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Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, budget 2016 was very well received in Manitoba, both in the rural areas and in the city areas. In fact, in the riding of Provencher in the village of St-Pierre, we received $3 million for a lagoon expansion. In the city of Winnipeg, we received $55 million for transi

December 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I completely disagree with the hon. member's assumptions. Budget 2016 has been very positive for my province. One of the ridings that has benefited the most is Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, with $3.5 million for a new water treatment system in Gimli and $3 million for

December 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I wonder if the hon. Minister of Finance knows that budget 2016 has been very positive for Manitoba, in terms of infrastructure. In the riding of Provencher, the village of St-Pierre has received $1.5 million for lagoon expansion. In the riding of Selkirk—Interlak

December 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Louis Riel  Mr. Speaker, on this historic day, I would like to pay tribute to Louis Riel. Today, the Government of Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation signed a historic framework agreement setting the path toward reconciliation. Tomorrow, Manitoba's Métis community will gather at the

November 15th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Senate  Madam Speaker, I was so pleased to hear yesterday that the Prime Minister has recommended three notable Manitobans for appointment to the Senate. They will join many other proud Manitobans who are parliamentarians, and we are so happy to have them here. Could the Parliamentary S

October 28th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Société franco-manitobaine  Mr. Speaker, on October 13, I attended the annual general meeting of the Société franco-manitobaine. The francophone community members at the meeting were pleased with the return of the Mobilité francophone program for encouraging francophone immigration. It also indicated its de

October 26th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the minister is aware that way back in 2008, under the former Harper Conservative government, in the Speech from the Throne, the government did indeed commit to implementing a price on carbon. The then Conservative minister for the environment said, “Carb

October 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I have noted some statistics and some valid scientific research that the previous government obviously did not respect from the Prairie Climate Centre and from the International Institute for Sustainable Development. It says that if we do nothing, if we keep emitting

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, that is precisely why we are moving ahead with an implementation plan to address climate change. There is an organization in the city of Winnipeg called the Prairie Climate Centre that has determined that if our carbon emissions remain the same, Winnipeg and Manitoba

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I certainly do not agree with the premise of the question by the hon. member. We have gone to Paris in good faith. We have engaged the world to address climate change. We have brought the whole issue here for a vote. We have put all sorts of incredible details on the

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I want to announce that I will be sharing my time with the member for Davenport. I am honoured to have the opportunity to rise in the House to speak on a matter of great importance to my constituents in Saint Boniface—Saint Vital. Climate change is the most importa

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, in Manitoba we take climate change very seriously. We are the home base for an organization called the International Institute of Sustainable Development. It has determined that the average winter temperature has increased 3° over the last 40 years. If the trend cont

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Over the past few months, northern Manitoba has been hit hard with recent closures, such as the port in Churchill and the pulp and paper mill in The Pas. What is the federal government

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for his very intelligent presentation. The Canadian defence industry is an extremely important sector of our economy. Our Liberal government will introduce a bill to accede to the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Can my colleague explain why t

September 29th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the minister for her hard work and the committee's hard work on Bill C-4 to restore fairness and balance to the collective bargaining process. I am wondering if the minister can offer some insight or analysis as to how important fairness and balance i

September 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal