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Canada Elections Act  Mr. 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-19, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, COVID-19 response. Under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), I give notice t

May 7th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for this important question. Her intervention included a number of questions. Our government has invested over $30 billion since 2015 through partnerships with indigenous nations in the areas of education, public health, justice, and child and f

May 7th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I do not agree with the premise of the question. We are investing $18 billion into indigenous communities over the next five years in partnership with Inuit nations, first nations and the Métis nation. All indigenous nations will have access to the indigenous-based

May 7th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I agree that we all have much more work to do to meet the needs of indigenous women and girls. However, our government has invested over $30 billion since 2015 in new funding over and above the base funding of the departments for health care, education, justice and i

May 7th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, kwe, kwe. Tansi. Today I am participating in the debate from my office in the riding of Saint Boniface—Saint Vital in Winnipeg, the homeland of the Métis nation and Treaty 1 territory. I am proud to support Bill C-30. There are many important reasons to proceed wit

May 7th, 2021House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member does not seem to realize that it is Health Canada that actually licenses the vaccines. There are no vaccines to distribute as I speak. From the beginning, we have invested billions of dollars in individuals and businesses to make sure they can cope thro

December 3rd, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek for his hard work. The creation of Yukon University this year was an important milestone for the north. Building on this, last Friday I was proud to announce the creation of the northern post-secondary education tas

October 26th, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the support we have given northern Canada during these difficult times. In April, we invested $130 million for economic and health supports for all of northern Canada. We have also invested significantly in aviation support. Through these difficult

September 25th, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, nothing could be further from the truth. Our government is committed to improving the quality of life for northerners. In the last few years, we have invested $40 million over five years to support options for post-secondary education in the north, in the Arctic. Th

February 21st, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to working in partnership with territorial, provincial and indigenous partners to co-develop priorities for the north. Together, we revised the nutrition north list of subsidized food and lowered the cost of the northern food basket. We ha

February 18th, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Northwest Territories for his hard work in the north. The Arctic and northern policy framework is historic because it was co-developed with our provincial, territorial and indigenous partners. Northerners have told us that they want

February 18th, 2020House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Niakwa Park Residents Association  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to once again rise in the House to talk about a resident association in my riding of Saint-Boniface—Saint-Vital. Niakwa Park is a small but vibrant community that was built some 65 years ago. It is well represented by an active residents association. Ch

June 14th, 2019House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the health issues that the people of Grassy Narrows have endured for over 50 years and that continue today. We share the community's goal of finding a solution that meets its needs. We remain steadfast in our commitment to building a health

June 6th, 2019House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her commitment and contributions at committee on this very difficult and important issue. This really is a bill about jurisdiction. For the longest time, since the beginning of Canada, indigenous child welfare was under federal jurisdiction. P

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Dan VandalLiberal

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his fine work at committee. This legislation was codeveloped, and I am very proud that the minister and his staff went to those on the ground, from coast to coast to coast, and consulted before the bill was written. Over 2,000 people were

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Dan VandalLiberal