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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.

Yesterday

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

This week

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes 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

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, tomorrow hundreds of people will protest in Cacouna against the oil port project. The Liberals agree that the Conservatives have completely discredited the project's ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform you that I will share my time with my colleague from Halifax. I have the honour to rise in ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the commissioner's opinion is no small matter. Next Saturday, a public demonstration will be held in Cacouna. Hundreds of people who are concerned about ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, on Friday, October 3, there was an awards ceremony for the 125th Ordre national du mérite agricole competition, which recognizes the excellence and dedication ...

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

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, my NDP colleague talked about the issue of inequity in his presentation. I am very troubled by the thought of abandoning six million direct ...

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 The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is consistent in her inconsistencies. On one hand, she is saying that she respects experts and the environment. ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Fraser, it is always very useful for us to have you here. Thank you for joining us. In the previous round ...

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 ...