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Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, the member for Portage—Lisgar should be embarrassed, and he should be ashamed of himself. Last weekend, during the temper tantrum, he voted against PrairiesCan, an organization that has invested millions of dollars in Portage—Lisgar. He voted against the Canadia

December 15th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, climate change is having a devastating effect on northern communities, with the north warming at three times the rate of the south. We have seen some of the most devastating effects of climate change this last summer, with horrible wildfires all over Northwest Territ

December 11th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, there is a global migration crisis, and Canada is part of it. We have a moral obligation to act. Responsibility for asylum seekers is shared between Quebec and Canada, and this is an ongoing conversation between us.

November 30th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her advocacy on this and many other issues in the north. We agree with the finding of Canada's housing minister that Canada's colonial history is the absolute cause of the oppression of the Inuit, as well as first nations and Métis. That is wh

November 27th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of the House  Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), I would like to designate Wednesday, November 22, for the conclusion of debate on the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

November 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, energy sectors are largely the jurisdiction of the provinces and territories. Those levels of government would be responsible for providing subsidies for diesel-based electricity. As a result, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, or CIRNAC, does no

November 20th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, we are fully engaged with the Government of Nunavut and with Inuit rights holders on this important issue. In 2022, we announced $4 billion for indigenous rights holders, including $800 million for Inuit rights holders. We have $4 billion as well for the rural, nort

November 20th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act  moved that Bill C-34, an act to amend the Investment Canada Act, be read the third time and passed.

November 9th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the member is talking about a national program to get rid of polluting, expensive home heating oil and to transition those homes with free heat pumps. This national program is applicable across Canada. It is applicable in Manitoba where there are thousands of people

November 6th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, it is time for that member to stop spreading misinformation. This is a national program that aims to transition from expensive environmentally damaging home heating oil into free heating pumps. This is a national policy that is applicable across Canada. There are tho

November 6th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Madam Speaker, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of nutrition north are an absolute top priority. That is why we have established the nutrition north compliance audit review committee, to look at how the subsidy is rolled out. That is why we have expanded the nutriti

November 3rd, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, that is an important question and one that we are fully engaged in. I am working with the Treasury Board and the members of Parliament for Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon on the question. As soon as we get clarification, I will get back to the MP for Nun

October 31st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for that very important question. Nutrition north is an important program. That is why we announced $163 million of new money for nutrition north in the last year. Of that, a significant amount of money will go to the harvester suppor

October 24th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, I first of all would like to thank the member for his incredible work in helping his constituents during an unprecedented wildfire season in the Northwest Territories. As the member mentioned, the government has been there during the worst of the fires, and will con

September 26th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, we know that ensuring good public services is integral to everything that our government does. We need to make sure that those public services are properly supported financially. We have thorough budgetary process reviews. I know the minister of this file and his

September 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal