MP for parts of Rural Burlington, Adam van Koeverden, gets scolded by the Speaker of the House of Commons

News 100 redBy Staff

February 26th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Milton MP Adam van Koeverden Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) ran afoul of the Speaker of the House earlier this week.

The Milton riding includes parts of rural Burlington

Koeverden rose to speak in the House saying:

AVK with two women

Milton MP Adam van Koeverden chatting up people while on the campaign trail.

“Madam Speaker, thank you very much to my colleague opposite for his eloquent remarks. I am impressed that he does as much as he does without ever reading. I am going to try to do the same.

“I have found that many of the Conservatives’ comments regarding this topic have expressed their undying willingness to support indigenous peoples, as long as it suits their political narrative and as long as people are okay with these big resource extraction projects going on. However, I was wondering if there was one example that you could find of Conservatives being willing to stand up for indigenous rights when it did not support your narrative.

“These changes are not about placating the Conservatives or making them feel okay about the oath. This is about consulting with indigenous peoples in Canada and asking them what they would like to see in this oath and responding in turn.”

The Assistant Deputy Speaker Carol Hughes had some concerns with the way Koeverden had wandered somewhat with his remarks and, scolding the MP said:

“The hon. member went from directly to indirectly to directly to indirectly. I just want to advise the member that he needs to address all of the content to the Chair.”

 

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