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Health  Mr. Speaker, as someone who has advocated for this for a very long time, I understand that we have to wait for science and for the people who act in an arm's-length agency. It is up to the agency to actually ask us to do this. We are looking at this proposal and we hope to be abl

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the COVID‑19 situation around the world continues to be volatile and unpredictable. The PCR tests required for entering Canada are able to detect this variant. The purpose of this morning's WHO emergency meeting was to determine next steps. This afternoon, the minis

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our screening requirements at the border protect the health and safety of Canadians. We know that the fight against COVID-19 is not over. We are working with our partners around the world to protect Canadians. The situation is evolving quickly, and we are working cl

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the COVID-19 situation around the world continues to be volatile and unpredictable. We continue to monitor the situation very closely. We will not hesitate to take action to protect Canadians. The PCR tests required to enter Canada are capable of detecting this varia

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians have been heartbroken since we learned of the remains at the former Kamloops residential school. We are working with all of our partners and this morning we were able to announce $4.88 million for the FSIN to be able to begin its work. The engagements m

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians were heartbroken when we learned of the remains of children at the former Kamloops residential school. We are working with the community and our partners, such as the B.C. First Nations Health Authority, to provide all the resources and supports needed

June 16th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, addressing historical harms committed against indigenous children is a crucial step toward healing and justice for survivors, their families and their communities. The IRSSA, McLean, Gottfriedson and Anderson settlements represent historic milestones in Canada's eff

June 15th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our hearts are with all of these communities dealing with these stark realities in terms of the discoveries at Tk'emlúps. We will be there as a government to support all communities with whatever they need for healing, gatherings, commemoration or archaeological expe

June 14th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, it has been very clear in the Calls to Action that communities must direct the research, the processes and the ceremonies using their customs. It is really important that each of the communities is able to direct that research. Last night, we met with the National

June 10th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, addressing the historical harms committed against indigenous children is a crucial step toward healing and justice for survivors, their families and their communities. The IRSSA and the McLean, Gottfriedson and Anderson settlements represent historic milestones in Ca

June 10th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his leadership and his advocacy. Yesterday's announcement does take us another step closer to bringing meaningful resolution and healing for our day scholar survivors and their descendants. After years of advocacy, this agreement is a testament

June 10th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as we know, all Canadians were heartbroken when we learned of the remains of the children at the former Kamloops residential school. We are working with the community and our partners. I had a very important conversation with Kúkpi7 Casimir last evening, who is work

June 8th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to correct the report card the member has given. The TRC road map for reconciliation is so important to our government, and in objective reviews, 80% of the 76 calls to action under the sole or shared responsibility of the federal government are completed or w

June 8th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the motion highlighted fundamental values of our government, including the need to continue to make concrete progress on implementing the calls to action, compensating survivors of historic child and family welfare system inequities, and supporting the healing of St.

June 8th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the mistreatment of indigenous children, including those who attended St. Anne's Indian Residential School, is indeed a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history. To restore the confidence, rebuild trust and maintain the integrity of the process, the court has o

June 8th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal