Jane PHILPOTT

PHILPOTT, The Hon. Jane, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Markham--Stouffville (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 23, 1960
Website
http://jphilpott.liberal.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=350c31fd-6260-4c63-bd17-0746cb6f4120&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca
Profession
physician, professor (associate)

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Markham--Stouffville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Health (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 71)


December 6, 2018

Hon. Jane Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, urgency means action now, and it means the actions we have already taken. We have made sure that there are special education funds for all students in that community. I have already shown the member the numbers on how much we have invested in special education in that community.

I have already made a commitment to that community the first time I met with the previous chief to say that we will go forward with the new health facility. We have now received the feasibility plan. I met with the new chief this week and we are moving forward on a new health centre.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Indigenous Affairs
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December 6, 2018

Hon. Jane Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the member opposite asked about several things. I will talk about the additions to reserve that was part of our budget implementation bill.

This is a really important piece of legislation. People from first nations have been asking for this for 40 years. Finally, this week I was able to tell chiefs that it is going to be faster to get additions to reserve, thanks to new pieces of legislation. This is good news and it will add to economic prosperity.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Indigenous Affairs
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December 3, 2018

Hon. Jane Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, I was pleased to be joined by first nations, Inuit and Métis nation leaders to announce that after comprehensive engagement, we are going forward to introduce co-developed legislation on indigenous child and family services early in the new year. This legislation should mark a turning point to say, “No more”: no more scooping children; no more ripping apart families; no more lost children who do not know their language, their culture and their lineage.

I hope that when the legislation is introduced, it will have broad support in the House.

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Subtopic:   Indigenous Affairs
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November 29, 2018

Hon. Jane Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for raising this incredibly important issue.

We have made major investments to increase infrastructure on reserves, as well as for indigenous Canadians who live off reserve. We have invested an additional $200 million a year in first nations housing. We are working with the Assembly of First Nations on a strategy. We have invested $500 million over the next 10 years for Métis and an additional $400 million over 10 years for Inuit. We are building houses.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Indigenous Affairs
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November 22, 2018

Hon. Jane Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, last Friday in Winnipeg, I was thrilled to announce, along with four Manitoba first nations, that we are investing nearly $250 million to build schools in those four communities. This investment means that those students will not have to leave home and can finish high school right in their communities. We are working with first nations partners. We are ensuring that all first nation students receive high-quality education.

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Subtopic:   Indigenous Affairs
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