Jack Iyerak ANAWAK

ANAWAK, Jack Iyerak

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Nunatsiaq (Northwest Territories)
Birth Date
September 26, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Anawak
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1918830f-6953-4a11-84fc-6a5d57f8b1dd&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, consultant

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Nunatsiaq (Northwest Territories)
October 25, 1993 - April 15, 1997
LIB
  Nunatsiaq (Northwest Territories)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (December 6, 1993 - February 22, 1996)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 65)


March 12, 1997

Mr. Jack Iyerak Anawak (Nunatsiaq, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question of the Secretary of State for Training and Youth. In January 1996 Human Resources Development Canada signed three national framework agreements with aboriginal groups from across the country on the delivery of human resources programs and services provided by and for aboriginal people.

Can the secretary of state give the House an update on the further actions taken by this government to give First Nations people and the Inuit the tools to develop employment programs that meet their needs?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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March 5, 1997

Mr. Jack Iyerak Anawak (Nunatsiaq, Lib.)

Last month the International Fund for Animal Welfare released a disturbing video depicting incidents alleged to have occurred during the 1996 Newfoundland seal harvest.

The tape is currently under investigation. Where there is sufficient evidence, violators will be prosecuted.

Inuit and other responsible seal hunters were shocked and disgusted by the video. It was repugnant to see animals treated in such an insensitive and wasteful manner. The Inuit method of seal harvesting entails complete utilization.

I urge Canadians and the international community to avoid stereotyping all seal hunters because of the alleged actions of a few. The great majority of sealers harvest responsibly and humanely.

This video sensationalism of animal rights organizations threatens Inuit and Newfoundland communities who are just trying to survive.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Seal Hunting
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November 6, 1996

Mr. Jack Iyerak Anawak (Nunatsiaq, Lib.)

Another young suicide victim was buried in Rankin Inlet last weekend. Another bright and capable youth who could have contributed greatly to his community and to all of Nunavut took his own life and was lost to us forever.

There have been too many deaths. Our youth, our best and brightest hopes for the future, are killing themselves at shocking rates. It has to stop.

I call on all the people of Nunavut, young and old, individuals and communities, to come together to make suicide prevention a priority. Our youth need us and we need them.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Suicide Prevention
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October 29, 1996

Mr. Anawak

They seem to be protesting a little too much. I do not know how to say it but it is along the lines of "thou doth protest too much". English being my second language sometimes I am not quite sure of the proper pronunciation. Yes, it is Shakespeare: "Thou doth protest too much".

It is an honour for me to speak in this Chamber and be able to say the kind of things I say to the Reform Party. They are protesting what I am saying but that is politics or debate. At the same time, the Reform Party has problems with the rights that were gained rightfully through treaties and they start doing certain things.

A Reform member from British Columbia was arrested for illegal fishing. What if it had been an aboriginal person doing the same thing? I did not see the Reform Party protesting the law. This is a party that considers itself a law and order party but it is condoning breaking the law. Are they protesting the fact that this member broke the law? I did not hear any of that, Mr. Speaker, but thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Committees Of The Whole
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October 29, 1996

Mr. Anawak

Mr. Speaker, I was just reading the news that a member was arrested by officers of the law. Usually one gets arrested when one breaks the law.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Committees Of The Whole
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