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Bloc MP for Jonquière—Alma (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 43.40% of the vote.

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Works and Government Services Mr. Speaker, the minister and member for Lévis—Bellechasse said that the Davie shipyard should prove itself in order to get federal contracts. The Davie company just ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, while the current Quebec government is hurting the regions by making ill-advised decisions to supposedly improve public finances, the fiscal imbalance between Ottawa and ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Ce soir souper de la ST-Valentin à la salle des chevaliers de colomb à Arvida #2846

Posted on Twitter Dejeuner-causerrie sujet:centre de justice de proximité organisera par la cdc des deux rives.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Affairs Mr. Speaker, in January, the city of Saguenay's unemployment rate, at 9.6%, was the highest of all large Canadian cities. It is more urgent than ever ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, the fact that the federal government is withdrawing its funding for social and affordable housing is shameful. Agencies in my region are concerned about ...

Posted on Twitter Toute ma sympathie à la famille de M.Michel Guimond.

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Bonne et heureuse année 2015 à tous les Québécois(es).

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Bloc Quebecois vice-president quits after conflict with leader, MP says Since then, two MPs have resigned from caucus and the party's only other sitting MP, Claude Patry, has announced he won't seek re-election in 2015. Lessard's departure is another blow to the struggling party, which was decimated after the 2011 federal ...

Posted on Twitter Joyeux Noël à tous les Québécois(es)

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Violence Against Women Mr. Speaker, for 25 years now, Quebec has been coping with a wound that will not heal, grief that will not end, and unease that will ...

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, Greenpeace is lobbying for a review of the FSC certification standards. Nevertheless, Quebec has some of the best forestry practices in the world. The ...

Spoke in the House on Violence Against Women Mr. Speaker, for 25 years Quebec has been nursing a wound that will not heal and has been in perpetual mourning. Today, we grieve for the ...

Posted on Twitter Ce soir on vote sur mon projet de loi c-574 à la chambre des communes.

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, the beneficiaries to unemployed ratio is now less than 40%. It leaves not only unemployed workers but also their families and their regions out ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Gazette Midday: Bloc loses another MP; Burger King eyes Tim Hortons Richmond-Arthabaska MP Andre Bellavance is to announce Monday he will not run for the Bloc in the 2015 federal election, media reports say. Bellavance is the third Bloc MP to say he won't run for the Bloc. MP's Jean-Francois Fortin and Claude Patry have ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette (blog) Gazette Midday: Bloc loses another MP; Burger King eyes Tim Hortons Richmond-Arthabaska MP Andre Bellavance is to announce Monday he will not run for the Bloc in the 2015 federal election, media reports say. Bellavance is the third Bloc MP to say he won't run for the Bloc. MP's Jean-Francois Fortin and Claude Patry have ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance leaves Bloc Québécois The news means the party is down to two MPs in the House of Commons and one of them, Claude Patry, has already said he won't run in the 2015 election. Patry was originally elected under the New Democratic Party banner but crossed the floor to the Bloc.

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 with two MPs in the House of Commons and one of them, Claude Patry, has already announced to run again in the 2015 election. Addressing the press at an emotional press conference in his hometown of Victoriaville, Bellavance stated that “accepting the results ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance won't run for Bloc Québécois in 2015: reports Richmond-Arthabaska MP Andre Bellavance is to announce Monday he will not run for the Bloc in the 2015 federal election, media reports say. Bellavance is the third Bloc MP to say he won't run for the Bloc. MP's Jean-Francois Fortin and Claude Patry have ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-574 An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Fixing the Skills Gap: Addressing Existing Labour Shortages in High Demand Occupations ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Knight, you said earlier that the postsecondary achievement rate for youth is 60%, meaning that 40% are unsuccessful. The population is ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-316, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration) Thank you, Mr. Chair. The only thing I want to say is that we are going to cause even more damage. This measure was put in ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-316, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration) I have another question, Mr. Beauséjour. We are told we can go back 104 weeks. That is very important for us. We need to make a ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-316, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration) Thank you Mr. Chairman. Madam, I understand, but I find it rather annoying to hear you say the provinces would be inheriting these bills and this ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Skills Development in Remote Rural Communities in an Era of Fiscal Restraint Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, ladies. You say that 42% of Canadians have difficulty reading and writing, and have not received any training. I, for one, ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-2012: Votes 1b, 5b and 7b under HUMAN RESOURCES ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Good afternoon, ministers. Since I have been on this committee, I have never missed a single meeting. What troubles me is that ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on A Framework for Success: Practical Recommendations to Further Shorten the Foreign Qualification ... I understand. I have a second question for you. I'd like to try and understand something. A contractor in my region—he is from The Saguenay—brought in ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on A Framework for Success: Practical Recommendations to Further Shorten the Foreign Qualification ... Personally, I have a problem with opening our doors to a quota and not to everyone. I have a hard time living with that. We let ...