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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 Join us for a town hall on a Food Policy for Canada https://t.co/U7qf6ZKksF

Posted on Twitter We couldn't let our Ottawa staff leave town without trying a #Persian from the Persian Man!Thx for giving them a wa… https://t.co/nuTb9lFEsv

Posted on Twitter Miigwetch to Chief Windego and the community of Nigigoonsiminakaaning for hosting myself and @Min_INAC in your beau… https://t.co/MLdJ6eLS6n

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter It's been a busy morning, so we took the Ottawa staff and our Summer student to up shot coffee house for an afterno… https://t.co/XKXYw4cvLU

Posted on Twitter Interested in completing the online survey for a Food Policy for Canada? Find it here:https://t.co/dYZTTGXxWR

Posted on Twitter Due to a misprint in our print ads, we will be hosting a 2nd TBay session on Food Policy for Canada. August 23rd 1:30pm location tbd.

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Wawatay News Aboriginal Skills Education Training Fund, focus at Liberal caucus meeting Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak, left; Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré, chair of the Northern Ontario Caucus, second from left; and Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu, third from left, met with three of the other Liberal Party of Canada Northern ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Townships to see improved infrastructure ... been approved under the federal Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, an MP says. The federal government will provide up to 50 per cent of funding for the projects, or $50,000 for each township, says MP Don Rusnak (L-Thunder Bay-Rainy River), in a news ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Northern Ontario caucus met up in Thunder Bay The Northern Ontario caucus meet at the Prince Arthur Hotel in Thunder Bay to discuss issues that affect the north. Clockwise from left, MP Don Rusnak, Thunder Bay-Rainy River; Mark Serre, Nickel Belt; Patty Hajdu, Thunder Bay-Superior North; Paul ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Northern Ontario Liberal caucus meets in Thunder Bay The Northern Ontario Liberal caucus, which includes city MPs Don Rusnak and Patty Hajdu, was revived following the 2015 federal election when the party gained a stronghold of seven seats across the region, spanning from Kenora to North Bay.

Two months ago

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak rewards dilligent readers After MP Don Rusnak challenged students across Thunder Bay to read any written work from Canadian authors, he handed out prizes to the top readers. “We just wanted to get kids involved in Canada 150... and what better way than reading Canadian books ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Students ace reading challenge St. Francis School students took Don Rusnak's reading challenge seriously. The Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP suggested they read books by as many Canadian authors as they could in recognition of Canada's 150th birthday. School librarian Catherine ...

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

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)

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...