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Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, we know negotiation over litigation is the best way to right historical wrongs and settle past grievances. The mistreatment of indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history. Yesterday, it was announced that an agreement in principle had be

December 7th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Francophonie  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, I rallied with my francophone community at the former St. Boniface city hall to show our solidarity with the Franco-Ontarian community. More than 200 attended. We were all united, young and old, established and new arrivals, francophones and francophiles

December 5th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, as it relates to the office located at 365 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, no data is available, as there was no appointment process in place for this location while access was provided to the general public. In an effort to balance service standards with the sa

November 30th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), there were 214 first nations that provided a written expression of interest by the July 13, 2018 deadline. As of October 15, 2018, a total of 252 first nations had submitted a written expression of interest. With regard to (b), the First Nations

November 30th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Ontario's Francophonie  Mr. Speaker, Manitoba's Conseil jeunesse provincial will be holding a rally this Saturday to support Ontario's Francophonie. I am very proud of this important youth-led initiative, because our youth carry the torch for our community, and they are engaged and concerned. They are

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Louis Riel  Mr. Speaker, on November 16, I joined Manitoba's Métis community in commemorating the death of Louis Riel. It is important that all of us, Métis and non-Métis, remember and come together on this important day. On November 16, 1885, Louis Riel was hanged. Riel fought the governme

November 19th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Saint-Boniface University  Mr. Speaker, western Canada's first educational institution was founded 200 years ago. Known then as Collège de Saint-Boniface, its rich history is a testament to the important role it has played in protecting and promoting the French language in Manitoba. As a private instituti

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Churchill, Manitoba  Mr. Speaker, last night, for the first time in nearly a year and a half, the sound of a train whistle blew into the town of Churchill. The Prime Minister joined members of the community this morning to celebrate the return of rail service to Churchill, the gateway to the north.

November 1st, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canadian Francophone Community  Mr. Speaker, unsurprisingly, recent comments once again demonstrate an ignorance of our francophone communities outside Quebec. I want to assure my colleagues that the Canadian francophonie is quite vast, diverse, proud and thriving. Our government's recent renewing of the offic

October 30th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Election in Saint-Boniface—Saint-Vital  Mr. Speaker, Winnipeg held its municipal and school board elections yesterday. I want to congratulate Brian Bowman on his re-election for a second term as mayor of the city of Winnipeg. Congratulations also to all new and returning city councillors. I especially want to congrat

October 25th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Run Sage Creek  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, October 7, the Sage Creek community will hit the trails for its first annual Run Sage Creek. There will be a one-kilometre fun run for younger children, as well as three-kilometre and 10-kilometre run/walk options. What a wonderful way to get people toget

September 27th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Parliament of Canada Act  moved that Bill S-234, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate), be read the first time. I rise today to table Bill S-234, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate). I would like to begin by ac

June 20th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, in the past, the city I represent has had problems with gangs, whether it is street gangs or motorcycle gangs, and a lot of that is around the control of drugs generally and cannabis specifically. That has been an issue in the community I and the city I represent.

June 18th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, several times the member said that Bill C-59 was not an improvement over Bill C-51. Fortunately, the experts do not agree with him. University of Ottawa expert, Craig Forcese, said that this is “the biggest reform in this area since 1984, and the creation of the Cana

June 7th, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as was announced yesterday, there is an agreement in principle to repair the railroad and connect it again to the port of Churchill. That is very important. There are many significant factors in this initiative. First of all, it is important to get goods and serv

May 31st, 2018House debate

Dan VandalLiberal