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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

Posted on Twitter Miigwetch for welcoming us to your community #Pikangikum https://t.co/nFxLeF9cYw

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter It is always a very productive discussion when I sit down with the mayors, reeves and staff from our rural municipa… https://t.co/LI2YjvqC89

This week

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Project helps with job training From left, Paul Giles, MP Patty Hajdu, MP Don Rusnak, Melissa Giles and Charmaine McCraw attend an announcement on Monday regarding a project meant to offer training and work experience in the natural resource industry. Supplied by Jamie Smith ...

Posted on Twitter Always a pleasure to meet with the Thunder Bay Port Authority! #lakesuperior https://t.co/v4wrsjvvmo

Posted on Twitter Amazing start to the day on my way to @mylakehead for chat with youth, @JustinTrudeau @PattyHajdu #youthcorp https://t.co/f7s9G6N650

Posted on Twitter It was great to have members of the Thunder Bay—Rainy River Youth Council sit down and speak with Prime Minister… https://t.co/JrXPQZlsnP

Posted on Twitter Pizza and Politics with Don Rusnak and the Hon. @PattyHajdu happening right now at Lakehead University! We will be… https://t.co/CmIffrbtrx

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Helping Indigenous people in northwestern Ontario get skills training and work experience That's why today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, together with Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River ...

A month ago

Voted Yes on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted Yes on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted No on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal FedNor cash to contribute to intricate restoration process of carousels For the last six months the restoration committee has been working to raise funds and awareness for the preservation of the functional work of art that Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, calls, “a treasure in our region.” On Saturday, Rusnak ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Chippewa Park carousel restoration receives $300000 in funding MP Don Rusnak said it's important for the federal government to invest in heritage projects that keep the history of the region alive. “I'm learning more the history of the park and especially the history of the carousel,” he said. “It's a part of the ...

Two 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?

Voted Yes on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

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 in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Mr. Speaker, as my colleague, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, reiterated, our government is proud of our commitment to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, our government is deeply committed to addressing HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in Canada, including in first nations communities in Saskatchewan. Budget 2017 included initial ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, we all know that the quality of housing directly impacts one's quality of life. That is why, under our government, we have made indigenous ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Conservatory celebrates 50th anniversary From left to right: MP Don Rusnak, counc. Frank Pulia, Friends of the Conservatory historian, Monika McNabb, Friends of the Conservatory co-chair, Sharon Sidlar, and Rob McCormack, former secretary-manager of the parks board cut the cake to celebrate ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-63. We know that when it passes, this very important legislation will continue the government's plan to ...

Spoke in the House on World Mixed Curling Championship Mr. Speaker, last week a Canadian curling team made up of Thunder Bay's Trevor Bonot, Kory Carr, Megan Carr, and Stratton's Jackie McCormick won a silver ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger MP Don Rusnak Offers Congratulations to Acadia First Nation Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, offered congratulations to the Acadia First Nation for completing an Addition to Reserve, and for undertaking renovations to ...

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 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 ...