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  • His favourite word is region.

Bloc MP for Jonquière—Alma (Québec)

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

A month ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, forestry workers in my region, Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean, are concerned about the spread of the spruce budworm. This caterpillar is going to have a devastating effect ...

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on City of Arvida Mr. Speaker, I have recently had the honour of being appointed, with 17 other public figures in my region, to the Club des ambassadeurs d'Arvida, the ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, even though the federal government abandoned the Kyoto protocol, Quebec has made significant efforts and has exceeded its greenhouse gas reduction targets. While Quebec ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, for eight long months, the Supreme Court has been missing a judge from Quebec. All along, everyone has known that the Prime Minister appointed ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, when I asked about the unfair treatment of Quebec, the government answered that the existing softwood lumber agreement does not penalize anyone. How hypocritical. ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, two years ago this week, the government announced its employment insurance reform, without assessing the repercussions it would have on families and the regions. ...

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, it is all very well for the government to introduce another omnibus budget implementation bill. Forestry workers in Quebec know that they will not ...

Mentioned by Prince George Citizen What is crossing the floor? Just this week, NDP Member of Parliament (MP) Claude Patry decided to “cross the floor” to join the Bloc Qubcois. Whatever Patry's reasons, which were connected to the NDP's position on sovereignty, Patry's actions are interesting to political observers and ...

Mentioned by Prince George Citizen What is crossing the floor? Just this week, NDP Member of Parliament (MP) Claude Patry decided to “cross the floor” to join the Bloc Qubcois. Whatever Patry's reasons, which were connected to the NDP's position on sovereignty, Patry's actions are interesting to political observers and ...

Spoke in the House on Department of Public Works and Government Services Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-574, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood). Mr. Speaker, today ...

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

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Government's plan to raise tariffs not an issue in Thailand, Flaherty says ... before he pulled trigger: court hears · Former MP Jay Hill broke rules by calling ministers, ethics commissioner says · Most parents don't know total costs of sending a child to university: report · Highlights of the 2013-14 Newfoundland and Labrador budget ... OPP investigate after brawl erupts in stands of Tweed minor hockey game · Winnipegger may have 'right stuff' · Prairie storm prompts Alberta RCMP to warn motorists to find accommodations · Harper piles on NDP after Claude Patry crosses floor to join Bloc ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Wiretap order needed to get text messages ... before he pulled trigger: court hears · Most parents don't know total costs of sending a child to university: report · Former MP Jay Hill broke rules by calling ministers, ethics commissioner says · Highlights of the 2013-14 Newfoundland and Labrador budget ... OPP investigate after brawl erupts in stands of Tweed minor hockey game · Winnipegger may have 'right stuff' · Prairie storm prompts Alberta RCMP to warn motorists to find accommodations · Harper piles on NDP after Claude Patry crosses floor to join Bloc ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Robocalls report calls for tougher penalties ... before he pulled trigger: court hears · Most parents don't know total costs of sending a child to university: report · Former MP Jay Hill broke rules by calling ministers, ethics commissioner says · Highlights of the 2013-14 Newfoundland and Labrador budget ... OPP investigate after brawl erupts in stands of Tweed minor hockey game · Winnipegger may have 'right stuff' · Prairie storm prompts Alberta RCMP to warn motorists to find accommodations · Harper piles on NDP after Claude Patry crosses floor to join Bloc ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Calgary mother told police she gave birth into a toilet and put baby in trash ... ... Elections Canada wants greater punishment powers in wake of robocalls debacle · Nova Scotia mom faces two added charges in death of nine-year-old daughter · Former MP Jay Hill broke rules by calling ministers, ethics commissioner says · Most parents ... OPP investigate after brawl erupts in stands of Tweed minor hockey game · Winnipegger may have 'right stuff' · Prairie storm prompts Alberta RCMP to warn motorists to find accommodations · Harper piles on NDP after Claude Patry crosses floor to join Bloc ...

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 ...