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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.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Miigwetch to #FortWilliamFirstNation for welcoming myself and @GPTaylorMRD to your beautiful territory #Budget2017… https://t.co/TvmFojZXjC

Posted on Twitter Talking #budget2017 & #ruralcanada with PS for Finance @GPTaylorMRD & mayors and reeves from rural… https://t.co/B8UBLMGjZm

Posted on Twitter Proud to announce a $2.3 mill. Investment in the Big Trout Bay conservation project on behalf of the hon.… https://t.co/HXP7RGWMlh

Posted on Twitter We had a productive discussion with vets and Legion members in #thunderbay yesterday. Thx for sharing your perspect… https://t.co/TnXOYftWru

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Great to attend the Cnd Forces Liaison Council's awards luncheon today. Congrats to all the employers and educators… https://t.co/bjSFQYfdPP

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Upgrades eliminate drinking water advisories Today, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Liberal Indigenous Caucus Chair and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Don Rusnak, announced 18 new water treatment plant upgrade ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Great Liberal Winter Caucus! Carter even had time to meet with the Heritage Minister and Prime Minister during lun… https://t.co/GwSlz5ewSi

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

Mentioned by Tbnewswatch.com Social infrastructure highlights federal budget In 2015-2016, the federal government's regional economic diversification fund invested $39.4 million into 174 projects throughout Northern Ontario. Both Hajdu and Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak said their Liberal party is guiding FedNor back to ...

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 ...

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Health deal to improve care: Rusnak Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak is backing a new National Health Accord agreement with Ontario. Ontario signed onto the National Health Accord with the federal government on Monday. The deal will spend an additional $4.2 billion on Ontario's ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Former Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty re-enters politics Rafferty served as the MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2008 to 2015. He was defeated by Liberal Don Rusnak. Now, Rafferty is seeking the NDP nomination in the provincial riding of Thunder Bay-Atikokan for the scheduled 2018 provincial election.

Mentioned by Net Newsledger MP Rusnak Pleased with new Health Accord THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Thunder Bay Rainy River MP Don Rusnak says, “This government is committed to working with our provincial and territorial partners to improve the quality of health care services, such as mental health, in-home and seniors' ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by The Chronicle Journal Ontario aims to divert more waste from dumps Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak helps five-year-old Harlem Keno make a plasticine man Thursday in the senior kindergarten 1 class at McKellar Park Central Public School. Rusnak visited throughout the Thunder Bay school, fielded questions from ...

A month 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, ...

Two 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 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under Canadian Nuclear ... One of the things that is often used with respect to first nations or indigenous communities is they don't support resource development. You have the very ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Ms. Gabriel, what you said in your seven-minute presentation really spoke to me because I think it's what we need to be doing at this committee, ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Thank you for appearing before this committee today. I tend to agree with a lot of what was said here today, but what I struggle with ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... I expire in 2020, and I don't need this piece of plastic to tell me who I am. One of the questions I have is this. ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Hockey Madam Speaker, my riding of Thunder Bay—Rainy River is heavily represented by tremendously skilled National Hockey League players. Eric, Jordan, Marc Staal, Carter Hutton, Robert Bortuzzo, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I welcome this opportunity to respond to the motion by the hon. member for Timmins—James Bay, here on the traditional Algonquin territory. Our priority, ...

Spoke in the House on Youth Engagement Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the youth and educators across Thunder Bay—Rainy River, and indeed the country, who returned to school this past month. ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, today, here on Parliament Hill and across the country, vigils are being held to honour the memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and ...

Spoke in the House on Food and Drugs Act Madam Speaker, our government strongly believes that trade can serve development objectives by fostering expanded economic opportunity, productivity, and growth in Canada and around the world. ...