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Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate your reserving the time for me.

November 27th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to speak to this bill today. It is legislation that I have supported for a very long time. I have advocated for it since my days sitting in the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador. We know that the Government of Canada believes

November 27th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Louis Riel  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise in the House to honour Louis Riel, a man who continues to inspire generations of Métis leaders in Canada and the respect of all Canadians. Riel was a father of the Métis Nation and the founder of Manitoba. He was a political leader who fearl

October 25th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Mr. Speaker, I have a riding that has large hydro power development, but it also has a lot of diesel generation. My communities want to get off diesel. They want to be on clean energy. They want to see new opportunities. Creating small power projects that are clean energy would a

October 19th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Mr. Speaker, it is important for all Canadians to feel that their voices are heard. Through this process, we not only had consultations with all provinces and territories, but we also had consultations with indigenous groups, labour unions and industry, representing thousands of

October 19th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Mr. Speaker, the member referenced his colleague from Timmins—James Bay. I sat on a committee with him, and we studied this issue. I know that he is passionate about this, in terms of the role that workers would play in Canada in transitioning to a clean economy. I certainly ho

October 19th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's contribution with respect to Bill C-50 was really informative and interesting. First of all, I would be remiss if I did not mention that I am speaking today on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people. Bill C-50 has been c

October 19th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Breast Cancer Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer, celebrate the progress made against the disease and support those who are impacted by it. Every year nearly 28,000 Canadians are diagnosed with breast cance

October 19th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  Mr. Speaker, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day of reflection and remembrance is an opportunity to walk together with indigenous peoples toward healing and reconciliation in Canada. We must begin by acknowledging the painful history that has brou

September 28th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be back in the House of Commons and able to stand and represent the constituents of Labrador. I am presenting a petition today on behalf of over 3,500 residents in Newfoundland and Labrador calling on the Government of Canada to designate 5 Wing Goos

June 14th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Member for Labrador  Mr. Speaker, I thank everybody for the warm welcome. I am excited to be back in the House of Commons, back to work as the member of Parliament for Labrador and the Parliamentary Secretary to two amazing, the Ministers of Natural Resources and Northern Affairs. I thank my colleag

June 13th, 2023House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I think it is important for my colleague to remember that, if one really wants to address climate change, it means making bold moves and bold investments. When we consider projects such as the TMX—

October 7th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

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