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Leef (CPC) questions Government on northern investments

Posted In:  Aboriginal Affairs
April 21, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 197 (21 April 2015) at 12839.



  • Mr. Speaker, unlike the previous Liberal governments that balanced their budgets by slashing transfer payments to our territories and cutting programs and services, our government is making record levels of investments in the north.

    We are giving Northerners the opportunities and the tools they need to shape their own future.

    Could the Minister of theEnvironment update the House on what our government is doing and how we are investing in the great people of Canada’s north?

    Mr. Ryan Leef

    Yukon, CPC

  • Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to list all of the things we have invested in, which the member for the Northwest Territories voted against.

    He opposed the Inuvik toTuk highway. He opposed the health transfer monies. He is opposed to infrastructure investments. He opposed job training. He opposed the establishment of a Health Canada office in Yellowknife. He also voted against aboriginal women having the same matrimonial rights as other Canadian women. He also did not bother to show up to vote against the long gun registry.

    That is the record for the member for the Northwest Territories.

    [Translation]

    Hon. Leona Aglukkaq

    Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC

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