Alexa MCDONOUGH

MCDONOUGH, Alexa, O.C., O.N.S., B.A., M.S.W., D.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
August 11, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa_McDonough
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ca5bb188-7a33-44b8-8f38-e7249ac31ade&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
social worker

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
NDP
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
NDP
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
NDP
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
NDP
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 350 of 354)


October 9, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. On his way to today's Atlantic Vision Conference the Minister of Industry had the arrogance and the audacity to tell Atlantic Canadians not to expect a fair hearing from this government because they made a “mistake” when they fired Liberals in the last election.

Will the Prime Minister tell this House whether he has demanded a retraction from his industry minister for his colossal contempt toward Atlantic Canadians? If not, will he do so today?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Atlantic Canada
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October 9, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Prime Minister's Office confirmed this government has no plan to extend, renew or replace the TAGS program. This will condemn thousands of families to continuing poverty and hardship. Even longtime Liberal backbench MP Russell MacLellan admits the Liberal cuts have been excessive and brutal. Will the Prime Minister give his word today that fishing families and others reeling from excessive and brutal Liberal cuts to Atlantic Canada will not continue to get short shrift?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Atlantic Canada
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October 8, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, when did the government become afraid of the 301 members elected to represent—

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canada Pension Plan
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October 8, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the prime minister.

Millions and millions of Canadians under the age of 60 will be affected by the government changes to the Canada pension plan and yet, after only a few hours in second reading, the government is choking off parliamentary debate, shutting down on democracy.

Is it the prime minister's intention to govern parliament by closure? What is it he is trying to hide?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canada Pension Plan
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October 8, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough

The government has provided no information on the adequacy of retirement incomes for Canadians as a result of these changes. Yet it is determined to ram the legislation through.

Why will the prime minister not permit more debate before he makes mistakes that Canadians will have to live with for the rest of their lives?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canada Pension Plan
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