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Standing Committee on Health  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Standing Committee on Health, it is a great pleasure to have this motion before us. I am very supportive of studying this. When I was in the military, we knew that physical activity was very important to the mental health of soldiers. It is somethi

December 11th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, problems associated with the use of methamphetamine in my riding and in the prairie provinces are escalating and affecting many people and their families in various communities. I am proud to say that the city of Winnipeg has launched a task force to look into solut

December 5th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, it is extremely important for people to see themselves in the institutions of the nation-state. I have heard many elders say they are not Canadian citizens. As indigenous peoples, we were only allowed to vote in the 1960s. It is still very difficult. As politicians

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, when we saw the report, I was very moved by it. I accept that every party was putting forward their full desire, in a good way, to build the Canada we all deserve. I thank the hon. member for his hard work. I remember being at committee as a witness and having him as

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, it is my belief that parliamentarians have a constitutionally protected right to use an indigenous language in Parliament. Subsection 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982 states, “The existing aboriginal treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby rec

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, that would certainly help Canadians and indigenous peoples learn their own languages. It would also send a strong message that these languages matter. This week, we heard debates on the pride that francophones have in their language, especially on this side of the H

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the House of Commons only allows translation into English and French. However, it is my dream that one day in the future, when we tune into CPAC on the television, and as we have more indigenous members from across the country who are elected to the people's House, w

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, actually, it was quite interesting when the member for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs gave a speech in Mohawk. It was interesting to note that when I placed my video online of me speaking Cree, no one took much notice at first. A few people were interested.

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I move that the 66th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Tuesday, June 19, be concurred in. [Member spoke in Cree] I would like to share my time with the member for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River. I just said in Cree

November 29th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, it is quite interesting to note that the Conservatives want a balanced budget. Where are they exactly going to cut? I would remind the House that the balanced budget they had when they were in government was made on the backs of veterans, indigenous peoples and ind

November 27th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I do not know about the government position. I do know there has been great discussion among members of the caucus here. If members of the opposition, the loyal opposition, as well as the third party, decided to support the bill, I suspect there might be enough memb

November 26th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would also like to mention that the bill also has the support of the Assembly of First Nations, as well as the FSIN from Saskatchewan, in resolutions that were passed in 2016 on the Niagara Falls Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations. Perry Belle

November 26th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, there was some discussion, obviously, about the constitutionality of the bill. At the same time, it still passed through the Senate. I am not an expert in the justice system per se. I am not a lawyer; I am simply a gentleman with a PhD. I am sure there are people, w

November 26th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, [Member spoke in Cree] [English] Bill S-215 has been meandering its way through Parliament.

November 26th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the flip side is the Conservatives’ hidden agenda. To achieve a balanced budget, we would need to make cuts to indigenous infrastructure, as well as the Canada child benefit and affordable housing, which would affect Canadian families. Doug Ford and Manitoba’s Br

November 19th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal