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Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to finally rise in the House of Commons to speak to Bill C-50, after eight months of dealing with the bill in committee. I can tell the House that I have never seen such antics being played out by any opposition party on any legislation in my entir

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, my apologies, but it is really hard to explain why any political party of the House of Commons today that is elected to represent people would choose to go to a robotic system to generate amendments to important legislation that would govern hundreds of thousands o

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, what I do know is that Canadian jobs are going to transition whether we bring in the legislation or not, because that is the way the world is. Bringing forward the legislation would allow more stability and security for the workers. That is what the member is missi

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, I am very proud of the government's record and what we have done. I am very proud of the fact that we have done more to reduce carbon in this country than anyone else. We have invested more in a clean energy transition. We are looking out for workers while we do th

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, I want to remind the member that, before we came into government, there was not even a line item in terms of investment in clean tech. We created that as a government. It is the focus of our economy. We can see companies such as Braya fuels converting their refine

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we agree that every child in Canada should have the opportunity to go to school in a proper environment and also to go to school on a full belly. That is why we have implemented programs to support schools, to support students and to support the school food program,

April 15th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Cancer Society  Mr. Speaker, April marks cancer awareness month, and it is an important time to spotlight the impact of cancer, recognize advancements in treatment and extend support to those affected. Last week, I had the privilege of meeting with the Canadian Cancer Society and of listening t

April 16th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Housing  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her question. She has been a strong advocate on housing across the Arctic and northern regions. We are the first government, ever, in history to have direct agreements with indigenous governments to address their housing needs. We

April 19th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, in consideration of my response to the member for Nunavut during question period, I want to clarify for the record that we have invested close to $1.2 billion across the three territories in housing and have supported over 18,000 units. In budget 2024, we would be

April 19th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight the historic investments for national defence in budget 2024. These allocations strengthen our armed forces, confront global complexities and safeguard our nation's security and sovereignty, with special focus on national defence in the Arct

April 29th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

World Dwarf Games  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand in the House today to acknowledge six-time gold medallist and three-time bronze medallist Brooklyn Wolfrey, who is a remarkable athletic champion from Labrador. Brooklyn is a 15-year-old athlete from Rigolet in the Nunatsiavut territory. She co

May 9th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2023  Madam Speaker, first of all, I want to thank the minister for the tremendous contribution that he makes to so many programs and services in the country. I represent a very large rural indigenous riding in this country, a riding that is very much connected to the land and to the

May 9th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal