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  • His favourite word is quebec.

Bloc MP for Richmond—Arthabaska (Québec)

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

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

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. ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

Two months ago

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 in the House on Georges Hamel Mr. Speaker, the country music community has lost one of its greats, Georges Hamel, who was known as the gentleman of country music. Georges Hamel began ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the cat is out of the bag. Yesterday, the Minister of Infrastructure put together a hasty announcement about funding to build an ice oval ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal Ottawa seeks co-operation, but prepared to go it alone on securities regulator Bloc MP André Bellavance looks on.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle. OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is sending out a notice that he is prepared to go it alone on establishing a national securities regulator if provinces won't agree.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Elections Canada asked to probe donations from SNC-Lavalin execs In the letter to Elections Canada shared with CBC News, the Bloc's André Bellavance expressed concerns about donations made to Conservatives in two other ridings, Laurier-Sainte-Marie in 2009 and Rivière-des-Milles-Îles in 2008. Last November, Postmedia News investigated a series of donations made to the Conservative ... “It's more than troubling,” said the NDP's Alexandre Boulerice, MP for Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. “We are concerned that those donations might be a scheme, the scheme that we saw at the ...

Mentioned by 570 News Ottawa seeks co-operation, but prepared to go it alone on securities regulator ... Paillé, left, reacts to the federal budget in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday March 21, 2013. Bloc MP André Bellavance looks on.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Most, including Quebecers, say Quebec should require well over 50 per cent to ... NDP Leader Tom Mulcair; NDP MP Craig Scott, whose private member's bill does not define 'majority,' but the NDP's 2013 policy manual sets the required majority at 50 per cent plus one; and Bloc Québécois MP André Bellavance whose private member's ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Wednesdays with @Kady: How would you redesign Parliament? Bloc Québécois MP André Bellavance's private member's bill to repeal the Clarity Act looks to be headed for a somewhat predictable defeat. But it's already accomplished what might have been its intended goal: stirring up divisions in the NDP's Quebec ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Claude Patry's defection to Bloc a superficial cut: Hébert MP Claude Patry, middle front, walks with Bloc Québécois members Louis Plamondon, left to right, Paillé, André Bellavance, Jean-François Fortin and Maria Mourani as they make their way to the House of Commons on Thursday. By: Chantal Hébert National ...

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)