House Business

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

Dean Speaks to Bill C-14: Physician Assisted Dying

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC): Mr. Speaker, before I get started, I want to congratulate my colleagues who sat on this committee. When legislation like this comes before us, we always sit long hours. I certainly want to thank the members of the Conservative party for the dissenting report. It was great to see at least some of those ideas were worked upon in the legislation.


This House finds itself in a position where we must pass an effective regulatory framework to make way for medically assisted suicide. I am rising today to help ensure that this new framework respects the charter rights of physicians and patients alike.

More May 3rd, 2016

DA: Debate Speech on the Budget

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I want to take the opportunity, since this is my first chance in the House to actually spend more than 60 seconds asking questions or doing S. O. 31s, to thank my constituents for the opportunity to represent them again in Niagara West for the fifth straight time. I certainly want to thank all the volunteers who helped out and those who created donations, because we realize campaigns do not work unless we have finances to make those happen.


My perspective in talking about the budget today will be around small business and confidence,

More March 22nd, 2016

DA: Statement on Global TB Summit

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, last December, I was fortunate to take part in the second Global TB Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. This summit brought together 45 members of Parliament, senators and representatives from over 30 countries, all dedicated to creating the political will to end tuberculosis in our lifetime.

I saw first-hand the incredible work and services being delivered by the passionate health care providers.

Here in Canada, we often forget that TB is still a problem while new, drug-resistant strains have emerged.

NGOs, like the Global Fund, rightly remind us of this reality as they fight to end TB around the world.

More February 16th, 2016

DA: Question to Minister of International Development

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, recently the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie made some very troubling comments.

When asked if Canadian aid could go to ISIS jihadis; she answered yes.

Could the minister confirm that no Canadian foreign aid dollars will go to support jihadi terrorists?


Ms. Karina Gould (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Lib.):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the previous government if it can confirm that none of its humanitarian assistance went to ISIS fighters.

The fact of the matter is that humanitarian assistance goes towards those in need.

More February 16th, 2016

DA: Question to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, here is what Putin’s foreign minister said in regard to Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea. “We have nothing to give back. We are not holding any talks with anyone on returning Crimea. Crimea is a territory of the Russian Federation.“

Why is the Minister of Foreign Affairs considering lifting sanctions on Putin’s regime, given Russia’s blatant disregard for Ukrainian sovereignty?


Hon. Stéphane Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.):

Mr. Speaker, our government will strongly support Ukraine. Our government will always be against, and criticize, the Russian invasion and interference in Ukraine,

More January 27th, 2016
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