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Liberal MP for Ottawa—Vanier (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 38.20% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the renaming of the Rockcliffe Parkway to the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway: (a) was this change preceded by public and private consultations; (b) ...

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #261 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

This week

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the Department of Finance’s Venture Capital Action Plan: for the years for which data are available, (a) what investments were made; (b) what ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today on this very important and very urgent issue. Over the past 12 years or so, I have been ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, when budget 2013 was presented, credit unions and caisse populaires were surprised to see the government cut a 40-year-old measure that helped them build ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on International Summit of Cooperatives Mr. Speaker, the first International Summit of Cooperatives was held in October 2012, in Quebec City. The second summit, which I was pleased to attend this ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am presenting two petitions signed by people in the Ottawa area asking the Minister of Health and the House of Commons to support ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Franco-Ontarian Day Mr. Speaker, September 25 is an important date in the history of francophones in Ontario because it was on that day in 1975 that the Franco-Ontarian ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Guest editorial: fine-tuning O Canada MP Mauril Bélanger reopened the debate surrounding our national anthem this week by introducing a private member's bill that would tweak a line in O Canada. If it were to pass (which it likely won't, given the opposition of the majority Conservatives), ...

Mentioned by International Business Times AU Canada's National Anthem Found Sexist, Should be Updated – Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, MP, Ottawa-Vanier, specifically wants to take out the words "thy sons" from the national anthem, saying if there are sons, there should also be daughters that must be recognized in the song. In his bill lodged in the House of Commons, ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Letter: Anthem should not be gender specific Thank you, MP Mauril Bélanger, for wanting to change our national anthem back to the original words. The words “our sons” eliminates any and all females. There is no logical reason for the anthem to be gender specific. As an elementary school teacher, Girl ...

Mentioned by E Canada Now MP Wants To Change Lyrics Of O Canada To Be More Gender Neutral Ottawa, Ontario – Sometimes it really does appear that liberals seem to find controversy and offense where none exists. In that spirit, Mr. Mauril Bélanger, the Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier, wants the national anthem “O Canada” changed to be gender neutral.

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, during the International Year of Co-operatives, the government put an end to the co-operative development initiative, the only national program for co-ops. Five organizations ...

Mentioned by KelownaNow Liberal MP Wants O Canada Lyrics Changed A private member's bill was submitted Monday to make the Canadian national anthem more gender-inclusive. The bill was submitted by Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier Mauril Bélanger, and asks the House of Commons to change just two words in the anthem.

Mentioned by 580 CFRA Radio Local MP wants to make anthem gender neutral Ottawa-Vanier Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger has proposed a change to the lyrics of Canada's national anthem. He introduced a private member's bill in the House of Commons on Monday asking for a more gender neutral version of the lyrics. He said the lyrics ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-624 An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Emerging Digital Payments Systems I don't know whether the committee would consider that, because they are quite present throughout the country. Mr. Saxton brought it up, as we just heard. ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 25b, 45b, 50b, ... Back to double bunking for a minute. According to the Correctional Service Canada’s 2011–12 report on plans and priorities, and I'm going to quote two passages, ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to apologize to Ms. Nott and Mr. Spreekmeester. I'll be diverting our attention and, hopefully, I'll have time to get ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking ... Detective Sergeant Monchamp, I would like to pick up on a question that was put by Mr. Goguen. He referred to a situation where presumption was ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Mr. Chairman, I would like to have the references given to me by you or the clerks, but preferably by you, in terms of defining consent. ...

Spoke at the Special Committee on Cooperatives committee on Status of Cooperatives in Canada Mr. Chairman, I want to use some of my time here for a business matter. I was the instigator of this motion in the House, and ...

Spoke at the Special Committee on Cooperatives committee on Status of Cooperatives in Canada I have four things, and I'm going to try to do them in five minutes. First to you, Mr. Chairman, there's an item I'd like to ...

Spoke at the Special Committee on Cooperatives committee on Status of Cooperatives in Canada We could in fact access those services at some point. Three things were mentioned briefly this morning, and none of them had come up, or barely, ...