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Liberal MP for Ottawa—Vanier (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

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), ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

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, ...

A week ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on National Anthem Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-624, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender). Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to table a bill ...

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

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation ...

Spoke in the House on Birthday Congratulations Mr. Speaker, Helen Saipe was born Helen Dworkin in Ottawa, and will celebrate her 100th birthday this Sunday, September 21. Her father, Abraham Dworkin, was the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Ebola Outbreak Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Etobicoke North for sharing her time with me. This is an extremely serious situation that not only ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Canada's Top Chef Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations to Ottawa's own René Rodriguez, who was recently crowned Canada's top chef. Following 10 ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I was a member of the first parliamentary delegation to visit Madagascar after the 2013 presidential elections. In 2009, most countries suspended their relations ...

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, ...