TBRR MP Don Rusnak Appointed to Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Parliament Hill

Don-RusnakOTTAWA – Thunder Bay-Rainy River Member of Parliament, Don Rusnak, has been appointed to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee, the parliamentary group responsible for reviewing, examining, and reporting on issues affecting Indigenous and northern Canadians.

The Government of Canada has put forward an ambitious legislative agenda in regards to Indigenous people in Canada and communities in the North; as part of the committee, Rusnak will be at the forefront of major projects aimed at the wellbeing of northern and Indigenous communities.

“We ran on a platform of improving life for Northern and Indigenous people in Canada, and we are committed to keeping that promise. I am honoured to be part of a committee that will be working on some key issues that affect communities in our riding and across Canada”, stated Rusnak in a media statement.

While tentative committee appointments were released Friday, members cannot take up the responsibilities assigned to them until they have been officially named and a chair elected. The first meeting of the Aboriginal Affairs will take place on February 4 2016.