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Liberal MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter C'était un plaisir de rencontrer les élus municipaux d'Emo, Lake of the Woods, Morson, Chapple et Rainy River, cett… https://t.co/A1X4Ej54yU

Posted on Twitter I had a great time meeting with the leadership of Emo, Lake of the Woods, Morson, Chapple and Rainy River this week… https://t.co/6sWhOYgmwF

Yesterday

Mentioned by Net Newsledger Federal funding will help improve women's economic security in Northern Ontario THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak states, “The PARO Centre does amazing work across Northern Ontario to break down barriers affecting women entrepreneurs in our communities. ... The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to announce $280,061 of federal funding for the @parocentrenorth who does amazing work to break down barriers… https://t.co/YX77P2T0bh

Posted on Twitter Très heureux d'annoncer la somme de 280,061$ pour le @parocentrenorth qui travaille fort pour briser les barrières… https://t.co/2OYmWrd5dR

Posted on Twitter @parocentrenorth will be receiving $280 601 in federal funding for a new project that will study the gaps experienc… https://t.co/dgTj9u29Sv

This week

Posted on Twitter After a lifetime of hard work, Canadians deserve a secure retirement. That’s why we have taken meaningful action to… https://t.co/YrmsbApKdV

A week ago

Mentioned by news.com Thunder Bay MPs Visit Science North's Growing Summer Science Camp Programs - Wawa Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North, and Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay – Rainy River, visited with youth who are participating in four of Science North's summer science camp programs in Thunder Bay. For over 30 years, Northern Ontario ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Local MPs stop by science camp THUNDER BAY - Local politicians got a glimpse of a special type of science camp on Thursday. MP Patty Hajdu of Thunder Bay-Superior North riding, and MP Don Rusnak of Thunder Bay-Rainy River visited with youth at Vance Chapman School to see how ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal government increases Canada Child Benefit two years ahead of schedule "This raise in CCB payments is great news for families in Thunder Bay-Rainy River," said Member of Parliament, Don Rusnak. "I am pleased that this benefit is being increased to keep up with the cost of living and will now be able to help families in ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Students' art showcased in political sphere THUNDER BAY -- Most first-graders who win colouring contests aren't given exposure to world leaders, but that's where Oliver Kuitunen differs. Oliver was one of three local students to have their artwork featured on Liberal MP Don Rusnak's constituency ...

Didn't vote on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Didn't vote on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Didn't vote on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Didn't vote on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Didn't vote on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...