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Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Indeed, call to action number 80 states, “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday”. They should not have to ask. As I have always said, there have been

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my dear colleague for her idea. Education is very important. Indigenous peoples have problems. They do not have enough money. There is the issue of the transfer of resources for education and the commemoration to be observed. It is important that the governm

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her kind words. It is important that this not be just another holiday, as my colleague and other members just said. It must be a way of supporting reconciliation with indigenous people. The reconciliation process is very important, as are th

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, on September 29, the Minister of Canadian Heritage introduced Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), an act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpreta

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague. Let us not forget that we are currently going through a protracted health crisis that is affecting us all. Many have lost a friend, family member or colleague. We ourselves could also get sick and die from this. There is always a risk; anyone c

October 22nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Josette Pelletier  Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate Josette Pelletier, who has received the Ordre de Val-d'Or, the city's highest honour for citizens. Ms. Pelletier is a well-known volunteer back home. Over the years, she has been involved in many organizations, such as the Marché publi

October 22nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. It is regrettable that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under this and previous governments was incapable of implementing the Marshall decision and establishing regulations based on good nation-to-nation relations. I find

October 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member. Let's negotiate and let's stop the repression. That is important. When we were talking about nation to nation earlier, we were talking about equality, but that is not the case here. Inequality is still a reality for indigenous peoples across

October 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. This once again proves that the current government is dragging its feet. The government needs to pull up its socks and move forward.

October 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I have a one-word answer: negotiation. It is through negotiation that an agreement will be reached with indigenous communities.

October 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise this evening to speak to this emergency debate on the escalating violence against indigenous fishers. I want to say that I will be sharing my time with my colleague, the hon. member for Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia. I cannot begin my spee

October 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, since my colleague talked about racism, I will talk about indigenous communities. It is good to talk, but there also needs to be action. Can we acknowledge the clear link between the spread of COVID-19 and the sanitary conditions of first nations? Can we pass a bi

October 6th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Speaker, every year on October 4, vigils are held to commemorate many missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. In my riding, the seventh Sisters in Spirit Vigil was held virtually via the Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre's Facebook page. The centre chose to turn to

October 6th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, the member's speech was rather redundant. We have heard the same thing many times. The government talks about improvements and actions, but how does it plan to put an end to tax evasion by corporations that use tax havens? How does it suggest we force web giants t

October 5th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the consultations that the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations is currently holding in order to develop an action plan to implement the 231 calls for justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: (a) has the Department of

May 25th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc