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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.

This week

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, ...

A week ago

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca HÉBERT: Bloc caucus shrinks along with audience Ahuntsic MP Maria Mourani was shown the door by then-leader Daniel Paillé in the heat of the debate over the Parti Québécois' proposed secularism charter last fall. She has since renounced sovereignty. Jean-François Fortin, who represents the eastern ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter [Vidéo] Quelques précisions à propos de ma démarche ! http://t.co/3AvPiN2yhc - #PolCan | #PolQc |

Posted on Twitter Sincères condoléances - L'abbé R. Gravel, est décédé aujourd'hui d'une longue maladie. Un modèle d'engagement et de franchise politique.

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Coupes à la SRC : La saignée - mon texte dans Le Devoir -Un retour au M-Âge http://t.co/jxcu1gDDkm #radiocanada #polcan #polqc

Posted on Twitter Bonne Fête nationale du Québec ! http://t.co/eviao7KMCI

Posted on Twitter Drapeau du Québec - Pour ceux qui veulent afficher leurs couleurs [tout au long de l'année] ! J'offre un drapeau... http://t.co/LBeirjdR8m

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote 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

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter Et le nouveau chef du #BlocQc est Mario Beaulieu #polqc #polcan http://t.co/nujahDHc63

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 in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, the workers at the Eastern Quebec Seafoods plant deserve better than platitudes from the minister. They deserve that the government stop treating them with ...

Spoke in the House on Champlain Bridge Mr. Speaker, following the election in Quebec, senior Conservatives said that they were eager to work with the new government on major files. I would like ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, it is all well and good to have a new government in Quebec that just tabled a new budget, but the fact remains that ...

Spoke in the House on Sports Mr. Speaker, on Friday, in response to my questions about Athletics Canada's unexplained and incomprehensible decision to hastily back out of the Coupe-Québec des nations 2014, ...

Spoke in the House on Sport Mr. Speaker, the 2014 edition of the Coupe-Québec des nations will take place in Montreal in September. This event will provide a unique opportunity to showcase ...

More than three months ago

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)