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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, in the indigenous spirit of my people, I am presenting a petition on the protection of animals after disasters and emergencies. The petition seeks to ensure that during disasters the government provides assistance for animals, who are like family to us.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, about two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to raise a question of privilege regarding translation and interpretation services in the House. It was not only about official languages, English and French, which are obviously very important. My question of privilege was

June 19th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition on behalf of 2,546 constituents who have signed e-petition 211. It concerns a guaranteed annual income. They believe a guaranteed annual income in Canada would help not only to eradicate poverty but would allow individuals the opportunity t

June 14th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, change is always hard. Many of our chiefs are honourable people who really want to see the best for their communities. I travelled 900 kilometres across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and I went to 41 first nations communities. My mission statement, when I became a mem

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I think the member was quoting “Equality is actually the law”, which Dr. Palmater told the commons committee. She said, “The fact that the government or any committee would be wondering or considering delaying equality for one more day shows exactly how ingrained sex

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, in the last Parliament there was an act passed for a Dakota First Nation and self-government. It was given 52 self-governing areas that it could legislate as it deemed it had the competence to do so as it worked toward it. It was legislated here in this Parliament. I

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, the 150th anniversary of this nation should be a year of celebration, because nation building is about people. If we do not lift people up, if we always tell them they are poor, they are hungry, if we say they are ignorant, if we tell them they have no hope in the fu

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I just had an interesting meeting with a lady, Alana Daniels from Long Plain First Nation. She said, “Always speak from the heart”, and so I will. I do not really have any prepared notes and I do not have anything to hold up, just a few little scribbles about my thou

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the member would discuss a bit more about the testimony he heard from Ms. Deborah Serafinchon at the committee. She is the lady who talked about how she did not really understand 6(1), 6(2), and 6(1)(a) Indians and what that all meant. She talked about ho

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I was wondering if the member could give a bit more information about some of the Senate amendments that the government received, the difference in those Senate amendments, and what he feels about those Senate amendments. They are obviously very important. The Senat

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by residents of Canada who draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following. It has been 17 years since the Chinese Communist regime launched the persecution to eradicate Falun Gong, a spiritual practice centred on the principles o

June 13th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, [Member spoke in Cree] [English] I rise on a point of privilege of prima facie. [Member spoke in Cree and provided the following translation:] I am proud to be here. [English] On May 4, 2017, I rose in the House of Commons to speak on important issues of violen

June 8th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, from what I understand, the government's position was that the motion was a little too narrow. I applaud the member for his advocacy on behalf of people with autism and ensuring that this advocacy moves forward. We try to find what we can do to make lives for peopl

June 5th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Sherbrooke for that good question. We are both members of the Standing Committee on Finance. He knows that I have a hard time with how much money judges make. They are not even part of the 1%. They are part of the 0.5% of highest earners. G

June 5th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, I did not realize I could not use my own name. She asked me to help get her off the street. At 3:30, I started calling around to homeless shelters and addiction centres. At 3:30 p.m. on a Friday, it seemed that no one was around to respond to those needs. This is

June 5th, 2017House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal