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Independent MP for Richmond—Arthabaska (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 33.80% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted No on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Au 31e souper du Resto pop de Victoriaville. La solidarité est au rendez-vous! http://t.co/5W6Drchbpp

This week

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, while Canada and the European Union are holding a summit to celebrate the fact that negotiations have come to a close, Quebec's cheesemakers are ...

Posted on Twitter Sommet Canada-UE. À quand des compensations pour les fromagers du #Qc? #polcan http://t.co/cgvAWPtzf8

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Gratuitement, je fais un discours en faveur du #QC. #polcan http://t.co/K3znhiAhNz

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, the government is already making election promises with its surplus. That is because it is creating a fiscal imbalance, which was condemned just yesterday ...

Posted on Twitter Le président ukrainien s'adresse au élus de la Chambre des communes en ce moment. #polcan http://t.co/AmkP0HWNIW

Posted on Twitter Bernier croit que l'indépendance du Québec est chose du passé http://t.co/9UxyBcCwiu

Posted on Twitter Rentrée parlementaire. On souhaite tout d'abord la bienvenue aux élus des dernières élections partielles. Vont-ils aimer la PQ? #polcan

A month ago

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance leaves Bloc Québécois MONTREAL — Bloc Québécois leader Mario Beaulieu has lost another MP. Richmond-Arthabaska MP André Bellavance announced Monday he is slamming the door on the Bloc and will sit out the remainder of his term as an independent. The news means ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance leaves Bloc Québécois MONTREAL — Bloc Québécois leader Mario Beaulieu has lost another MP. Richmond-Arthabaska MP André Bellavance announced Monday he is slamming the door on the Bloc and will sit out the remainder of his term as an independent. The news means ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance leaves Bloc Québécois MONTREAL — Now they are two. The spectacular departure of Richmond-Arthabaska MP André Bellavance from the Bloc Québécois Monday means a party already reduced to a rump in the last election is even weaker, its future more in doubt then ever.

Mentioned by Oye! Times MP André Bellavance Quits Bloc Québécois Bloc Québécois leader, Mario Beaulieu, has lost yet another MP after Richmond-Arthabaska MP, André Bellavance, announced to quit the caucus and sit as an independent Member of Parliament from Monday onwards. This means that the party is now left ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca André Bellavance quits the Bloc to sit as an Independent André Bellavance, the Quebec MP for the riding Richmond–Arthabaska​, is quitting the Bloc Qué​bé​cois over differences with the party's recently elected leader Mario Beaulieu. His departure leaves two MPs from the Bloc in the House of Commons but one ...

Mentioned by CJAD André Bellavance slams door on Bloc Québécois The man who lost the leadership of the Bloc Québécois to Mario Beaulieu this past spring has now become the latest MP to quit the party. André Bellavance announced this morning that he'll sit in the House of Commons as an independent until next year's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Just mine. Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll keep it brief, as everyone's familiar with the topic. In 2007, the CEO decided to change certain rules to ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I listened carefully to my colleagues' comments on section 18. The government responded to concerns and even criticisms raised about this provision ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, on Friday night, Sister Gilberte Bussière, who is from Asbestos and taught in Victoriaville for a number of years, was abducted in northern Cameroon. ...

Spoke in the House on Champlain Bridge Mr. Speaker, the federal government is in its own world when it comes to the Champlain Bridge. It rejected requests from Quebec, Montreal and Longueuil and ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the 2004 health accord expires today. Under the new framework, Quebec will lose almost $10 billion in 10 years. Quebeckers who have been anxiously ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, it was disappointing to see the National Energy Board authorize Enbridge's line 9B reversal project, even though the company is not abiding by all ...

Spoke in the House on International Women's Day Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my Bloc Québécois colleagues, I would like to pay tribute to the women who have built Quebec and continue to build ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other ... Mr. Chair, I am also happy to see you and the members of the committee again. Mr. Scott, thank you for giving me a few minutes ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague for his speech. This government has often brought in free trade agreements. Some have been beneficial for ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Board of Internal Economy - BOIE Again, thank you, Ms. O'Brien, for joining us today. You were here when the committee began its study and here you are again as we wrap ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Board of Internal Economy - BOIE Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here. As a former journalist, I can understand this concern about transparency. I can understand it even more ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Board of Internal Economy - BOIE Thank you, Mr. Chair. Auditor General, your suggestions and observations are very relevant. Not that long ago, MPs and political parties wanted to make all decisions ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Review of the Board of Internal Economy - BOIE Thank you, Mr. Chair. I plan to show you that I have not lost my touch, at least I hope I haven't. Thank you for your ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. That is one example of the issues faced by members of an unrecognized party, and even by independent members, although there is ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-457 An Act to repeal the Clarity Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-365 An Act to amend the Competition Act (inquiry into industry sector)