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View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
Good morning and thank you.
As I sit here and listen to the presentations, first I'm going to acknowledge my feelings, because as an indigenous MP listening to the presentations, it hurts a whole lot, and I think indigenous people across Canada are very, very upset, because both levels of government have been delaying, delaying, delaying. Studies were done, extensive studies—health impact, and economic studies, and the list goes on. Then I find it really disturbing when Minister O'Regan the other day sat here and said he didn't sign the agreement because...he essentially, basically, blamed Grassy Narrows. I find that very disturbing still.
It leads me to believe that the government is thinking that it knows best. The impression that I have is that Minister O'Regan and the department know better than what the people are asking. The people are frustrated, the people are hurting, the people are sick, the people need more and there's the trust issue—of course the trust issue is there—but the government is delaying, and I find it very difficult and very frustrating.
Going back to the funding, how can we ensure that the funding that Grassy Narrows is asking for...? Grassy Narrows, not the government, is asking for it to be completed ASAP. How can we speed the process up?
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
We know and your department knows that the Grassy Narrows First Nation is asking for the mercury home trust that you spoke about, but the government isn't supporting that. Can you explain in detail why that is?
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
The perception right now, though, is that various departments in both levels of government, from Ontario to the federal government, are delaying by playing these kinds of games, again taking that approach where the departments know better than what the communities are asking for. If it were any other community in Ontario, both levels of government would be right there.
For example, just this week Ontario cancelled a really good thing, tree planting, but what did the federal government do? They already committed funding to ensure that the project goes forward. Why is it so difficult for the departments and the ministers to move forward and make that decision? There is a crisis we've identified.
Explain that, please.
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
Again, for the record, the community is asking for that trust fund, and the department and the government wants to take it somewhere else. That's the problem.
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
Good morning, and thank you.
I'm going to get right to the point because time is an issue. Across my riding, especially now in Timber Bay—you visited the area way back—survivors from the boarding schools and now the day schools are still waiting for justice. You have announced that you're working on a settlement, but I'm concerned that northerners are going to be left out. What can you tell northerners who have already been left out of settlements and denied justice that this process will be better for them, and that they'll finally see justice?
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
Minister O'Regan, you will remember earlier this year when you were in La Ronge and you took a moment with me to stop and reflect at the memorial for missing and murdered indigenous women. One of the women is still missing, and her name is Happy Charles. I met with the family, and her family is still holding out hope that she will be found, but it's clear to me that they still need support. They need support in finding justice for Happy, and they need support in dealing with the trauma they have experienced and continue to go through. In your role as minister, what are you doing to help families like Happy Charles' and all the northern communities that continue to be forgotten by this government?
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
With all due respect, Minister, we're not talking about a woman fleeing a bad situation. We're talking about a current situation where a woman is still missing, and the mom, the dad and the family are looking for support for mental health, police support and other support. She's not alone. There are other women across Canada, I'm pretty sure. What is the government doing to address that specific support system required?
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
Your answer is very disappointing because the family is currently still looking for support. The government fails to understand the immediate need to provide support when a family member is missing and looking for support.
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
With all due respect, I still have about 15 seconds.
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
NDP (SK)
I'm sorry, can he make a comment, please?
View Sheri Benson Profile
NDP (SK)
Just to add to that, if the point is to have a conversation with the minister after a decision has been made, then the amendment makes more sense. I hear what Shannon is saying, and I hear her frustration. I know where the Conservatives are coming from, but if you just take a look at the committee, and you don't change the amendment, whether or not you think it's wishy-washy, or give them more time to do whatever they need to do, then it won't happen. Do you know what I mean?
Let's say in your life it doesn't happen, and they extend it. Then if you don't change the language in this motion, that conversation is never going to happen for you. If you change it to what they are saying, then it will happen, whether it happens on June 21 or July 21 or August 21.
I need to hear that it's important to have the conversation, or is it important just to say they failed; we've asked the minister and he's not coming, and—
View Sheri Benson Profile
NDP (SK)
Okay.
View Sheri Benson Profile
NDP (SK)
Yes.
View Sheri Benson Profile
NDP (SK)
Yes, that's my question.
It's a different motion if you just want the minister to come before the session ends. Then to have the minister come after a decision has been made, which is sort of.... I appreciate the conversation. I haven't sat at the committee a long time, and I certainly hear the passion on either side about getting information.
But these are two different outcomes to me. The conversations will be very different. I'm neither here nor there. If you want to have the minister come before the end of the session, that should be the motion. If you want the minister to come after a decision has been made, to be able to ask different kinds of questions, I'd also be interested to hear how my colleagues will..... If the amendment has to be there for it to pass, it would be good to know that.
Thank you.
View Linda Duncan Profile
NDP (AB)
Thank you.
Thanks again, Minister. I look forward to talking with your officials in the next hour.
Madame Minister, in follow-up to my colleague's question, I'm a little stunned at the response. One of the named sources that have castigated Canada for failing to deliver its fair share of aid is the OECD. In the development co-operation review of 2018, the OECD severely criticized Canada for the drop in percentage of GNI of aid. Have you provided a response to their concerns, and if so, could you provide that to the committee?
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