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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

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 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, 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'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'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  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, 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  Mr. Speaker, is the hon. member aware that U.S. President Barack Obama publicly endorsed in early February Canada's decision? Through a State Department spokesperson, President Obama did say, “The new Canadian commitment is in line with our current needs, including tripling their

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by thanking the hon. member for Elmwood—Transcona for his speech. It was interesting and certainly one-sided. I just want to make sure that the member fully understands the proposal that has been in front of him and his team these last few days. We w

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we know that the vast majority of middle-class Canadians pay their fair share of taxes, but that some wealthy individuals hide their money in offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes. On Monday, the government committed to doing more to fight tax evasion. Can the M

April 13th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it has been a difficult week. This week we had an emergency debate on the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat and the dire situation across Canada for first nations and all indigenous people. Budget 2016 finds $8.4 billion of new money to combat the hopelessness in first

April 14th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, as always, it is a genuine honour to rise on behalf of the people whom I represent in Saint Boniface—Saint Vital, who, on October 19, voted for a change in leadership, a change in direction, and a change in priorities for our country. I am very happy to say that budg

April 14th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it is true that when we took office the economy was in worse shape than we had thought. The reality is that we are going into debt to rebuild our communities, to rebuild our cities, to rebuild our rural municipalities, and I think that is something Canadians want. I

April 14th, 2016House debate

Dan VandalLiberal