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  • His favourite word is rights.

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

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

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

This week

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 ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, last week, the Secretary-General of the UN told the Conservative government that it needed to do more about climate change, but the Conservatives responded ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Mr. Speaker, the bill before us is definitely a step in the right direction. It is a good starting point. However, it is by no means ...

Spoke in the House on Public Works and Government Services Mr. Speaker, Public Works and Government Services Canada is responsible for the Van Horne bridge that joins Quebec and New Brunswick. Unfortunately, the bridge's sidewalks are ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I listened carefully to the speech given by my colleague from Québec. She raised some interesting points about how the bill contains some rather ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, today, I have the honour to rise to speak to Bill C-44. The bill would amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other ...

Spoke in the House on Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act Mr. Speaker, I will take your good counsel on this matter. To further debate on this bill, it is very important that the government understand that ...

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, this bill would give ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to start at the beginning by asking what the definition of a victim is, since the bill is changing ...

More than three months ago

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.

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.