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Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, we cannot overstate the valuable contributions of all our veterans, from all over the country, coast to coast to coast. I think I speak for everybody in this House when I put that on the public record. To me, this is really about accountability. We know that the peo

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  First, Mr. Speaker, that was not my quote. That was the quote of a colonel who was active very close to the battle in Iraq. That was his quote. I think what is important in this whole initiative is that we are taking a multi-faceted approach. We are increasing the number of sold

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, it is actually quite interesting, the number of people I meet who were born at the St. Boniface Hospital. As I previously stated, one of the things we are immediately doing is increasing the number of soldiers in the area by 200. We are tripling the size of the trai

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the people of Saint Boniface—Saint Vital, I am honoured to rise today to speak on the motion calling for the refocusing of our Canadian mission against ISIL. I am very pleased to take part in this debate that is very important to our government, our co

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I heard the term “cut and run” several times during the member's presentation. Is the member aware that we are increasing our military personnel by 200 members during the upcoming mission and we are tripling the size of our train, advise, and assist mission? As wel

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member was the third opposition member who stated that grassroots union members absolutely support the two bills in question, when my experience has been the complete opposite. The previous two bills, Bill C-377 and Bill C-525, I understand, were extreme

February 16th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I congratulate the hon. member on her very intelligent and passionate speech. It is obvious to me that Bill C-377 and Bill C-525 were direct attacks on unions, in the same way that the former government liked to attack environmental groups and indigenous peoples.

February 16th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, first of all, I want to thank the hon. member for Winnipeg North for a very passionate, balanced speech. It is clear to me that Bill C-377 and Bill C-525 were clear attacks on the labour movement. I am proud to stand with the hon. member to support Bill C-4, but I

February 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I congratulate the hon. member on her speech. I, like her, am proud to rise and support Bill C-4. In my estimation, the previous bills, Bill C-525 and Bill C-377, were clearly attacks on the labour movement. I have heard a lot of speeches here this morning and this

February 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Festival du Voyageur  Mr. Speaker, everyone is invited to the Festival du Voyageur being held in St. Boniface from February 12 to 21. For 10 days, we will celebrate our joie de vivre as only we know how. The 47th edition of the festival will continue the tradition of bringing together the French, Mé

February 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, quite clearly, Bill C-377 is counterproductive to a positive working relationship between employers and employees. It creates unnecessary red tape for labour organizations and labour trusts. Legislation is already in place to ensure that unions are financially accoun

February 5th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his passionate and intelligent speech. It is obvious that the Conservative Party left a financial mess after the election. One of our strategies is to make strategic investments in public infrastructure. Can the hon. member

February 4th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the speech of the hon. parliamentary secretary was very intelligent and well reasoned. There is a provision in the motion for a special committee to hold hearings across the country. Could the member speak a little on the benefit of such a committee and does she ha

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, it is certainly not up to me as an individual to define who is middle class and who is not. However, I can give the member some facts. Canadians who earn between $45,000 and $90,000 in 2016 would receive a 7% reduction on the taxes they pay. Their tax rate would fa

February 1st, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, the member is absolutely right that the range of people who would benefit from the doubling of the TFSA contribution limit was simply not wide enough. We proposed a plan based on a middle-income tax cut; we proposed a plan based on a more generous, enhanced, and

February 1st, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal