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Liberal MP for Ottawa—Vanier (Ontario)

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

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)

Spoke in the House on Rise in anti-Semitism Mr. Chair, last year I had the good fortune to attend a seminar in Budapest that my colleague from Mount Royal chaired with four other European ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on National Anthem Act moved that Bill C-624, an act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it ...

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

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Daily Watch: C-51 and amending the anthem When the Chamber's doors open, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is scheduled to lead off the first hour of debate on his bill which seeks to make the English version of the national anthem gender neutral. Bill C-624, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, before asking my question, I would like to comment on the question posed by my colleague from LaSalle—Émard. In previous parliaments, it was normal ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, we share some of the concerns expressed by the leader of the official opposition. We also intend to put forward amendments to ensure parliamentary ...

Spoke in the House on Mark Goldblatt Mr. Speaker, since becoming the Liberal advocate for co-operatives, I have had the privilege of meeting many community leaders dedicated to the co-operative cause. One of ...

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, last week I sent a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. I would like to read it so it will ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Mauril Bélanger questions 'expedited' RCMP takeover of Hill security In a letter sent to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney earlier this week, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Bélanger says that, while he supports the principle of "fully integrated security," he'd like to see the government's proposal amended to include explicit ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mauril Bélanger questions 'expedited' RCMP takeover of Hill security ... this week, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Bélanger says that, while he supports the principle of "fully integrated security," he'd like to see the government's proposal amended to include explicit acknowledgement of the need to maintain parliamentary primacy.

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Grit Bélanger says Parliament could contract RCMP independently on Hill ... A rarely-used closure manoeuvre the government is using to kill Commons debate as early on a Conservative motion opposition MPs say would give Cabinet unconstitutional control over Parliament's security forces has prompted Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security I know a couple of your members who do not agree.

Spoke in the House on Canadian Flag Mr. Speaker, I was elected to Canada's Parliament for the first time two days before the 30th anniversary of our flag. In 10 days, we will ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Committee Business and Briefing on Freedom of Religion in Nigeria The concern I have is that—and I don't have all the statistics that back your affirmation that the Christians in Africa are the most persecuted—I have ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by International Business Times AU Canada's National Anthem Found Sexist, Should be Updated – Liberal MP A Liberal MP is pushing that the lyrics of Canada's national anthem badly needs updating because it is sexist. Mauril Bélanger, MP, Ottawa-Vanier, specifically wants to take out the words "thy sons" from the national anthem, saying if there are sons, there ...

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), ...

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

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 ...