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Liberal MP for Papineau (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 38.40% of the vote.

Today

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Massimo Pacetti incident could be misunderstanding, former colleague says A former Liberal MP says people should be open to the possibility that Massimo Pacetti's late night hotel-room encounter with an NDP MP could be a misunderstanding, not an assault. Alexandra Mendes, who worked closely with Pacetti when they both represented Montreal-area ridings from 2008-2011, said Thursday that if a process eventually clears Pacetti of wrongdoing, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau should consider letting him back into the caucus. Trudeau expelled Pacetti and Newfoundland MP Scott ...

Yesterday

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Breaks Silence On Allegations Against Liberal MPs OTTAWA — The NDP MP who approached Justin Trudeau says she never wanted to “destroy” the reputation of a Liberal MP, she just wanted the Liberal leader to know what kind of people he had in his caucus. In an hour-long conversation with The ...

Mentioned by Port aux Basques Gulf News Explicit consent The case of two MPs kicked out of the Liberal caucus for what Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau described as “serious personal misconduct” gets stranger by the day. This week, details emerged about what happened to elicit the dismissal of Massimo Pacetti and ...

Mentioned by Saskatoon StarPhoenix Find fair way to handle complaints It is in no one's interest to have the next alleged case of an MP's "personal misconduct" unfold as this one has. All parties need to find a way to fix this. It was understandable that a complainant might have thought she could warn Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau ...

Mentioned by Cambridge Times NDP now embraces probe of sexual misconduct complaints OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have not spoken directly to each other about how to handle allegations of sexual misconduct. ... Sources say the other NDP MP still has no plans to come forward.

Mentioned by National Post Justin Trudeau seeks 'rigorous' independent review into Liberal MPs' alleged ... OTTAWA – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says he hopes a “rigorous” independent review will be launched into allegations of personal misconduct against two MPs he suspended from caucus. Mr. Trudeau made the comments exactly three weeks after suspending Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti ... That MP gave interviews this week in which she alleged she had sex with Mr. Pacetti “without explicit consent.” In reply, Mr. Pacetti said he is innocent and is prepared to go through a confidential process mediated by ...

Two 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 No 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)

Posted on Twitter Great discussion with @GovernorOMalley at @Canada2020 on challenges for the middle class. #CdnPoli http://t.co/sR7cHH3imd

Posted on Twitter Belle discussion avec @GovernorOMalley à @Canada2020 sur les défis de la classe moyenne. #polcan http://t.co/4DYTwdCnWC

Posted on Twitter Proud of my friend @BrianGallantNB for acting to protect a woman's right to choose in New Brunswick. #NBpoli

Posted on Twitter Fier de mon ami @BrianGallantNB qui a pris des mesures pour protéger le droit des femmes au libre-choix au Nouveau-Brunswick. #NBpoli

Posted on Twitter We must all work to end men’s #violenceagainstwomen. Proud to wear my @WhiteRibbon. #WMAM2014 #AprèsPoly http://t.co/xvalKi1Fz3

Posted on Twitter Mettons un terme à la violence des hommes à l’égard des femmes. Fier de porter mon ruban blanc. #AprèsPoly #WMAM2014 http://t.co/K6oS6GNEHN

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, in the past decade, we have lost more men and women in uniform to suicide than we did in Afghanistan. The Auditor General's report ...

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

This week

Didn't vote 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 Access to Information Mr. Speaker, last night the government said that it would vote against transparency, citing the administrative burden. The transparency act would actually cut red tape and ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the government promised Canadian municipalities that the building Canada infrastructure fund projects would begin in time for the 2014 summer construction season. That promise ...

Spoke in the House on Intergovernmental Relations Mr. Speaker, over 1,300 people participated in the Je vois Montréal forum, where more than 200 projects to revitalize the city were presented. Premier Couillard and ...

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Mr. Speaker, tonight this House begins debate on the transparency act, a positive step toward more open government. It would strengthen our access to information system ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I take that as a no. Last week, the United States and China agreed on commitments to combat climate change. Canada's reputation is once ...

Spoke in the House on Parliament of Canada Act moved that Bill C-613, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Access to Information Act (transparency), be read the second time and ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, it is nice to see the jobs minister up, because the Prime Minister and the finance minister in the past week have not been ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-613 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Access to Information Act (transparency)

Spoke at the National Defence committee on NATO'S Strategic Concept and Canada's Role in International Defence Cooperation Thank you very much, Chair. I went from having seven minutes with each of you to having five minutes with both of you, so I will ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, ... I'd like to go back to the exchange you had, Mr. Matas, with a member of the government side. You made a very strong statement that ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 Thank you very much. I'm pleased to see you here today. This is the second time I have attended a committee meeting like this one; I ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 Thank you very much, Chair. I'd like to start with the CTC, with you, Michele. A number of people were talking about their experiences from Canada ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Standing on Guard for Thee: Ensuring that Canada's Immigration System is Secure It seems to me that, particularly for a department that is so wrapped up in life-altering decisions for people, we have to go to a higher ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Committee Business Thank you. I just want to support what the general consensus is. I think it makes sense not to define too much what the study is ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-12: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 25b and ... Thank you. That's one of the overall concerns. You talk about the sale as being a way of limiting liabilities to the taxpayer because, yes, the ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Committee Business and Briefing on Land Management Requirements Thank you very much, Chair. I thank you very much for this presentation. As you may know, I'm subbing in, so I don't have quite the ...