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  • His favourite word is quebec.

Bloc MP for Jonquière—Alma (Québec)

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

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks 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.

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Aujourd'hui jour du souvenir au carrée D'avis à Arvida.Une pensée à ceux qui ont donné leurs vies pour notre liberté .

Posted on Twitter Ce soir fête des Jubilaires 2014 à la FADOQ D,arvida au Pavillion Mellon.Felicitations à tout le monde.

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, the Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture will meet with dairy and cheese producers next week in Quebec City. Will ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is complaining about the supply management system, describing it as an obstacle to concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade ...

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, while scientists and the forestry industry are rightly concerned about the spread of the spruce budworm epidemic in Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean, the federal government is doing ...

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, the FSC certification standards are apparently going to be revised by 2016, which could have a considerable impact on my region. Quebec has some ...

Posted on Twitter Grande ovation au sergent d'armes à la chambre des communes ce matin beaucoup d'émotion.

Posted on Twitter Demain matin la chambre des communes siégera à partir de 10 hre am tel que prévu.

Posted on Twitter Aujourd'hui à Ottawa c'est une journée triste et dramatique soyons solidaire.

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 ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Another Bloc MP quits party, leaving only two in Parliament ... in which he will not run. There are now only two Bloc MPs in the House of Commons: Louis Plamondon, who was first elected as a Progressive Conservative in 1984, and Claude Patry, who was elected as a New Democrat in 2011 and will not run again.

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 ...