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Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  You did not say it was from the Alberta child services.

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, I think the question speaks to the fact that having agencies and bodies looking after families has not worked. What we are seeing is that communities, whether it is a treaty nation or individual nations, write their own laws and they will look after their own childre

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, the whole excitement about this new approach is that it will not be designed top-down, and that the plans will be built bottom-up by communities, for communities and in the best interests of their children and youth, to keep families together and to bring their child

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, yes. I think that everything that we understand about free, prior and informed consent is that indigenous people and the rights-holders have to be at the very first idea of a project and be able to give their best advice, their indigenous knowledge, in order to move

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, there is a big difference between a long-term and a short-term advisory. None of the advisories that have been lifted have been reissued.

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, systems on the reserves are now maintained at a lower cost.

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Madam Chair, I thank the member for talking about the calls to action that all Canadians feel we have to be part of. We are pleased to report that 80% of the calls for action that the federal government has responsibility for have either been completed or are well on their way. W

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his advocacy on this really important topic. In August, the new recognition and reconciliation of rights policy for treaty negotiations in British Columbia was signed with the Government of British Columbia and the First Nations Summit. Treati

December 13th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, our government believes that dialogue is the best and most appropriate way to address these issues. We are committed to establishing, together with indigenous peoples, a relationship based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. We reco

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government believes that dialogue is the best way to deal with this issue. Discussions with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en nation are under way. What is more, I spoke with Chief Woos on Sunday. I would like to reiterate our government's commitment to

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to stand here this evening on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people. First I want to thank the member for New Westminster—Burnaby for calling for this important debate this evening. It is important for us to be able to discuss the issues

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, again, it is a matter of us moving forward as a country, understanding that the custodians of the land and the stewardship of the land have been handed down by generations in traditional manners. It is really important, as we have been saying, that the nation will

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, I thank the member and her former colleague, Romeo Saganash, for the very important work that he provided in terms of our providing his Bill C-262 as a baseline as we go forward, as a floor, to be able to legislate the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peo

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, that is a very important question. As I mentioned, it is very important to remember that the government does not have the authority to dictate the processes to the RCMP. It is very important to me to clearly express the problems of the citizens and the hereditary

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, the member's leadership in this has been extraordinarily important. As we have seen with the signing of the B.C. policy, it is very clear that Canada has gone beyond what was expected. We were able to articulate with the Government of British Columbia and at the B.

February 18th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal