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NDP MP for Pontiac (Québec)

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages is trying to get off the ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I cannot really say that it is a pleasure for me to rise in the House today to debate this bill. It is never ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, it is a distinct pleasure to rise in the House to talk about this report and the amendment put to it. It is truly ...

Spoke in the House on Government Advertising Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives can rattle off whatever excuses they want. The ads promoting their election gimmick, income splitting, are partisan ads paid for by taxpayers. ...

Spoke in the House on Parliament of Canada Act Mr. Speaker, I do not think the member will get much argument from the NDP with respect to the importance of transparency. On June 18, 2013, ...

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Mr. Speaker, the President of the Treasury Board recently launched Canada's action plan on open government 2.0. How hypocritical. Access to information complaints increased by 30% ...

A week 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 ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census) Mr. Speaker, it is okay if I have only a few minutes. This is an important subject, and I am pleased to have the honour to ...

Spoke in the House on National Capital Commission Mr. Speaker, the NCC has proven that it is unable of protecting Gatineau Park. More than 5,000 people signed our petition to stop the encroachment on ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Back to Parliament this morning. #Democracy must prevail over violence and defeat those who seek to tarnish it. #Canada

Posted on Twitter De retour au Parlement. La #démocratie doit l'emporter sur la violence et vaincre ceux qui cherchent à l'atteindre. #Canada

Posted on Twitter Au cénotaphe pour rendre hommage à N. Cirillo, notre soldat tué hier. At the War Memorial to pay tribute to N. Cirillo, our fallen soldier.

Posted on Twitter Starting at 6:30 pm! '' @kaffe1870 Mathieu Ravignat hosts Politics in the Pub tonight @markleahy https://t.co/cxoMZembYx … @LowDownNews

Posted on Twitter The govt cuts have caused the closure of many CIC offices. This has had an impact in my riding. https://t.co/lDdbe2XeJS #Pontiac #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Les coupures du gouv. ont entraîné la fermeture de nombreux bureaux de CIC. Cela a eu un impact dans le #Pontiac : https://t.co/BJm2R0JaMh

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact Thank you, witnesses, for being here. It's a pleasure to see you in committee. I think it's fair to say that Canadians are more worried about ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you, Mr. Wouters, for your presence and for making yourself available. I'd like to start on something that I think ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Privy Council clerk out of touch with public servants: Ravignat Privy Council Clerk Wayne Wouters is out of touch with what is happening on the ground in Canada's public service, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat charged Thursday. “I think he may not be doing his groundwork,” Ravignat said following an appearance by ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact and Certificate of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Of course, I share many of the concerns that my colleague has, as well as some sympathy for your situation, Monsieur Therrien. ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact Mr. Chair, before we continue with the regular business of this committee, I understand that there was a reference to committee that is particularly important, and ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact Thank you, Mr. Chair. Although it may be surprising, I share many of the same concerns that my colleague across the way brought up. I also ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair. I, too, want to thank you all for being with us today. There are a great many of you; I think this ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-520, An Act supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament Thank you. So far I do not think anyone has answered the fundamental question concerning clauses 9 and 10. I would like to know what happened ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Feds take aim at PS sick leave, benefits There's a move by the current Conservative government to reduce sick leave benefits for the rank-and-file public servants. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright. Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, pictured with NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Feds take aim at PS sick leave, benefits Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, pictured with NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat. The rank and file worker had approximately a one per cent to two per cent increase at the same time the senior executives were awarding themselves the 19 per cent ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Parliamentarians, top media in high-scoring Rideau Canal shinny game: Jan. 30 Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Conservative MP Patrick Brown, pictured Jan. 30 on the Rideau Canal. The MPs took part in the first Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between Parliamentarians and Hill ...

Mentioned by The Epoch Times Canadian MP Enjoys Gorgeous Artistry and Ancient Culture at Shen Yun Canadian Member of Parliament Mathieu Ravignat said Shen Yun Performing Arts offered a wonderful experience of culture at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Saturday night. (Grace Dai/Epoch Times) ...

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)