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Liberal MP for Ottawa—Vanier (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Flag Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of our national flag. On the evening of December 14, 1964, MPs ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Consumer Protection Mr. Speaker, on November 17, I asked a question of the Minister of Industry, and I was a little surprised and disappointed with his answer. That ...

Spoke in the House on Leslie Armour Mr. Speaker, on November 1 our community lost one of its better minds when Professor Leslie Armour passed away. After obtaining a Ph.D. at the University ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we must all help fight violence against women and girls here in Canada and all around the world. It has been almost seven months ...

Spoke in the House on Michaëlle Jean Mr. Speaker, yesterday in Dakar, the heads of member states of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie chose a Haitian-born Canadian, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, ...

Three weeks 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Michel Paquette Mr. Speaker, I was supposed to give a member's statement to honour Michel Paquette on October 22, the day he retired. Because of everything that happened ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Consumer Protection Mr. Speaker, Canadian consumers believe in and benefit from a fair and open competitive marketplace. A few days ago, Club Coffee filed a complaint with the ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Co-operatives Mr. Speaker, in 2012, the government ended the $4 million co-operative development initiative, the only national program for co-ops. In January 2013, the government announced a ...

Three months ago

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.

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 ...