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NDP MP for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 33.80% of the vote.

Three months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her excellent speech. Clearly, she knows what she is talking about. This goes to show how knowledgeable she is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have today a series of petitions, petition after petition, from people in my riding and neighbouring ridings in northern New Brunswick demanding improved ...

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister once again for his speech. Unfortunately, the NDP will not be supporting this bill. Some parts of ...

Spoke in the House on VIA Rail Canada Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-614, An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to another Act. Mr. Speaker, today I have the ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, there is a crisis at VIA Rail. The number of passengers has dropped as has the frequency of trips. Equipment is in terrible shape ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, I move: That the House do now adjourn.

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, second, I have a series of petitions on VIA Rail. I have a stack of them from northern New Brunswick and from my riding ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-614 An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to another Act

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights rejected an NDP amendment to Bill C-13 that would have made discrimination on the basis ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) I just wanted to ask one quick question. Because Bill C-563 was presented at first reading, I guess this bill might have been inspired in part ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-600 An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act (homosexual activities)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-599 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine region)

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) Yes, although I suspect that the law itself might not be challenged, certainly when it gets to sentencing, I would fully expect that there's going to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you. Again, thanks to all of you for coming. It's been an informative session. Ms. Macklin, I certainly appreciate the fact that you filled in ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) Mr. Chair, I have a few questions for Mr. Lavoie. If Bill C-560 is passed, will it have an impact on all the provinces with their ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Fish Component of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Okay. On another line of questioning, Royal Greenland lands an awful lot of product in Quebec. There have been a lot of questions regarding traceability in ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you. I want to go back to another point that was raised. Treasury Board had announced cuts, and the result is that there are now ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business —opportunities this government takes to seemingly curtail debate. This bill seems to have suffered that same fate. We are not bringing these ideas forward to Canadians. ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Sexual Violence Against Women Used Systematically as a Weapon of War in ... Thank you, Mr. Reid. I'm glad to be taking up the rear. And thanks for all of your presentations. It has been very illuminating, and I ...

Mentioned by National Post letters: 'Trust educators to suck the fun out of life' Abortion issue is not going away. Re: MP Wants Vote On Sex-Selective Abortion, March 26. Stephen Harper's repeated promise not to reopen the abortion debate has him painted into a corner. Having deemed M-408 (a motion condemning abortion based on sex), non-votable (drip), four MPs who are members of the sub-committee on Private Members' Business — Tories Dave MacKenzie and Scott Armstrong, Liberal Stéphane Dion and Philip Toone of the NDP — now find themselves in the same predicament.

Mentioned by Macleans.ca (blog) How Mark Warawa's motion was rejected NDP MP Philip Toone asked a few questions about the jurisdictional rule. Liberal MP Stephane Dion argued that Motion 408 was similar in subject matter to Motion 312, which the House had already voted. Conservative MP Scott Armstrong then commented ...

Mentioned by Strathmore Standard Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by Welland Tribune Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Conservatives and NDP agree on decorum. Sort of. It depends. She was talking about a point earlier in the afternoon when New Democrat MP Anne-Marie Day wondered whether “the minister for butchering employment insurance is even looking for new ways to further restrict women's access to benefits.” Philip Toone ...