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  • His favourite word is bridge.

Conservative MP for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 45.70% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Infrastructure February 25th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we have been ready for business since April 1 of last year to receive projects from provinces and municipalities. In the provincial-territorial component of the building Canada plan, we need to receive the support and the prioritization by the provinces for projects that we have been waiting for since April 1. Lately, we have received some information from the Province of Ontario, and we are working on that. However, we need them and the municipalities on board.

Infrastructure February 24th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we have doubled the gas tax fund and made it permanent.

This year, since the beginning of the program, the new building Canada fund has accepted $5 billion and is in process. Since the member was a member of a city council, we have fixed the Scarborough subways, the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension, the Sheppard light rail transit, and Union Station revitalization, and more, only in Toronto.

Infrastructure February 24th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to remind the member that since 2006, Canada has led G7 countries in total investment as a percentage of the GDP. We are leading the way.

We introduced the largest infrastructure plan in Canadian history with $75 billion. They want to centralize everything in Ottawa. We are doing that in partnership with provinces and municipalities, and we will continue to do so.

Infrastructure February 19th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, since we took office in 2006, Canada has consistently ranked atop the G7 countries in total investment in infrastructure as a percentage of GDP. It is quite a contrast with the Liberal years, when we were sitting at the bottom of the group.

The new building Canada plan is the largest and longest infrastructure plan in the history of this country. We are clearly the champion of infrastructure under the leadership of our Prime Minister.

CBC/Radio-Canada February 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, first of all, that is false. The CBC receives more than $1.1 billion a year to do its job.

That said, the Prime Minister gave Quebeckers what they wanted: tax relief, direct benefits to families through tax cuts, action to combat jihadists, solid foreign policy and measures placing the rights of victims ahead of the rights of criminals.

They will continue to oppose; we will defend Quebeckers.

CBC/Radio-Canada February 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, when the Prime Minister gave this interview, he was talking about the people of Quebec.

I travel around Quebec regularly and I can say that what Quebeckers want is more money in their pockets so they can take care of their families, sound and careful management of public money and a balanced budget, the end of sentencing discounts for criminals who abuse victims, and the safety of our communities and our homes.

That is what Quebeckers want.

Infrastructure February 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, when we talk about selfies, the member just has to look in front of him to find the king of that. He is talking about $2 million. I remember the $40 million from the sponsorship scandal that are still missing.

We are investing in infrastructure in the country like never before.

Infrastructure February 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the new building Canada plan is the longest and biggest ever in the country. We have done that with respect for jurisdictions. That is very important.

We have invested more in the infrastructure of the country than the former government, and we will continue to do so.

Since our government took office, Canada has consistently led G7 countries in total investment in infrastructure as a percentage of GDP. It is quite a contrast to the Liberals.

Infrastructure February 16th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, that is exactly what we are doing.

We have introduced the largest and longest infrastructure plan in Canadian history in partnership with the provinces and municipalities. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities was involved at each stage of the plan.

I applaud our government, which is investing $75 billion over 10 years in new infrastructure.

Infrastructure February 3rd, 2015

Mr. Speaker, what has been clear from the start is that this party and this member are misinformed.

I already said that what he just restated in a question was false. It did not happen like that.

We will deliver a bridge on schedule. On October 5, 2011, we announced that a toll bridge with public transit would be built through a public-private partnership. We are doing what we said we would do all along.