octobre 3, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

mars 3, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Delivered on March 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, this morning CBC published an article quoting from Oral Questions yesterday. The article repeats a misstatement that I made during my reply to Oral Question 670-18(2).

I would like to take an opportunity to correct the record.  Quoting from unedited Hansard, I said:

“I understand that there was a careful evaluation of the bid made by the Power Corporation. The bid from Virdi was the lowest rated, and among the factors looked at was price”.