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Small Business  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his hard work on behalf of small businesses in the Northwest Territories. Through CanNor's economic programs, we have supported hundreds of businesses in the north, including 200 women-led enterprises, over 100 owned by indigenous people and o

October 20th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I was in Inuvik as well, about six weeks ago, and there I announced $163 million of new money for the nutrition north program. The program moves beyond a simple subsidy for nutrition north. It offers a new community food programs fund directly to support community-le

October 18th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the member is absolutely right that losing one person to suicide is one too many. Our government is committed, through the actions we are taking, to do all things necessary to eradicate the horrible problem. We are working co-operatively with Inuit rights holders, wi

October 4th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, in Inuvik, approximately a month ago, we announced an expanded nutrition north program, with $164 million in new funding, in partnership with indigenous partners. The newly expanded program moves beyond simply a subsidy with a new community food program fund to direc

September 27th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, that is a very important question. In all my travels in the north and the Arctic, both virtual and real, housing is the issue that comes up the most often. However, our government has been making historic investments in distinctions-based housing. Budget 2022, as an

September 21st, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  Madam Speaker, I want to begin by paying my respects to the victims of the recent horrible tragedy in Saskatchewan and to their families. I would also like to acknowledge that Canada's Parliament is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin people.

September 15th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians, regardless of where they live, should have access to affordable and nutritious food. That is why, in budget 2021, we expanded nutrition north with $170 million in funding, in collaboration with indigenous partners to address food insecurity in the nort

June 20th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, our government has been very clear: Climate change is real. The north is seeing the effects of climate change at the rate of three times the rest of Canada. We are working with northerners, with industry, with indigenous partners and with territorial and provincia

June 17th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, I absolutely agree with the member. There is nothing more important than food security in Canada and around the world. All Canadians, regardless of where they live, deserve access to safe and affordable food. Through budget 2021, we have added another $170 millio

June 17th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Global Food Insecurity  Mr. Chair, the $25 million that I spoke about was an investment from the middle of the pandemic. In budget 2021, we increased the budget by $163 million for a series of initiatives to address food security in the north, which is very important. We know that everything is more ex

June 16th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Global Food Insecurity  Mr. Chair, I want to say first of all that it is incredibly important that we are having this debate today. I can speak for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Her department is actively engaged not only with provinces across the west, but with the farmers and industry p

June 16th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Global Food Insecurity  Mr. Chair, it is a pleasure to stand in this chamber. It is always an honour to rise on behalf of my constituents in Saint Boniface—Saint Vital. With one of the world's leading grain producers in crisis, the world is looking to Canada to step up. Our world-class agriculture and

June 16th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to the Arctic and northern policy framework, an Inuit Nunangat new policy that puts the emphasis on providing better services to the residents of Nunavut and Inuit Nunangat. Health care is one of the priorities that is first on our schedul

June 16th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, our government supports a strong resource development sector that is sustainable, creates jobs for northerners and indigenous peoples and respects the environment. Last week, I spoke to the leadership of Baffinland mines as well as the Qikiqtani Inuit Association ab

June 9th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, the member has a very important question. On May 13, the independent Nunavut Impact Review Board submitted its report on the Baffinland iron mine project. We thank the board for its important work, and we thank all northern and indigenous partners for their partici

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal