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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was federal.

Last in Parliament October 2000, as Bloc MP for Québec East (Québec)

Lost his last election, in 2000, with 37.47% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Human Resources Development Canada September 27th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, a few months ago, Human Resources Development Canada officials encouraged the establishment of a co-operative in my riding.

A few weeks later they withdrew their support by mistake and in so doing risked forcing the 21 workers of the Confection haut de gamme industrielle de Québec co-operative into unemployment, indeed into drawing social assistance.

Since I asked the minister about this last week and she assured me that she would look into the file of these 21 workers, who are watching and who risk losing their jobs, and given the urgency of the situation, could the minister tell them what she has decided?

Human Resources Development Canada September 25th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, Confection Haut de Gamme Industrielle de Québec is a co-operative recently set up by 21 women after three years of efforts by a number of partners in the community. Most of these women had been on social assistance and they took a nine-month course on the use of high tech equipment for the production of top-of-the-line clothing.

An officer of Human Resources Development Canada was involved in the creation of this project and deemed it acceptable in all aspects for the Canada jobs fund program. Now the department has refused to hand over the $105,000 earmarked for the project, claiming that these women were being paid when they were in fact on training. Although departmental representatives have acknowledged the error, they have refused to reverse the decision and to pay out the amount planned.

This decision has placed the future of the co-operative in jeopardy. Would the federal government prefer to see these 21 women back on employment insurance or welfare? Is this the new face of federal government compassion?

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2632

That Bill C-3, in Clause 190, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 3 on page 158.

Motion No. 2633

That Bill C-3 be amended by deleting Clause 191.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2616

That Bill C-3 be amended by deleting Clause 184.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2606

That Bill C-3, in Clause 181, be amended by deleting lines 39 to 41 on page 153.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2604

That Bill C-3, in Clause 181, be amended by deleting line 36 on page 153.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2601

That Bill C-3, in Clause 181, be amended by deleting lines 27 to 30 on page 153.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2586

That Bill C-3, in Clause 174, be amended by deleting lines 11 to 14 on page 150.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2578

That Bill C-3, in Clause 172, be amended by deleting lines 27 to 31 on page 149.

Youth Criminal Justice Act September 25th, 2000

moved:

Motion No. 2565

That Bill C-3, in Clause 166, be amended by deleting lines 14 to 16 on page 147.