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Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, we are engaged with the territory of Nunavut, and all of the hamlets and communities in Nunavut, to make sure that their interests are protected on so many fronts. We are guided by the Inuit Nunangat policy. I will commit to looking into the comments made by the m

May 6th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for putting this on my radar. I could certainly talk longer about our reconciliation objectives and actions than I could about the actual details of the charity aspect in the budget. However, I thank the member for putting it on my radar and I ende

April 8th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for that important question. I can say that yesterday's budget really does focus on residential housing. It includes over $4 billion in new money over six years. We are addressing this issue through our residential housing policy, which will inj

April 8th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, this is really a budget that is focused on affordability and housing. There is over $14 billion of new investment over six years for non-profit housing. There are significant amounts for indigenous housing, co-developed in partnership with Métis, first nations and In

April 8th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to be here on behalf of my constituents in Saint Boniface—Saint Vital. I want to acknowledge that I am on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people. It is a great honour to rise here and talk about our government'

April 8th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Yukon for his commitment to improving educational outcomes and for joining me last week when we accepted the much-anticipated final report from the task force on northern post-secondary education. I thank all members of the task force f

April 7th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I agree. In all my travels, virtual and real, housing has been the number one issue that comes up time and again. That is why we have signed 10-year housing agreements with all three national indigenous organizations, the Métis National Council, the ITK and Inuit rig

April 5th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, an agreement could not be reached under the provisions of Standing Orders 78(1) or 78(2) with respect to the second reading stage of Bill C‑5, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Under the provisions of Standing Order 78(

March 29th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, from the very beginning, our government has been engaged with the City of Iqaluit, the government of Nunavut and other officials on this very important issue. We believe that in Canada everyone deserves the right to safe, clean drinking water, and we are there to ass

March 28th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, the Conservative Party generally, and the interim leader of the Conservative Party very specifically, have compared the faux trucker occupation over the last three weeks with indigenous protests across Canada, particularly in Manitoba and British Columbia. I am won

February 19th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, I will note that the member from Winnipeg described his party as the party of law and order and, earlier in his speech, described how lawlessness was occurring in downtown Ottawa. He is right. Lawlessness has occurred over the last three weeks. The Rideau Centre m

February 19th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Act Respecting Certain Measures Related to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, the member has been speaking for three minutes and has not talked about rapid tests once yet. This is a debate about rapid tests. I urge the Speaker to try to get him back into the lane.

February 14th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Government Business No. 8—Proceedings on Bill C-10  Mr. Speaker, what the member is talking about has nothing to do with the topic at hand of securing rapid tests for Canadians. I know in my province of Manitoba rapid tests are severely needed. Manitobans need them, so could the hon. member get back to the topic at hand?

February 14th, 2022House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Madam Speaker, let me first congratulate the member on his re-election and the fine work that he has done, both in the city of Winnipeg and on the Prairies. As noted by the member, PrairiesCan was created over the summer to address the unique needs of the Prairies and focus on l

December 3rd, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I sincerely look forward to working together with the hon. member for Nunavut to solve these many concerns that were brought up. I am proud that I am the first-ever Minister of Northern Affairs to give the attention to the infrastructure, the housing, the health care

November 26th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal