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Independent MP for Richmond—Arthabaska (Québec)

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Michel Guimond Mr. Speaker, it was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague, Michel Guimond, the hon. member for Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord from 1993 to ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, the government has been caught with its pants down after basing its economic strategy exclusively on oil production. This government, which did not even ...

Voted No on Vote #311 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Posted on Twitter Très ému de rendre hommage à notre collègue Michel Guimond à la Chambre des communes il y a quelques minutes. #polcan #polqc

This week

Posted on Twitter Journée de ski organisée avec la Sécurité alimentaire de Victo. 10 jeunes comblés! #Gleason http://t.co/Owxa9p4kcq

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Jour de notre drapeau. http://t.co/xOuG8rb96e

Posted on Twitter C'est le jour Martin Luther King aux États-Unis. #martinlutherkingday http://t.co/G1MZFQAt0Z

Posted on Twitter Mes condoléances à la famille et aux proches de mon ex-collègue Michel Guimond. #polcan #polcqc

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter À la rencontre d'élèves en agriculture ce matin au Cégep de Victoriaville sur les enjeux qui les touchent. #polcan http://t.co/ExMChFaGEj

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, a year ago, the Conservative government agreed to let Canada Post get rid of home mail delivery, citing cost-effectiveness. However, Canada Post posted a ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, just because the government snubbed the ceremonies commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre does not mean that Quebeckers have forgotten this despicable, ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, the agreement that was ratified yesterday at the WTO opens the door to negotiations on market access, including supply management. The Minister of International ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, after stopping in Victoriaville, the president of the Union des municipalités du Québec will be continuing his tour today in the Centre-du-Québec region. One ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Bois-Francs Community Television Mr. Speaker, Télévision communautaire des Bois-Francs is celebrating its 40th anniversary. TVC, as it is popularly known back home, is dedicated to showcasing the community of ...

Spoke in the House on Champlain Bridge Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Infrastructure found a way to make the name of the illustrious Maurice Richard controversial even though the man detested controversy, according ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 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 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)