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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's thoughtfulness and understanding of the urgency and the real risk of making a difficult situation even worse. We are pursuing dialogue, making an attempt at dialogue. As the hereditary chiefs have come east to meet with the Mohawk, there

February 20th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Business of Supply  Yes, indeed, Madam Speaker, I spoke with Chief Woos on Sunday. We had a conference call with a number of the hereditary chiefs on Tuesday. They have some issues that they need to deal with before they can meet with me, but they know that this will continue. My officials met in S

February 20th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the hon. member just answered his own question. The motion today is about standing in solidarity with one side in the disputes within that community. Our approach is that we must be able to unlock a peaceful space to have a conversation that will lead to consensu

February 20th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for the very interesting question. The withdrawal of the RCMP today is a first step. We are hoping that this independent decision by the RCMP will lead to the barricades coming down. It is very important to understand that a company's deci

February 20th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to begin by acknowledging we are having this debate on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. I would also like to express my extreme disappointment that the official opposition of this country has tabled such a divisive motion. It is inde

February 20th, 2020House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the young indigenous people whom I met with in the office of the Minister of Northern Affairs were not radical activists. They were sensitive, young indigenous people expressing the importance of the land, water and air. One young woman, who had slept in the Minis

February 20th, 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

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Madam Speaker, I have been overwhelmed today and over this past week by the offers of help coming from all across the nation, all different parties and all different nations. People want to see us get through this in a peaceful way. We know this is the time, as we do not want to

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, 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

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

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, 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