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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am listening very attentively to the discussion in the House of Commons because I think all of us want to see some democratic reform. It is what we are hearing in our constituencies. I appreciate the efforts of many members of Parliament to put forward different o

December 3rd, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Northern Development  Mr. Speaker, the minister took 48 hours to apologize for her despicable actions and arrogance toward northerners and Inuit people who are going hungry due to the high cost of food. However, after 24 months, she has yet to acknowledge and take action to fix the problem of the high

December 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Northern Development  Mr. Speaker, maybe the minister and the government ought to start talking to people in the north a little more. I am an aboriginal woman from the north and I am a woman of Inuit descent. Why is it that I can see the struggles of the people in the north, while the minister and th

December 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act  Mr. Speaker, this is a very important debate that we are having around Bill S-6, and I do not think we should lose focus of what is happening here. This is a perfect example of where the government members opposite are ignoring what first nations people in this country are sayi

December 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, under the CETA agreement, the Conservative government committed $280 million to a federal investment fund to Newfoundland and Labrador to properly offset the loss of revenue in the fishery. Now the feds are pulling back. The Conservatives are dancing around this comm

December 8th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Income Tax Act: during each of the last five taxation years, (a) what is the number and percentage of the income tax returns of income tax filers in each province or territory who have been reviewed, broken down by income tax filers who live (i) in a Prescribed

January 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the administration of the Income Tax Act: (a) what are the titles, dates, and file-numbers of any studies, assessments, or evaluations that have been conducted or are being conducted concerning the cost-effectiveness of reviewing or auditing income tax filers who c

January 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With respect to Crown copyright: (a) what is the total revenue collected, in each fiscal year since 2005-2006 inclusive, by each department, agency, or other government organization, for the licensing of the use of works for which copyright is held by Canada or a department, agen

January 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to federal-provincial fiscal arrangements: (a) has the 70% federal share of the $400-million federal-provincial fund to support fisheries industry enhancements, announced on October 29, 2013, by the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, been accounted for in the fi

January 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to recognize the Inuit of south-central Labrador, who are represented by the NunatuKavut Community Council and its president Todd Russell. They are in Ottawa commemorating the 250th anniversary of the first and only pre-Confederation treaty ever

February 24th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, a recent audit from the Department of National Defence confirmed that despite the government's repeated public announcements about creating a squadron of long-range drones based at 5 Wing Goose Bay, DND rather indefinitely delayed the program due to a lack of oversig

February 25th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Military Contribution Against ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I say to my hon. colleague opposite that public opinion is how you make decisions, but it is not necessarily how we make decisions. We make decisions in the best interests of Canadians for the long haul. I would say to the government members opposite that what you a

March 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Military Contribution Against ISIL  Mr. Speaker, Liberals really believe that we have a role in the campaign against ISIL, and we feel that the role should be in the best interests of the people of Canada. However, we also feel that the government has not articulated its objectives, and Liberals cannot support a mi

March 26th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the MP for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River stated that RCMP statistics verifying their comment that 70% of missing and murdered indigenous women were attributed to native men would be released. Today

March 27th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With respect to staffing at the Canada Revenue Agency: what is the number of personnel, broken down by job title and year, working on aggressive international tax planning from 2003 to 2015, inclusive?

April 2nd, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal