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Comments by Member for Nunavut  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to respond to comments made on Twitter over the weekend by the member for Nunavut. In response to an indigenous politics tweet, she said, “Jones is not an Inuk”. I stand before the House today to point out for the member for Nunavut that her domination a

April 19th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, my colleague knows that the process regarding the Baffinland Mary River Mine project proposal is ongoing. In the coming weeks the independent Nunavut Impact Review Board will resume hearings on the project. As was set out in the Nunavut agreement, the NIRB proces

April 16th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Volunteerism  Madam Speaker, today I am pleased to honour the many volunteers across Canada and in my home of Labrador. Next week marks National Volunteer Week, and we know in this legislature that it is really the volunteers who keep the pillars of our community strong. That has been magnifie

April 15th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act  Madam Speaker, in all honesty, I would like to see us get rid of the Indian Act overnight, but I also know, in my role and in the knowledge I gained in this department, that it is not that simple. It is an evolving process. It is a process that will require many legislative chang

April 15th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act  Madam Speaker, this legislation is really there to guide a collaborative path forward. We cannot forget that. It is there to build a stronger relationship and provide greater predictability, as well as more certainty, over time. It encourages partnerships in the resources sector

April 15th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak today to Bill C-15. I am pleased to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples bill that is before the House of Commons today. I am speaking today from my riding of Labrador on the traditional territory of

April 15th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the my colleague for being so diligent in his responsibilities. I am sharing my time with my colleague from Beaches—East York. I want to emphasize that we are enshrining this in legislation. It is an opportunity for renewed relationships in our country. Th

April 15th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

World Tuberculosis Day  Mr. Speaker, today, marks World Tuberculosis Day and a day to draw awareness about the effects of TB, a disease with significant health, social and economic consequences. This year’s theme is “The Clock is Ticking”, and TB is an urgent matter. In 2019, there were 1.4 million TB

March 24th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Climate Emergency Action Act  Madam Speaker, I really appreciate the opportunity to speak to the bill this evening. I have been following the debate in the legislature today, and I can honestly say that it was a tremendous debate. I rise today to speak to Bill C-232, an act respecting a Climate Emergency Act

March 11th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, as the member knows, everything we do across the north we do in conjunction with indigenous people, with consultation and from listening to northerners. Right now, this resource development process is going through public hearings. There will be a final step in thi

January 29th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020  Madam Speaker, when it comes to the investments that we have made into Canadians, all of those investments were necessary, whether it was the Canada child care benefit, which increased payments to families; whether it was the bonus, or the small grants, that we gave out to senior

January 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question, because there is a lot of fearmongering, and unfortunately a lot of it is unwarranted. We wish that every Canadian from day one could have accessed this vaccine. We wish that today every Canadian in this country could access t

January 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to this bill, and I would first like to give an update on what has been happening in my riding with regard to vaccines. As members know, I represent an indigenous northern region of Canada. I am pleased to say that first nations communit

January 27th, 2021House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), the five-year science-based review is currently under way and is being co-managed by regional science-based review committees in the western Arctic and eastern Arctic offshore areas. The committees will prepare a final report before December 2021.

December 4th, 2020House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, as we approach the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, I stand to remind colleagues and all Canadians that for too long victims of gender-based violence have had to suffer in silence. One-third of women in Canada over the age of 15 face

December 2nd, 2020House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal