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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.

Yesterday

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #652 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

Voted No on Vote #651 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

Voted Yes on Vote #650 on Bill C-74 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Great to have PS Bill Blair in Tbay to engage with community members on the upcoming Cannabis Legislation. Thx to a… https://t.co/KYkaVgIvmG

Posted on Twitter Thank you to Chief Shining Turtle for the productive meeting and the tour of Shawanosowe Junior School yesterday. I… https://t.co/3sAKTwjMjq

Posted on Twitter A highlight from today in Sudbury: visiting Wasse-Abin Junior School in Wikwemikong First Nation. They are doing in… https://t.co/htDQguUkAc

Three weeks 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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/UgD3ItYNEx

Posted on Twitter Back to Ottawa after a short weekend with the family at home. Not a great shot of the #sleepinggiant, as we fly ov… https://t.co/X8ULSlvwgm

Posted on Twitter After 22 hours of voting for a positive and progressive #budget2018 #equalitygrowth, it's nice to be home. Having… https://t.co/0oeBlJQFlZ

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Canada Congratulates Little Native Hockey League on its 47th Annual Tournament For 47 years you've brought First Nations youth together from across Ontario through the power of sport, and you've helped them develop skills to prepare them for their future. Good luck to all players and teams!" Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com FedNor gets budget boost For too long FedNor has been used as a catch-all fund that would be tapped into whenever money was needed in the region rather than driving economic development, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak said. “We have other investments through other ...

Spoke in the House on Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Thunder Bay, which will be closing in June of this ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal 'Completely free' cash Sheri Fata, manager of education and support services with Thunder Bay Counselling, front left, takes notes during a discussion with Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, back second from right, and Don Rusnak, MP ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Voyageurs Volleyball Team Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to recognize an exceptional sports team from my riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River for its outstanding season in ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to reforming the current broken system, which takes far too many indigenous children in this country away from their families. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on First Nations Education Mr. Speaker, as Ontario's only first nation member of Parliament, I would like to welcome all first nations leaders from across Canada who have come to ...

Spoke in the House on Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act Mr. Speaker, could the minister elaborate on how implementing this historic education agreement would improve education and economic outcomes for the Anishinabek students in participating communities?

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today and address the question asked by my colleague from Timmins—James Bay. I am particularly pleased to address this ...

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 ...