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NDP MP for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 36.40% of the vote.

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted Yes on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

This week

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-18. The official opposition supported it at second reading but will ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I am not entirely pleased to be rising in the House today. It is not because of you, Mr. Speaker. It is always nice ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on South Shore Youth Foundation Mr. Speaker, Nelson Mandela said that “the greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. For over 20 ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to revisit a question I asked on September 24. I will remind the public of ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Fergusson, could you provide more details about the options you are proposing in your report? One of them is to maintain ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Superior Court of Quebec had to issue an injunction to halt the drilling off the coast of Cacouna. To make matters worse, the ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, a company in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in my riding could have built the new community mailboxes. It has been building mailboxes for Canada Post for over ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, no one has any faith in the credibility of the Conservatives' environmental assessment process, aside from the Liberal leader, who continues to claim that ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to talk about Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose on businesses. I ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-604 An Act to establish the position of Health Commissioner of Canada and to amend certain Acts

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Use of Eco-certification in Wild-Capture and Aquaculture Fisheries Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to direct the attention of the committee to the following motion: That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Changing Ocean Conditions or Other Factors Off the Coast of Newfoundland and ... Mr. Chair, I did not want to make the following comments while the scientists were still here, because I wanted to let my colleagues do their ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under FISHERIES AND OCEANS I'll give you my question too, Madam Minister. On December 16, 2013, just before the House of Commons took a long break from work, the National ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry Good, thank you. Mr. Faber, if I may.... I thank you for being with us today. I would like to take this opportunity to use your ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Review of the Canadian Music Industry This industry has changed a great deal over the past seven or eight years. It has hit an amazing cruising speed. Does Canadian Heritage consult with ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-501, An Act respecting a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage ... Thank you, Ms. Mathyssen. Good morning, Mr. Norlock. Thank you for joining us to talk about your private member’s bill. As you have guessed, this bill ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Thank you. I appreciate that. Mr. Wilson, I am one of those Canadians who watch bobsleigh racing on the edge of my chair and then up ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette PurGenesis is not shuttered, president insists Boulet was responding to criticism by opposition MP François Lapointe, who represents the riding where PurGenesis built its $13-million facility, in Montmagny, east of Quebec City. In an interview Monday with The Gazette, Lapointe questioned why the ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette PurGenesis is not shuttered, president insists Boulet was responding to criticism by opposition MP François Lapointe, who represents the riding where PurGenesis built its $13-million facility, in Montmagny, east of Quebec City. In an interview Monday with The Gazette, Lapointe questioned why the ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette PurGenesis: $3.5 million in grants, no activity “We checked the official registry, and there are six employees in that company,” said François Lapointe, the opposition NDP MP who represents Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup. “They received (an average of) about $1 million a year (in ...

Mentioned by National Post Make St. Jean Baptiste Day a national holiday to 'recongnize French ... François Lapointe, the Quebec MP for Montmagny, L'Islet, Kamouraska and Rivière-du-Loup, introduced a private member's bill on Tuesday to make June 24 a ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-433 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (student transportation)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-432 An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-426 An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (funding of atlassing)

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP leadership candidates' caucus endorsements ... Pierre-Luc Dusseault Réjean Genest Jonathan Genest-Jourdin Sadia Groguhé Dan Harris Sana Hassainia Pierre Jacob Matthew Kellway François Lapointe Alexandrine Latendresse Hélène LeBlanc Wayne Marston Marc-André Morin Marie-Claude Morin Pierre Nantel ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Mulcair campaign blitzes province François Lapointe, the MP for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup, and Marie-Claude Morin, MP for Saint-Hya-cinthe-Bagot, kicked off their tour in the Joliette region last week. They plan to hit the rest of the province sometime before the Feb ...