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  • His favourite word is nations.

Liberal MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to stand in the House to present a petition supporting Bill S-214, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act. The bill w… https://t.co/AgC5OAmFjN

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a cornerstone of our government's relationship with indigenous peoples. In 2016, our government ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, this is quite timely. I rise today to present two petitions on behalf of the residents of Thunder Bay—Rainy River in support of Bill ...

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted Yes on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted Yes on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Didn't vote on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter While in Thunder Bay last week PM @JustinTrudeau sat down with Grand Chief @gcfiddler, Fort William First Nation Ch… https://t.co/cymaTmXoPZ

A month ago

Posted on Twitter @SohiAmarjeet 9 PM

Posted on Twitter Thank you to everyone from Thunder Bay —Rainy River for your support over the last 3 years. It has been an honour b… https://t.co/vynkS42gRn

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Tune into @tvo tonight at 9 PM to see @RomeoSaganash and I on Political Blind Date! https://t.co/4IxGd6Ypho

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

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Personnel Mr. Speaker, as we approach the end of the year and the closing of Centre Block, I would like to take this time, on behalf of ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak to run for Liberals in TB-Rainy River THUNDER BAY – Don Rusnak will seek a second term for the Liberals in Thunder Bay-Rainy River. The first-term MP on Thursday night was acclaimed to run for the party in the Northern Ontario riding, the first candidate to officially have his name on the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberal Party to nominate Don Rusnak as candidate for 2019 federal election After serving nearly three years as the Member of Parliament for the Thunder Bay — Rainy River district, Don Rusnak will be nominated as the Liberal candidate in the same riding for next year's federal election in October. Officials from the Liberal ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak to accept federal Liberal nod in TB-Rainy River Don Rusnak. Thunder Bay-Rainy River Liberal MP Don Rusnak on Friday, March 3, 2017 helps launch Research and Innovation Week at Lakehead University (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com). THUNDER BAY – Liberal MP Don Rusnak will seek a second ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Rainy River, Ont., to hire economic development officer for 3 years thanks to FedNor funding Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay– ​Rainy River, Don Rusnak, made an announcement on Tuesday that the federal government will invest a total of $270,000 to help the Town of Rainy River and the Townships of Lake of the Woods and Dawson, hire ...

Mentioned by Mirage News Building and strengthening the economy of the Rainy River region for long-term success The funding was announced today by Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor. The EDO ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, just last month, my colleague's private member's bill, Bill C-326, which focuses on drinking water guidelines in Canada, moved to the Senate for first ...

Mentioned by Mirage News Fostering research, commercialization and business development in Northwestern Ontario The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, and Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, made the announcement today ...

Spoke in the House on Secret Path Mr. Speaker, October 23 concludes the second anniversary of the launch of the Secret Path, a 2016 multimedia project by Gord Downie and graphic artist Jeff ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...