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In the House: January 27

Posted on January 27, 2015 | No Comments

Today I delivered a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The full transcript is below.

Hon. Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed every January 27 to mark one of the darkest atrocities in human history, the systematic killing of six million Jews during the second world war.

This year a solemn day of remembrance has a special meaning. It is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The victims of the unfathomable crime against humanity were six million daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, people whose lives were ended prematurely through acts of blind hatred.

Today is not only a day of deep reflection for the Jewish community, but for all Canadians and people around the world. On this day and every day we must give special meaning to the words “never again”, by pledging to actively stand up against hate, injustice, anti-Semitism, racism and refuse to be silenced in the face of genocide.

Canadian Press – Nutrition North: Feds Mull Changes To Oft-Criticized Food Subsidy

Posted on January 27, 2015 | No Comments

I was pleased to comment on this critical issue in the story below.

Please click here to read the full story, including my comment.

By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – It appears the Conservative government is open to the idea of changing the way it tries to offset the high cost of food in the North.

The department that oversees the beleaguered Nutrition North program has posted a notice of proposed procurement, asking for someone to come up with different ways of providing northerners with the federal food subsidy….

APTN – Parliament returns as parties rev engines for upcoming election

Posted on January 27, 2015 | No Comments

Click here for video of this APTN National News Story

Federal politicians returned to Ottawa Monday after a holiday break.

Their return marks the unofficial kick-off of the campaign season.

But will First Nation, Metis and Inuit issues be a part of the debate?

In the House: January 26th

Posted on January 26, 2015 | No Comments

I rose today to ask the government why First Nations living on reserves are not included in Canada’s job’s numbers. The full transcript is below. Hon. […]

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Panel: Jurisdiction and the Relationship

Posted on January 23, 2015 | No Comments

Yesterday I was honoured to take part in a panel organized by Nipissing University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives.  Chief Marianna Couchie of Nipissing First Nation and Fred […]

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Townhall on Mental Health

Posted on January 22, 2015 | No Comments

On January 18, 2015, we brought together residents from across Toronto-St. Paul’s to discuss Mental Health. This event was part of #308conversations, a grassroots campaign spearheaded […]

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25 % – Fantastic evening in London, Ontario – discussion on the importance of women in politics

Posted on January 19, 2015 | No Comments

Thank you to Kate Young  for organizing tonight’s fabulous evening on the importance of Women in Politics The screening of 25%  was a fantastic springboard into […]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Presents Report on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

Posted on January 12, 2015 | No Comments

The Prime Minister’s shocking indifference to this ongoing tragedy is not only a national disgrace, but an international embarrassment. It’s time for the Prime Minister to […]

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Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Wishing everyone in Toronto-St. Paul’s and beyond a happy and healthy holiday season and all the best for 2015.  

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Brenda Zimmerman – we’ve lost a national treasure – she taught us all so much…..

Posted on December 21, 2014 | No Comments

Obituary   In April 2001, the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada was established. Commissioner Roy Romanow was given the mandate to “inquire […]

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