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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.

Today

Posted on Twitter It was a pleasure to attend the Polish Combatants National Convention in #ThunderBay this past weekend. https://t.co/w2utpjHQJ0

This week

Posted on Twitter What an honour to meet Rick Hansen here on Parliament Hill today https://t.co/aHpPmrJlMI

Posted on Twitter Productive meeting GC Jerry Daniels from SCO #indigenous #manitoba #cndpoli https://t.co/6s0kTZGIuE

Posted on Twitter Great to meet with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk today on Parliament Hill https://t.co/opiXKKaaVY

Posted on Twitter I was proud to rise in the House and recognize the hard work & dedication of our VAC staff in #ThunderBay https://t.co/1HgOrMTYh5

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted No on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Voted Yes on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Thunder Bay's own Matt Murray, holding his own since replacing Fleury midway through the first. #TBayproud https://t.co/RlbZwqtA9A

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Rusnak attends UN forum in NY Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay Rainy River, attended the 16th annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues this week in New York City. The forum brings the world together on the 10th anniversary of UN Declaration on the Rights of ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger Don Rusnak – Build on Relationships Forged During UN Forum THUNDER BAY – Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay Rainy River, attended the 16th annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues this week in New York City. The Forum brings the world together on the 10th anniversary of ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Ottawa to invest extra $25M in FedNor over 5 years On Wednesday the federal government announced it plans to increase funding to FedNor, also introducing a new strategy to diversify the area's economy. Thunder Bay MP Don Rusnak (Lib., Thunder Bay-Rainy River) was quick to applaud the news, saying it ...

Two months ago

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 in the House on Incident in Stockholm Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that we hear of the attack in central Stockholm. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Rusnak welcomes Beyak's removal The MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River is welcoming the removal of Sen. Lynn Beyak from the Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples. Don Rusnak says Beyak's comments made last month, calling the work of men and women at residential schools “good ...

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Rusnak calls on Conservatives to remove Beyak from Senate THUNDER BAY -- If Senator Lynn Beyak believes "everyone needs more education" on the legacy of Indian residential schools and she won't start by educating herself, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak believes she should step down. Beyak refused ...

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 in the House on Sleeping Giant Brewery Company Mr. Speaker, last week, I visited Thunder Bay's own Sleeping Giant Brewery Company and learned about its campaign to support women in business and the arts. ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Shoreline protected Ontario vice-president for the Nature Conservancy of Canada James Duncan, left, listens as Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak speaks during an event at the Centennial Botanical Conservatory to announce details of a Big Trout Bay conservation ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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 in the House on Public Transit Mr. Speaker, many residents of my riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River rely on public transit to get to school, work, or doctors' appointments. In the fall, ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last week the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and I were pleased to reopen one of nine Veterans Affairs Canada offices closed ...

Spoke in the House on Bombardier Plant Mr. Speaker, this past week I turned to the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay, a site that has a rich place in Canadian history. Founded by ...