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Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the member knows we have increased the health transfers to provinces and territories in this budget by nearly 5%. We have added more money under the health care transfer fund to be able to do more recruitment around doctors and nurses. We have reduced the backlog o

June 6th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  Madam Speaker, there are no deaf ears when the Government of Canada increases its health transfer by almost 5%, when it puts more money out there for provinces and territories to deal with the backlog of surgeries, or when it puts more money into recruiting more doctors and nurse

June 6th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak to Bill C-19 today and to talk about how the policies, procedures and investments that we are making are affecting so many people across Canada. Most importantly, I want to talk about how it is having an impact on the people I represent in

June 6th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Honorary Doctorate for Labradorian Historian  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me today to recognize and congratulate an important educator and historian of Labrador, Patty Way, on being awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from Memorial University. She was born in Labrador, attended Yale School in North West River in the

June 6th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Rangers  Mr. Speaker, this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Rangers. They are dedicated, courageous men and women, and they are Canadian Armed Forces members. They live and work in remote, isolated, coastal regions of Canada. They are trained and ready to serve. This year

May 30th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Mining Week  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to recognize National Mining Week. Mining activity stretches right across our country and employs nearly 700,000 direct and indirect workers, nearly 17,000 of whom are indigenous. In 2020, the industry contributed $107 billion to Canada's GDP. Canada is

May 12th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, the member knows that this is an active mine. It is an ongoing mine. If she has particular information, that should be provided to the minister and to the government. If Inuit in that area have particular concerns and documentation of something that is being done o

May 9th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands for raising the issue. I want to say, from the outset, that I understand her question completely but I also know that she understands that there is a process. During that process that the government is tak

May 9th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, our government recognized our role in global energy security long before this tragedy started to unfold and long before the member opposite stood in the House of Commons. In fact, energy security was front and centre for the Prime Minister and President Biden back

May 9th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, the ongoing tragedy unfolding before our eyes in Europe is one that I know everyone is concerned about. Regardless of political persuasion, we are all sickened by what Russia is doing to its neighbour, so it is no surprise that this is one of those issues before Pa

May 9th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence  Mr. Speaker, many were recognized at the 2022 Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence, and I would like to give a big shout-out to the entrepreneurs from Newfoundland and Labrador who won several prestigious awards. The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador was awarded

May 5th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Chair, the real information we need is the stories of victims and the stories of families. Many of them could only enable themselves to tell their stories with the health supports and victim support services that they have around them. That is why the National Inquiry into

May 4th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Chair, my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands always provides insightful thoughts in her questions in the House of Commons. I am open to looking at all aspects of society that infringe upon the rights of women and girls. No woman, no girl, no individual should ever feel unsa

May 4th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Chair, I thank my colleague for pointing out that violence against women and girls is not sector-related. It is happening in all aspects of society. I think we all recognize that, and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to end it. That is our job here as parliament

May 4th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Chair, first, I want to acknowledge that Canada's Parliament is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people, a very proud people. I also want to take a moment to recognize all of the indigenous partners who have worked so hard to bring

May 4th, 2022House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal