Parliament Video: Jenny responds to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould during Feb 18 2020 Emergency Debate

Jenny raised the following in response to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould's remarks during the Feb 18, 2020 Emergency Debate on "Relations with Indigenous Peoples":

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Vancouver Granville for her thoughtful comments. We are in a very important moment in time in our history, and it is absolutely essential that all of us in the House of Commons be on the right side of history.

The member proposed a number of actions that the government could take, particularly on the question of a cooling-off period. That would mean the RCMP would need to stand down. I think it would also mean, and I would like her clarification, that the provincial government should pause the project as part of a cooling-off period so the discussion toward a peaceful resolution can actually take its course. Did I interpret that correctly from the member's suggestions?

If we can actually come to that place, then we would have set the table to say that we would do things differently and that, yes, for the entire country, the most important relationship is in fact the nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous peoples, recognizing that they have full rights."

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