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Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to thank the member for Kings—Hants for this very important question and his hard work on this file. The Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre currently provides over 55 programs, including early childhood education, employment, and hous

May 20th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Lyme Disease Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, May marks Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Families across Canada have their lives turned upside down because of Lyme disease, like the Peters family in my riding. This family has two daughters who have battled chronic Lyme disease over the past eight years, with debili

May 12th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  Mr. Chair, I thank the member for her comments, and I agree that this is a non-partisan issue. I see three of the member's colleagues sitting behind her who sit on the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs with me, and I see some members from the NDP here as well.

May 4th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, access to clean drinking water is fundamental. That is why budget 2022 will provide $173.2 million to support the transfer of services in 17 communities to the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority. Recently, Chief Ross Perley stated, “It gives us self-determination

May 2nd, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, I am very concerned that Peguis First Nation is experiencing flooding events again this year. They have been impacted significantly by previous flooding, and their communities have been working to rebuild their homes and their community. The Canadian Red Cross and I

May 2nd, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

The Great Lakes  Madam Speaker, the minister was still reading her budget speech when my office received two calls thanking the government and every member of this House. The first was from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the second from a senior member of the U.S. congressional Great Lak

April 29th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I have the opportunity today to present a petition on behalf of the hard-working, passionate students of Notre Dame College School in the city of Welland. This petition calls upon the House of Commons to adopt human rights and environmental due diligence legislatio

April 4th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

The Great Lakes  Mr. Speaker, the Great Lakes are binational treasures that drive our economy by creating 238,000 jobs and billions in economic activity. This fiscal support is buoyed by many social and environmental advantages, which jointly create a triple bottom line advantage for millions of

March 30th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I have a quick question for the member with respect to travel. The member mentioned travel, but how about tools? We have a maximum deduction for tools listed under the CRA. Is there any thought given to adding to this private member's bill to include not only trav

March 23rd, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I have a quick question with respect to the presentation given today, and I do appreciate it. It is great work, and I do support the direction that the member is taking with the bill and I am hoping to see it sent to committee. You mentioned travel—

March 23rd, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the events at Marten Falls are concerning. Our department will follow up with the community, and continue to follow up with the community to ensure a path forward that works for them. Everyone deserves the right to clean water and proper infrastructure to help with t

February 4th, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Madam Speaker, to begin, I want to acknowledge that I am speaking today from the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe peoples. Our government shares the member's view about the importance of the efficient and responsive delivery of the Federal Economic Devel

February 1st, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Madam Speaker, frankly, I was very specific to the member across and if he wants, I can pass on my speaking notes to him as well as some of the specifics that I outlined in my response. From the onset of the pandemic, our government moved quickly to implement Canada's COVID-19 e

February 1st, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, insofar as Indigenous Services Canada, ISC, and its Special Operating Agency of Indian Oil and Gas Canada are concerned, the response is as follows. With regard to part (a), ISC continues to support the Okanagan Indian Band with the addition to the reserve of the for

January 31st, 2022House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal

Housing  Madam Speaker, many Canadians are struggling to find affordable housing, especially in my riding of Niagara Centre. Yesterday, the Conservatives decided to play political games while bringing their motion that did not even mention affordable housing. It proposed no constructive i

December 10th, 2021House debate

Vance BadaweyLiberal