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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.

This week

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Government of Canada congratulates Acadia First Nation for its community development HALIFAX, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to renewing Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples by contributing to improved quality of life and economic growth in Indigenous communities. Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Government of Canada congratulates Millbrook First Nation for its community development Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today congratulated Millbrook First Nation on the launch of a project to assist the development of a sustainable waste management ...

Posted on Twitter Two years ago I was given the great honour of serving my community as the MP for #thunderbayrainyriver ! Can't than… https://t.co/jOcCQI6h9k

Voted Yes on Vote #369 on Bill C-57 Amend the Federal Sustainable Development

Voted No on Vote #368 Opposition Motion (Support for forestry workers)

Posted on Twitter Happy #Diwali to all those celebrating in #ThunderBayRainyRiver https://t.co/q7BZEhfjEa

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to address the concerns raised by the member in relation to the federal health benefits coverage for first ...

Voted Yes on Vote #367 Private Members' Business M-108 (Contribution of ranchers and farmers)

Voted No on Vote #366 on Bill C-349 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization)

Posted on Twitter Miigwetch for the music and the advocacy, Gord. My thoughts go out to all those mourning today. https://t.co/JbSF05KpLE

Posted on Twitter Great to meet with Bryan Trottier today and hearing about his work with NHL Alumni and Indigenous youth… https://t.co/vseHyFTPot

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #365 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Don Rusnak comments on alleged misuse of First Nations funding The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services says the federal government is exploring its options to recover misappropriated funds that were intended for Indigenous people. Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, was ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is completely unacceptable when public funds intended for indigenous peoples are misappropriated. The consulting group in question was involved in a third party ...

Posted on Twitter Per my response, unacceptable situation occurred b/w 2010-15. We are committed to changes, see INAN report response… https://t.co/meuzttfMtT

Posted on Twitter Excited to learn about the possibility of science and research #researchcanada #cdnpoli https://t.co/z37kxjeXxk

Mentioned by Anishinabek News (press release) Water, wastewater and stormwater management improvements for 116 First Nations Fort William Councillor Michele Solomon, Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak and Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro at an Oct. 10 funding announcement for 235 projects to improve water, wastewater ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Rusnak talks shop with students Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak speaks with Grade 5 and 6 students at St. Vincent on Wednesday. ... Student Jessica Polito, 10, said his she learned a lot about the job of a member of Parliament and how difficult his job is. Ben Turner, 10, said ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak brings politics to classroom THUNDER BAY – Don Rusnak says Question Period has nothing on standing in front of a class full of elementary students looking for answers. The MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River on Wednesday continued his quest to visit every school in his expansive ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Madam Speaker, while I cannot speak about the specifics of a case, we know that there are issues with the non-insured health benefits program. This is ...

Spoke in the House on Orange Shirt Day Madam Speaker, tomorrow, September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to raise awareness about the tragic legacy of residential schools and to honour the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on U-18 Baseball World Cup Mr. Speaker, this past month, Thunder Bay was honoured to host the 2017 under 18 Baseball World Cup. Over 10 days, our city saw 50 baseball ...

More than 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 ...

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 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 ...