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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, it is always important that we raise the issues of Grassy Narrows and that we all stand behind supporting this community. As I said already, we have supported them in working toward building a new treatment centre. I am surprised to hear what the member is saying a

September 27th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to hear that the member opposite had the opportunity to visit this important community. I had the opportunity to meet with their past chief just a number of months ago, and I look forward to having the opportunity to meet the new chief very soon. The is

September 27th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for drawing attention to the fact that this Thursday is National Indigenous Peoples Day. I encourage people to go online at Canada.ca to see all of the activities taking place across the country, including many in the national capital regi

June 19th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to reassure the member for Nunavut that our budgets, both in 2017 and in 2018, had significant investments for mental wellness and addictions treatment. In fact, this year alone, for Nunavut, we have investments of $8.4 million for mental health priorities

June 11th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his advocacy on this issue. I am happy to report to the House that as of today we have lifted 62 long-term drinking water advisories for public systems on reserves. Canadians really care about this, and finally we have a government that

June 4th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, yesterday in the House we all agreed together, or at least most of the parties agreed, that we respect the rights of indigenous peoples. Our government has embarked on a new relationship with indigenous peoples. We are making the appropriate investments, $17 billion

May 31st, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the member for Winnipeg Centre points out, the challenges that indigenous peoples face in terms of mental wellness are complex and deep-rooted. We have made significant investments in this area. Many people already know about the Hope for Wellness Help Line, whi

May 10th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the member for Nunavut knows, our government has made unprecedented investments in mental wellness and addictions treatment for indigenous peoples. In the case of Nunavut, this includes $7.7 million last year in Nunavut for mental wellness and addictions. We have

May 7th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, I am grateful for the question from the hon. member for Kildonan—St. Paul. I believe that all members of this House are pressed with the urgent need to address health outcome gaps that exist between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. The member may know Jord

April 27th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Sudbury for his question. I was delighted recently to make an announcement of a $1.6-billion investment in the first nations-led Watay Power that will bring hydroelectric power from the Ontario grid to 16 first nations. This is the large

April 18th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for St. John's East for his advocacy on this issue. I hope that all members in this House were heartened to see that there are new investments in the order of $1.4 billion to support child and family services for indigenous families. T

March 1st, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to answer this question and to talk about things like the housing investments that were made in our federal budget this week. We have investments of $500 million for Métis housing, $400 million for Inuit housing, and $200 million every single year

March 1st, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we are absolutely committed to ensuring that no first nations child goes without the care he or she needs. Since November 2015, we have been able to approve 33,000 new requests for children under Jordan's principle, with over 99% approval rate. Last week, I was pleas

February 15th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, I want to reassure the Minister of Justice that, like other members in this House, I am delighted that she is putting a priority on criminal justice reform. We will all support her in that. I believe that the minister knows that one of the issues I have been concerned

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I hope all members in the House will join me in celebrating the fact that today 11 long-term drinking water advisories were lifted in Tsal’alh First Nation. Some of these advisories had been in place for almost 14 years. I want to particularly thank Chief Crane and h

February 12th, 2018House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal