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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.

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

A week ago

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

A month 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)

Two 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Department of Public Works and Government Services Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all my colleagues of every political affiliation in the House of Commons for participating in the debate, whether or ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...