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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.

Yesterday

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 ...

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

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

Three days ago

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.

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Department of Public Works and Government Services Act moved that Bill C-574, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood), be read the second time and ...

Spoke in the House on Public Works and Government Services Mr. Speaker, $33 billion has been handed over to some shipyards, yet the Davie shipyard has received nothing. The Diefenbaker icebreaker promised to Vancouver is going ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Quebec Superior Court issued an injunction to halt work on the Cacouna oil terminal until October 15. Quebec called on Fisheries and ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, nearly a year after the announcement of a free trade agreement with the European Union, the federal government's promise to compensate the cheese producers ...

Two months ago

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.

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...