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  • Their favourite word is indigenous.

Liberal MP for Sydney—Victoria (Nova Scotia)

Won their last election, in 2019, with 31% of the vote.

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration ... It does help. In the final three minutes, I would like to say that, as an indigenous person, I've been kind of concerned with industry and ...

Voted No on Vote #79 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted No on Vote #80 Opposition Motion (Instructions to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and to the Standing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #81 Concurrence in Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21

Voted Yes on Vote #82 on Bill C-26

Voted Yes on Vote #83 on Bill C-26

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2020-21: Votes 1c and 10c under Department of Crown-Indigenous ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for your comments. Last week was a good week for the Mi'kmaq community of Eskasoni. For four days elders, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration ... Thank you. I'd like to start off by asking Romeo Saganash a question. Romeo, I want to start off by acknowledging your work on this and ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and if you seek it, I hope you will find unanimous consent to adopt the following motion. ...

Spoke in the House on Environmentally Conscious Labelling Madam Speaker, when I first presented this motion in the House I spoke about a climate crisis, and the profound threat it represents to our children ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business, Food Security in Northern Communities, and Support for Indigenous Communities, ... Tansi, Grand Chief Settee. I'm very interested in hearing more about the whole concept of food sovereignty and if there are any best practices you can ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the evidence is clear: Indigenous and racialized Canadians are overrepresented in the justice system. Indigenous people account for just 5% of the adult population ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I present a petition signed and supported by over 8,000 Canadians. The impact of COVID-19 has been harshly felt by our local regional ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-8 Thank you, Chief Poitras, for presenting in front of us. I think we're learning a lot. I want to thank you for your leadership as well. ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on State of the Pacific Salmon Thank you very much. Thanks to our witnesses for their discussion. I'm coming to you from Eskasoni, the largest Mi'kmaq community in the Atlantic. We struggle ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-8 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for joining us. Thank you for your hard work on this. Indeed, this is an important subject. I think ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business and Food Security in Northern Communities Thank you, Chief Smallboy. In my conversations with some of the people and the friends I've have had over the years at NAN, one of the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to start off by thanking the hon. member for her comments, and for her strong leadership and commitment to social justice ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, today is a historic day for indigenous people: 13 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Chair, today I rise during committee of the whole to speak and ask questions. I would like to speak for about nine minutes and then ...

Spoke in the House on Environmentally Conscious Labelling moved: That: (a) the House recognize that (i) Canadians understand that climate change represents a threat to our way of life and are looking for opportunities ...