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  • His favourite word is water.

Liberal MP for Lac-Saint-Louis (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 34.10% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Le plan en matière d’AE proposé par le #PCC n’encourage pas l’embauche et ne stimule pas la croissance dont la classe moyenne a besoin.

Posted on Twitter #CPC proposed EI plan won’t encourage hiring of new workers or produce the growth that middle class Canadians need.

Posted on Twitter Agriculture sector accounts for approx. 70% of global freshwater withdrawals—higher in developing economies

This week

Spoke in the House on George Gate Mr. Speaker, this past summer, the world of swimming lost a true giant. It was in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, for over three decades, at what was Canada's ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With respect to the government’s response aimed at ensuring the safety of drug compounds to the under-dosing of chemotherapy drugs, discovered on March 20, 2013 at ...

Posted on Twitter #PLC propose exemp. des cotis. à l’AE pour chaque nouv. travailleur embauché en 2015-2016 = un avantage de 1 279 $ par travailleur embauché.

Posted on Twitter #LPC is proposing an EI premium exemption for every newly-hired worker in 2015-2016, at a benefit of $1279 for each new hire.

Posted on Twitter Merveilleux de voir autant de gens à l'épluchette de blé d'Inde, malgré le mauvais temps! Quelle belle communauté! http://t.co/undvaDv1m2

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No 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.

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 Health Mr. Speaker, we learned at health committee last week, during its study of the unsafe drugs act, that 28% of hospitals in Canada reprocess medical instruments ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, climate change denial is deeply embedded in the Conservative government's DNA. This explains the government's inertia on the issue at a time when our ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act No problem. The results must be provided to the minister no later than one year after the completion, with all results being reported for trials or ...

Spoke in the House on Pointe-Claire Canoe Club Mr. Speaker, this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. The club was founded by Jean ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act Thank you, I appreciate that. I find it odd as to why we don't have a stronger bill, because they're the same corporations that are in ...

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I have been following this wonderful debate, and it is a very stimulating conversation. It brings a couple of thoughts to mind. One understands ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, first I would like to congratulate my colleague on his long-time focus on the issue of income inequality. The hon. member has been talking ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Instruction to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (violence against women) Mr. Speaker, as a society, we have made appreciable progress over decades, and going back even centuries, in developing greater awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the ...

Mentioned by The Suburban Newspaper Scarpaleggia says 'Let's Talk' with constituents When he is not working in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Lac St. Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia likes to make sure that all constituents in his riding, roughly 42,000 doors, can be heard if need be. And while e-mail and telephone calls are very helpful, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Case of Sergei Magnitsky Thank you, Mr. Chair. This is an extremely fascinating presentation. In terms of the judiciary in Russia, I understand how you can have corrupt government officials ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin I have found over the years in looking at this issue that water is such a diffuse issue—I mean, so many people are working on it ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Youth Employment in Canada Thank you very much. I am brand new to this committee; I am substituting for someone. I've been thinking.... We all think about this issue a ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Syria My question then is, how can we expect this resolution to be effective? It's obviously better than no resolution at all, but we're dealing with a ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Best Practices and Federal Barriers: Practice and Training of Healthcare Professionals Thank you, Mr. Chair. My understanding is that what we're trying to do with this study is to see how the federal government, through its foothold ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to both witnesses for your testimony. I'm just trying to understand the historical arc of this issue. It was very ...

Mentioned by West Island Gazette West Island MP calls on Ottawa to keep open Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue post office West Island MP Francis Scarpaleggia has added his voice to the chorus of local politicians and others lobbying federal officials to keep open the Canada Post post office in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The Liberal MP for Lac-Saint-Louis, in letters to federal ...

Mentioned by West Island Gazette Federal West Island MP calls for hearings into Canadian rail security In the wake of an alleged terrorist plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train route, federal Liberal Member of Parliament Francis Scarpaleggia has called for hearings on Canadian rail security. On Monday, the Lac-Saint-Louis MP and Liberal critic for public ...

Mentioned by Liberal.ca Reality Check: Budget 2013 and the Conservative Record on Skilled Workers ... Select an MP, Scott Andrews, Mauril Belanger, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Gerry Byrne, Sean Casey, Denis Coderre, Irwin Cotler, Rodger Cuzner, Stéphane Dion, Kirsty Duncan, Wayne Easter, Mark Eyking, Judy Foote, Hedy Fry, Marc Garneau, Ralph ... Kevin Lamoureux, Dominic Leblanc, Lawrence MacAulay, John McCallum, David McGuinty, John McKay, Joyce Murray, Massimo Pacetti, Bob Rae, Geoff Regan, Francis Scarpaleggia, Judy Sgro, Scott Simms, Lise St-Denis, Justin Trudeau, Frank Valeriote ...

Mentioned by Liberal.ca (blog) Reality Check: Conservative Spending Fictions in Budget 2013 Select an MP, Scott Andrews, Mauril Belanger, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Gerry Byrne, Sean Casey, Denis Coderre, Irwin Cotler, Rodger Cuzner, Stéphane Dion, Kirsty Duncan, Wayne Easter, Mark Eyking, Judy Foote, Hedy Fry, Marc Garneau, Ralph ... Kevin Lamoureux, Dominic Leblanc, Lawrence MacAulay, John McCallum, David McGuinty, John McKay, Joyce Murray, Massimo Pacetti, Bob Rae, Geoff Regan, Francis Scarpaleggia, Judy Sgro, Scott Simms, Lise St-Denis, Justin Trudeau, Frank Valeriote ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca (blog) Politics on TV: Robocalls, Warawa and drug seizures Responding to the report was an MP panel of Candice Bergen, Randall Garrison and Francis Scarpaleggia, where Bergen noted that the government had increased the number of front-line officers, said that cuts were to redundant positions, and then tested ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-267 An Act respecting the preservation of Canada’s water resources

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-561 An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (mining activities)