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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.

Yesterday

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

Three weeks 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.

A month ago

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 ...

Three 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...