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NDP MP for Pontiac (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 45.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Wonderful being the guest speaker at the Kanata NDP nomination meeting!

Posted on Twitter Un plaisir d'être à l'investiture du NPD à Kanata pour une allocution spéciale.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciated my hon. colleague's speech. Behind many of his words was compassion, and that is something this debate needs more of. When I ...

Posted on Twitter My thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the two young victims of yesterday’s fire, and to the whole community of Gracefield.

Posted on Twitter Mes pensées et condoléances vont avec à la famille de deux jeunes victimes de l’incendie d’hier soir et la communauté de Gracefield.

Three days ago

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

This week

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Fier de faire partie de la délégation canadienne à l'assemblée de l'OSCE à Vienne. Je vais addresser les délégués sur les droits humains.

Posted on Twitter Proud to be representing Canada at the assembly of the OSCE in Vienna. Will be speaking on religious tolerance and human rights.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, in addition to having created zero day care spaces, the Conservatives have cut existing spaces located in workplaces. Some day cares within the federal ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, today we learned that the Prime Minister's current chief of staff will be forced to testify in a criminal case involving a payment made ...

Spoke in the House on Opposition Motion—Job Creation Mr. Speaker, I was most interested to hear my hon. colleague’s remarks. She made an excellent point, namely that the Conservatives’ job creation plan is not ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Ethics VIA Rail spent more than $100,000 on Montreal Canadiens hockey tickets. While seniors are stuck in snow banks, Canada Post executives are enjoying themselves at the ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, since this is the first time on my feet giving a speech, I would like to wish all my constituents a happy new year. ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Shared Services Canada: (a) what was the intention of the privatization of email services; and (b) what are the consequences of this privatization ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS Mark Burgess. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed. · · · · · · · ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS Mark Burgess. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed. · · · · · · · ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food ... Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed. The Hill Times photo by ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I was listening very carefully to the speech of my hon. colleague and I congratulate him on it. I particularly paid attention to the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF ... Well, I commend you for the inclusion. I think that's pretty fundamental. For journalism in this country, particularly investigative journalism, but journalism with some strong information, ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose ... Very well. Regulations that are in the public interest should be maintained. It is as simple as that. The idea is not simply to exercise theoretical ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose ... That's interesting. I'm not sure that this would be your responsibility, but I guess the other issue here is that small and medium-sized.... I actually agree ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF THE INFORMATION AND ... There is no doubt, sir, that you are doing a great job with the money you have. My question is that perhaps you are doing what ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose ... The next question won't surprise you. In the preamble, health and safety is referred to, environment as well, but it's not in the bill per se. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Departmental Performance Reports for 2013-2014 and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 1b ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd also like to add my congratulations to you for being named Comptroller General. Good luck in the future in that role. ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of clauses 376 to 381 of Bill C-43, A second ... Okay. So, basically, the idea of attracting the best and the brightest to this industry is a fundamental principle. I think it's in the best interest ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail MP's question about cost of answering MP questions cost $6500, Ottawa says NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat fired back with what he calls “a shot over their bow” by asking how much it cost the government to answer Mr. Wallace's question. The $6,500.76 answer he received was based on an estimate of hours worked by public servants ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, Oct. 22, 2014: in ... Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed. See More Photos.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 2014 in photos Dec. 19, 2014. Mark Burgess. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January.

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Certificate of Nomination of Mary Elizabeth Dawson to the Position of Conflict ... Okay. You said that your office was going to have to fundamentally change its practices if you had to monitor 280,000 public servants. What you are ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-505 An Act to amend the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (powers of inquiry)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-306 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (political affiliation)