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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.

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

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

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

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on VIA Rail Canada Act moved that Bill C-640, An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, be read the second time and referred ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, VIA Rail is caught in a vicious cycle. It has fewer customers as a result of bad service. The fewer customers it has, the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition today signed by hundreds of people from my area in eastern Quebec and northern New Brunswick who ...

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca The NDP will protect passenger train services MP Philip Toone‎ (Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine) has tabled a bill to ensure that VIA Rail maintains minimum service levels and makes cancelling services subject to parliamentary approval. The bill will be debated at second reading in the House of ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Marine Mammal Regulations Mr. Speaker, once again, I would like to thank my colleague for presenting this very important bill. It brings clarity to a problem we are all ...

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform you that I will be sharing my time with the member for Northwest Territories. I am very proud to ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Service Resumption Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the parliamentary secretary and carry on with the discussion we just had. I have heard from municipalities in my ...

Mentioned by Wire Service Canada (press release) High Speed Rail Canada Supports VIA Rail Act Bill C-640 High Speed Rail Canada officially announced support for MP Philip Toone's introduction of Bill C-640, An Act respecting Via Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act into the House of Commons. WireService.ca ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... I want to thank the witnesses for their presentations. They've been very, very informative. I'm especially interested in the general concept that we're looking at a ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Hull—Aylmer for her speech, which made a lot of sense. She raised some very important points. ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to employment insurance benefits: (a) what are the amounts paid out for employment insurance benefits in Quebec from fiscal year 2010–2011 to the current ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to ... Thank you. I certainly agree with my fellow member, Ms. Boivin. With all due respect to Mr. Goguen, I don't think holding an immediate debate in ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-640 An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act

Spoke at the Justice committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 2b under ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS SUPPORT SERVICE OF ... Thank you. I will try to keep it brief. First, I would like to thank the minister for appointing someone from the Gaspé Peninsula to the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Mr. Chair, thank you for your militantly equitable chairing today. Thank you to all of the witnesses. Honestly what you bring to the table today is ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Ms. Illingworth, you mentioned resources as well. We know that one of the problems is victims sometimes just do not identify themselves. There are a lot ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... I am going to follow on from my colleague. My thanks to all the witnesses for their powerful comments. They are much appreciated. I have only ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Perfect, thank you. I very much appreciated your comments on the relatively new provisions for sentencing, on paragraph 718.2(e). If we have time I'd like to ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank you for your input, which has been extremely insightful and helpful. I was profoundly moved by the account ...

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

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)

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MPs return from break by train to save endangered Via line NDP MPs Robert Chisholm, Philip Toone, Peter Stoffer and Megan Leslie, pictured March 23, on their 29-hour train trip to Ottawa in an effort to save a 70-km stretch of track in New Brunswick. By MARK BURGESS | Published: Monday, 03/31/2014 12:00 am ...

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.