ...

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/szweqBrC1g

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Former Conservative MP says Trudeau 'trying to whitewash' history by renaming Langevin Block Indigenous leaders, including Independent MP Hunter Tootoo, Liberal MPs Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Don Rusnak, and NDP MP Romeo Saganash, had called on the prime pinister to rename the building. Saganash said in February: "Every day, at work, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Positive change summit coming later this summer Government and First Nation leaders met to announce an upcoming community relations and reconciliation summit for Thunder Bay and region. From left, Norm Gale, city manager, Don Rusnak, MP Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Peter Collins, chief Fort William ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Positive change summit coming later this summer Community leaders met at the office of Don Rusnak, Liberal MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, on Tuesday to make a call-out to community groups, organizations and people in leadership roles in the city to come together this summer at a summit for positive ...

Posted on Twitter Positive change summit coming later this summer https://t.co/2WsuTNzdHu via @CJ_ThunderBay

This week

Posted on Twitter @cbryson_bryson We are working with all partners that need to be at the table on finding solutions.

Posted on Twitter @cbryson_bryson I apologize if you took my response to your attack as an attack. I was simply trying to clarify, w… https://t.co/g1EjRWeXPq

Posted on Twitter @cbryson_bryson I've spoken to NAN. I prefer to let independent bodies, conduct their reviews independently and wa… https://t.co/wYXkSpt1Ih

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak insists Thunder Bay not in crisis THUNDER BAY – Don Rusnak doesn't believe Thunder Bay is a city in crisis. But the Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP acknowledges there are challenges facing the city that require solutions, announcing plans to hold a community relations and reconciliation ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Important step toward healing WE LIKE MP Don Rusnak's initiative to try to fix what's wrong with Thunder Bay. It will take concerted - and combined - leadership to begin to bridge Thunder Bay's wide cultural divide. The mysterious deaths of indigenous youth are the latest wounds in ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, I am proud to have a large community of multi-generational veterans in my riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River. The recent reopening of the Thunder ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand in this House today and highlight the many positive investments budget 2017 makes in northern Ontario and how these ...

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 in the House on Ontario First Nations Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to rise today in this House and welcome first nation leadership from across Ontario to Parliament Hill. Chiefs and their ...

Three months ago

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 in the House on Incident in Stockholm Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that we hear of the attack in central Stockholm. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends ...

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 in the House on Sleeping Giant Brewery Company Mr. Speaker, last week, I visited Thunder Bay's own Sleeping Giant Brewery Company and learned about its campaign to support women in business and the arts. ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 in the House on Public Transit Mr. Speaker, many residents of my riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River rely on public transit to get to school, work, or doctors' appointments. In the fall, ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last week the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and I were pleased to reopen one of nine Veterans Affairs Canada offices closed ...

Spoke in the House on Bombardier Plant Mr. Speaker, this past week I turned to the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay, a site that has a rich place in Canadian history. Founded by ...