House Business

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.

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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

Dean Asks Question on Situation in South Sudan

Mr. Speaker, the situation in South Sudan is deteriorating rapidly. An estimated 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a further one million people on the brink of famine. Over 250,000 children are already severely malnourished and at risk of death. Three UN agencies have declared it a famine in South Sudan.


What is the government prepared to do to help the people of South Sudan?


Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Lib.):

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague’s interest in the terrible situation that is occurring right now in South Sudan.

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

Dean asks questions on the UN Security Council

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals continue their UN Security Council ambition by compromising security itself. The Minister of International Development just announced funding to UNRWA to the tune

 of $25 million. UNRWA is a UN organization with known ties to Hamas. Hamas is a designated terrorist organization. Is the potential to have hard-working Canadian tax dollars fund jihadist

 terrorists really worth the UN Security Council seat for the government?


Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau

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