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Labradorians of Distinction Award  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the Labradorians who recently received the Labradorians of Distinction Award. The award was created in commemoration of Canada’s 150th celebrations, and it recognizes individuals who have contributed to the social, cultural, environmental

December 13th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I did not get a registration of my vote.

December 1st, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Indigenous Peoples Day  Mr. Speaker, today we honour the rich cultures and traditions of first nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. We also recognize this National Indigenous Peoples Day is occurring at a time that is very difficult. Many of us are deeply heartbroken learning of the unmarked remains

June 21st, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Indigenous History Month  Madam Speaker, this June marks National Indigenous History Month, and Monday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a time when we honour the rich cultures and histories of first nations, Inuit and Métis people across Canada. Over the past few weeks, from all across

June 14th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her work on this issue and other issues related to indigenous children in Canada. First of all, she is well aware that we are committed to implementing the calls to action within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and we are cont

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have shared with the member on committee many different important topics related to indigenous people in Canada, including this one. Decolonizing the process that has impacted people in this country for many generations is not going as quickly as any of us would l

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I believe congratulations are in order from the sounds of things. I really appreciate the opportunity to speak today and to say to all members of the House ulaakut. I speak today in representing the indigenous people of Labrador, all Labradorians who live in the la

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Health and Safety Act  Mr. Speaker, I will point out once again to the member that these are complex regulations and, as I said, they are being tailored to a very unique industry in the offshore in Newfoundland and Labrador. The accord also acts to establish a joint management framework where Canada, N

May 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Health and Safety Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands for her always insightful comments into debate. Obviously, in the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, when we look at the C-NLOPB, we look at it as something that was built in Newfoundland and Lab

May 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Health and Safety Act  Mr. Speaker, what we are doing today is basically an amendment around a time process to establish the transitional regulations as was introduced previously. We have been working very diligently as a government with Newfoundland and Labrador, and with Nova Scotia, to develop perma

May 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Health and Safety Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the support the NDP is giving us toward this bill. Obviously, the committee is now being appointed to look at health and safety within the offshore board. We also know that the C-NLOPB is made up of representatives from across the province wi

May 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Health and Safety Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak to Bill S-3, which is before Parliament today. As a member of Parliament from Newfoundland and Labrador, this issue is obviously important not only to me as a parliamentarian, but to many across Newfoundland and Labrador. Let me start by sa

May 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Red Dress Day  Mr. Speaker, today is red dress day, a day to honour the first nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who we have loved and lost. We vow to put an end to this national tragedy that has impacted so many in Canada. The Liberal budget 2021 proposes historic

May 5th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

April 19th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a point of order and ask the member for Nunavut to apologize for her comments made on Twitter over the weekend. In response to an indigenous politics post, she said that I am not an Inuk. This member has no right to question my culture or indigenous

April 19th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal