Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 1-15 of 41
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest first / oldest first

Biosphere Reserves  Mr. Speaker, this afternoon, I am pleased to be co-hosting, with members from all parties, a reception on the Hill recognizing Canada's 18 UNESCO biosphere reserves. These 18 biosphere reserves have the distinction of including both some of the most pristine ecosystems in our cou

June 5th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

National Indigenous History Month  Mr. Speaker, I would like to invite members of the House, and all Canadians, to join me in celebrating National Indigenous History Month, beginning June 1st. This is a great opportunity to learn about the culture, traditions, and contributions of first nations, Inuit, and Métis i

June 4th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it was a huge moment when we had our former prime minister apologize to the people who went to residential schools. It went a long way in acknowledging that there was a wrongdoing. However, although the principles behind the residential schools were established by th

April 26th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I indicated earlier, I had mixed feelings about speaking to this motion and all of us in the House of Commons passing a motion to call on the Pope to issue an apology, because forcing someone to apologize does not really sit well with me. However, I think it is im

April 26th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs. I was a little reluctant to stand up today to speak to this motion. However, I felt it was my responsibility as an indigenous member of Parliament to talk about this very impor

April 26th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government believes that a sustainably developed resource sector is essential to the success of the Canadian economy. Getting this right requires us to work with indigenous peoples as equal partners through well-defined, predictable processes, like we do through

April 18th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

South Slave Arctic Winter Games  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremonies of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. This week, the towns of Hay River and Fort Smith will welcome nearly 2,000 athletes to compete in 19 sports, from hockey and gymnastics to dog mushing and

March 20th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments made by my former colleague on the indigenous affairs committee. We talked about a number of issues, and I know she is quite knowledgeable on the issues that are challenging aboriginal people across the country. I am one of the few MPs who

February 14th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Arctic Inspiration Prize Winners  Mr. Speaker, Wednesday of last week was a big night for the Northwest Territories here in Ottawa. I was pleased to attend the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony on January 31, where two organizations from my riding were announced as winners. Dene Heroes Publication, whose proj

February 8th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, the Arctic is one of our greatest treasures. As the member for Northwest Territories, I know how precious our coastlines, oceans, and fisheries are for the people of the north and for all Canadians. As climate change changes our landscapes and ecosystems, we have a

December 7th, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, last Wednesday, I was thrilled to drive on the new 137 kilometre road connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. I was joined by the Governor General, the Ministers of Infrastructure and Crown-Indigenous Relations, the GNWT premier and cabi

November 21st, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  Mr. Speaker, last year I stood in the House to speak about the protection of the Porcupine caribou calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Today, I restate these concerns. This refuge is one of the most fragile ecosystems left on earth. It is also the

November 1st, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the member raised several points that caught my interest. First was the need for infrastructure to develop our resources in the north. I am from the Northwest Territories. We have three functioning mines and a number of mines on the horizon. Infrastructure is what re

October 26th, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, indigenous Canadians make up 4% of Canada's population but 25% of the federal prison population. We know that there are historical and systemic issues that have combined to cause this problem, and that is why the government has been focusing on bringing about socio-e

October 17th, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am presenting an e-petition that expresses concerns surrounding the construction of the Site C dam.

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal