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NDP MP for Pontiac (Québec)

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

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 Yes 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)

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Works and Government Services Mr. Speaker, back in 2004, the Liberal government was sued by the firm Envoy after realizing that the integrated public service relocation program, which cost the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Posted on Twitter NO CHILD SHOULD LIVE IN POVERTY // AUCUN ENFANT NE DEVRAIT VIVRE DANS LA PAUVRETÉ. http://t.co/zZFMoqhEiD. http://t.co/GNbdtnXyeS #pontiac

A week 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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% ...

Two weeks 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 ...

Three 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 ...

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

Two months ago

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

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 ...

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)