Malcolm ALLEN

ALLEN, Malcolm, B.A.

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
NDP
  Welland (Ontario)
  • N.D.P. Caucus Chair (January 28, 2011 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Welland (Ontario)
  • N.D.P. Caucus Chair (January 28, 2011 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Welland (Ontario)
  • N.D.P. Caucus Chair (January 28, 2011 - May 25, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 133)


June 15, 2015

Mr. Malcolm Allen (Welland, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the tourism industry is responsible for 600,000 jobs in cities and towns across Canada. People in my riding of Welland and across Canada know how important tourism is to local economies.

However, not only have Conservatives slashed the budget of the Canadian Tourism Commission by nearly 30%, the Minister of State actually bragged about how much he had cut. As a result, Canada has dropped dramatically as a tourism destination.

Why do Conservatives continue to ignore a sector that employs so many Canadians?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Tourism Industry
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June 10, 2015

Mr. Malcolm Allen (Welland, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, it seems that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing in that caucus over there. Out of one side of its mouth, it says yes. The member for Edmonton Centre was clear. He said that it was an “anachronism that needs to disappear” when he was talking about supply management. Even the Prime Minister, when he was referring to supply management, said that Canada would face difficult decisions when it ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Down in the corner we have prominent Liberals who say that we need to end supply management. One wonders why farmers in the country are nervous.

Why is there so much doublespeak from the Conservative benches when it comes to protecting supply management? The Conservatives are either for it or they are against it.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Trade
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June 10, 2015

Mr. Malcolm Allen (Welland, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, this July, as part of the 2015 Pan American Games being held in Toronto, the international canoe-kayak competition will be held in my riding of Welland.

We are excited to host 120 athletes from all over the Americas eager to try and take home the gold. We are welcoming athletes and spectators alike to our great city, and Welland is very proud to be a host for the prestigious Pan Am Games.

Along with recognizing this honour, I would like to congratulate a member of our community, Brian Thorne, who in 1987 along with his teammate were awarded gold medals in the lightweight double sculls category in rowing. We will get to honour Brian once more as he has been selected as one of the carriers for the Pan American torch relay. Brian will get to carry the torch through the streets of Welland, as a symbol of an important journey in the start of the games and to welcome a new generation of outstanding athletes.

On behalf of myself and the constituents of my riding, I would like to give a heartfelt congratulations to Brian, the city of Welland and the countless volunteers who will make these games great. Best of luck to all the athletes, go Canada go!

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   2015 Pan Am Games
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June 3, 2015

Mr. Malcolm Allen (Welland, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of State for Agriculture claimed that he would defend supply management, but at committee the hon. member for Edmonton Centre said, “supply management needs to disappear”. It seems some members of the Conservative caucus have actually been telling the truth lately. Farmers no longer really trust the government when it comes to supply management.

Will the minister denounce the member for Edmonton Centre, or have the Conservatives truly given up on egg farmers, poultry farmers and dairy farmers across our country?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Trade
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May 28, 2015

Mr. Malcolm Allen (Welland, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, bees play an essential role in pollinating crops such as corn, soybeans, and canola. In fact, one-third of our diet depends on pollinated plants. But for the past decade, bee colonies have been under stress, with higher than average losses. In fact, in the province of Ontario, 58% of the bee population died over the winter of 2013-14.

President Obama has actually announced plans to reduce bee losses in the United States, but here in Canada, the government is doing nothing. Where is the plan?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Agriculture
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