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 354 of 354)


September 24, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, it is obvious that 155 Liberal cheerleaders over there are pretty pleased with their record.

Since the last Liberal throne speech promised to tackle youth unemployment, 26,000 more young people in this country have not been able to find jobs and they are not cheering.

My question. Will the government commit today to set targets and timetables to reduce unemployment? If not, will it admit that it has simply given up doing anything to help the young people who most desperately need its help?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment
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September 24, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough

Mr. Speaker, I might ask unanimous consent to make my concluding comments. I appreciate and respect the time limits.

These are the values of my party and they are the values that we will fight for in the coming Parliament, giving our children the best possible start in life, education and job opportunities for our young, decent pensions for our seniors, medicare for all and poverty for none, a healthy environment for future generations and strong safe thriving communities.

Anyone who doubts the strength of the community spirit in Canada has only to remember the floods which took such a terrible toll in the Saguenay last summer and in southern Manitoba this spring, to remember the sense of common purpose within these communities and the sense of solidarity which swept our nation in an outpouring of compassion and co-operation.

My caucus invites this government to honour that spirit, to learn from it and to unleash it to build the country we all know Canada can be.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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September 24, 1997

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have waited a long time for this moment. My question is to the Prime Minister.

On behalf of 1.4 million unemployed Canadians, will the government commit today to set clear timetables and targets for the reduction of unemployment? The government has done it with respect to deficit reduction. When will the government do the same for unemployment and show that it is serious about putting Canadians back to work?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment
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