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Independent MP for Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 36.10% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter J'interviendrai dans le dossier de la fermeture de la Bibliothèque de l'IML à la période de questions - vers 15h05 http://t.co/C57k2P8i2C

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Fermeture de la Bibliothèque de l'IML - Non respect de la Loi sur les langues - de l'importance du français et de la science ! Étonnés ?

This week

Posted on Twitter À l'inauguration officielle du Tim Horton d'Amqui aujourd'hui - Absent sur la photo : Stephen Harper #polcan ;) http://t.co/qDdsVWvrY9

A week ago

Posted on Twitter [Avis public] Par la présente, veuillez prendre note que, pour des raisons familiales, monsieur Fortin annule... http://t.co/HiJDaf3Sa1

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, more and more megatankers are travelling down the St. Lawrence River. At the same time, the government is moving full steam ahead with promoting ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to see the NDP supporting the position that many people in the region have been arguing for since June. I will ...

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

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Didn't vote on Vote #250 That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 13, the debate not be further adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #249 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Marine Transportation Mr. Speaker, business people who contact the government want it to understand their needs and support them in their activities. Transport Canada's administrative burden forced Meridien ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Ex-Bloc MP Jean-Francois Fortin Wants 'Gag' Removed For All MPs OTTAWA — A Bloc Québécois MP who quit his caucus earlier this year wants more powers for elected representatives in the House of Commons. Jean-François Fortin, the member of Parliament for Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, plans to ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, in its August 19 report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the TSB, concluded that it is the role of government to implement a ...

Posted on Twitter Jean-François Fortin veut accroître l'indépendance des députés http://t.co/y1cKvkuc7X #Démocratie #Polcan #PolQc

Posted on Twitter Plus de pouvoir aux citoyens ! J'ai déposé aujourd'hui une motion visant à combattre le cynisme et à soustraire... http://t.co/kOrjMQRqb9

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, the Maurice Lamontagne Institute library, Fisheries and Oceans Canada's only French-language library, is still in limbo because of the federal government. The books are ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette MP André Bellavance leaves Bloc Québécois The spectacular departure of Richmond-Arthabaska MP André Bellavance from the Bloc Québécois Monday means a party already reduced to a rump in the last election is even weaker, its future more in doubt then ever. And if Jean-François Fortin's ...

Mentioned by CTV News Bloc Quebec MP Bellavance quits party MP Jean-François Fortin quit the party to sit as an independent on 12 August 2014, leaving the Quebec separatist party with three MPs in Ottawa, well below the 54 it once held twice under longtime former leader Gilles Duceppe. The Bloc now has two MPs.

Mentioned by CTV News Bloc MP Bellavance to make announcement The 50-year-old has represented the Richmond-Arthabaska riding since 2004 and had the support of three fellow Bloc MPs in his recent leadership run. Nonetheless he narrowly lost the leadership race to Mario Beaulieu. MP Jean-François Fortin quit the ...

Mentioned by CJAD Bloc Québécois: another MP says he won't run in 2015 Bellavance becomes the third Bloc MP to desert the party in the past month. Earlier this month, Jean-François Fortin announced he was quitting the party and would serve out the rest of his term in the Commons as an independent. Later, Claude Patry ...

Mentioned by CJAD André Bellavance slams door on Bloc Québécois Earlier this month, Jean-François Fortin announced he was quitting the party and would sit as an independent. The party has two MPs left: Claude Patry, an NDP defector who announced two weeks ago he would stay on as a Bloc MP until the next election, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, on one hand, we have the Liberal and NDP leaders who are hiding under the robes of the Supreme Court justices to avoid having ...

Spoke in the House on Transport Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Conservatives said that federal penitentiaries have the tools to prevent helicopter-assisted escapes. That is true. What they did not say is that ...

Spoke in the House on Presence in Gallery Mr. Speaker, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move the following motion: Given the National Assembly of Quebec's passage of Bill 52, the ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Good morning everyone. Thank you to the witnesses for being with us today. My amendment is fairly simple. Although it's ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions Thank you, Mr. Chair. First off, I'd like to mention that amendment BQ-2 and amendment BQ-3 are consistent with amendment BQ-1. I'll explain the principle underlying ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-553 An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-550 An Act to amend the National Housing Act (payment to provinces)

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Thank you very much. I would like to add to the comments of my colleague, Ms. May. In fact, this motion deprives us of a fundamental ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia 2012 and ... Good afternoon. I would like to thank the committee members for their work, which is important in the circumstances. First of all, I would like to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-467 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (labour dispute)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-341 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit — new graduates working in designated regions)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-234 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (maximum — special benefits)