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Dean Asks Questions on International Development Funding

Dean Allison (Niagara West)

2017-05-17 21:01 [p.11360]


Madam Chair, I thank members for the kind comments about the foreign affairs committee. I think we have done some good work. I also want to recognize the chair, the member for Kenora, who has done an exemplary job chairing the committee. I am going to ask questions and get responses in my 15 minutes. My first question is for the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. Earlier this year, The Globe and Mail had an article written by Robert Greenhill, entitled “Canada is not back when it comes to global aid— [as a matter of fact] it’s far back.

More May 17th, 2017

DA: Speech on 2017 Budget

It also seems strange that the Liberals are calling budget 2017 their innovation budget. There is really nothing new or innovative in this budget. Many of the programs are recycled and repackaged. What is becoming clearer is that they have no plan, no commitment, and no ideas on how to create jobs and grow our economy.


However, here is the kicker. They are spending billions on buzz words and catch phrases. Unless Canadians are a venture capital catalyst or a supercluster, this budget is simply not for them. Innovation thrives when businesses and entrepreneurs are free from excessive taxes, regulation,

More May 4th, 2017

DA: Statement on Nuclear Waste Shipments

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share the concerns of some of my constituents regarding shipments of nuclear waste that could soon pass through the Niagara region. This material, from the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, is being returned to the United States for processing.


Many Niagara residents have organized themselves to scrutinize the planning and approval process for these shipments to ensure that every precaution is taken. It is essential that this nuclear waste be transported in a way that fully protects the people along its path, and of course, the surrounding environment.


I call upon all levels of government and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to work with their counterparts in the United States to ensure that these shipments are completed safely and securely.

More March 10th, 2017

DA: Speech on Issues Faced by Canadian Military

Madam Speaker, it is great to be up speaking today. Before I get started, I want to say that I will be sharing my time with the member for Souris—Moose Mountain.


I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Master Corporal Alfred Barr, who died yesterday in a training accident near Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones at this very difficult time.


The other thing I want to say is that just recently, within the last couple of years,

More March 9th, 2017

DA: Speech On Yazidis

Mr. Speaker,


I would like to recognize the fact that Nadia Murad is going to be arriving in Ottawa sometime later today and will be staying in the area for the next four to five days. We certainly want to thank her for taking the time to join us here in Ottawa.


I know it has been said before, and I want to repeat it because I think it is important. Nadia is a Yazidi woman who was captured by ISIS, endured unimaginable horrors, and by the grace of God escaped. She has told her story repeatedly around the world,

More October 20th, 2016

Dean speaks on the Paul Hansell Foundation

Mr. Speaker,


During Mental Health week, I had the pleasure of participating in a very special mental health awareness campaign initiated by the Paul Hansell Foundation.


The Foundation and I took to Twitter and posted under the #ConvoPlate in order to Keep the Conversation going around mental health and to finally end the stigma surrounding it.


I also attended the official launch of the ConvoPlate campaign on May 5th and I can confirm that it was a tremendous success.


I would like to congratulate Brian Hansell,

More May 16th, 2016