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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, it gives me an opportunity to explain that legislation like the YESAA bill for the Yukon or the Anishinabek education agreement are bills that come together because of the real work done by indigenous people who come forward with their best possible plan. Those are

June 11th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I have been in the member's community. I know of the struggles in Prince George and the Highway of Tears. I understand his passion for this and his family. However, I want to let him know that Dorothy Grant, the beautiful designer of this scarf, is very happy to ha

June 11th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I certainly respect the member opposite's point of view and the advocacy she gave in the last Parliament of fighting against the fusion of these boards. I think the member will come to understand that there are special bills that ought to reflect the consensus and

June 11th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, it is very important that the member understand that we had two days of debate at second reading stage and that we heard witnesses in committee. This is the second day of debate at third reading. Members must understand that, out of respect for indigenous governmen

June 11th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to reassure the member that face-to-face consultations with the officials from three territorial governments, representatives from the Inuvialuit and Inuit organizations, as well as the existing oil and gas rights holders were launched in March 2017 an

June 11th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, the government is moving forward on key legislative initiatives to implement the UN declaration, including the legislation on languages and child and family services. We also supported Bill C-262 as an important next step. We too are deeply disappointed to see tha

June 13th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the relationship with first nations, Inuit and M├ętis in this country is the most important relationship. It is therefore extraordinarily important that in any agreement we make, the section 35 rights holders are consulted. There have been discussions and concerns rai

June 13th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, it is with pride that Canada is working with the Government of Nunavut and all our northern partners to develop and implement the new Arctic and northern policy framework, which will be done based on the principles that were determined by northerners around infrastru

June 17th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Winnipeg Centre for his ongoing advocacy on this. Gender equality is a fundamental human right, and Bill S-3 does eliminate the sex-based discrimination from the Indian Act. With the ministerial special representative's consultations con

June 18th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, I appreciate the member's question. It is a good one. We believe it is very important that all of Canada's first nations have safe, healthy infrastructure. The Minister of Indigenous Services' priority is to keep the promises set out in our platform by implementing a

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, that is a good question. Once again, Quebec has led the way with respect to critical drugs for pharmacare, and it is very important to have meetings and discussions with the Government of Quebec. We want to ensure that all Quebeckers have the same level of subsidies fo

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, this year, we are providing over $40 billion to the provinces and territories to fund our system, which is over $6 billion more than what the Harper Conservatives invested in their last year in government. What is more, we will make an $11-billion investment in mental

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, I thank the member for his ongoing advocacy. Any child who dies in care is one child too many. This has been a national tragedy and is a key part of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. It is a key part of how failed government policies for generations ha

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, the member opposite knows very well that the numbers we have on so many issues, including missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, are not good numbers. Whatever number he would give me, it is probably way higher, and it has to stop.

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Mr. Chair, we know from the apprehension of children, whether it is through all of the class actions that we have settled on the sixties scoop and on all of these things, that children are safest when they are with their family or extended family or in their communities. I do bel

December 9th, 2019House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal