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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

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, enough with the completely lame answers. That makes no sense. Not only has the Quebec economic development program lost 27% of its funding, but ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, this evening I am following up on a question I asked on February 17. I will remind anyone who is kindly watching CPAC at ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, following the Delâge report on the tragic fire in L'Isle-Verte, the Quebec government announced that the installation of sprinklers would be mandatory in almost ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, I wonder what my colleague who just addressed the House thinks about an extremely troubling, weak comment made by his Conservative colleague. When one ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, in the fall 2014 session, the NDP moved a motion in the House calling for parliamentarians to reject the Port of Cacouna oil terminal ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, today I am rising on the question of privilege that I raised yesterday about access to the Centre Block. Today I received a fully ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a question of privilege regarding a surprising incident that occurred today on Parliament Hill. I am of the opinion that ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Compton—Stanstead. I will therefore be speaking for just 10 minutes, in order to leave ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and ... That is in no way consistent with the information I had. In a modern world, information requests are indeed made electronically. People ask that we send ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... I can perhaps help my colleague with this question. Mr. Kamp, I think you are looking at this from the wrong angle. If the distance is ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...