Committee member biographies: Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs—June 19, 2020

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Members from the Liberal Party of Canada

Gary Anandasangaree

Gary Anandasangaree

Constituency: Scarborough—Rouge Park

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

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The member has been active on social media sharing Government updates and news from his riding.

Subject of interventions in the House

The member has raised concerns regarding the conditions in long-term care homes raised by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Jaime Battiste

Jaime Battiste

Constituency: Sydney-Victoria

Province/Territory: Nova Scotia

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Mr. Battiste has been active on social media sharing updates on Government measures.

Interest in Public Services and Procurement Canada’s portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

The member has inquired for more information on the 5% procurement from Indigenous businesses and its implications on Indigenous communities. He further asked about current procurement on reserves.

Bob Bratina

Bob Bratina

Constituency: Hamilton East

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Chair

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Dr. Marcus Powlowski

Dr. Marcus Powlowski

Constituency: Thunder Bay—Rainy Rive

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Riding specific

Heddle Shipyards is located in the neighboring riding of Thunder Bay—Superior North.

Adam Van Koeverden

Adam Van Koeverden

Constituency: Milton

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Parliamentary Secretary

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Member of INAN.

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Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Constituency: Cumberland-Colchester

Province/Territory: Nova Scotia

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Interest in Pubic Services and Procurement Canada Portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

Asked about the sectors that Indigenous businesses could be contracted by the Government of Canada in order to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic.

Members from the Conservative Party of Canada

Bob Zimmer

Bob Zimmer

Constituency: Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies

Province/Territory: British Columbia

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Mr. Zimmer issued a statement on social media expressing concerns regarding the national emergency stockpile and the availability of personal protective equipment in northern regions.

Interest in Pubic Services and Procurement Canada Portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

Gary Vidal

Gary Vidal

Constituency: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River

Province/Territory: Saskatchewan

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Arnold Viersen

Arnold Viersen

Constituency: Peace River—Westlock

Province/Territory: Alberta

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Interest in Pubic Services and Procurement Canada Portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

Jamie Schmale

Jamie Schmale

Constituency: Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Vice-chair

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Mr. Schmale has been active on social media sharing articles regarding gun control and updates on government measures

Member from the Bloc Québécois

Sylvie Bérubé

Sylvie Bérubé

Constituency: Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou

Province/Territory: Quebec

Preferred Language: French

Current role: Vice-Chair

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Interest in Pubic Services and Procurement Canada Portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

The member asked if Indigenous communities have the resources they need in order to implement their pandemic plans.

Members from the New Democratic Party

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

Constituency: Nunavut

Province/Territory: Nunavut

Preferred Language: English

Current role: Member

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Interest in Pubic Services and Procurement Canada Portfolio at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: June 19, 2020

The member asked whether chiefs were being consulted regarding the needs of PPE delivered in the communities.

Niki Ashton

Niki Ashton

Constituency: Churchill—Keewatinook Aski

Province/Territory: Manitoba

Preferred Language: English

Biography

Role

Critic for Transport, and deputy critic for women and gender equality.

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Interest in Public Services and Procurement Canada portfolio

Charlie Angus

Charlie Angus

Constituency: Timmins—James Bay

Province/Territory: Ontario

Preferred Language: English

Biography

Role

Critic for official languages, ethics, federal economic development initiative for Northern Ontario, Indigenous youth, income inequality and affordability, deputy critic for labour.

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