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moved that Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), be read the second time and referred t...

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Mr. Speaker, I do not think anyone in this House could disagree that there is an essential need for a day of remembrance, but a lot of concerns have been raised to me by my indigenous constituents ...

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Mr. Speaker, the federal government and the federal system have been working and will continue to work to ensure that we can provide all the necessary services for indigenous peoples across this co...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech.

I applaud the introduction of this bill. It is important to take time to reflect and remember, but I think that we need to go much further th...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question.

Obviously, we are committed to doing that. It is a priority for our government, and we will move forward with adopting the United Nati...

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Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the minister for recognizing Georgina Jolibois and her work. The way the minister did it was very classy and respectful for Georgina, who worked tirelessly on this and ...

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Mr. Speaker, as we say in English, we should give credit where credit is due. It was absolutely natural for us to do this. I want to assure the member that we will work diligently with all members ...

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Mr. Speaker, it is wonderful to see this put forward today and to be up for debate. I was part of the committee that studied the bill put forward by Georgina Jolibois in the last Parliament, and I ...

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Mr. Speaker, as part of the consultations done during the last Parliament on this bill and the testimonies we heard through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it became clear that September 3...

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Mr. Speaker, one of the privileges I have seen as a member of Parliament is that it has actually helped me learn more and understand my own ignorance as far as reconciliation and the need for recon...

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Mr. Speaker, it is a very important issue, and in fact, Canadian Heritage does have programs for educational activities as part of this. This is something we want to continue going into the future ...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for his speech.

I would like to know whether he recognizes that the federal Indian Act is a racist and outdated piece of legislation that needs a complete ov...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.

I think there are so many things we need to do on our journey towards reconciliation with indigenous peoples. Also, I am not saying that th...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for continuing the work started by my former colleague, Georgina Jolibois, and I thank him for the kind words he said about her today.

In this spirit of reco...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie for his question.

I said this just now in answer to the member for Joliette, and I will say it again. This bill is one step ...

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Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be here. Imagine living beside a home for years and knowing the families who went through there, only to find out, after growing up and moving away, that unspeakable...

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Mr. Speaker, the comments of the minister, I mean the member opposite no doubt come from the heart, and I genuinely appreciate that.

Throughout this debate, it is important for us to recogniz...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the promotion he gave me by calling me “minister”; hopefully someday.

I agree that education is critically important. I spent a lifetime oversea...

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Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech.

I would like him to comment further on something he touched on earlier, which is the fact that this statutory holiday must not be just anothe...

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Mr. Speaker, I fear that it becomes just another excuse for people, for families, to load up their trailers, go camping and be together.

We, as the 338 members of Parliament who were elected ...

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Mr. Speaker, my colleague's comments were heartfelt and they did move me today.

I am a teacher by training, so listening to the member talk about the value of education is very important to m...

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Mr. Speaker, there was a lot in that question. This is the second time we have discussed this bill. I have expressed some of my concerns on it. Obviously, I think my colleagues can see where I and ...

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We will need to leave that for the moment. The hon. member for Cariboo—Prince George will have three minutes remaining for questions and comments when the House gets back to debate on this matter...

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Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is World Polio Day and I would like to thank all rotary clubs in Canada, including local rotary clubs at our binational Rotary District 6400, for their efforts to help end pol...

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Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate Mark Arcand for being re-elected tribal chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council on October 15.

The Saskatoon Tribal Council represents 11,000 people in seven...