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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Amazing night with family and friends, celebrating 100 years of the Greek community in Thunder Bay! @ Victoria Inn… https://t.co/Z5wCshm5uB

Two weeks ago

Voted Paired on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Paired on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Paired on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Paired on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Indigenous MPs want improved relationship with PMO Two Indigenous MPs want to meet with the prime minister to discuss the duty to consult Indigenous groups on major projects. Liberal MP Don Rusnak and NDP MP Romeo Saganash want to sit down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to find a way to improve ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak steps down from parliamentary secretary role THUNDER BAY – Citing family concerns, Liberal MP Don Rusnak says he is stepping down from his role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous Services. Rusnak, a first-term MP representing Thunder Bay-Rainy River, on Friday said the ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Rusnak leaves role Local MP Don Rusnak is no longer parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of Indigenous services. The rookie member for Thunder Bay-Rainy River was among four MPs dropped from their roles in a shakeup of the roster of secretaries whose job is to ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Trudeau boosts parliamentary-secretary appointments, shuffles four MPs out Don Rusnak (Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Ont.), and Kim Rudd (Northumberland-Peterborough South, Ont.) were shuffled out on Friday. Ms. Rudd, Mr. .... The lone Manitoba MP added to the list is Dan Vandal (Saint Boniface-Saint Vital, Man.), who cut his ...

Posted on Twitter Please see the following press release and statement regarding my decision today to step down as Parliamentary Secr… https://t.co/MVfmsY3vhp

Mentioned by Net Newsledger MP Don Rusnak Stepping Down as Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Services Minister THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak has announced he is stepping down from his role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services. Rusnak says that he is stepping down from his role as Parliamentary Secretary ...

Posted on Twitter Great to tour Rayonier yesterday with @LefebvrePaul and @JustinTrudeau https://t.co/v7Lb6qjQdX

Posted on Twitter Amazing visit by our PM @JustinTrudeau to Northeastern Ontario! THANK YOU from Northern Ontario Caucus… https://t.co/ZWdexchmdL

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Government of Canada provides support for youth in Thunder Bay Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River. "We acknowledge and thank the Government of Canada for its support through the Crime Prevention Action Fund.

Posted on Twitter Our youth are Canada's most valuable resource. Today @PattyHajdu and I, on behalf of the Honourable @RalphGoodale,… https://t.co/S9pdMqwj9l

Posted on Twitter Its always a great time at the Atikokan Bass Classic. Congratulations on another successful year! https://t.co/nDQcecOeqX

More than 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...