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NDP MP for Elmwood—Transcona (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 46% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Parliament of Canada Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-319, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (prorogation). Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Voted Yes on Vote #176 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #177 Government Business No. 9 (Proceedings on Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #178 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #179 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-319 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (prorogation)

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Government Programs Mr. Speaker, there it is again. When the government talks about extending the Canada recovery benefit, it does not say what Canadians need to hear, and ...

Posted on Twitter COVID exposed the fault lines in Canada’s broken EI system. Instead of finding permanent fixes, Liberals issued tem… https://t.co/Dt2c8SUWMG

This week

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-19 Thank you, Madam Chair. I think I will indeed take it from the top, just because the interruption was a little longer than planned—or foreseen, as ...

Spoke in the House on Government Programs Madam Speaker, Manitoba continues to be in a serious lockdown. Many businesses are not open to the public and, as a result, small business owners and ...

Spoke in the House on André Gagnon Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the NDP caucus to pay tribute to André Gagnon. While I have not had the ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Historic moment today at HUMA as Chantal Renaud was the 1st #covidlonghauler to testify before a parliamentary comm… https://t.co/nEVEBASAx7

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the government report entitled "2018 Export Development Canada Legislative Review" presented in July 2019, which contains 64 findings: (a) what actions is the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Bill C-216 I think there's a bit of a deception in saying that Parliament has the final say when the agreement has already been signed, sealed and delivered. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and present two petitions. The first is petition e-3288, which recognizes the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Canada's indigenous, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Government’s Reasons for Proroguing Parliament in August 2020 and Bill C-19 I am very well aware of the voting record, but I'm not hearing a commitment on your government's part not to call an election unilaterally. I ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Reform of the World Trade Organization, Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: Selected Impacts, ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Mr. Plamondon, it seems to me we have a strange situation on our hands. The government claims it will never ...

Posted on Twitter We all rely on a healthy planet. This #WorldEnvironmentDay officially kicks off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restor… https://t.co/V9OBsjnsVp

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act Madam Speaker, I am rising virtually today to speak to Bill C-234. I want to recognize and express sympathy for residents in rural communities across the ...

Posted on Twitter On National #AccessAbility week, I stand with disabled Canadians and commend their tireless advocacy pushing our co… https://t.co/3mATg4VTL7

Posted on Twitter This Liberal government cannot claim to honour the spirits of children who died in residential schools when they co… https://t.co/n6eYSwxKLv

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, sometimes in these debates it is possible to get lost in the weeds. When we step back, we see allegations that something very serious ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Environmental stewardship matters. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is🆙while President Bolsonaro greenlights… https://t.co/1Xewi94A9L

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s Exports of Environmental and Clean Technology Goods and Services Thank you. My next question is a little more general, although it might be most properly directed to the Department of Industry. One of the recurring ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s Exports of Environmental and Clean Technology Goods and Services When we talk about a proactive Canadian approach, one thing we've heard at this committee many times in the context of many studies, including what Canada's ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s Exports of Environmental and Clean Technology Goods and Services Can I just follow up on that? Obviously Canada, the United States and Mexico just went through a pretty intensive round of bargaining leading up to ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s International Trade after COVID-19: Changes, Federal Supports for Exporters and Trade ... I don't think anybody who is proposing the waiver is doing so lightly or because they don't think there are significant, exceptional circumstances that warrant the ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-212 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (special benefits)

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Striking Canada Post employees rally outside federal Liberal convention in Kelowna NDP MP Daniel Blaikie calls out the Minister of Public Services Carla Qualtrough for not "calling off the dogs" on the collective bargaining process with Canada Post that continues to impact sick and vulnerable workers across the country.

Mentioned by Hill Times Feds have spent less than half of controversial $7-billion budget fund, critics question lost oversight given ... “What that number shows is that there really wasn't any good reason to ask Parliament to authorize that spending because those projects aren't ready to go,” said NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona, Man.). It's a “misguided” solution to try and ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Public service staffing survey results show management 'out of touch,' says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie Public service staffing survey results show management 'out of touch,' says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie. By Emily Haws Oct. 17, 2018. The 'perception versus the reality seems to be a little out of whack,' says Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey.

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg MP wants feds to fight phone fraudsters OTTAWA — Transcona-Elmwood MP Daniel Blaikie is calling on Ottawa to ramp up its fight against constant, fraudulent calls from people claiming to work for the Canada Revenue Agency. The NDP MP told the Commons on Tuesday that a rising number of ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-414 An Act to amend the Jobs and Economic Growth Act (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.)

Mentioned by Hill Times 'Kind of an asinine comment': opponents react to Poilievre's claims of 'zero' Phoenix pay problems under Conservatives NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona, Man.), his party's public services critic, said that to suggest there were no Phoenix pay problems under the former Conservative government is “kind of an asinine comment,” and is at best a “serious half-truth.”.

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg NDP MP urges feds to talk to Greyhound “I would be shocked and disappointed, if they hadn't actually made an effort to speak with Greyhound,” NDP MP Daniel Blaikie said. Ottawa and the provinces have been discussing how to respond to Greyhound's announcement that it would cease all service ...