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Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I want to point out for my colleague that when one wants to fight climate change, it means one needs to invest to make it happen. When one looks at a comprehensive plan like we have as a government to address climate change, it considers projects like the TMX. It i

October 7th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Muriel Andersen  Madam Speaker, shortly after celebrating her 105th birthday, a well-known and respected Inuk elder from Makkovik, Labrador, Ms. Muriel Andersen, passed away peacefully. She was born on Dunn Island, Labrador, in 1917. She endured a lot in her life, living through two world wars a

October 7th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to seniors that is a really good question. I think we have all had to deal with this over the last few months. First of all, for any seniors who are under the threshold, in terms of what their supplementary allowances provide them in Canada based on th

October 5th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question from my colleague but I want to correct him on something. If he is referring to the dental bill that came forward in the House by the former member for St. John's East, I did support that motion. I wanted to correct that for the record. I a

October 5th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, first of all, in order to provide the HST or GST supplement to Canadians, they have to be qualified for it. That means they have to be under certain income thresholds in order to be eligible. Obviously, the real place to go is to check with the CRA as to what their l

October 5th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased today to rise and speak on third reading of Bill C-30. Bill C-30 addresses the cost of living for many Canadians by looking at targeted relief programs. In this bill and the previous bill, that includes tax relief by increasing the GST credit and th

October 5th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for the question, because if there is one thing for certain that we have done it is to be there for the people in northern Canada. During COVID when we knew there was a crisis around food and heat security, one of the first things we did

September 29th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Hurricane Fiona  Mr. Speaker, in the wake of hurricane Fiona, people in Newfoundland and Labrador's west coast communities, like other Atlantic Canadians, are suffering in the aftermath, but together they are managing the devastating damage left behind. Fiona ripped homes from foundations, wreck

September 29th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, this is an issue that has touched the hearts of all Canadians. We have 91 ongoing projects right now. There is funding available for other communities, groups and first nations that want to do similar work within their communities and regions. The Department of Cro

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Nunavut for all the work she has done in pushing for, supporting and advocating for the implementation of both UNDRIP and all recommendations in the TRC report. This particular process falls within the purview of what we are doing with UN

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her support in the work we are doing around the TRC calls to action. First of all, indigenous people have been part of this process, but more than that, they have led this process. It is because of their insight, views, perspectives, hard

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, yes, I have had opportunities to work with my colleague on a number of committees, and I know he is a hard worker and strong supporter of indigenous rights in Canada. In terms of the timeline from the spring 2018 report to the legislation today, I want to remind m

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, first of all, all of the appointments that are done by the minister and council are done in consultation with indigenous groups and leadership in Canada. That is the process we have, and that is the mantra we follow as a government. In terms of the transitional pie

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, first of all, I would like to acknowledge that Canada's Parliament is located on the unceded and traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people. We are debating a bill that is very relevant not just to those first nation groups but all first nations, M├ęti

September 28th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Turning the Tide Awards  Mr. Speaker, I wish to congratulate the recipients of the Turning the Tide Awards for honouring excellence and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador's marine industry. I especially want to highlight the Labrador Fishermen's Union Shrimp Company, which earned the industry leader

June 20th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal