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Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General has reported that the Nutrition North program is not providing affordable food to northern families. Instead, the funds are profiting others. The program has no continuity, no defined eligibility, no assurances that the subsidy is being passed on

November 25th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to debate Bill C-583. This is a bill I believe strongly in, and I would like to thank my colleague opposite, the member for Yukon, for introducing it. I would also like to acknowledge and thank my colleague, the member for Charlottetown, fo

November 20th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, the child mortality rate in low-income countries is, sadly, 13 times higher than in developed countries. How has the Conservative government chosen to honour our country's commitment to protect vulnerable children? It has deliberately underspent Canada's aid budget

November 20th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, over 1,000 constituents of mine have launched a court action against the federal government related to abuses suffered by aboriginal students at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. These schools were not included in the Indian residential school apology

November 18th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government funding: for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive, (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group in the electoral district of Labrador, providing for each (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) th

November 17th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Diabetes Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, which takes place in November. Diabetes is a debilitating disease and it affects millions of Canadians. At the current rate, it is estimated that 3.9 million Canadians will be living wi

November 17th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of my constituents regarding the cuts to Canada Post. This petition is signed by a number of people in the small rural region of Lodge Bay, Labrador. This is just one community of many across my riding and other places ac

November 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, the reason we have to act quickly is simply because the law states we must act quickly. It says upon conviction, and that conviction occurred on October 31. This is not an issue that any of us takes any pleasure in, and I said that right from the beginning. However,

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, again it is another situation where we hear the government talking from both sides. It was only a little while ago when the government House leader stood in this place and outlined all of the opportunities that the member had to actually stand in the House and make

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I rise to contribute to the debate today. It is a sad occasion and an unfortunate situation for the member and his family, who are directly affected. I am sure none of us in the House take any pleasure in having to engage in debates of this nature. However, we as par

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, my question is obviously for the government House leader. Based on your comment yesterday that it would be—

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, comments made yesterday by the government side obviously spoke to the prematurity of suspending the member. Today, he quotes section 443 of the Elections Act and talks about the support of the government for expelling the member. It is all very confusing, I would say

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, my question for my colleague and the NDP is this. You have introduced a motion today that talked about suspending the member based on the conviction and the sections of the act. You have now proposed an amendment that—

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I do apologize. My question is this. Now NDP members are proposing an amendment that talks about the expulsion of the member. I would ask why they have changed that thought and why they are introducing that amendment as opposed to making it the official motion moved

November 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to present a petition from many of my constituents who live in rural Canada. These individuals are opposed to the government's decision to downsize rural post offices in many of their communities. They have no postal service or very reduced service. The

October 27th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal