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Historic Sites and Monuments Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak in support of Bill C-374, an act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act. Before I begin, it is important to acknowledge that we are gathered on traditional Algonquin territory. As my hon. colleagues are aware, a

December 13th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, this week, the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly is taking place in Ottawa. I had the honour of attending yesterday. Among their many priorities, first nations leaders across this country are calling for a new fiscal relationship with the Government

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Louis Riel  Mr. Speaker, every November 16, Manitoba's Métis community gathers at the Saint Boniface Cathedral cemetery to commemorate the anniversary of Louis Riel's death. One of the great leaders of his day, Louis Riel stood up for the rights of the Métis and francophones when Manitoba jo

November 20th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Veterans  Mr. Speaker, during a week in which we humbly honour all veterans who have served Canada, today we also recognize the contributions of first nations, Inuit, and Métis men and women whose sacrifices we can never forget. This is a day when we take a moment to remember a veteran l

November 8th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the Prime Minister has said from the start, no relationship is more important to our government than our relationship with indigenous peoples. That is why the Prime Minister announced the dismantling of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. As we al

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the more popular initiatives coming forward, at least in western Canada, is the whole initiative of long-haul interchanging. We are replacing what is currently a 160-kilometre interchange with a long-haul interchange, something that can go upward of 1,200 kilo

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, of course, as elected officials we know we can move as many amendments as we like, both at committee and in the House. It is a cornerstone of our democratic system. What I meant to say was that not every amendment moved had merit. Not every amendment has the support

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, as a first-time member of Parliament, and as a parliamentarian who did not sit on that committee, I believe he is referencing something that was brought forward in the previous Parliament. Nevertheless, we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a passenger bill of righ

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, I do not sit on that committee, but I do know that the Conservatives were able to move nine amendments. Not all of them were adopted, but I understand that six of the nine were approved by both parties. I do not have precise information as to why that

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the minister has been quite clear that we are committed to a passenger bill of rights. This is going to happen; the discussions will occur. I believe the key to this whole bill is achieving a balance between the passengers, airlines, and carriers, although there is

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to speak to this important bill, Bill C-49, the transportation modernization act, on behalf of my constituents in Saint Boniface—Saint Vital. In his mandate letter to the Minister of Transport, the Prime Minister stated th

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has worked very hard on the transportation committee for the last couple of years, and it certainly shows. Could the hon. member comment on how this legislation would affect the overall strategic plan with respect to the minister's comments on transp

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française that seeks to lower the minimum voting age to 16. Lowering the voting age to 16 would give young people a voice, restore some balance, and encourage politicians and pol

October 31st, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

HMCS Winnipeg  Mr. Speaker, several weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending three days and nights on the HMCS Winnipeg, one of 12 frigate warships of the Canadian navy. From October 10 to 13, I had the great pleasure of participating in the Royal Canadian Navy's Canadian leaders at sea pro

October 30th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honour of the national day of vigils to remember and honour the more than 1,000 murdered and missing indigenous women and girls. Today, we are encouraged to come together to remember those we have lost, to promote awareness of this national tragedy

October 4th, 2017House debate

Dan VandalLiberal