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Business of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like to request that the decision to extend the next sitting be rescinded, pursuant to the order made Wednesday, February 28.

May 31st, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Electoral Participation Act  moved that Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

May 31st, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of the House  Mr. Speaker, I wish to designate Monday, June 3, as the day appointed for the conclusion of the debate on the motion to concur in the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Finance.

May 31st, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Pharmacare Act  moved that Bill C-64, An Act respecting pharmacare, be read the third time and passed.

June 3rd, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we know that affordability is front and centre in everything we do all over Canada, especially the north. We have brought forward $10-a-day child care for affordability. Nunavut was the first province or territory to take advantage of that. Certainly, affordability is front and centre.

June 4th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we know that the affordability of food and nutrition is so important in the north. We are committed 100% that 100% of the retail subsidy will go to northerners. We are currently doing an internal review of nutrition north. Once that is done, we will do an external audit.

June 5th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I recently had the honour to make an announcement of a $31-million investment into the former Hudson's Bay building in downtown Winnipeg. The plan that was developed by the Southern Chiefs' Organization includes over 350 affordable housing units, assisted living units for elders, a child care centre and amazing public spaces.

June 12th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government is fully engaged in making sure that all section 35 rights are developed and exercised with everybody who deserves section 35 rights. We will continue engaging. We will continue talking to communities, be they first nation, Inuit or Métis, and we will make sure that section 35 rights are respected.

June 17th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is a great honour to rise in this chamber to talk about Bill C-69, the budget implementation act, which is focused on strengthening the foundations for a good middle-class life, especially for young people so they do as well as or even better than their parents.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the simple facts are that there are 1,100,000 more people working in Canada now than there were before the pandemic. Our unemployment rate has been and is at record lows. That is really something that is unheard of during these times of disruption and difficulty.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, that is a very important question for the future of Canada. We know that the three prairie provinces are very strong in energy development and always will be. The question is what sort of energy they will develop. Obviously, the transition to a green economy will require a lot of technology and different approaches.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, with all due respect, that is a bunch of baloney. The member talked about the Canada Pension Plan; let us talk about the Canada Pension Plan, old age security and the benefits they bring to Canadians. Let us talk about medicare and dental care. Our government is investing in Canadians.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, Canada is undeniably a bilingual country. I am proud to represent francophone and Franco-Métis communities in Saint-Boniface and Saint-Vital. That said, it is hard to make sure that the French language progresses in Manitoba. We need schools and early childhood education.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the member for Winnipeg North is absolutely right. The Prime Minister has been to Winnipeg several times over the last few months to make incredible announcements about investments in Canadians, such as a new health care agreement with the Province of Manitoba, as well as investments in nurses, doctors and the many hospitals that serve Manitobans and Winnipeggers.

June 18th, 2024House debate

Dan VandalLiberal