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National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act  moved that Bill C-34, an act to amend the Investment Canada Act, be read the third time and passed.

November 9th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the member is talking about a national program to get rid of polluting, expensive home heating oil and to transition those homes with free heat pumps. This national program is applicable across Canada. It is applicable in Manitoba where there are thousands of people who use home heating oil.

November 6th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, it is time for that member to stop spreading misinformation. This is a national program that aims to transition from expensive environmentally damaging home heating oil into free heating pumps. This is a national policy that is applicable across Canada. There are thousands of homes in Manitoba that are eligible for the program.

November 6th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Madam Speaker, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of nutrition north are an absolute top priority. That is why we have established the nutrition north compliance audit review committee, to look at how the subsidy is rolled out. That is why we have expanded the nutrition north program to include the harvesters support grant, which helps traditional hunters hunt, harvest and fish.

November 3rd, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, that is an important question and one that we are fully engaged in. I am working with the Treasury Board and the members of Parliament for Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon on the question. As soon as we get clarification, I will get back to the MP for Nunavut with the answer.

October 31st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for that very important question. Nutrition north is an important program. That is why we announced $163 million of new money for nutrition north in the last year. Of that, a significant amount of money will go to the harvester support grant, which encourages people in the north and indigenous nations to do traditional harvesting, hunting and food sharing.

October 24th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, I first of all would like to thank the member for his incredible work in helping his constituents during an unprecedented wildfire season in the Northwest Territories. As the member mentioned, the government has been there during the worst of the fires, and will continue to be there as the communities continue to bounce back from the wildfires.

September 26th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, we know that ensuring good public services is integral to everything that our government does. We need to make sure that those public services are properly supported financially. We have thorough budgetary process reviews. I know the minister of this file and his parliamentary secretary always provide good strategic overview for the issues brought up by the member, and I have full confidence that we will make sure these services are properly funded.

September 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, nothing can be further from the truth. We know that we have gone through a very difficult time over the last three or four years with the supply chains and the pandemic. Our ports have suffered because of that. Bill C-33 would modernize the way Canada's marine and railway transportation systems operate.

September 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his extremely important question. What happened in Lac Mégantic a decade ago is a tragedy for Canada. Our government is committed to doing what it takes to make the rail system safer. We are working on this file and I know that the minister is working with the community and the industry to make the necessary improvements to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

September 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity. I am proud to rise today to speak to a subject that is important and vital to the safety and security of Canadians, as well as our economy. The bill, as presented today, seeks to achieve multiple goals.

September 21st, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, as the member knows, housing is the number one priority in the north and in the Arctic. In budget 2022, we moved $4 billion for distinctions-based housing, including $800 million for Inuit Nunangat. In budget 2023, we have $4 billion for northern, rural and urban housing.

September 18th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  moved that Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, be read the third time and passed.

June 20th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  moved that the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

June 20th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, our government understands the needs of northerners and Canadians. That is why we have introduced the grocery rebate for all of Canada. That is why, in terms of food security, I have introduced $163 million of new money for Nutrition North. That is why we introduced $10-a-day day care, which the member voted against.

June 8th, 2023House debate

Dan VandalLiberal