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Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Parliament is rising for the summer with no progress by the Conservatives on northern issues. It is very distressing to know that many of the nutrition north vendors are selling food not only with outrageous markups but that is past the best-before date, kind of like

June 20th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has requested the federal Conservative government to upgrade and expand the Wabush Airport and build new airports for Nain in the north and for south Labrador. The Conservatives have failed to implement these necessary infr

June 20th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Expo Labrador  Mr. Speaker, Labrador boasts some of the best opportunities in Canada, and we are open for business. Next week, people from all over the country and the world will convene at Happy Valley-Goose Bay to join in Expo Labrador, our premier resource development showcase. From the ne

June 20th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency since January 1, 2013, for each contract, what is the: (a) vendor's name; (b) reference number; (c) date; (d) description of the services provided; (e) delivery date; (f) original

June 19th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canada Post  Mr. Speaker, this year Canada Post has shamefully reduced services to 114 postal offices in Newfoundland and Labrador and hundreds more right across Canada, yet we know that Canada Post earned a profit of $94 million in 2012 and we also know that over the last decade, it has paid

June 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions. One is from the town of Postville and one from the town of Black Tickle. They are both related to the downgrading of services by Canada Post Corporation. The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to instruct Canada

June 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to environmental protection: (a) what are the details of any measures which have been taken since 2000 to monitor or remediate pollution or environmental hazards at Port Burwell on Killiniq Island, Nunavut; and (b) what are the titles, dates, and file numbers of all r

May 12th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG): what is the location and activity of each ice-breaking vessel in the CCG Fleet on each day since January 2, 2014?

May 12th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to speak to the ongoing debate on the floor of the House right now with regard to homelessness in Canada and how it is reported, how the data is collected, the methodology that is used, and the definition of homelessness in the country. This is an i

May 6th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my question for my colleague opposite is, why did his government not conduct reviews of this program a year ago? When the Liberal opposition raised it in the House of Commons, asked the government to conduct a review of the temporary foreign worker program, it did

May 6th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government expenditures, what is the amount, program, nature or purpose, file number, and date of all grants or contributions made to Wabush Mines and Cliff Resources since January 2000?

April 28th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his comments and for his motion today. It makes entire sense. There is absolutely no reason that any bill or policy being implemented in the House of Commons by government should not have full and free debate, not only by parliamentar

April 10th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to national parks, what is the detailed breakdown, by fiscal year and nature or purpose, of all expenditures related to the establishment of Mealy Mountains National Park, made pursuant to the $5.5 million in funding over five years referred to on page 115 of the 2011

April 10th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I am certainly pleased to rise and speak to the bill that has been put forward by the member for Northumberland—Quinte West, and to say that of course we on this side of the House will support the motion that he has offered up today. I am pleased to speak to this on

April 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague across the way for bringing forward the motion today. Obviously this is a motion that is very much motherhood among most parliamentarians in Canada. We all represent large constituencies of trappers, hunters, and fishers. There is no reason we sh

April 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal