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  • His favourite word was divided.

Last in Parliament May 2004, as Liberal MP for Québec East (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2000, with 38.61% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Parliament of Canada Act September 30th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote against this motion.

Séminaire de Nicolet September 30th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, this past Saturday, September 27, I had the great pleasure of taking part in the bicentenary celebrations of the Séminaire de Nicolet, my alma mater.

Seven hundred alumni attended the event to share memories, socialize and celebrate the 200 years that this, one of the oldest and noblest educational institutions in Quebec and Canada, has been making its influence felt.

Over those 200 years, generous and devoted educators have shared their knowledge and counsel with generations of young people who have developed into the elite of our society.

Over those 200 years, the Séminaire has held a vital place within society, acting as a beacon and a guide for its advancement.

Over those 200 years, it has promoted religion and art in all of its forms, as indicated by its motto, “ Religioni et bonis artibus ”. Equally, it has promoted and defended the French language and culture in Quebec and Canada.

All of this has been accomplished within an atmosphere of faith, devotion and love.

And it can all be very aptly summed up by the motto of my graduating year, 1963: “ Omnia vincit amor ”: Love conquers all.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act September 23rd, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting in favour of this motion.

Huron-Wendat Nation September 23rd, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce in this House that on September 16, the Council of the Huron-Wendat Nation received funding of $1 million from the Department of Canadian Heritage to help develop and build a Huron-Wendat Nation museum.

Through the perseverance and determination of project organizers, Canadians will have access to historical and archeological artifacts of significant ethnological value that are true testaments to the cultural wealth of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

The funds will support the design and construction of the museum, as well as the purchase of specialized conservation, lighting, and sound equipment. In addition to its exhibitions and activities areas, the museum will contain space for storing collections and accommodating researchers.

This museum will allow the Huron-Wendat Nation to properly conserve and showcase its precious physical and spiritual artifacts and documents, within the same region the nation has called home for more than 300 years.

We congratulate the Council of the Huron-Wendat Nation and wish them good luck in this major undertaking.

Parliament of Canada Act September 17th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote yes on this motion.

Canada Elections Act June 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote no on this motion.

Canada Elections Act June 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote yes on this motion.

Canada Elections Act June 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote yes on this motion.

Canada Elections Act June 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I vote yes on this motion.

Hugo Bonin June 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to tell the House that the Laurentian neighbourhood of Quebec City has given Hugo Bonin, of Ancienne-Lorette, the Mérite municipal 2003 citizen award.

Mr. Bonin is a founding member of the Association des gens d'affaires of Ancienne-Lorette. This association was created to bring small local businesses together to better resist pressure from superstores opening nearby.

The overall goal of the association is to sustain and promote local services, the sense of community and economic development for small and medium sized businesses. It also seeks to contribute to the development of the community and social life.

As a result, the association identified a certain number of projects it wants to implement, such as developing a multigenerational park, constructing a new building for the Maison des Jeunes, improving the city woodlands, restoring the parish church's Casavant organ, renovating La Fenière theatre and illuminating the magnificent church that was consecrated in 1910.

We congratulate Mr. Bonin and wish him continued success in his work.