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 352 of 354)


October 6, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is also for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Canadians are justifiably indignant that our Canadian passport has become the passport of preference for international terrorists.

What measure does the Minister of Foreign Affairs propose to take to ensure that the use of Canadian passports is strictly monitored and that any abuses are met with swift sanctions?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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October 2, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance.

During the election campaign, the Prime Minister promised job creation would be a priority. In February, the Minister of Finance said interest rates had to be lower to promote job creation, but yesterday the same minister supported the Bank of Canada's decision to increase interest rates.

How many young people will be forced into unemployment before this government realizes that the real cause of the crisis is not inflation but the lack of jobs?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Job Creation
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October 2, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, unemployment is 9 percent, where it has been for seven lean years, and inflation is 1.8 percent. Before the election when inflation was 2.2 percent the finance minister said there were no inflationary pressures in Canada. Now the finance minister wants to choke off the bit of hope the unemployed have.

How can the minister justify a policy that condemns 1.4 million Canadians to continuing unemployment?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Job Creation
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September 29, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, Canadians are getting very concerned that all we hear from the government is concern but nothing in the way of solid, detailed plans. Even the prime minister has said that he supports legally binding targets, but where is the plan?

My question is for the Minister of the Environment. Could she assure us that she will take to Kyoto in two months time a specific detailed plan that lives up to Canada's promise to reduce emissions by 20 per cent from 1988 levels by the year 2005? Will the environment minister commit to this today?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Environment
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September 29, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of the Environment.

In 1992 at the Rio earth summit Canada agreed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000. In 1994 the deputy prime minister and former environment minister committed to further cut CO2 emissions by 20 per cent. Yet in today Canada it is almost 10 percent above those levels.

When will the government finally show leadership and live up to its promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Environment
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