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National Action Plan to Address Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Churchill for bringing this motion to the floor. I am pleased to speak in support of Motion No. 444 to look at a national action plan to end violence against women in our society. I would think that all Canadians want to see an end to violence

May 13th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

CBC Innovation Award  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and recognize Andrew Furey, who recently received CBC's innovation award at Atlantic Business Magazine's top 50 CEO awards. Andrew was recognized for the major contributions he has made as a member of Team Broken Earth. Team Broken Earth is a vo

May 13th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Port State Measures Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is always great to have dreams, I say. Liberals believe in the vital role of the fishing industry. We know the number of Canadians who are dependent on this industry. Protecting this industry is why we brought in the 200-mile limit. It is why we challenged the Sp

May 7th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Port State Measures Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is no surprise that the Liberals would certainly support any measures that help prevent overfishing and illegal fishing in our waters. After all, we were the people who introduced the 200-mile limit off Canada to protect our fishing industries. We were the ones wh

May 7th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Port State Measures Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, obviously, we certainly support any measures that we can take to combat illegal activities in our waters, illegal fishing, unreported and unregulated foreign fishing. However, my question goes back to the cuts we have seen in the fisheries sector, in particular in

May 7th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Correctional Service of Canada  Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General today revealed that the Conservatives are releasing hundreds of inmates from prisons directly into the community, before rehabilitation and safe integration programs are even completed. The AG said that 1,500 offenders were released directly into

April 28th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague, the member for Winnipeg North, for that question. As members know, he is a great debater in the House of Commons. I am sure that this is one piece of legislation he will be very happy to stand and support when we come to the vote. The member is

April 27th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I can tell members what it would not do. It would not clear up the waste of public money we have seen by the NDP in recent months. That is very clear. The purpose of the motion today is to ensure that advertising, no matter what party is in power, is done fairly, wi

April 27th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Markham—Unionville for his comments on the bill and for sharing his time with me today. Obviously he has tremendous insight into what the actions of the government have been when it comes to using taxpayers' money to produce partisan

April 27th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to materials prepared for past or current deputy heads of departments, crown corporations and agencies or their staff from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is (i) the date, (ii) the title or subject matter, (iii) t

April 20th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to materials prepared for past or current ministers or their staff from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is the (i) date, (ii) title or subject matter, (iii) department’s internal tracking number?

April 20th, 2015House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, through access to information, the media have uncovered a significant number of deaths of members of both Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers, who are the eyes and ears of Canada's military in the north. While the Prime Minister continues to boast about his

April 20th, 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

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

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