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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.

This week

Mentioned by Sun News Network Bloc Quebecois to lose another MP MONTREAL - The Bloc Quebecois moved one step closer to extinction Tuesday as MP Claude Patry announced he won't run in the next election. The member from Jonquiere-Alma made the announcement just one week after MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit ...

Mentioned by CJAD Bloc MP to retire at end of term The Bloc Quebecois, which was faced with the guns blazing departure of MP Jean-Francois Fortin last week, will be losing another member of it's tiny caucus with the impending resignation of Jonquière-Alma MP Claude Patry. But Patry's departure will be ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Bloc Québécois denies MP resignation rumours Louis Plamondon, who represents the riding of Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour, said the idea his colleague Claude Patry would be resigning from the party this week was never on the table. Plamondon, who said he spoke to Patry Saturday on his return ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Bloc Québécois denies rumours that Patry is leaving caucus The dean of the small Bloc Québécois caucus in Ottawa is denying the party is about to lose another MP. Louis Plamondon, who represents the riding of Bas-Richelieu — Nicolet — Bécancour, said the idea his colleague Claude Patry would be resigning from ...

Mentioned by Oye! Times Bloc Québécois Denies Rumors about MP Patry's Resignation MP for the riding of Bas-Richelieu Bécancour, Louis Plamondon, alleged that the news about the resignation of his colleague, Claude Patry, from the party this week is out of question and completely false. Plamondon affirmed that he recently spoke to Patry ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Rumours swirl of two more Bloc MPs resigning Following the departure last Tuesday of Jean-François Fortin, the Bloc's Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, weekend news reports suggested that MP Claude Patry, who represents ...

Two months 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

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 ...

More than 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 ...

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 ...

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)

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 ...